Sometimes your child may be going through a difficult time, he/she may be feeling a massive number of feelings and may not know how to articulate them. Sometimes he/she may behave in inappropriate ways or may throw tantrums, act stubborn or not try and gauge anything around them. Sometimes your kid’s behavior with others and yourself may worry you, his/her maladaptive personality may call for serious attention. Sometimes your offspring may not be able to process his/her own emotions and may not be able to communicate with you about any of it. Your child may be experiencing a wave of different thoughts and may not know how to correctly project them or maybe unresolved trauma has not been healthily dealt with. In many such instances, it may feel nearly impossible to help your child out, for him/her to emerge out of the problems they’re facing. So, in many such situations when you as a parent feel almost helpless, it is the right choice to turn to an expert who knows how to correctly deal with the problems being faced.
Play therapy is one such therapy that can help your child deal with a range of emotions in a healthy and constructive way. Play therapy can help us gain insights and observe your child’s behaviour to better comprehend their problems. This can help them explore their emotions and deal with any kind of unresolved trauma. As the child gets more comfortable and the bond is made stronger, he/she can become more verbal and creative. This can help them to learn to take responsibility for their own behaviours, shape their social skills, induce more creative problem solving skills and also release much of the anxiety they may be feeling.
This can therefore encourage the use of language and strengthen their fine/gross motor skills. It can teach them to wholly accept, experience and thus express their feelings. Here, children do not feel pressured or pushed, they are allowed to open up in their own time, space and whenever they are at their most comfortable phase. With time, when they feel less guarded and are able to truly express themselves, play therapy can do a lot of good. Story-telling, creative visualization, blocks and other construction toys, art, craft, role-playing, sand-playing and so much more are ways in which a number of unforeseen benefits can be achieved.
Management Me offers play therapy and can successfully help your child healthily walk through important emotions, thoughts and feelings. We provide this safe, encouraging beneficial space for your child to open up and get past their troublesome behaviours. Don’t give up on your child! Trust the process, have faith that change can bring about a lot of good. We can bring about this change, where your child will rise and learn how to pick themselves up again if they fall. Believe in them.
Our Emotional Intelligence course uses play therapy. Look at how insightful one of our clients, Dhiaan Mehta has become after Level 3!!