Play therapy is an individual intervention with children (aged 3 through 11), providing a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. The relationship and rapport built with the play therapist is vital in fostering an environment in which a child feels safe and can begin the healing process.
As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle through which they come to know and accept themselves and others.
Play therapy thus offers the opportunity for children to learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behaviour, develop problem-solving skills and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Play provides children with a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.
Play therapy utilises different materials such as toys, games and mediums (i.e. clay, paint, drawings, etc) to facilitate the therapeutic process in a creative, non-threatening manner to help a child play out its feelings, bringing hidden emotions to the surface where he/she can address them and cope with them. Play therapy is seen to help children develop a better form of social interaction, growth and development.
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