Prof. Dr. | How children process their pre and perinatal experiences in play and movement.
How children process their pre and perinatal experiences in play and movement.
In a qualitative study, the play of preschool children was observed and the resulting hypotheses compared with interviews and anamnestic data. The results show how children are able to symbolize difficult and traumatic experiences when they have a safe place and empathic support. Here also the physical expression plays an important role. Trauma processing can thus be done on two levels, the symbolic and the physical.