DiscoverPlay Healing Parent PodcastOvercoming depression and finding our playful side again.
Overcoming depression and finding our playful side again.

Overcoming depression and finding our playful side again.

Update: 2022-04-05
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Overcoming depression and finding our playful side again.

Dr Molly explains some of the recommendations she gives the parents she works with who are struggling to connect and play with their children with practical and visual tools. She also shares about how she would change the educational system to serve the needs of our children more.

 

Dr Molly’s details:

https://www.drmollyoshea.com/

Insta - @doctormollyoshea

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/molly-oshea-b951a27/

Debi's Details:

Visit: www.playhealing.com

Links to book a call about speaking/training/consulting can be found on her website.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debi-john-159343a8/

Debi loves to connect on LinkedIn and posts regularly on Instagram:

@playhealingofficial

And sometimes Tiktok: @playhealing

Timeline:

1:30 Intro from Dr Molly

5:00 Playfulness

6:30 The other side of playfulness

Perfectionist Productivity…leading to an outcome that has ‘value.’

8 min Play Preferences - we come to play with our own preferences

Taking over and leading the play…

9 min The power of non-directive play.

11.20 Finding your flow

Letting play happen naturally

10:00 The power of curiosity

11:30 Building the play relationship and seeing behavior as communication.

Going into their flow

12:30 How we respond and communicate affects the relationship

14:30 How anxiety affects play

The power of presence - 14 min SOUNDBITE…

15 min Being the ‘banister’ and creating that sense of calm…

‘As parents, we are a tomato cage’ 15 min 45

“Strong protective framework safe space around them to rest providing them the opportunity to grow…pretending we’re more than that gives us way to much credit and frankly too much blame.”

18:00 What happens when we feel stuck and have lost our playfulness?

20:30 The power of journaling

21:10 Disconnection with our body- practical strategies ….

24:00 Playfulness and steps to overcoming depression and building connection.

26:00 Mindfulness in education - the one thing to change…

31:00 Final advice to parents who are struggling- growing in self-awareness and self compassion.

35min Contact Details for Dr Molly

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Overcoming depression and finding our playful side again.

Overcoming depression and finding our playful side again.

Debi John