Some of the greatest men and women in the field of psychoanalysis have recognise the benifits of play.
“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self”.
Donald Winnicott (Britain’s first medically-trained child psychoanalyst)
“Play Therapy is based upon the fact that play is the child's natural medium of self-expression. It is an opportunity which is given to the child to 'play out' his feelings and problems just as, in certain types of adult therapy, an individual 'talks out' his difficulties”.
(A psychologist and one of the pioneers in the use of play therapy)