by Play Therapy Student
Inner Child Play Therapy Scrapbook
“Please come out and play” is on the cover of my scrapbook for play therapy. I asked my inner child to come out and play with me. She peeped out, but she’s not sure it’s safe. And, I’m not sure either. Of course, I wouldn’t purposely hurt her, but I don’t know if I would know what to say or how to play.
The fact is, I don’t know much about play therapy and play. As a young child, I played alone. My first two years were spend on the farm with my grandparents. The following years were spent with my parents in an older neighborhood. My occasional playmate was another young girl whose upbringing and values were quite different from my own. My grandparents and parents had long forgotten how to play if indeed they had ever learned. I don’t remember much about my childhood.
The scrapbook assignment allowed me to reflect on the gaps and holes in my childhood. For example, I lacked creativity in planning my “dream birthday party.” I can remember having one joint birthday party with my sister. When I called, my mother to ask her about my childhood, sadly she couldn’t remember what I liked to play or what I liked to play with.
As an adult, I’ve realized I need to socialize more, do things and have fun. However, my spouse isn’t cooperative in this area. This would have been a great opportunity for me to shift to my children, but I didn’t. Now, I’ve gotten to the point of taking more responsibility for my socialization, having fun and doing things that “I like.”
In a few years, if I do this project again, the pages will be fuller and I will have learned how to play.
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