Play therapy is a form of therapy that uses play as a means of communication and expression for children. It is based on the understanding that play is a natural and fundamental way in which children learn about the world around them, express themselves, and work through difficult emotions and experiences.
During play therapy sessions, a trained therapist provides a safe and structured environment where children can engage in play activities that are carefully selected to address their specific needs and goals. The therapist may use a variety of toys, games, and art materials to facilitate the child’s exploration and expression of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
Play therapy can be used to address a wide range of issues that may affect children, such as behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and social skills deficits. It can also be used to support children with developmental or learning disabilities, as well as those who have experienced abuse or neglect.
Overall, play therapy is a powerful tool for helping children to feel heard, validated, and empowered to navigate life’s challenges in a healthy and adaptive way.
Shervan K Shahhian