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A Fun & Unique Play Therapy Technique | The Pirate Ship
My play therapy activity individual mystery counseling session was to create a pirate ship. I was a little puzzled when I saw pirate ship, but as I began to create my ship, all of my creative wheels started to spin.
I used warm colors like brown, beige, and gold. I love warm earth tone colors. Also brown is one of my favorite colors. I named my pirate ship "Today" because that day was a good day for me. Im on my journey of trying to stay positive and live by taking life one day at a time.
I love the water, it is so peaceful and calming to me. It is a safe place where I can pray, meditate, and gather my thoughts. I turn 40 this year and Im planning a birthday cruise with the girls, fun, fun,fun!!!
My play therapy pirate ship also gave me a feeling of power. I'm the captain of my ship. I'm in charge of my life and I have to make choices that will be beneficial to me. My play therapy pirate ship represents everything that is good in my life and since I'm the captain of my ship I see great things in my future. I'm aiming for success.
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