The therapeutic benefits of clay work in play therapy.

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potter at workClay work is like the Cinderella of the art therapies. She still waits to be discovered with her magic, her beauty and her ability to transform the wells of human suffering into places of insight and celebration. Her dark earthly solid mass, often appearing in greyish, brownish or terracotta dress, is hardly alluring at first sight. Touching this sticky cold mass, you sense she has a longing and determination to merge with your skin.” (Sherwood, 2010)

Children have always played with clay however more recently it has become a valuable tool for play therapists as it provides children with a natural method of connection and expression. This research project is going to examine the therapeutic benefits of using clay in play therapy. The reason I choose this particular topic to research is because when I started play therapy with my clients I did not include clay in my…

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