Outdoor Play Therapy

screen-shot-2014-04-05-at-2-42-05-pmPlay therapy is normally practiced indoors, where a safe therapeutic space is demarcated by its four walls and closed door, and filled with an assortment of toys that make up your play therapy kit.

However, within the therapeutic community there has been a growing desire to take the therapeutic space and relationship out of doors, and into the natural world. The soil beneath our feet, the trees, plants and flowers, the living breathing natural environment then becomes a part of, included into, the therapeutic process.  Thus giving birth to eco and nature therapies, forest schools, horticultural therapies, and abundance of other Earth bound fields of psychology.