29 novembro, 2011

Puppets for Trauma Therapy

The puppets can become mirrors for the children and means to activate their imagination. The children observe that the therapist takes the puppet's worries seriously and can tolerate their acting out behavior. The children see that the puppets can change and learn skills such as anger management and how to express their feelings. Gradually the children talk to the puppets. Soon the children's stories of abuse come tumbling out. The puppets, the therapists and the other children respond with positive warmth and acceptance.

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