Bringing Mindfulness and Movement into Play Therapy
Presented by Leslie Pechkurow, MC, LPC
This training will help the individual use mindfulness to teach body awareness and understanding of emotions in play therapy. The individual will learn techniques that are grounded in play for children to pay more attention to their bodies, and thus their emotions. The training will incorporate movement, breathwork, and self-awareness in a playful manner so that children can relate and have fun while learning ways to calm down and feel better about themselves. Through playing, singing, dancing, and moving children and families can learn the importance of connecting their physical bodies with their emotional minds to work through trauma and stress and gain positive coping skills.
Participants will be able to:
- explain mindfulness and how this is important to the healing process.
- describe the importance of connecting physical movement in play therapy with emotional intelligence so that children have an awareness of how emotions affect feelings in their bodies and vice versa.
- use several play therapy techniques to help teach mindfulness and awareness to children and families.
Level of training: Foundational
2 CEUs toward the Techniques/Methods Content Requirement
About our presenter: Leslie Pechkurow, LPC, RYT 500 has extensive training in both play therapy and yoga. She couples her yoga training with her therapy work, bringing mindfulness and awareness of the body into the counseling setting with both adults and children. Leslie currently works in her own private practice, Joyful Hearts Counseling, and teaches yoga classes to both adults and children. She is a Past President for AZAPT and has been a Registered Yoga Instructor since 2013.
AZAPT Members $35
Check in at the door begins at 6:10 p.m.
AZAPT is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer continuing education specific to Play Therapy. APT Approved Provider 97-035. AZAPT maintains responsibility for the program. Registrants understand and agree that any photograph, video or audio recording of themselves may be used to further promote AZAPT.