Kindergarten, Primary schools, Private schools, Boy schools, Girl schools, Intermediate schools, Special education, Year 1-8 , Secondary schools, Family care, Katoa Hawke's Bay, Havelock North, Hastings, Napier, Hawke's Bay Central, Hawke's Bay region, Sound therapy by Skype (national and international)
Sometimes children don’t feel comfortable although parents/care takers and schools are working hard to help them. But still, despite all of the effort some children develop behaviour problems, withdraw themselves, or experience physical problems: being bullied or being the bully, experiencing a divorce, loss or death, rage, tantrums, (performance) anxiety, bad sleepers etc. Integrative child therapy can help to solve these problems.
What is Integrative Child therapy?
Integrative Child Therapy is based on an integrated approach with elements of behaviour therapy, family based therapy, psycho-analysis, counselling, mediation and medical model methods. The sessions focus on the inner strength of the child. Meaning: it is impressive what children can do and handle by developing their awareness and faith in their own strengths and possibilities.
Central to this therapy is the complaint and the ways the child is dealing with it now and will be in the future. Main entry point is that the child is not the problem, but the child has a problem.
Sometimes 5 sessions are enough to raise the self confidence of a child and many of the problems which occur, can be solved by the child itself. During the sessions we will work with different kinds of interventions like: stories, metaphors, visualisations, drawings, stuffed animals, dolls, costumes and toys to get the complaint clear and to solve the problem. Often children show their problem(s) and solution(s) already during the first session. It is the challenge to see this and support the child growing physical awareness and spiritual health, accepting and dealing with emotions and feelings.
Integrating into the classroom
Often one can see differences in the sessions with a child, the next step is a very important one, that a child feels strong enough to act in different environments as well. E.g. during free play time, at home, at a club and of course at school. The classroom environment should provide children with opportunities to accomplish specific skills. The teachers are with the children on a daily basis. By supporting them to learn and develop strategies, we can address the child’s goals throughout the routines of the day. In order for this to occur, communication and collaboration with school/teachers is a significant factor when working with this integrated therapy model.
LEARN MORE ABOUT KATOA
Katoa believes that every child is a complete person, born with inner power and wisdom. However in certain circumstances some children experience difficulties to reach these sources.
Integrative Therapy for Children
Interview with interested parties: parents/care takers and school.
2. Intervention strategy
Individual sessions with the child, using different sorts of therapy methods: family system, behaviour-, cognitive-, play and sound therapy.
3. Feedback, evaluation and assurance
Training and support for teachers in order to adress the child's goals throughout the routines of the day.