Calmness in the Playroom – Ally or Adversary?
1:45 The idea of calming kids as a buzz topic
2:14 Should calmness be a goal?
2:27 Can calmness hinder the play therapy process?
3:04 The culture of fear
4:32 We are sensitive to aggression and bullying – do we jump to calmness as the answer?
5:11 Hyperactivity in children and calmness as a way to manage impulses
6:18 How does this show up in the playroom?
7:02 Symptoms of an aroused nervous system
8:21 Why do we want children to calm down? Is it a reflection of our discomfort?
9:11 What can we do to manage our own energies?
10:13 Do we ask children to calm down because we think we’re supposed to?
10:28 Helping a child attach to themselves
11:25 The goal is not to calm, the goal is to connect
11:38 Being calm versus being aware
12:00 The activation of the parasympathetic nervous system in children
14:28 Thinking bigger about the idea of calmness
14:50 Are we modeling regulation?