Managing Children’s Anxiety

I am pleased to say that this workshop was a great success. It was inspired by my desire to ‘bring’ play therapy to more people and to introduce it in a way that was both practical and informative. There was a special emphasis on anxiety as it is common side effect of modern living for …

Podcast one!

Today I was invited to do a podcast at Holmesglen Tafe (Technical and Further Training) on the subject of Educational Leadership. As my first ‘trade’ is being a Preschool teacher, 20 minutes to cram in as much information as possible to impart on future graduates was very brief – for those that know me, I …

It can be difficult to explain how play therapy might benefit your child and family.. but the most common areas of difficulty parents say that they experience with their child/children are: anger anxiety sibling conflict irritability and anti social behaviour learning difficulties/school refusal   These are all very common behaviours which may show up at …

Is your world shifting?

“Every time your mind shifts, your world shifts”                            Byron Katie Have you ever considered how much the subconscious mind ‘drives’ the conscious mind? Whenever we are trying to eat well, we seem to get invited to parties. Whenever we are trying to …

The gift of guided self awareness through play

I hear and see a lot of things from my clients. As they tell it, of course it is entirely from their perspective. This seems to come easily to clients who are confident expressing themselves, but more difficult for those less articulate. Choosing games and materials can get the conversations started, and big worries have …

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