Click Here to Subscribe to this Podcast on iTunes!

Or listen now…

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

Have questions or comments? Please include them in the comments section below, or visit us on Facebook.

Are you interested in learning more about how neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, and attunement come together in the playroom? Sign up for our Online Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy and learn from wherever you live! Registration for fall opens May 1.