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Talking through Symbolism and Metaphors in Play Therapy

Talking through Symbolism and Metaphors in Play Therapy

Play can help children communicate more effectively. Child-centered play therapy allows the child to choose their form of communication. Their language is play and play therapists provide the most beneficial way for the child to express their feelings and emotions.

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The Life of the Worry Doll

The Life of the Worry Doll

When a close friend of mine said her young daughter was grappling with anxious thinking, I sent her a package with a tiny worry doll made in Guatemala. At night time a child can tell the doll their worries, then place the doll under their pillow, sleep, and the belief is that the doll then takes away these fears overnight.

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Transforming Self-Care

Transforming Self-Care

The term self-care is common in the mental health field. We can go through the motions of caring for ourselves, but if our intention is off base then are we really getting any care at all? By focusing more on our spirit, we can get below the surface of our being.

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WE GRIEVE: 8 Ways to Manage Grief

WE GRIEVE: 8 Ways to Manage Grief

There would be no life without transitions and endings. All we have to do is observe the four seasons to see this necessity. The more we understand the temporary nature of everything, we are ideally able to value our days, value others, and value our experiences.

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What I Learned about Therapy and Endings from My First Client

What I Learned about Therapy and Endings from My First Client

Someone can feel the love and care the therapist has for them in such a way that helps them feel more real and capable of returning feelings of love. While the therapist and client relationship is unique in the way that it is one-sided with the client being the focus, it is also unique in the depth of heart that can develop.

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