Clay Therapy Work for Children

spiritual Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:47

 

Work with Clay Therapy is a unique and powerful way to use clay as a therapeutic medium.It is a predominantly non-verbal, sensorimotor approach to trauma healing with life changing potential. It has proved most beneficial especially when working with children. one makes contact with the material and allows the hands to find their way through touching, scratching, digging, kneading, patting, beating...until shapes start to emerge. Scenes become created, destroyed, recreated....telling one's personal and archetypical story. There will be no finished product to take home but the adventure of an intense inner journey. We utilise clay as a metaphor for attachment, the box as a container of emotions and water as a purifying cleanser. It can mirror our relationship with the world.