Philplay’s 7th G.A. and Music Workshop rescheduled to August 6, 2016

Philplay’s 7th G.A. and “Playing My Music: Tuning in to My Inner Self” workshop has been rescheduled to August 6,2016, 

Saturday, 8 am – 12 nn at the Environmental Studies Institute, Miriam College, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

Sincere apologies to those who might be inconvenienced by this change in schedule.

Please contact us ASAP if you have questions or concerns about the new date.

See you all on August 6!


Invite to Philplay’s 7th G.A. and a workshop entitled, Playing My Music: Tuning In to My Inner Self

Dear Friends,
Music is visibly embedded in daily life. It is played just about anywhere. Research has shown the power of music can have on people.
As it is such a part of our lives, whether we are conscious of it or not, how is it possible to harness its power for ourselves? How is it possible to harness it so that we enable us to live our lives fully and meaningfully?

Join us as we engage in an experience of Music and discover how it can be used as an instrument for transformation and healing, on PhilPlay’s 7th year anniversary celebration, this coming 23 July 2016.

Please see the attached invitation for more details. As slots are limited, we request those who are coming to email back a confirmation for headcount purposes.

We’re looking forward to seeing you. Thank you.



Pictures from the Basic Play Therapy Workshop last May 17-19, 2016

Hello everyone! Thank you to all those who joined the Basic Play Therapy Workshop last May 17-19, 2016! 

Here are some pictures and words to capture the three day event c/o Philplay president Dr.Wash Garcia: 


The time. The space. “To be.”

Day 1 of the recent Basic Play Therapy Workshop 1 (BPT1) held last May 17-19.

The participants were busy at play, doing what they felt like doing, reaching back to their childhood experiences and opening doors to creativity.

And they were just getting started!


Listening. And the importance of respect and pacing.

Day 2 of BPT1.

Grounding the play experience on concepts, theories and principles of child psychology, examining the nuances of therapist-client relationship, and exploring the dynamics of the self. Telling our own stories. Sharing insights gained from interacting with children in specific work settings. Seeing thru the lens of our own culture.


Mental furniture. And pieces of the soul.

Day 3 of BPT1.

Some of the outputs of the participants from going thru selected modes of expressive therapy.

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable” (Cesar Cruz)


Final call to join the Basic Play Therapy Workshop on May 17-19, 2016

Dear Friends,
Thanks to those who signed up for our 3-day workshop. We look forward to meeting you!  

We may still be able to accommodate 2-3 “late registrants” between now and Tuesday, the first day of the workshop. Let us know!
Coming up:  

PhilPlay General Assembly & Music Workshop on 23 July

Basic Play Therapy Workshop 2 ( BPT 2) in October

Details to follow. Thank you for sharing our advocacy for children.

PS – details on how to register and pay are all detailed in the posters below


Invite to Basic Play Therapy Workshop on May 17-19, 2016

Dear friends,
Do join us for this 3-day workshop and let’s talk about respect for children. Let’s enter their world and talk about how children play and learn. Let’s also look into ourselves. Let’s talk about how we can imbibe children’s warmth, honesty and enthusiasm. Let’s talk about how we can help our children become more resilient in these trying times. Let’s talk about how we can be agents of change for children.
We pray you’ll find the time to join us in this advocacy.



Invite to Basic Play Therapy Workshop on May 17-19, 2016

Dear friends,
Children as truth-sayers has always been a powerful theme in literature, Psychology and jurisprudence.

Join us in this 3-day workshop and discover children’s capacity for insight and the wisdom that they 

possess beyond their years. Find out how you can nurture their potentials, and help them grow into 

caring and competent individuals.

We hope you will find the time to join us in this noteworthy activity.