Reflections on a Play Therapy Conference--Part 2

my favorites--love the guy kickin' back

and the 2 mother/baby nuturing figures

Here is why attending the Association for Play Therapy annual conference is like Christmas for me as I mentioned in my last


. I come home with new sandtray figures from exhibitors such as Kentucky's own

Toys of the Trade

 as seen above.

Then there's new books from the fabulous Dee Dee of the

Self Esteem Shop

and this fun new instrument made in Peru.

And because play therapy is so creative I often get to make things like...

puzzle piece where the prompt was to

make something important to you

(I was missing my kids when I made this.)

a healing pouch

and a

derby hat (We were in Louisville after all!)

I received this little affirmation in one of my workshops.

Since returning from the conference I've been decompressing through a trip to the park with two of my favorite people and playtime in the fall leaves.



Meredith with neighborhood friend


One more thing. I gave Miles a magnet of a feelings chart I got at the conference. He immediately taped it up in his room beneath his calendar he made. Notice the feeling he marked. How cute is that?!