Re-Awakening Resilience: Creative Activities for Replenishing Your StoryPlay® Treasure Chest

February 25, 2022. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM PST

Date/ Time:

February 25, 2022. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM PST

Live Webinar


All of us are dealing with the ongoing global effects of Covid. As play therapists, the demands, and pressures we experience often leave our treasured wellspring of creative energy and ideas depleted or drained.

Now, more than ever we need to replenish our wellspring with transformative, innovative, and inspiring approaches that will reinvigorate, and regenerate a sense of inner strength, hope, sensory attunement, and resilience with the children and families with whom we work.

Utilizing the resiliency-focused StoryPlay® process and mindset, this 3-hr. play therapy webinar will provide participants with experiential approaches along with artistic activities designed to help children and teens reduce anxiety, transform fears into resources, activate courage, connect to self-determination, embrace a playful nature, and enhance a sense of inner peace and confidence in the face of life’s challenges and uncertainties.

In addition, to use in private practice, examples will be woven throughout this webinar showing how specific activities have been successfully implemented with children and teens throughout the world in a variety of settings, cultures, languages, and age groups.

Learning Objectives:

  • Name two fundamental elements of a resiliency-focused mindset in play therapy.
  • Describe three key elements that comprise a StoryPlay® Treasure Chest.
  • Utilize a drawing approach that helps teens illuminate goals, identify obstacles, and activate inner resources during a play therapy session.
  • Identify a creative activity that will motivate the expression of gratitude, appreciation, and hope in the face of life challenges during a play therapy session.
  • Design a collage using images to represent determination for building self-confidence and success during the play therapy session

Your Instructor

Joyce C. Mills, Ph.D., RPT-S
Joyce C. Mills, Ph.D., RPT-S

Founder of StoryPlay® Global, award-winning Play Therapist, author of eight books, and considered an expert in metaphorical interventions, Dr. Joyce Mills is an internationally recognized storyteller, consultant, workshop leader, program development specialist, and keynote speaker to medical, psychological, and educational organizations. With “resiliency” and “creativity” at its heart, Dr. Mills developed StoryPlay®, a new Ericksonian Indirective model of Play Therapy helping children, adults, families, and communities heal from trauma and disaster. In addition to her training programs, Dr. Mills is a Co-Director of the Phoenix Institute of Ericksonian Therapy, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a registered Play Therapy Supervisor. Her books include: Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within (Second Edition); Reconnecting to the Magic of Life; Butterfly Wisdom; Little Tree, Gentle Willow; and Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel.

Award-winning Co-Author of Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within

2014 – AZ Association for Play Therapy for “Distinguished Service” award during their 19th Annual State Conference in Phoenix Arizona.

2014 – Paris France – “Lifelong work and contributions to the field of multicultural hypnotherapy.”

Recipient of the 1997 Annual Play Therapy International Award for an

“Outstanding career contribution to the field of child psychology & play therapy.”

CE Information:
Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for (3hrs) CONTACT CE Hours. The Play Therapy Training Institute is approved by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Approved Provider 95-002.

StoryPlay LLC is approved by the California Marriage & Family Therapists--Provider #89333 to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs.

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