Healthy Attachments and Neuro dramatic play

Sue Jennings introduces the concept of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth.

Healthy Attachments and Neuro dramatic play

Sue Jennings introduces the concept of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', exploring the sensory experiences that take place between mother and child during pregnancy and the first few months after birth. She explains how this interaction is of crucial importance for the infant to develop a healthy brain, strong attachments and future resilience.

Transforming Troubled Lives

Healthy attachments and neuro-dramatic-play, by Sue Jennings, London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011, 271 pp., £18.99, ISBN 978 1849050142 Sue Jennings has published much literature in the worlds of both drama and play therapy.

Transforming Troubled Lives

All cultures have children and young people whose emotional wellbeing requires attention and whose behaviours give them, their peers and those who care for them challenges in how to meet their needs. Developing good practice across work with children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties relies on both professional practice and theory. The chapters in this book are taken from those presented at the International Conference organised by SEBDA in 2010 around the theme ‘Transforming Troubled Lives’, with each contributor addressing issues of policy, practice or provision whilst exploring an essential question: is what we are doing effective? This critical reflective question is essential if interventions – be they in provision, policy or practice – are to lead to positive outcomes for the children and young people concerned. This book was originally published as a special issue of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties.

Routledge International Handbook of Play Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy

Introduction Section 2 specifically moves away from generic approaches to play, not that Section 1 was wholly generic; however, Part II could be considered to ... Reference Jennings, S. (2011) Healthy Attachments & Neuro-Dramatic-Play.

Routledge International Handbook of Play  Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy

Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy is the first book of its kind to provide an overview of key aspects of play and play therapy, considering play on a continuum from generic aspects through to more specific applied and therapeutic techniques and as a stand-alone discipline. Presented in four parts, the book provides a unique overview of, and ascribes equal value to, the fields of play, therapeutic play, play in therapy and play therapy. Chapters by academics, play practitioners, counsellors, arts therapists and play therapists from countries as diverse as Japan, Cameroon, India, the Czech Republic, Israel, USA, Ireland, Turkey, Greece and the UK explore areas of each topic, drawing links and alliances between each. The book includes complex case studies with children, adolescents and adults in therapy with arts and play therapists, research with children on play, work in schools, outdoor play and play therapy, animal-assisted play therapy, work with street children and play in therapeutic communities around the world. Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy demonstrates the centrality of play in human development, reminds us of the creative power of play and offers new and innovative applications of research and practical technique. It will be of great interest to academics and students of play, play therapy, child development, education and the therapeutic arts. It will also be a key text for play and creative arts therapists, both in practice and in training, play practitioners, social workers, teachers and anyone working with children.

Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy

(Shakespeare, The Tempest, V.1.31) Note 1 Neuro-Dramatic-Play has developed out of my early work on the Play Therapy Method (Jennings 1999), Playlore (2004a) and ... Jennings, S. (2011) Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play.

Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy

Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy is the first book of its kind to bring together leading professionals and academics from around the world to discuss their practice from a truly international perspective. Dramatherapy has developed as a profession during the latter half of the twentieth century. Now, we are beginning to see its universal reach across the globe in a range of different and diverse approaches. From Australia, to Korea to the Middle East and Africa through Europe and into North & South America dramatherapists are developing a range of working practices using the curative power of drama within a therapeutic context to work with diverse and wide ranging populations. Using traditional texts in the Indian sub-continent, healing performances in the Cameroon, supporting conflict in Israel and Palestine, through traditional Comedic theatre in Italy, to adolescents in schools and adults with mental ill health, this handbook covers a range of topics that shows the breadth, depth and strength of dramatherapy as a developing and maturing profession. It is divided into four main sections that look at the current international: Developments in dramatherapy Theoretical approaches Specific practice New and innovative approaches Offering insights on embodiment, shamanism, anthropology and cognitive approaches coupled with a range of creative, theatrical and therapeutic methods, this ground breaking book is the first congruent analysis of the profession. It will appeal to a wide and diverse international community of educators, academics, practitioners, students, training schools and professionals within the arts, arts education and arts therapies communities. Additionally it will be of benefit to teachers and departments in charge of pastoral and social care within schools and colleges.

Not Just for Children Interdisciplinary Explorations of Play

Introduction to Developmental Playtherapy: Playing and Health. ... International Handbook of Play Therapy: Advances in Assessment, Theory, Research, and Practice, edited by Charles ... Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play.

Not Just for Children  Interdisciplinary Explorations of Play

With input from authors with a strong background in the study of play, this volume is a must-read for anyone with an interest in play from an interdisciplinary perspective, covering the areas of sociology, technology, creative arts, history, and philosophy.

Learning as a Creative and Developmental Process in Higher Education

The key theme here is that play is a resource and central to learning across all stages of education because it adopts the ... More recently, Jennings in her book Healthy Attachments and Neuro Dramatic Play (2011) has also suggested the ...

Learning as a Creative and Developmental Process in Higher Education

Much has been written about the importance of creativity in learning and education over the last few decades. This unique book extends beyond the usual focus on implementing creative methods in learning, teaching and assessing within higher education, to an examination of creativity as central to a learning process which is transformational for the student. More specifically, Learning as a Creative and Developmental Process in Higher Education examines the importance of a facilitative tutor-student relationship and environment which contextualise this creative process of teaching and learning. Bringing together unique teaching and learning approaches developed by experienced academics, this book discusses a number of complex issues, including approaches to an understanding of the student’s self-concept as learner; the nature of the curriculum; the potential of metaphor and creativity; and a multi-modal approach to learning and teaching. Contributions to the book also examine some of the challenges and tensions of such an approach within the context of arts-based subjects in higher education institutions. Using a unique and coherent thematic structure that is based upon the student journey as a transformational process, this book provides a new way of understanding the student journey through higher education. Including an examination of the parallels between educational and arts education and arts therapies disciplines, this book will be of interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students involved in the arts and the arts therapies, as well as those studying creativity in teaching and learning in higher education. It should be of particular interest to those involved in the teaching and training of teachers and lecturers in higher education.

Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children Second Edition

The impact of attachment: Developmental neuroaffective psychology. New York: Norton. ... Clinical effectiveness of dramatherapy in the recovery from severe neuro-trauma. ... Healthy attachments and neuro-dramatic play.

Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children  Second Edition

A trusted, bestselling resource, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Experts in play, art, music, movement, and drama therapy, as well as bibliotherapy, describe step-by-step strategies for working with children, families, and groups. Rich with case material and artwork, the book is both practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences include parental loss, child abuse, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Important developments in neurobiology, self-regulation, and resilience and posttraumatic growth are highlighted in this substantial revision. New to This Edition: *Chapters on art therapy and EMDR, body maps and dissociation, sandtray play, resiliency-based movement therapy, work with clay, mindfulness, and stress reduction with music therapy. *Updated and expanded discussions of trauma-informed therapy and the neurobiological basis for creative interventions. *The chapter on mass violence has been extensively rewritten with new case material on the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Deep Play Exploring the Use of Depth in Psychotherapy with Children

The deep play experience is present throughout the life cycle of the Temiars and can be seen as an integrated cultural phenomenon. It is present at child birth and ... Jennings, S. (2011) Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play.

Deep Play   Exploring the Use of Depth in Psychotherapy with Children

Therapeutic deep play has the capacity for children to express deep emotions, overcome seemingly insurmountable issues and resolve serious problems. Working with children in this profound way, therapists are able to not only eliminate symptoms, but to change the very structure of how children live with themselves, their defense and belief systems. The contributors to this book all work deeply, allowing children to take risks in a safe environment, and become fully absorbed in physical play. Chapters include play with deep sandboxes, clay, water, and various objects, and look at a range of pertinent case studies to demonstrate the therapeutic techniques in practice, alongside the theoretical concepts in which they are grounded. A new theoretical approach is established that takes from psychoanalysis as well as neuroscience and behaviourism, and offers a depth psychology approach in the treatment of children. This will be a valuable resource for anyone working therapeutically with children through play, including play therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists, arts therapists, counsellors, social workers and family therapists.

Creative Psychotherapy

Applying the principles of neurobiology to play and expressive arts-based practice Eileen Prendiville, Justine Howard ... Exploring the neuroscience of healing play at every age. ... Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play.

Creative Psychotherapy

Creative Psychotherapy brings together the expertise of leading authors and clinicians from around the world to synthesise what we understand about how the brain develops, the neurological impact of trauma and the development of play. The authors explain how to use this information to plan developmentally appropriate interventions and guide creative counselling across the lifespan. The book includes a theoretical rationale for various creative media associated with particular stages of neural development, and examines how creative approaches can be used with all client groups suffering from trauma. Using case studies and exemplar intervention plans, the book presents ways in which creative activities can be used sequentially to support healing and development in young children, adolescents and adults. Creative Psychotherapy will be of interest to mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and adults, including play and arts therapists, counsellors, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and teachers. It will also be a valuable resource for clinically oriented postgraduate students, and therapists who work with victims of interpersonal trauma.

The Arts Therapies

Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in a Mental Health Setting', Dramatherapy, Vol. 30, No. 2, 17–22. Jaaniste, J., Linnell, S., ... Jennings, S. (2010) Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play, London: Jessica Kingsley.

The Arts Therapies

The separate arts therapies – drama, art, music and dance – are becoming available to increasing numbers of clients as mental health professionals discover their potential to reach and help people. But what are the arts therapies, and what do they offer clients? This fully updated new edition of The Arts Therapies provides, in one volume, a guide to the different disciplines and their current practice and thinking in different parts of the world. Each chapter draws on a variety of perspectives and accounts to develop understandings of the relations between theory, research and practice, offering perspectives on areas such as the client-therapist-art form relationship or on outcomes and efficacy to help articulate and understand what the arts therapies can offer specific client groups. This new edition features ‘Focus on Research’ highlights from music therapy, art therapy, drama therapy and dance movement therapy, which offer interviews with researchers in China, Africa, South America, Australia, Europe and North America, exploring significant pieces of enquiry undertaken within recent years. This comprehensive overview will be an essential text for students and practitioners of the arts therapies. It is international in scope, fully up-to-date with innovations in the field and will be relevant to new practitioners and those looking to deepen their understanding.

A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma

Neurobiologically Informed Trauma Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Understanding Mechanisms of Change. New York: W.W. Norton. ... Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Levine, P. (2010).

A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma

Like a treasure chest, this resource overflows with valuable resources - information, ideas and techniques to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma. Drawing on a range of therapeutic models including systemic, psychodynamic, trauma, sensory, neurobiological, neurocognitive, attachment, cognitive behavioural, and creative ideas, Dr Karen Treisman explains how we understand trauma and its impact on children, teens and their families. She details how it can be seen in symptoms such as nightmares, sleeping difficulties, emotional dysregulation, rage, and outbursts. Theory and strategies are accompanied by a treasure trove of practical, creative, and ready-to-use resources including over 100 illustrated worksheets and handouts, top tips, recommended sample questions, and photographed examples.

Staging the Personal

Drama, psychotherapy and psychosis: Dramatherapy and psychodrama with people who hear voices. ... Systemic therapy and attachment narratives: Applications in a range of settings. ... Healthy attachments and neuro-dramatic play.

Staging the Personal

This book examines the history, ethics, and intentions of staging personal stories and offers theatre makers detailed guidance and a practical model to support safe, ethical practice. Contemporary theatre has crossed boldly into therapeutic terrain and is now the site of radical self-exposure. Performances that would once have seemed shockingly personal and exposing have become commonplace, as people reveal their personal stories to audiences with ever-increasing candor. This has prompted the need for a robust and pragmatic framework for safe, ethical practice in mainstream and applied theatre. In order to promote a wider range of ethical risk-taking where practitioners negotiate blurred boundaries in safe and artistically creative ways, this book draws on relevant theory and practice from theatre and performance studies, psychodrama and attachment narrative therapy and provides detailed guidance supporting best practice in the theatre of personal stories. The guidance is structured within a four-part framework focused on history, ethics, praxis, and intentions. This includes a newly developed model for safe practice, called the Drama Spiral. The book is for theatre makers in mainstream and applied theatre, educators, students, researchers, drama therapists, psychodramatists, autobiographical performers, and the people who support them.

Creative Drama Groupwork for People with Learning Difficulties

Andersen-Warren M, Creative Groupwork with Elderly People: Drama, Winslow Press/Speechmark, 1997. Astell-Burt C, Puppetry for Mentally ... Jennings S, Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010.

Creative Drama Groupwork for People with Learning Difficulties

The revised second edition of this practical manual is filled with easy-to-follow exercises and activities designed to facilitate creative drama sessions for people with learning difficulties. The activities in this book bring together music, theatre, movement and storytelling to not only develop fun and engaging group sessions, but to build confidence, increase self-esteem, and develop social and emotional awareness in group members. Highly sensitive to the range of learning needs and physical abilities of group members, the activities have been created to be engaging for a broad range of individuals regardless of age and ability, and can be adapted for use in a multitude of sectors such as education, psychology and speech and language therapy. Key features of this edition include: • New chapters exploring mindfulness, and the importance of reflection • Fully photocopiable resources including a session notes template to evaluate the impact of the creative drama group and collect useful data for the writing of reports • Activities organised around key elements of creative drama, such as sensory work, life skills role-play, improvisation and de-roling With its wealth of guidance, practical and adaptable activities and easy-to- follow structure, this is an invaluable resource for anybody leading or supporting children, young people and adults in creative drama.

Current Approaches in Drama Therapy

The play's the thing: Exploring text in drama and therapy. New York: Routledge. Jennings, S. (1974). ... Dramatherapy with families, groups, and individuals: Waiting in the wings. ... Healthy attachments and neuro-dramatic-play.

Current Approaches in Drama Therapy

This third edition of Current Approaches in Drama Therapy offers a revised and updated comprehensive compilation of the primary drama therapy methods and models that are being utilized and taught in the United States and Canada. Two new approaches have been added, Insight Improvisation by Joel Gluck, and the Miss Kendra Program by David Read Johnson, Nisha Sajnani, Christine Mayor, and Cat Davis, as well as an established but not previously recognized approach in the field, Autobiographical Therapeutic Performance, by Susana Pendzik. The book begins with an updated chapter on the development of the profession of drama therapy in North America, followed by a chapter on the current state of the field written by the editors and Jason Butler. Section II includes the 13 drama therapy approaches, and Section III includes the three related disciplines of Psychodrama and Sociodrama, Playback Theatre, and Theatre of the Oppressed that have been particularly influential to drama therapists. This highly informative and indispensable volume is structured for drama therapy training programs. It will continue to be useful as a basic text of drama therapy for both students and seasoned practitioners, including mental health professionals (such as counselors, clinical social workers, psychologists, creative arts therapists, occupational therapists), theater and drama teachers, school counselors, and organizational development consultants.

Creative Play with Children at Risk

Jennings S (2005b) Creative Play and Drama with Adults at Risk, Speechmark, Bicester. Jennings S (2011) Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play, Jessica Kingsley, London. Jennings S (2013a) 101 Ideas for Managing Challenging ...

Creative Play with Children at Risk

This second edition is fully updated with the latest good practice in play. Based on an understanding of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', the book shows that play is an essential part of children's healthy development and many children 'at risk' are those who are unable to play. It includes work with children with learning difficulties as well as those with developmental delay. The book includes current thinking on neuroscience and illustrates the importance of mindfulness in our work with children. Topics include: creating the safe space understanding and working with fear understanding and working with anger and rage new stories and worksheets cross cultural understanding of play dressing-up and enactment masks and puppets The book is written for teachers, parents and therapists, and all those who seek to enhance the lives of children. ?

Environmental Arts Therapy

Play: How it shapes the brain, opens the imagination, and invigorates the soul. ... In Read-Johnson, D., and Emunah, R. (Eds.), Current approaches in dramatherapy (2nd edition, pp. ... Healthy attachments and neuro-dramatic-play.

Environmental Arts Therapy

Environmental Arts Therapy: The Wild Frontiers of the Heart describes what happens when we take the creative arts therapies and the people whom we work with out of doors in order to provide safe, structured and accompanied creative therapeutic healing experiences. The theoretical themes are developed along with illustrated examples of clinical practice across a variety of settings and locations. The work is introduced and co-edited by a pioneer in the field, Ian Siddons Heginworth, who describes the emergence of environmental arts therapy and its growth across the British Isles supported through the training course based in London. The following 12 chapters are written by contributing authors and creative arts therapy practitioners working with children, adults and elders in schools, adult mental health and private practice in Britain and Europe. A central focus of the book is the clinical populations and settings in which clinicians work, and it also describes the health benefits as well as the challenges faced when working out of doors. This is a book about the emergence of a new creative therapy modality in the British Isles. It shows the value of working with the natural cycles and seasons, using an integrative arts approach including dramatic enactment, role-play, poetry, art-making with natural materials, storytelling, and the use of bodywork through movement, sound, rhythm and the voice, all held and reflected by our encounters with and in nature. It is about our relationship with nature, creativity and therapeutic healing and is written for trainers, trainees and practitioners in the creative arts, psychotherapy and ecotherapy.

Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life

Report on findings of play practices and innovations survey: The state of play in North American hospitals. ... In sickness and in play: Children coping with chronic illness. ... Healthy attachments and neuro-dramatic play.

Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life

The Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life brings together the voices and clinical experiences of dedicated clinical practitioners in the fields of play therapy and child life. This volume offers fresh insights and up to date research in the use of play with children, adolescents, and families in medical and healthcare settings. Chapters take a strength-based approach to clinical interventions across a wide range of health-related issues, including autism, trauma, routine medical care, pending surgeries both large and small, injury, immune deficiency, and more. Through its focus on the resiliency of the child, the power of play, and creative approaches to healing, this handbook makes visible the growing overlap and collaboration between the disciplines of play therapy and child life.

Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs

Introduction to developmental playtherapy: Playing and health. London: Jessica Kingsley. ... Drama therapy and storymaking in special education. London: Jessica Kingsley. ... Healthy attachments and neuro-dramatic-play.

Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs

"This innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for children with or without special educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational approaches, the leading practitioners who contribute to this practical resource draw on their extensive experience, and distil their own approaches for the reader to use as inspiration for their own lessons. Providing a highly accessible combination of theory and practice, the contributors to this book: Define their own approach to storytelling; Describe the principles and theory that underpin their practice; Demonstrate how they work with different types of story; Provide extensive case-studies and assessment frameworks for a range of different special needs and age ranges; Provide some 'top tips' for practitioners who want to start using stories in this way. Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs will be of interest to all education professionals as well as therapists, youth workers, counsellors, and storytellers and theatre practitioners working in special education"--

Messy Play in the Early Years

(Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford, pp. ... Play, Exploration, and Learning: A Natural History of the Pre-School. ... Healthy Attachments and Neuro-Dramatic-Play.

Messy Play in the Early Years

Combining a rich theoretical foundation with practical tips, advice and case studies, Messy Play in the Early Years provides an informative and practical exploration of the unique qualities, characteristics and learning possibilities of messy play. Packed with valuable insights from research and theory, along with practitioner’s experiences, this accessible book will bolster readers’ understanding and appreciation of messy play and demonstrate how a range of material engagements can enhance young children’s development and learning. Exploring an array of resources and a broad spectrum of approaches, including adult-and child-led inquiry, chapters consider how the specific sensory qualities of materials encourage problem-solving, scientific thinking, creativity, self-regulation and self-expression as children discover and make sense of new phenomena. With examples of international practice and reflective questions throughout, the book highlights a variety of approaches to meeting differing time, space and budgetary needs, simplifies preparation and planning, and empowers practitioners and children to understand and use messy play effectively. An essential guidebook to supporting an engaging and rewarding journey into messy play, Messy Play in the Early Years will be an invaluable resource for early years students, practitioners and parents looking to understand and enhance children’s learning possibilities.