Healing Stories in Play Therapy


How can we transform our own adverse childhood experiences into healing for children in play therapy?  This experiential workshop will introduce participants to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) scale and invite reflection, writing, sharing and finally, creative avenues for healing in our life and work.


1) Participants will learn about the long-term health effects of adverse childhood experiences across the lifespan and the role of story-making in play therapy.

2) Participants will take the ACEs and have the opportunity to write and share about a childhood experience and how this might impact their work in play therapy.

3) Participants will review 2 creative examples (an art book and Pocket Time by Sally Waite) and see  how adverse childhood experiences can be transformed into creative expression and healing in play therapy.