We use creative play in every session of Chill, and here’s why…
Creative play can relieve stress by triggering the release of endorphins, improve brain function, boost creativity, and build adaptability. It is also said to help young people on the spectrum to increase their “ability to relate to others in a more fluid, dynamic manner, thereby empowering them socially” (Brooke, 2009).
We are lucky to see these effects everyday in the Chill Studios. The shared experience of laughter that it brings fosters trust between peers and nurtures a group identity. This makes us feel more comfortable to take risks and grow because we know our tribe has our back! 🌶
Brooke, S. L. (2009). The Use of the Creative Therapies with Autism Spectrum Disorders. (1. ed.). Charles C Thomas.
Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A., Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., and Jennifer Shubin, The Benefits of Play for Adults. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/benefits-of-play-for-adults.htm
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