This article is based upon material presented at the 2001 Kingston Summer Play Therapy Institute by Dr Mark Barnes IBECPT CPT-P. Now retired, Mark has done more than anyone else in recent years to promote the cause of play therapy throughout the world and to raise the standards of training and education in play therapy. PTUK is privileged to be associated with his work. His views on the Directive v Non-Directive approaches are especially thought provoking.
First Principles Historical Background Pioneers/Relationship Theories Client Centred Approach Recent Influences Axline's Basic Rules Directive v Non-Directive...
Children are the most beautiful gifts to parents in this universe. Every parent wishes their children a healthy and happy life. Some children don’t behave normally because they are actually the victims of some physical or mental disorder right from the birth.
“ Children are often poor at verbalizing what is bothering them; parents and guardians are left to understand their children by observing them and waiting for issues to become evident in their behavior.”
“ Autism Daily Newscast Lego Play Therapy Benefits Children with Autism Autism Daily Newscast Practitioners and parents have discovered that the use of LEGOs during play therapy groups for children with autism leads to improved social skills and play...”
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“Balance. A key word in inspired teaching. Natural artistic expressions. Expanding upon invitations. Long-Term Projects. Space and enough time to wake up children's creative senses. Provocations. Invitations.”
Does it ever feel like there are hundreds of thoughts swirling around inside your head? If so, you know how hard it can be to focus on one activity, thought or feeling when your mind is full. Mindfulness, the practice of present-moment awareness, can help us learn to be more attentive.
“ Play Therapy courses are a form of counseling course that enables the child and the parent tPlay Therapy courses are a form of counseling course that enables the child and the parent to realize the power of play and effectiveness of using toys in helping children deal with stress and disorders.”
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Depression is a universal issue and Canada is not lagging behind either. Many medicines are available in the market for depression, but they are not a proper solution. The best treatment for depression is psychotherapy. In Toronto many psychotherapy centers are available who offer therapy and counseling services, which help people overcome depression and live a normal life.
It is not a surprise that we have heard much stirring in the last several years about the importance of empathy and its role in everything from attachment, to neural development, to world positivity. There is an empathy shortage in the world, and we are seeing the far-reaching effects.
Bullying. Violence. Insensitivity. Selfishness. In practice, we often see the damage done with children who are traumatized because of early life experiences characterized by a lack of empathy. Abuse, neglect, emotional bankruptcy, painful attachments and a violation of trust all contribute to a child’s ability or disruption in naturally cultivating this inherent trait....
These early experiences with nature really helped shape my personality and thirst for exploration. They were also where I made some friends for life. When our children were growing up, Joan and I tried to give Holly and Sam as much exposure to nature and adventure too. I’m sure they will do the sa...
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