Nature in Play Therapy (Part 2)
From the mountains to the trees to the warm summer’s breeze, sometimes we just need our Mother Earth. Bringing nature into play therapy provides a wonderful opportunity to further regulate yourself and your client. But you don’t always have to be outside to benefit from nature’s nurturing tendencies. Join us as we explore the great outdoors once more!
1:51 Lisa introduces Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS
2:30 Part 1 –Episode 26: Let Nature Be Your Co-Facilitator
3:39 The health benefits of being in nature
7:00 How does nature help keep us healthy and regulated?
8:08 How can plants in the office or pictures of nature scenes help?
9:33 Nature sounds and regulation
12:00 Different sounds are regulating for different people
13:30 A playlist of sounds
18:15 Looking out the window as a way to regulate
19:30 How can we access nature when it’s not easily accessible?
20:59 Book of Nature Poetry
21:33 What are some examples of nature-based activities for children and families?
23:00 Preserving natures teaches children boundaries
24:30 Bringing nature into families who don’t like going outside
26:11 A nature-based scavenger hunt
27:25 Nature as a way to develop a regulatory capacity
28:00 Interoception and nature
29:59 How can you use nature to regulate yourself?
32:00 Exploring nature yourself allows you to connect children with nature