Taiji Push Hands, Psychology and Play Therapy

… Play therapy is an approach to counseling children that allows them to use toys, play activities and art materials to communicate with others. …

The purpose of this article is to illustrate how appropriate application of a modified Taiji push-hand game can assist youth in gaining insight into their intrapsychic (within themselves) and interpersonal (between individuals) patterns of interaction, and the factors that maintain these patterns, and elements that may contribute to the resolution of issues and improved state of functioning and quality of life .

— Source: Benefits of Taijiquan in Play Therapy With Children and Adolescents by John Upshaw | Into Mountains Over Streams – International Journal of Qigong & Taiji Culture, online.

John Upshaw is a Chen Taiji Practical Method Practitioner and a student of William Krumm, a disciple of Master Chen Zhonghua.


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