"The Birds, the Bees, the Flowers and the Trees: Nature-based Play Therapy Interventions" Training:
In celebration of Earth Day 2022 it is important to promote for children and adolescents a sense of an ecological self. In a play therapy session we can begin to foster a child’s observation, curiosity, empathy and sense of wonder when we connect them to nature. Children, teens and families can explore their resources and strengths through the metaphors found in nature alongside the therapeutic powers of play. In this two hour nature play therapy training participants will learn at least four different nature-based interventions with a focus on “Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees.” A brief case vignette will be presented for each experiential activity and handouts for each intervention will be provided. Rose was one of 4 presenters in this training.
Focusing Learning Enrichment Group.
Focusing is a practice to developing one’s “felt sense” which is a term coined by Gene Gendlin. The “felt sense” is described as a murky, and vague somatic sensation that can be made clear when we learn how to Focus in a particular way. Focusing allows you to connect to your bodily sensations and deepen your self-awareness. As we learn to do this with ourselves we will be able to help clients learn to do this process. Focusing can be incorporated into a variety of psychotherapy practices. Interested please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book: Nature Play Therapy and Expressive Therapies: Interventions for working with children, teens and families
Rose Lapiere is a co-editor and co-author of this book. She wrote a chapter with Lisa Dion on Using Nature to Create Safety for Medical Trauma Integration. Click the link to find out more about the book and access the coupon code for purchase. www.natureplayresources.com
Warriors at Work podcast look for the episode with Rose Lapiere on "How to Regulate Yourself in Uncertainty". In this podcast I help parents answer lots of questions and learn ways to work through the emotions we are all feeling in this pandemic. Click on the link or listen wherever you get your podcast: Warriors at Work podcast and look for the episode with Rose LaPiere. podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-regulate-yourself-in-uncertainty-with-rose-lapiere/id1408182048?i=1000468890544
Lessons from the Playroom Podcast by Lisa Dion: Episode 67, Nature in Play Therapy. Listen wherever you get access to your podcast or click here synergeticplaytherapy.com/podcasts/
Some of Rose's Previous Professional Trainings:
Helping Families Grieve with Regulation, Connection, and Felt Safety
Looking Beyond Behaviors When Helping Children
Self Care and Self Compassion for the Play Therapist/Teacher
Family Healing Through Play Therapy
Mindfully Connecting and Joining Family and Group Play Therapy Interventions
Incorporating Nature Sounds in Play Therapy
Integrating Somatic and Sensory Techniques in Play Therapy
Closure and Termination Techniques for Group Play Therapy Interventions
Play Therapy: An Effective Approach for Teens to Heal (with a multicultural perspective)
Self Care and Self Regulation for Teachers and Other Professionals
A Play Therapy Approach to School Refusal
Attachment Based Play Therapy Activities to Teach Families
Grieving and Family Change with Play Therapy Interventions
Contact Rose LaPiere for more information on trainings and workshop for professionals, parents, and children.