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There are many ways that you and your family can support the work of Nepal House Society. One of the ways that Nepal House supports children is through play and art therapy. NHS will accept donations of therapeutic toys, puppets, books, costumes, figurines and art supplies.

Therapeutic play, (including play therapy), is a well established discipline based upon a number of psychological theories. Research, both qualitative and quantitative shows that it is highly effective in many cases in supporting and fostering emotional and mental health in children.

A safe, confidential and caring environment is created with a therapist which allows the child to play with as few limits as possible but as many as necessary for physical and emotional safety. This relational play allows healing to occur on many levels following our natural inner trend towards health. Play and creativity operate on impulses from outside our awareness - the unconscious. No medication is used.

The therapist may reflect back to the child observations of what has happened during the session if this is felt to be appropriate. Above all the child is given “Special Time”. So often in modern life we never seem to have enough time to spend with our children - just playing, just being there for them. The child is given strategies to cope with difficulties they face in life and which they themselves cannot change. It provides a more positive view of their future life. Through skillful observation and paying close attention to what is said and not said, the therapist is given insight into a child's view of his or her own life.

If you wish to make a cash donation, or a donation of therapeutic toys or art supplies, please go to the "Contact Us" page. We would love to hear from you; and thank you for your support of the children in Nepal.

Membership

If you are interested in joining the Nepal House Society as a member of our organization, please click on the following link to download the membership form: