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Create a Play Therapy Jungle World with Play Therapy Clients
In this Play Therapy Miniature World activity, the play therapy client is asked to name a jungle animal with whom he/she shares some personal traits. My classmates and I (grad students in counseling program) were directed by our professor to create our play therapy miniature worlds, as well.
For my play therapy miniature world animal, I chose a chameleon. The trait that I share with this animal is adaptability.
Indeed, the chameleon is adaptable in that it changes skin color in order to blend in with its environment. My chameleon reflects myriad skin colors: azure blue, lime green, royal purple, and violet. Naturally, this capability is important as a means of survival.
Likewise, I adapt well to many environments. For instance, while living in various parts of the world and among different cultures, I learned to adapt quickly. To my benefit, being able to adapt helped me make friends and build relationships.
Another shared trait is awareness. Naturally, awareness is important in every environment, especially the jungle if you are at the bottom of the food chain!
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