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Play Therapy and Infant Memory
join the 10 week journey
Are you a therapist looking to create a deeper impact? My 10-week course is your path to mastery in the integration of Play Therapy and Infant Memory. Join us in this immersive experience and learn to truly connect with and guide children through their challenges.
Ever feel like you just don't know what to do? That is common, and I can help you get beyond that and treat in a style that is yours and is enjoyable and effective!
Learn to fully enjoy your work and stay present
while guiding children working through birth trauma and other life events...
Learn to handle it all. Meet your own emotional challenges that lively play therapy work can activate.
Perinatal Child Therapy
differs from standard play therapy
Successful perinatal play therapy is a slightly different approach than standard play therapy, where a therapist completely follows the child's lead. In perinatal work, a therapist must both engage in the child's play and identify prenatal and birth related themes as they are expressed. The therapist must recognize the child's representation in play of their birth story, and connect them to that story in a resourced manner rather than making it traumatic. Highlighting perinatal themes as they emerge brings them to the foreground, and helps behavior to resolve more efficiently and effectively. Through numerous successes with child therapy, I have discovered that linking and naming (in other words, accurately attuning to what the child is expressing via a perinatal viewpoint), rather than just following the child's lead, is a most effective method.
Such methods support the child to enter territory that is uncomfortable, as was the initial perinatal experience they are representing in play. Meeting discomfort and releasing the body-centered shock is essential for nervous system healing. Shock must release at a tissue level and therapists who work with perinatal material do best to include work with body tissue and confusing or protective brain states that registered in the nervous system through sensory input and motor response to early experience. so regulation must be reintroduced by the therapist. This occurs through a supportive combination of body tracking, story listening, and engaged play, and skillful pacing of the expression of memory. therapists must engage the difficulty without prematurely eliciting a threat response and shock expression.
Children organically dive into deeper material they initially avoided as sessions progressed. Meeting these difficult experience memories with body patterning and reflective function ultimately leads to a child feeling understood and safe. They release the blaming identity beliefs that were created to manage sensation overwhelm, confusion, and lack of protection or connection with their parents.
Release the parental and generational shock
Therapists do best to think in a family system model when working prenatally. Treatment for a child is most effective if the parents release shock and imprints related to the birth, and if generational shock is also addressed. Doing so greatly relieves a child of burdens carried unconsciously that create an internalized stress. A child's difficult behavior often disappears when parents work on the shock that occurred in them during a difficult birth, followed by work with multi-generational issues.
Excellent Professional Training Resources
Unlock the secrets to healing birth trauma and providing relief for infant shock experiences.
Many children face sensory issues, struggle with transitions, procrastinate, or suffer from anxiety.
We'll show you how to access their cellular memory and help them heal their earliest impressions.
- Access deep-rooted memories stored in children's brains
- Transform child behaviors, relationships, and functionality
- Earn the gratitude of parents by creating lasting changes in just a few sessions
**Empower Yourself and Your Clients:**
Prenatal child therapy is different from standard play therapy. Learn to engage with the child's play, identify prenatal and birth-related themes, and connect them to their story in a resourceful manner. By highlighting these themes, you can resolve behavior more efficiently and effectively.
**The Journey to Healing:**
Our course supports children in confronting discomfort, releasing body-centered shock, and ultimately feeling understood and safe. They'll shed the identity beliefs created to manage overwhelming sensations and confusion.
**A Broad Approach:**
To achieve the best results, it's essential to consider the entire family system. Addressing parental and generational shock helps relieve children of unconscious burdens, allowing them to overcome difficult behaviors.
Start date: Wednesday November 15th 3-4:30pm ET 2023
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