PLAY & TALK WITH BRICKS
Help your children uncover root causes of their stress and anxieties

For primary/teens (7 to 12 and 13 to 16 years old)

Through building bricks models and curious conversation, your child is able to communicate their (suppressed) feelings, thoughts and yearnings over a particular situation or issue. These discoveries can guide parents take corrective actions in building emotional closeness and trust with your child.

Why Play & Talk with bricks? 

Building models with bricks to represent feelings, thoughts and yearnings of children makes this process less scary for them.  As a result children are more ready to be honest and vulnerable with deep rooted issues they face. 

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According to the research of David Gauntlett who, since 2006, has been Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Westminster. He said that our brain work differently when we make things. We tends to be creative and honest when we are free to use our hands to build things. 

“ The process of making something, which is then discussed, can lead to much more valuable, insightful and honest discussions.”

(David Gauntlett: Creative Explorations, 2007, and Making is Connecting, 2011)

A safe space for young people 

Our facilitators of this conversation are professionally trained and certified executive coaches with thousands of hours of coaching experiences. With curiosity and other listening/questioning tools, we are able to bring out deep rooted concerns, fears, grievances and yearnings of your child.

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Case sharing

A 13 year old boy's representation of his current thoughts, worries of lack of ideas and resources to do things to keep himself occupied. He (represented by the figure) felt trapped by restrictions (surrounded by blocks) and the flag pole represents his ability to be creative and innovate.

PLAY & TALK WITH BRICKS
Intervention process, duration and expected outcome
( Face to face conversation takes place once in two weeks). 

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Once cycle of intervention ( sessions 1 - 4 ) last between 4 to 6 weeks. In our experiences, one behavioral concern typically takes one cycle of intervention to get sorted out. It is crucial that parents partner us in learning new mindsets and skillsets to support this intervention.