This group is for highly sensitive children ages 8-12 at Frisco Counseling and Wellness. A highly sensitive child is one of the fifteen to twenty percent of children born with a nervous system that is highly aware and quick to react to everything. This makes them quick to grasp subtle changes, prefer to reflect deeply before acting, and generally behave conscientiously. They are also easily overwhelmed by high levels of stimulation, sudden changes, and the emotional distress of others. Because children are a blend of a number of temperament traits, some HSCs are fairly difficult–active, emotionally intense, demanding, and persistent–while others are calm, turned inward, and almost too easy to raise except when they are expected to join a group of children they do not know. Outspoken and fussy or reserved and obedient, all HSCs are sensitive to their emotional and physical environment.
Our curriculum will focus on expressive arts and sensory play as positive coping skills; as well as the associated behaviors and emotions that make up their daily lives. Expressive arts therapy is a multimodal approach incorporating writing, movement, painting and sensory play. Use of expressive arts multiplies the avenues by which a person in therapy may seek meaning, clarity, and healing. It deepens and transcends traditional talk therapy by acknowledging that each person’s process is unique.