Play Therapy Game Activity: "Feelings Off My Chest Game"


(Mercer University Play Therapy Student)

Play therapy game activity: Play Therapist Need to Try

Play therapy game activity: Play Therapist Need to Try

In play therapy class I initially did not understand the concept of the play therapy Chest Game. But once I got home and reread the instructions it really made sense. In a creative way it represented Jung's archetypes.

When Dr. Stangline instructed us to circle all the feelings that we felt in that day I was surprised to see the I circled almost all the emotions on the sheet! I thought if I was surprised to see how many feelings I felt in one day, it would be really beneficial for my clients to learn more about emotions and being in tune with them.

When I did the exercise for myself at home I chose emotions that I had felt in the past week. Then I put the corresponding miniatures beside them. When I finished I found it interesting to see which figure I put with each emotion. This is an excellent exercise to introduce play therapy games to play therapy clients to using miniatures and learn about emotions.

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