StoryPlay® Global

Creative Solutions for Postive Change


StoryPlay® Global:

Mission Statement: StoryPlay® Global provides and develops creative and culturally sensitive therapeutic approaches, workshops, and programs for healing, growth, and problem-solving to children, adolescents, families, communities, and organizations.

What is StoryPlay®? StoryPlay® is a model of therapy that provides creative approaches for healing, problem-solving, self-growth, and professional development. Expanding upon her model of Ericksonian Play Therapy, StoryPlay® has been in progress for over two decades by Dr. Joyce Mills. StoryPlay® uses the foundation of metaphors, storytelling, and play, along with the principles of Ericksonian hypnotherapy, and Indigenous teachings, from which all therapeutic approaches are designed and implemented.

Why use StoryPlay®? Since Play is the language of children, and Creativity is the language of Play, The StoryPlay® model brings together the elements of story, creativity, and play to form a unique and proven method to effect positive change, healing, and problem-solving. StoryPlay® draws on the natural inner resources, skills, and strengths of each individual, group, and organization to create therapeutic growth and change.

Who is StoryPlay® for?

  • Therapists, educators, and health-care professionals seeking creative professional development.
  • Business executives and employees seeking to bring new approaches for reducing stress, building leadership skills, and enhancing happiness in the workplace.

What does StoryPlay® Global offer?

  • Professional Development, Training & Supervision. The StoryPlay® Center provides students and professionals with training in Dr. Mills’s unique and proven method of StoryPlay® therapy. Conducted in workshops, retreats, or through supervision, the training sessions allow the participant to understand, observe, and perform hands-on StoryPlay® therapy. Dr. Mills is a registered supervisor in play therapy. CEU’s are available.

StoryPlay® Global

  • Speaking Engagements. Dr. Mills is available for keynote speeches, seminars, and presentations tailored to the unique growing and healing needs of your organization. Overcoming obstacles through the use of StoryPlay® is emphasized throughout the presentation.
  • Publications. Dr. Mills has authored seven books for professionals, parents, children, and students based on her groundbreaking work in StoryPlay® therapy. Dr. Mills is the co-author of the award-winning book Therapeutic Metaphors for Children and the Child Within, and author of Reconnecting to the Magic of Life, wherein lies the cornerstone of her StoryPlay® therapy model.
  • Consulting & Program Development. StoryPlay® Global provides consulting and program development services to community organizations, counseling and educational agencies, associations, businesses.