Play Skills for Parents and Professionals

Play Skills for Parents and Professionals

20th February 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

James O Keeffe Institute

Programme Description              

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” (Plato)

This session series offers an experiential introduction to both non-directive and directive play skills and their benefits, backed up with theory, research and best practice. Sessions will cover topics such as anxiety and worry, sadness, anger and trauma and how we can best support children in their environment when they are experiencing negative emotions. Sessions will also look at enhancing the quality of communication within play experiences generally. Sessions will include experience with art work, music and movement, storytelling, messy play, Lego and more.

Course Content                

  • Participants gain confidence in their power as parents/carers to help create positive change in their children’s lives.
  • Participants gain an understanding of what Play Therapy is through information given
  • Participants gain an understanding of the benefits of play based on empirical evidence but also on personal experience and case presentation
  • Participants learn skills and obtain resources which build their capacity to parent in a way which promotes healthy development and positive emotional states.
  • Participants have fun and learn to let their own hair down to the benefit of their children and themselves.

For further information and booking please contact Mary on 029-60633 or by e-mail on [email protected]