i have no idea what is small world play in first place when i came to the workshop. and with kind of blur-blur emotion, i enter the class, and we have to do the collection of small mini object to do a small world of our own. i think, after come to the end, i have a better understanding on what is small world play.
in our cook book, we define the small world play as an imaginative play where client are provided with small objects/miniatures of using the small table, sand tray, play mat or in a small secluded corner to play. in the process, current preoccupations, inner subconscious and unconsious thoughts and feelings are projected and transfer onto objects in the "small world". through the world projected, it actually give me the opportunity to realized and also understand of clients better. beside, the small world play also intented to provided the individuals with the opportunity to develop the self awareness, self conscious, and allow to express of feelings "silently"
the small world lay i learn in CPPD i am trying to apply into my work with clients. I do not have the opportunity to choose what kind of clients, but i am open to do it with any referral (FOC). today, i received a case, 12 years old Indian girl, run away from home, mother would like to send her to social welfare girls home for behavior change. she had attempt to runaway at court, and the social officer able to notice her, and send her back to office. of course, court order can't be done today, and after the social welfare officer send her to office, they just abandoned her in a corner.
happend that today office under renovation, thus, they abandoned the children in my office.
i know i will never to meet v this girls again, thus, i decided to use story telling and integrate with play in sandtray.
i found it is helpful, to cooling down the girls, and make her release in her emotion. she cries and tell me that she do not want to go into institution, she want to run away. she do not likes to stay in the house, mother beat her, brother hit her, some one kick her, pull her hair ....
i am not sure whether the children is talking the truth or telling lies... but i am acknowledging her feeling of pain and reflecs on her statement.
after attending this small world play module, i found that it;s really make me more opportunity to practice and develop the foundation skills of therapeutic play through the use of small world objects.
another things is, i try to apply the small world play concept on sand tray with one family, having the court order to fulfill the bon, actually my intention is would like the children and the father have positive communication, and i find the session is satisfy. the intractive component is worked. i believe the process of play will bring the positive integration and involment of the relationship between the client and the father.
the play is amazing... it's touch my feeling each time i am doing this.
from here.. i can see and feel of the 'magic' work by ordinary beings.
i really enjoy the process.......