ACCESSING INNER VOICES:©

SUCCESSFUL USE OF PUPPET THERAPY WITH ADULTS

 JOANNE F. VIZZINI, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC

The question that is asked of me most is, ďDo adults really work with puppets?Ē  I can resoundingly reply, ďYes, very successfully!Ē

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Reactions From Clinicians

  • Watching the video of your clinical vignette was like watching an encounter with God.

  • The puppets provided a ministry of presence.

  • You, as the puppet therapist, allowed yourself to be free, and the client modeled your freedom.

  • Puppet therapy gets to the core of the person and their issues.

  • Adult puppet therapy has the creative potential to reach people.

  • The experience of the puppet helps to access wholeness and healing.

  • The work of adult puppet therapy is exquisite therapy. Itís soul work.

  • This work has truly changed my clientís ability to be fully human in the world.

Reactions From Clients

  • When the puppet began to speak to me, I felt like I could tell her anything.

  • I learned that I am okay as I am. Just like the puppet, Iím free to be me.

  • The experience with the puppet was a life changing event for me, one Iíll never forget.

  • I am able to access a piece of myself that I wasnít able to touch; Iíll never have to hide again.

  • I was so taken by the puppet that I was doing my healing work without paying attention to what anyone would think. I felt at home with the puppet and myself.

  • I was able to do and say things I normally am too afraid, or too ashamed, to do and  say. It was a spiritual experience for me.

  • I canít wait to tell my friends about how helpful the puppetís messages were for me.

  • I feel free to tell the puppet what Iím really feeling; thereís no pressure.  

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