WINTER 2017 NEWSLETER
Wow, what a Fall! Now that the weather is cooling off and we are in the middle of Holiday season, it seems the year has gone by so quickly. Looking back, this year has been a challenging one for sure. Houston is still recovering from Harvey even for those not directly impacted by the hurricane. Soon after returning to work following the storm, I found myself in a workshop where a lot of fellow professionals were engaging in the necessary âself careâ so needed at the time. Even if we werenât directly impacted, we all related on feelilngs of âsurvirorâs guiltâ and helping those who were more impacted. As I go along in my professional life, I continue to value and appreciate how important âself-careâ is. Itâs easy to lose sight of this when we define ourselves as âthe helperâ and the one people turn to for help. In order to maintain in this role, we have to heal ourselves so that we donât get fatigued along the way.
Play Therapy chapters like SHAPT provide a great way to join other like-minded professionals and bond with fellow travelers in play therapy. This anniversary year is truly turning out to be an awesome one with great workshops and speakers. If you havenât checked out our events page please do so. Hope to See you soon!
Marian Redsun, LCSW, RPT