At First Line Counseling we have recently introduced Dungeons and Dragons into our therapy! Currently we are using it to help with our younger clients 12 and under and as young as 6 years old!
COVID took the kids out of the play room, but nothing will ever take the play out of the kids!
As we are currently working remotely with our clients and unable to use our play therapy room we have had to find new innovate ways to keep our kids playing. Telehealth has posed challenges when working with kids, but using D&D has kept the clients engaged in a way that allows them to enjoy therapy while learning and growing at the same time.
Using D&D allows our kids to work through their issues through the voices and actions of their characters in a safe and supportive environment. D&D allows them to play out their problems in a way that traditional therapy simply cannot achieve.
While playing they are learning about:
Love and Loss
Mindfulness (Yes, mindfulness! We have added our own special touch that helps kids want to practice calming and relaxation skills in order to go further in the game).
Empathy and Compassion
and the list goes on and on.
We currently run a group of 4 children from 10-12 years old. They run for 8 weeks at a time and 90 minutes to 120 minutes per session.
We are using D&D for clients under the age of 10 years old in individual counseling sessions for approx. 1 hour.
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