If you could choose, without any limitation, the destination for your next vacation, where would it be?
It is most likely that the majority of you have chosen a destination by the water: sea, lake, pool, and maybe a hot tub. It is not a coincidence that most people associate water with tranquility, relaxation, and mental half , but do we know why?
Water is an essential part of our lives, as without it there simply will not be any life at all. All mammals, birds, and reptiles start their lives in water, the fetus develops inside the womb and is protected by amniotic fluid, 70% of our bodies are water, and our brains are 85% water! That is probably the reason why in most creation myths the world was created out of water. Consequent upon our connection with water, that starts in the womb, touching water affects us in various ways. One effect is the creation of a channel to the subconscious, through which a lot can be learned about the child’s inner world. By using this approach a lot can be achieved, including: healing of emotional difficulties, anxiety reduction, social skills enhancement, creativity and thinking skills development, etc., all without even entering full body into the water, but only dipping the hands! As a result of the discovery of the positive effects water has on us, the therapy method of Water Play Therapy was created, and it is founded upon two approaches: Art therapy and Play therapy This form of therapy was experimented in developing countries in Africa, and constitutes a simple way to treat trauma and reduce anxiety and stress.