Healing Children Through Authentic Play
Are you seeing behaviors in your child that are concerning you? Would you like to be able to help your child learn new strategies to deal with these behaviors and/or emotions?
Synergetic Play Therapy combines theory from neuroscience, attachment, attunement, nervous system regulation, and mindfulness to create a way of supporting children in therapeutic play. During play therapy, children will have the opportunity to safely explore their worries and feelings. Together, we can help your child overcome these challenges.
When we listen and speak to a child in their language of play, they are able to safely show us the challenges they are perceiving and the hurts they are experiencing. Children, as all of us do, have an innate capacity towards wholeness, meaning they know what they need for their own healing. As human beings, our brain is driven towards wholeness and coming back to the self to heal. Children use the playroom, toys, and the therapist to heal by moving towards the places that are scary, such as strong emotions or anxieties attached to certain events in their life. Any event or situation that a child perceives as a challenge, can be seen as a threat in their brains. My goal is to help your child integrate these challenges and to find new ways to overcome them.
The Play Room
The playroom is, or what I like to call, the Play Sanctuary, is a place where the child feels safe enough to move towards difficult feelings or sensations. My job is to create a free and protected space for emotional healing.
Looking with a neurobiological lens, we know the nervous system plays a huge role in how children integrate their challenges and strong emotions that are tied to transitions, traumas, losses, or any other situation they perceive as difficult. One goal of Play Therapy is to help your child move towards these challenges or uncomfortable feelings, so that they may process them in tolerable and safe doses.