StoryPlay® provides and develops creative, sensory, and culturally diverse approaches, workshops, seminars, retreats, and programs for healing, personal growth, and problem- solving to children, adolescents, families, communities, and organizations.
What is StoryPlay®?
StoryPlay® is a resiliency-focused model of therapy that provides creative approaches for healing, problem-solving, self-growth, and professional development. Expanding upon her model of Ericksonian Play Therapy, StoryPlay® has been in progress for over three decades by Dr. Joyce Mills. StoryPlay® uses the foundation of metaphors, storytelling, and play, along with the principles of Ericksonian hypnotherapy, Nature, Transcultural and Indigenous teachings, from which all therapeutic approaches are
designed and implemented.
Why use StoryPlay®?
Since Play is the language of children, and Creativity is the
language of Play, StoryPlay® brings together the elements of story, creativity, and play to form a unique, residency-focused process to effect positive change, professional development, healing, and problem-solving. StoryPlay® draws on the natural inner resources, skills, and strengths of each individual, group, and organization to create therapeutic growth and change.
Who is StoryPlay® for?
-Therapists, educators, and health-care professionals seeking creative
-Business executives and employees seeking to bring new approaches for
reducing stress, building leadership skills, and enhancing happiness in the
Dr. Mills has authored seven books for professionals, parents, children, and students based on her groundbreaking work in StoryPlay®. Dr. Mills is the co-author of the award-winning book Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within (2 nd Ed), and author of Reconnecting to the Magic of Life, wherein lies the cornerstone of her StoryPlay® therapy model.