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  • Writer's pictureAdelyn Lee

Our Founder - Adelyn Lee

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

Adelyn is an accredited Play Therapist with Play Therapy International (PTI) and the founder of Pandora Box Play Therapy. Adelyn strongly believes in the power of play not just in the lives of children but also in adults too. Her personal experiential learning from her play therapy training since 2013 further reinforces her belief in the benefits of play for every individual. Hence, she is passionate to help children and adults to find themselves through play. Since 2018, Adelyn conducts mental well-being workshops and talks in schools, corporation and community organisation with Creative Arts and Play. Adelyn is also a supervisor, supervising current PTI/PTUK Play Therapy and Filial Play trainees for the past 5 years.

In addition, Adelyn loves working with children, finding joy in their spontaneity and resilience. She is always honoured to be the “co-helper”, walking together with the child in their journey to wellness. She believes in upholding the therapeutic play environment safe as the child works through his/her issues in the therapy room. Adelyn has 10 years of experience working with children from age 4 to 12 years old, specializing in Play Therapy. She is bilingual in English and Chinese. Adelyn works with both typical and atypical children on a wide range of difficulties which include behavioural problems, tantrums, social withdrawal, lack of intrinsic motivation, low self-confidence and self-esteem, challenging peer relationships, lack of social skill, short attention span, inability to focus, ASD, ADHD, GDD and delayed speech issues etc.

Why Pandora Box Play Therapy?

Metaphor from a Greek myth: Pandora was given a “forbidden box” which was not supposed to be opened. She was really curious about it thus she tried ways to open the box. What came out of the box was all the bad things like sickness, worries, crimes, hate, envy and more. Pandora felt very sorry that she had opened the box. She tried to catch all the bad things and put them back but it was too late. While Pandora sat there crying, the very last thing to fly out of the box was Hope.

“Pandora box is just like our unconscious mind where we store our anger, fears, sorrows and pain. By releasing it and dealing with it, we will then be able to see the hope that lies right underneath the box.”

Thank you Nica Foo from Amplify Point for this interview. As I talk about it, it makes me realized that indeed, it was not easy for a 18 year old. I believe that our past experiences made us who we are, the unique us today. I'm grateful and thankful for all the love and support I have received 非常感谢 🙏❤ Do subscribe to Resilience Go-Live via Youtube to hear the different unique stories behind all the smiling faces 😊 每张笑脸的背后,都有一个故事。

Thank you Nicole Kay from The Tapestry Project SG for giving me the opportunity to share about my play journey 😊 Prevention is always better than cure. Don't be afraid to take that one step to seek alternatives to help ourselves. I stepped out to seek help from play therapy as a prevention and it really comes in handy when I needed it during the later part of my life. At one point or another, we will encounter difficulties here and there, what we need may just be a little help from the mental health professionals so we can cope and move on. Click here to view my exclusive interview with The Tapestry Project SG.

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