What is Theraplay?
Theraplay is based on natural patterns of play, with healthy interactions between parent and child. It focuses on building and enhancing trust and self-esteem through joyful engagement. With a personal, physical and fun approach, it centres around essential qualities found in a parent-child relationship - STRUCTURE, ENGAGEMENT, NURTURE and CHALLENGE. Each session can create an emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver. This connection promotes self worth and confidence within relationships. The Theraplay Practictioner facilitates parent and child through play and games which presents challenges in a fun and nurturing way. The Theraplay Institute call this joyful interaction “building relationships from the inside out.”