Creating Safety, Pt III: Building a Special Place

I’ve been excited about writing this post since beginning this series on Creating Safety and glad to finally dive into one of my favorite topics: the impact physical spaces have on our emotional wellbeing and ability to self-regulate. Such calming spaces are an important element of a child’s emotional “Safety Plan”, and can be bothContinue reading “Creating Safety, Pt III: Building a Special Place”

Creating Safety, Pt I: Knowing our Triggers

A common concern families often bring to therapy is around what to do when their child hits a roadblock. What exactly this roadblock, stuck place, shutdown or meltdown look like depends greatly on your unique child’s temperament, life experience and developmental stage. Given this, there is no one-size fits all approach to supporting your childContinue reading “Creating Safety, Pt I: Knowing our Triggers”