Play therapist Tammi van Hollander (daughter of member Elliot Schwartz) presented ideas about “the nurtured heart approach” to dealing with children (created by Howard Glasser).
This approach is about energizing children in a positive way. Adults often give kids energy through negativity. The idea of this approach is to give positive recognition to specific activities. The approach is multi-sensory, utilizing a connection to children through play.
Tammi has developed “kinesthetic storytelling”, as seen in her recently published book Casey’s Greatness Wings. The book includes exercises on getting children to recognize greatness in themselves.