Working with Children and Pre-Teens
Psychotherapy with younger clients a requires special approach, which does not rely exclusively on talk and cognitive strategies. Through play and interaction, children and teens can experience self-discovery while learning to regulate needless and harmful emotional or energetic swings. By working with the mind and body together through play and imagination, children and pre-teens can build confidence and personal resilience. I utilize Jungian Sandplay, exercise balls, jumping stones, large-scale games, and art supplies—all of which help young client achieve emotional regulation in a safe and supportive environment.
Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
C.G. Jung, Founder of Analytic Psychology