Play Therapy

How Play Therapy Nurtures Children’s Emotional Growth

Play therapy is an increasingly popular form of counseling used to foster emotional and psychological growth in children. While the idea might sound complex, its practice is simple: it’s playtime with a purpose! Through engaging activities like drawing, storytelling, or role-playing, play therapists support children in learning how to express their feelings in healthy ways while unlocking their imagination and creativity. By doing so, kids can learn valuable tools and communication strategies for managing difficult emotions that will benefit them long into adulthood. Join us as we explore what play therapy looks like “behind the scenes” and discover why this [...]

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Adolescents and Self-Harm Prevention

Teenagers typically struggle to communicate their feelings when transitioning into adulthood, which can cause confusion and an overabundance of complicated emotions. Adolescents may engage in self-harm when there is no other outlet for their frustration. The most frequent patterns, which indicate that the adolescent is having difficulty coping with intense emotions may include cutting, scratching, burning, and punching. This article explains the signs, causes, methods of prevention, and parental responsibilities around self-harm. Why Do Adolescents Self-Harm? Teenagers who self-harm often do so for a variety of reasons. 1. Lack of Support One of the main difficulties that leads to mental [...]

The Benefits of Child Play Therapy

The Benefits of Child Play Therapy Adults frequently assume that children's play is just a game or a means of passing the time. The development of a child's mind and emotions are actually aided by imaginative and creative play. Through play, a child develops self-confidence, create a positive self-image, learn to express emotions, make decisions, and acquire skills that will help them prepare for real-life circumstances. As a form of therapy, play can assist a child in coping with and resolving issues that may be impeding his growth. Under therapist supervision, the child will be able to play in a [...]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Children and How You Can Help

The past two years have been a challenging time for all of us. We were forced to make significant changes in our lifestyle, something we had not seen before. People lost jobs and loved ones. We had to do most of our tasks indoors. Almost every home was shrouded in fear and hopelessness. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was not only devastating on adults but on children. It has affected families emotionally, socially, and academically. Children may react differently to stress. It’s important to be aware of your child’s behavior before things go out of hand. Here are some [...]