Happy Christmas to all who celebrate it! It is not all about getting presents and having parties, It is more about family, hope and faith and it not always requires a tree and reindeers ;0)
Dia de Muertos, or Day of the dead, is celebrated in many parts around the world and it involves the whole family, cultural tradition and a complex belief system. In Mexico it also involves food, sweets, specific flowers, paper decorations, special makeup and altars/ offerings to relatives that have passed away in the previous 11 months.
Although my main training is in Non-Directive Play Therapy, I like to branch out and explore. To mix and match as my young clients and their circumstances might require with techniques and tools that better serve their needs.
From this month onwards I will be working as a sessional Play Therapist within a private practice , working mostly with Looked after children in residential schools and with adopted children.
We are all human and live in the same planet!
These days we talk and hear talk about the importance of the individual and the values of diversity and respect of different cultures and beliefs. These are quite important values for children to learn, but it is also very important to learn and practice the values of Unity and Community action, especially if we want to learn and develop Peace making skills.