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Play Therapy

Morning Star Community Services provides Theraplayยฎ-based sessions for parents and children and equips professionals with Theraplayยฎ principles and Theraplayยฎ-informed interventions. ๐—œ๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ? The way children cope can often be an enigma for parents and the adults teaching or caring for them. What is outwardly seen as prolonged defiance and anger, impulsivity and hyperactivity, anxiety or aggression, may be the outward manifestations of a childโ€™s secret longings that they are not able to express. The Play Therapist uses a wide range of play and creative arts techniques, including Sand Play Therapy and Art Therapy, to help children with difficulties that often lie deep beneath the surface. ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜†? In the process, a childโ€™s brain is transformed to help him/ her become more emotionally and behaviourally regulated. Through Play Therapy, children will learn: โ€ข To respect themselves โ€ข That their feelings are acceptable โ€ข To express their feelings responsibly โ€ข To assume responsibility for themselves โ€ข To be creative and resourceful in confronting problems โ€ข Self-control and self-direction โ€ข To accept themselves โ€ข To make choices and to be responsible for their own choices Play Therapy is suitable for children 5 to 12 years old. ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด/ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜†? Parents can also opt for parenting sessions concurrently, where a family therapist supports you in addressing your childโ€™s challenging behaviours and provide tips on how to support your childโ€™s therapeutic play process. Theraplayยฎ is a dyadic child and family therapy that has been recognized by the Association of Play Therapy as one of seven seminal psychotherapies for children. Developed over 50 years ago, and practiced around the world, Theraplayยฎ was developed for any professional working to support healthy child/caregiver attachment. Strong attachment between the child and the important adults in their life has long been believed to be the basis of lifelong good mental health as well as the mainstay of resilience in the face of adversity. Modern brain research and the field of neuroscience have shown that attachment is the way in which children come to understand, trust and thrive in their world.

Contact Details

  • Sengkang East Way

    323A Sengkang East Way, Singapore

    6285 1377

    counselling@morningstar.org.sg

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