The struggles we work with and the wounds we are working to heal are important and serious. There is a time for seriousness, gentle compassion, and mindfulness. But, there is also a time for laughter. In fact, our capacity to laugh at ourselves and our issues (in a nonmocking manner) is one sign that we are moving through our wounding. Play is an essential component in the healing process. Unfortunately, when we experience trauma we often lose our capacity to play. This creates a negative feedback loop: The more we , the less we play; The less we play, the more we focus on the traumatic experience. Knowing when to lighten-up and create a break in intensity is an incredibly helpful tool. So, while I will be loving, reflective and caring in our sessions, we may also laugh together. I may also give you out-of-session practices that are play oriented.