Theraplay is a form of therapy that uses play to help children and their parents build healthy relationships. It is based on the idea that children learn and grow through play, and that by playing together, parents and children can learn to understand and support each other.
Theraplay sessions are typically led by a therapist who uses a variety of games and activities to help children and parents connect. For example, the therapist might ask parents to hold their child while they sing a song, or they might have the child and parent take turns pretending to be different animals.
Theraplay can be used to help children with a variety of problems, including:
- Parent-Child attachment issues
- Behavioral problems
Theraplay can also be used to help parents who are struggling to connect with their children. Theraplay is a safe and effective way to help children and their parents build healthy relationships. It is based on sound theoretical principles, and it has been shown to be effective in a number of studies.
If you are interested in learning more about Theraplay, or if you think it might be a good fit for your family, please talk to your therapist or a mental health professional.
In a recent guidebook titled: “Theraplay – The Practitioner’s Guide” the interested reader can find more information.