As finding love and building a career is vital to human happiness, a noted number of health professionals have observed that the ability to let oneself go with play is as important as the other two. A safe, confidential and caring environment is created which allows the child to play with as few limits as possible but as many as necessary (for physical and emotional safety). Play and creativity operate on impulses from outside our awareness – the unconscious.
It is only through playing that a child learn and develop, understand the world around them, and express their feelings. Here are some signs that your child might benefit from Play Therapy: difficulty making friends, anxiety, depression, grief following a death, divorce or traumatic experience.