Parenting In the Rain |ADHD | Autism | Learning Disabilities | Oppositional Defiant Disorder | Depression | Divorce | Anxiety | Relationships | Separation| Picky Eaters | Grief and Loss
About This Show
This podcast was created to help parents around the world with the “biggies” of family life. Parenting in the Rain will present a fresh, insightful episode once a week, usually on Thursday mornings.
On this podcast, we will cover topics such as picky eaters, struggles in school, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and so much more. We’ll also delve into specific diagnosis such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc. Difficult topics such as parenting through separation/divorce, depression, anxiety struggles, relationship struggles, and such will be explored as well.
As the host of Parenting in the Rain, I feel honored that you are joining us on this journey for knowledge to truly help our children in a way that honors their mind, body, and soul. My name is Jackie Flynn, and I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Education Specialist, Adolescent Life Coach and a Parent Educator.
Most Recent Episode
44: Sandtray Therapy, a Deeper Level of Healing with Tammi Van Hollander LCSW |RPT
2 days ago
I love Sandtray Therapy! In my early days as a therapist, while I was working towards licensure Tammi Van Hollander was very influential on growth as a, then, aspiring Play Therapist (to be). She has a private practice in Ardmore, PA. Her passion and enthusiasm to helping people through Play Therapy is contagious. Since then, I have had years of experience with Sandtray, but will never, ever forget how much she taught me. I will always feel so very grateful to her and her work Sandtray work. This episode has been a dream of mine for a while now. We recorded it 2x due to technical errors, but finally got it out there. Here are some notes from our conversation on Sandtray Therapy. Sandtray Therapy it quietens the entire nervous system and it helps to turn off the thinking brain. It can go much deeper than talk therapy. For children, their language is play. Little toys called toys, called “miniatures” are placed in the sand to tell stories. It surpasses the limitation of words, which is especially helpful when they have difficulty articulating some things. Or, may not even be able to identify what is bothering them. Fences and bridges are often used with children that have chaos in their lives to bring order to their situation and help them to compartmentalize things that feel out of control and difficult to cope with. We have a conscious and unconscious mind that is often in conflict. When we place the miniatures in the sand, we can find a resolution to the conflict. Sandtray Therapy can be done with any age group for individuals, couples and families. Sandtray Therapy is based in neuroscience and understanding how the brain works. Healing can occur on a deep level through Sandtray Therapy. Family Sandtray therapy can be really helpful to establish respect, boundaries, and connection as well as help families heal from deep rooted issues. Resources can be identified and inner strength can be brought out through Sandtray Therapy. From session to session, the created scenes transition and start to take on a life on their own. Tammi writes down their story to help with the processing. The possibilities are seemingly endless, as each person makes their experience unique to their needs and situations. Sandtray Therapy can be especially helpful for helping people with trauma. Resolving ongoin