Johanna Mulligan, our play therapist tells us how play therapy might help you and your child

We know that working long and stressful hours might mean you are worried about your children.  They are under stress too and you may find your child is experiencing some anxiety, particularly when you leave or when you come home.  Our wonderful play therapist is here to help.  Johanna is going to bring us through a series of very simple games that you can play with your children to reassure, comfort and connect with your child.

Play Doh Squeeze

This game is for children age 3+. You will see how to use play doh to make prints of your children’s hands, fingers, toes etc – using firm touch as a great way to regulate a nervous or jittery child, and have them feel very cherished and focused on by you.


Johanna Mulligan is a Dublin based play therapist and attachment specialist. She works therapeutically with children and families through play, and also provides parenting support. Please see for a full description of her services.

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