Our emotions are not stored as words. In fact, using words to express emotion may interrupt the healing process. When we get 'all cognitive' with our feelings, we divert focus from the emotion part of the brain toward the thinking / reasoning part of the brain... that part that wants to rationalize, justify, minimize or blame-shift. (Tactics that aren't really helpful in therapy.)
Play therapy for adults (may be considered a type of Experiential Therapy) can be an effective tool to access stored trauma, unpleasant experiences, and consequential negative emotions so that we can address the root issue.
Play therapy for adults provides a safe and nurturing environment to finally give your inner child a voice.
Play therapy can be combined with other effective therapeutic interventions.
FCCS is directed by Melinda Haynes, MA, California LMFT 102308. Oklahoma LMFT 1153. North Carolina LMFT 2143.