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CHILD Play Therapy

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Rainbow Muse offers therapy for all ages but we are particularly passionate about working with children. Rainbow Muse Therapy for Kids is for 2 - 12 year-olds (sometimes with their parent or caregiver). We offer art therapy and child-centered play therapy for our younger clients. It is often difficult to express and explore with uding language or little ones so we focus on using art and play for children as this is their language. 

 

Navigating the world when you're little and still making sense of things can be stressful enough and children sometimes require additional support, care and attention. Issues might include:

Feelings of anxiety

Neurodivergence 

Troubles with Sensory Processing 

Gender incongruence 

Bullying behaviour or being the victim of a bully

Social Struggles

Disruptive Behavior 

Self-esteem issues

Emotions feel big because they don't know how to express them

Rainbow Muse encourages play and curiosity, creating a safe and nurturing space for children to explore, be heard, work through what may be troubling them and learn healthier coping strategies. Art therapyplay therapy and child psychology, child and infant psychotherapy are used tor a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioural, social and psychological difficulties. 

Rainbow Muse Clinic's Child Centered Art and Play Therapy can help children:

Increase empathy and connection

Learn how to express emotions in different ways

Gain confidence 

Reduce feelings of anxiety 

Make sense of their inner world

Develop more positive self-talk

Exercise self-control and reduce impulsivity

Increase resilience 

Improve fine motor skills 

Learn better coping strategies 

Increase capacity to make appropriate choices and decisions

We use child centred play therapy and art therapy as they offer an age-appropriate approach to child therapy that harnesses the natural communication style of children. Parent/child Sessions are also available as well as parent support sessions

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Rainbow Muse also offers yoga for kids! Yoga increases confidence, builds concentration and strengthens growing bodies. For children with behavioural issues, it can also improve impulse control and provide an outlet to manage their behaviour. Kids gain better body awareness, breath awareness and ability to integrate calm into their lives. The additional physical benefits include improved coordination and balance, and use of a wide range of muscles,  encouraging motor development. 

The social, emotional and cognitive benefits of yoga include:

  • Increased attention span and improved concentration

  • Increased oxygen circulation to body and brain during practice

  • Improved ability to deal with daily anxiety and stress by incorporating relaxation and breathing techniques

  • Improved relationships and social awareness through group and partner work

  • Encouraging healthy sleep patterns through relaxing the body and lengthening the breath

  • Helping align body and mind, giving kids a great introduction to mindfulness.

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