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Emotional Bingo for Children

Emotional Bingo, one of my favorite feelings games, is a classic for the play therapist, school counselor, teacher, small group, or even family. It can be played in both English and Spanish. Continue Reading

Creepy Dolls in the Playroom

When you think of Chuckie, Jason or Freddie Krueger, they are not the obvious dolls you’d think of to help children in therapy. When Gary Yorke, PhD, recommended  creepy dolls in the playroom as good resources I was skeptical, but bought 3.

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Cognitive Restructuring with Children Techniques

In an article I wrote for the My Play Therapy Blog entitled “Cognitive Restructuring with Children “, I delve into what it is, how it works, and the results one can expect.

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Spry Sparrow Review 4.5 Stars

I was delighted by the Spry Sparrow review 4.5 Stars by Leigh Adamkiewicz (Luxury Reading).

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Teaching Children How to Feel Good About Self

In a recent article I wrote at Chidswork.com — about teaching children how to feel good — I eluded to a game session that we had in my office.

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Strengthening Weaknesses

We all have strengths that we strive to hone, but what do we do if or when we cannot depend upon our strengths and have to use our weaker sides? There are ways of strengthening our weaknesses.

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Messages from Nature

When I am able to get to the shore, like most others, I use the time to reflect on life, philosophize, and find peace of heart and mind. I also listen for the messages from nature that I can incorporate into my life.

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