Every human is built to play, it’s in our biology as mammals. Play becomes a frozen survival response during and after trauma that is a powerful resource in trauma recovery. Play is how we learn to experiment in life so that we can feel more courageous and resilient in our day-to-day life as we survive and recover from traumatic circumstances. Play is done from a place of activated yet grounded connection to self and others, in honor of our future self.
This 4-hour workshop will teach therapists the neuroscience of play so they can engage their clients creativity, courage, and resiliency as well as their own. This workshop will help therapists understand play from a trauma and nervous system perspective, help empower them to identify their clients play strengths, identify their own play strengths, and open the framework of therapy as a playful way through self-exploration.
If you want to sign up for this course and missed the registration deadline, please don’t worry. You can still contact Gerri Baum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-409-7061 to inquire about joining the class. We will do our best to accommodate you. We appreciate your interest in our workshops and look forward to seeing you soon!
Part 1: What is play and how do we lose it?
8:45 – 9:15 am
9:15 – 10:00 am
10:00 – 10:15 am BREAK
Part 2: Where and how to engage play?
10:15 – 10:40 am
10:40 – 11:15 am
11:15 – 11:30 am BREAK
Part 3: Healing as a Form of Play
11:30 – 12:00 pm
12:00 – 1:00 pm