Come explore sword fighting, gun play and death play from a neuroscience and brain based perspective in the context of play therapy. Learn how to work with the intensity of aggression and death play without causing your own nervous system to shut down.
Identify how to facilitate aggressive play in the play therapy process without increasing or promoting aggression.
Describe how to keep yourself regulated in the midst of intense play/trauma play and death in the play room.
Identify the link between a child’s dys-regulated states of their nervous system and their play.
Summarize the significance of congruence and authentic expression in the play therapy process.
Recite how our own “windows of tolerance” can impact the child's healing process.
Describe "The Set Up" in play therapy and how to use this information to teach a child how to self-regulate.