I know my P(L)ACE!
- The Playful approach of holding circumstances lightly and even subverting them (in a sometimes quite surreal manner) not so much to break down the shields and barriers put up by the children as to dodge right around them – brilliant!
- Accepting things as they are without apportioning blame and certainly without compounding the complex guilt emotions already likely to be present – fantastic!
- Using cleverly formulated questions and a Curious approach to raise thoughts the child may be unwilling or unable to express. Putting wise words in their mouths by pondering what they must (in reality should or could) be thinking or feeling – superb!
- Being Empathic to the child’s feelings and situation to guide how the discussions developed and to find priority areas on which to work first – amazing!