Sand therapy is a nonverbal, therapeutic intervention that makes use of a sandbox, toy figures, and sometimes water, to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a person's inner thoughts, struggles, and concerns. We have found that this form of therapy is especially well suited for working with children, who often cannot express their inner feelings through words.
This form of therapy can take many different forms. We utilize:
- Drawing and coloring
- Crafts and recyclable art
Art therapy helps individuals explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, relieve stress, address symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with illness. Artwork can be used as a springboard for reawakening memories and telling stories that may reveal hidden feelings or beliefs.
Music therapy uses music to improve and maintain the physical, psychological, and social well-being of individuals. With the kids we use:
- Listening to music
- Playing musical instruments.
Music can evoke positive emotions and stimulate reward centers in the brain. Thus, it is often useful in alleviating symptoms of mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety.
This is a progressive form of therapy which allows for correction through re-experiencing and dynamic improvement through expression and role play. We utilize play sketches and puppet shows to help kids with their rehabilitation.
Therapeutic play helps children with social or emotional deficits improve their communication and ability to positively relate with others. Through the use of these play therapy tools, we have witnessed children being able to express themselves in healthier ways:
- Educational toys
- Building blocks
- Board games
- Group play
We use private psychological sessions facilitated by our experienced and licensed Psychologists to dig deeper into children's emotions, thoughts and feelings, in addition to group therapy sessions.