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Hello Play Therapists!

Do you agree that there are certain habits that can make life a lot harder? Maybe even influencing someone's mental health?

If we can understand what those habits are, then we can teach our clients to avoid them and help them live more fulfilling and happy lives. 

Mental Health America recently warned against 8 specific risky behaviors:

  1. Marijuana Use
  2. Certain Sexual Behaviors (Including Pornography & Multiple Partners)
  3. Prescription Drug Misuse
  4. Internet Addiction
  5. Compulsive Buying
  6. Exercise Extremes (Sedentary Lifestyle & Over-exercise)
Unfortunately, many people think these things are normal! They just don't see the repercussions.

How could you help your clients overcome or avoid these habits?

As you work with families (especially those with pre-teens and teenagers) remind them of the joy and stability that comes from a life free of addiction.

It is important to make sure that parents are on the same page. Look below for some play therapy techniques that can help parents know how to understand their children and connect with them. 

Thank you for making a difference by helping those around you to have healthy minds and joyful lives!

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Sand on the Beach and in the Play Therapy Room

It is getting closer! 

Come to Cape Cod with me to learn about Expressive Arts and Sand Tray in Play Therapy. Click here to learn more! 

Here are some other trainings I would love to see you at:

Join us in Croatia!

Unlocking the Unspeakable: Accessing and Healing Trauma Through Attachment Centered Play Therapy

Join us on September 1-3 for a 3-day conference: 

Through the lens of attachment theory, participants will gain a new understanding of how children and families interact and bond to one another in healthy vs maladaptive ways. We will be exploring how trauma, abuse, and neglect impact the bonds of attachment within the family system and how the power of Attachment Centered Play Therapy can help to heal these wounds.

Participants will spend three days learning new and innovative play therapy techniques including hands on experiential activities, sand tray interventions, and expressive arts.  You will leave with a creative toolbox of tips, techniques, and a clear understanding of how attachment styles impact relationships.

Learning Objectives:

1- Participants will learn how attachment theory applies to play therapy and to view family systems through the lens of attachment.

2- Participants will be able to conceptualize attachment patterns that impact modern parent-child relationships.

3- Participant will learn skills in becoming more competent and confident in engaging parents in family play therapy.

4- Participants will learn effective evidence-based play therapy techniques that can be used immediately with their client populations.

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Register Today!
The Family Genogram is an excellent way to help parents feel comfortable with metaphors of play. If they can learn to speak their child's language, they can help their children heal.

I would love to speak at your upcoming event!

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