Attachment-based play therapy at Nurturing Village is based on the principles and strategies used in Theraplay. At Nurturing Village, we work together with care-givers in a strengths-based approach to improve the relationships between care-giver and child.
Taken from their website, “Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement. It is based on the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and child and is personal, physical, and fun. Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and Challenge. Theraplay sessions create an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding.”