Ini adalah salah satu alasan mengapa saya sangat mencintai profesi saya sebagai play therapist. Bukan hanya karena saya bisa sering bermain, menyalurkan hobi belanja dengan alasan yang masuk akal dan dibenarkan (belanja mainan untuk ruang terapi), mengasah kemampuan boundaries dan mindfulness saya, tapi juga karena saya dikelilingi oleh sahabat dan rekan sejawat yang positif. Kami merupakan pribadi yang jauuuhhh berbeda. Tapi setiap perbedaan itu tidak menjadi penghalang, sebaliknya, membuat kami saling mendukung dan menajamkan dengan keunikan kami masing-masing. Kami tidak dipaksa untuk menjadi seperti yang lain, tapi kami diberikan ruang seluas-luasnya untuk menjadi diri kami sendiri, yang melengkapi orang lain. #RefleksiPribadi#HelitaLife#PlayTherapist#Batch5Indo
Oh beautiful teachers, it’s that time of the year where we have a few days to ourselves, please make the most of it.
I know a lot of us will still be planning lesson notes, class decor, strategies to work with each child ...etc even sleep and dream of our students. But you should give yourself a “me-time”, zone out everything and focus on you. Focus on your wellbeing then come back feeling refreshed and relaxed.
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About the presenter:
Terry Kottman, Ph.D., Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, NCC, LMHC, founded The Encouragement Zone, a center where she provides play therapy training, life coaching, “playshops” for women, and play therapy supervision. She regularly presents entertaining and engaging experiential workshops on play therapy; adventure therapy; activity-based counseling; counseling for children, adolescents, and their parents; consultation with teachers; and coaching adults. Prior to founding The Encouragement Zone, Terry spent eight years as a professor of counselor education at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and five years as a professor of counselor education and director of the Child and Family Resource Clinic at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. In 2014, Terry was honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Play Therapy. In 2017, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa Association for Play Therapy.
سرعان ما يتحول الغضب والإحباط إلى مواجهة وقلة إحترام وعدائية ونوبات غضب، في حال لم يتمكن طفلك من التعبير عن مشاعره. إليك بعض النصائح لمساعدة طفلك على التعامل مع الغضب:
- كوني متنبهة إلى مشاعرهم: قبل تعليمهم كيفية التعامل مع مشاعرهم، علمي أطفالك تحديد هذه المشاعر وتصنيفها: كالفرح، الحزن، الحماس، الإحباط، الغضب...
- لا بأس من الشعور بالغضب: لا تصنفي الغضب على أنه سيئ أو جيد. فهو مجرد شعور، تحدثي عن المشاعر مع أطفالك ودعيهم يميزون بينها وبين التصرف. على سبيل المثال: لا بأس أن تغضب إذا كسر شقيقك ألعابك، ولكن من الخطأ أن تضربه. -كوني المثال الصالح للتعامل مع الغضب: أخبريهم أنك تغضبين أيضاً وانك حين تغضبين تبحثين عن طرق للتعامل مع هذا الشعور مثل أخذ إستراحة، أو التنزه قليلاً، أو التنفس ببطء.
Frustration and anger can quickly turn into defiance, disrespect, aggression, and temper tantrums if your child doesn't know how to express his/her emotions. Here are some tips to help your children deal with their anger:
- Pay close attention to their feelings: Before teaching them how to deal with their feelings, let your children notice them and label them: happy, sad, excited, frustrated, angry, etc.
- It is Ok to feel angry: Don't label anger as 'bad' or 'good'. It is just an emotion, so talk to your children about all emotions including anger and let them differentiate between the feeling and the behavior. E.g." It is Ok to feel angry when your little brother breaks your toys, but it is not OK to hit him."
- Model the right way to deal with anger: Tell them that you also get angry sometimes and that when you feel angry, you try to notice how you are feeling and then you use some strategies to help you calm down like taking a break, going for a walk, taking deep breaths, etc.
I am in print again :) I have been article writing, article co-ordinating, photo providing and offering some editorial support for this edition of the British Association of Play Therapists magazine #BusyBusyBusy . We so much want to involve not just our members but other relevant child mental health professionals in content creating for our magazine, to enhance our knowledge sharing. If you are at all interested in writing something for our audience, please do get in touch!
WELCOME LAUREN CHASE, LPCA, MS, NCC TO ART OF THERAPY CENTER!
Lauren is currently a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Lauren is a graduate of Georgia State University in 2017 with a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Lauren’s education and professional career have been focused on children and families with a specialization in child-centered play therapy. Lauren has worked in a variety of settings, which includes community mental health, high school, university disability services, homeless shelter, and residential facility. She supervises students in play therapy and teachers in Child-teacher relationship training and assists in play therapy courses at UNCC. Her research interests center on trauma, play therapy, and multicultural issues. Lauren provides therapy in the Gastonia, NC office. #playtherapist#childtherapy#mentalhealthcounselor
Anxiety about what is unknown can make us want to ask lots of questions- and all those questions can put a lot of pressure on a child to relieve *our* anxiety. - Sometimes the best way to connect is to scrap the questions and to bring a topic up gently ("I was thinking about you during your recess today."), Express empathy ("I know some days that's hard"), and require nothing. .
Trying a mashup of digital and analog doodles here. Like these fonts? They are free to download for Patreon supporters! (Link in profile)
43 1,49913 June, 2018
I love Dan Siegel's work and use his concepts a lot. The Whole Brain Child is probably the one I recommend to parents most often. You can find it, and more books to share with clients who have children, at the link in my profile.
What is your favorite resource to use with parents?
75 97521 September, 2018
When you play with a child, let them show you how to play, not the other way around: When it comes to play, kids are the experts and we are the novices. .
If you aren't sure how to join in their play, start by just observing out loud, i.e. comments like "you picked the blue block!" "Those pieces were hard to balance but you did it." The moments of undivided attention you give to your child's play are the seeds that grow into the ability to have open, honest conversations when they are teens.
fun fact: I did a training certificate on play therapy two years ago and since then I catch myself speaking to the dogs I dogsit for with this same language. 😂
68 2,67918 May, 2018
Whenever possible, follow the child's lead in play- think of it like improv comedy: the answer (if possible) is always "yes and" rather than "no, but, actually, etc." If given freedom to play, and provided anxiety about play isn't overwhelming, children will play out a reflection of their inner world, allowing them to organize, understand, and developmentally master their experiences. .
When this doesn't happen- when there isn't space physically, emotionally, or in their schedule for play, kids will begin to use behavior (typically disruptive/unwanted) in order to attempt to do what play should. .
Important exception: when kids are overwhelmed temporarily (being overstimulated or post-meltdown) or chronically (trauma or intense grief) kids might need you to take the lead. Instead of lots of options, these kids benefit from limited choice and some instruction. .