The Expressive Arts and Play Therapy Studio
, located in Portland, Maine
, offers children, adults and families an opportunity to find fresh perspectives and solutions to long-term problem or sticky situations.
Play is the language of children, so they become easily engaged with sand tray play, costume drama, art materials, percussion instruments and the other expressive play possibilities. Often one of the goals for children is to bring their feelings to words and other effective coping strategies.
Adults can find that words fail, thoughts go in circles, and we feel stuck. Rediscovering our playful creative selves is empowering and enlightening, resulting in self awareness, new coping skills, improved relationships and communication.
Expressive Arts and Play Therapy are not “recipes” or “techniques“, but individualized experiences that come from ancient healing techniques and are supported by current brain research.