Outdoor Play Therapy Sessions

 

selective-focus-photo-of-kid-blowing-dandelion-1855991.jpgOutdoor Play therapy sessions are unable to take place in Private Practice. These sessions can happen in suitable outdoor spaces at schools. Children often struggle with their feelings, it can be too difficult to talk about these feelings using words. Outdoor Play Therapy enables children to ‘play out’ their feelings, thoughts and experiences and the opportunity to try and make sense of them. The sessions take place in the natural environment in a safe, ethical way. 

Outdoor Play Therapy (also known as Landplay Therapy), offers children more than being confined to a Play Therapy room. 

By using outdoor environments, the traditional dyadic relationship between the therapist and the child becomes a triadic one, in which the therapeutic process is enhanced and the environment for the play therapy is shared.

The child can develop a lifelong therapeutic attachment to the 'nature mother' which supports the development of the body, self and a growing recognition of our interdependence with nature.

The outdoors provides diverse sensory experiences, these are essential for healthy brain growth and building new neural network pathways in the brain.