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The Integration of Nature-Based Play and EMDR Therapies After Trauma

Updated: Mar 4




Our 8th chapter in Nature-based Play & Expressive Therapies is authored by Jackie Flynn, LMHC, RPT-S and it is titled The Integration of Nature-Based Play and EMDR Therapies in the Aftermath of Trauma. In this chapter you will find practical play-based therapuetic applications using natural elements with children and adolescents to address trauma through with integration of nature-based play and EMDR therapies. This integrative approach allows mental health therapists to support child and adolescent clients through the reprocessing of traumatic events that could otherwise leave them feeling emotionally stuck for years, impacting the way they experience life and their world. Nature compliments the healing work of EMDR offering a deep sense of connection and equilibrium to the autonomic nervous system.



Jackie Flynn, LMHC, RPT-S is the founder of EMDR and Play Therapy Integrated Support, as well as the host of Play Therapy Community® Podcast. She is a Registered Play Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, as well as a Couples Counselor. She provides counseling to individuals, families, couples, and groups in her private practice in Central Florida. Learn more about Jackie's work RIGHT HERE.


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