Play Therapy Technique for Play Therapist to Use with Clients: Help for Nightmares

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For Play Therapist to use with clients having nightmares / Play Therapy Technique / Play Therapy Activity

For Play Therapist to use with clients having nightmares / Play Therapy Technique / Play Therapy Activity

With my play therapy technique mystery counseling session I choose a bad dream, or nightmare. I made a forest with lots of trees and a big, bad “stress monster” chasing me until I fell down. I have this dream sometimes when I am really stressed, like when I am behind at school and it is the end of the semester. I know that I can help myself not get so stressed if I would use my time better and stay on track with my work. With my nightmare dream scene I can add rocks to help me see what I need to do before it gets so bad that the stress monster gets me.

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