Play is as important to human happiness and well being as love and work. Some of the greatest thinkers of all time, including Aristotle and Plato, have reflected on why play is such a fundamental part of life. One may ask why play therapy? Play is the child’s language. Though play, essential life skills are practiced .
Synergetic Play Therapy™ (SPT) is a new model of play therapy designed to re-pattern the disorganization in the lower brain centers, areas that are often un-addressed in many current play therapy models. Synergetic Play Therapy™ is the first researched based play therapy model to blend together neuroscience, attachment to self, therapist authenticity, brain development, affect attunement, physics, emotional congruence, nervous system regulation, the projective process, and more to get to the heart of the healing process for children.
Synergic Play Therapy is unique in illustrating the neuroscience behind the play therapy process. During play therapy, I model for the child new, positive ways to self regulate. The child learns to internalize and apply the critical regulation strategies modeled during sessions. Children then are able to apply the strategies they have learned in therapy to regulate their own emotions and behavior in the play, at school and at home.
Synergetic Play Therapy facilitates children’s ability to: build frustration tolerance, increase attention span, develop impulse control, learn, communicate, process, grow, create, problem solve, foster confidence, and meet their ultimate potential.