Under The Sea Miniature World Play Therapy Activity-
Play Therapy Activity: The client will create an underwater ocean world using cutouts of sea creatures and sea life.
Materials for Play Therapy Activity:
1 Triarama White Poster Board (9x9)or Sturdy Paper Plate
Different colors of card stock or construction paper for cutting fish, etc.
scissors glue markers glitter
Sea cutouts or miniatures
Directions for Play Therapy Activity:
1. Ask the client to think about the people in his/her family and where they live. You will want the client to transfer this information into a family portrait using fish, sea creatures, plants, shells, shipwrecks, etc. as symbols of family members.
2. Direct the client into creating a family portrait by drawing and cutting out fish, sea creatures, and environmental structures found on the ocean floor using colored card stock or construction paper.
3. When the client has finished ask the client to translate the collage to you. Be cognizant of what type of sea animal represents each family member.
Also, what type of structure does the ocean floor have? Is it a safe environment or a frightening environment?
You may wish to translate the animals and structures in the Symbols dictionary.
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*If you ignore the disclaimer above are using these techniques on yourself and you feel any discomfort or upset it is highly suggested that you seek out a licensed mental health professional immediately.
"Beyond Art Therapy" is the concept from Dr. Stangline that combines all creative fields in therapy. It is not the traditional "art therapy" but goes beyond to include sand tray therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, color therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a vast majority of other therapies.
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