Let Nature be Your Co-Facilitator (an Interview with a 12-year-old)
Play therapy often happens inside of four walls, but the world outside acts as a co-facilitator. Nature is a powerful force for adults as well as kids. Embracing everything from roots to rocks helps the healing process.
1:45 Lisa introduces Avery, her twelve-year-old daughter
3:11 Avery explains her love of nature and nature as her go-to place
3:50 How is playing outside different than playing inside?
5:12 Sensory data in nature
5:38 Living off the land and our innate senses
6:36 Nature as a connection to our past
7:10 Fresh air versus screentime
8:30 Nature as a connector to self
9:11 What does nature teach us?
10:30 Play therapy outside of four walls
11:20 How does play therapy look in nature?
11:30 Bringing nature inside
13:00 How can nature help kids express themselves in play therapy?
13:51 Nature as a regulator
14:30 How does nature regulate kids?
15:50 Regulation doesn’t mean calm
17:59 Expanding nature in play therapy – nature as your co-facilitator
19:00 Nature focused items in the playroom
19:59 Power of fresh air
20:35 Keeping an open mind whether inside or outside of the playroom