By Elisabeth Cleve
It is a tale from contained in the baby psychologist’s room. Victor is 2 and a part years previous and has misplaced his mom and more youthful brother in a vehicle coincidence. he's “sunny and chuffed” and doesn’t cry. he's a baby in deep crisis.
This ebook follows Victor for his fifteen remedy classes, displaying how his therapist pilots the boy via his grief through play and different actions. This therapeutic via play treatment is depicted in phrases and photographs from the point of view of either sufferer and therapist. Bringing either wish and braveness, Elisabeth Cleve indicates how drawback remedy can paintings because the first hyperlink to a brand new destiny.
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He goes along with me to the playroom but he absolutely refuses to look at any more pictures, so I put them away. He shows clearly that he cannot stand to be reminded of mums and their babies. He wants instead to pull out all the cars, aeroplanes, dolls, trains, and lots of other toys. He wants all these toys to be in the chair that he considers as his and his father’s. “I do want to help you,” I say. He takes the toys off the shelves and puts them all in my lap. I bunch up my skirt around the toys and carry them to the chair.
As he speaks he puts his arms around his head several times, as if to hold his thoughts together. Fredrik does not remember much from the funeral. He walked around in a stupor with Victor at his side. Fredrik says it was lucky that he had Victor there, because he does not think he could have endured it otherwise. He tells Jorge that he feels totally alone in spite of his helpful family and friends. Even though Victor is so little, Fredrik ﬁnds him to be of great support, “strange as it may seem”.
When he ﬁnds a cosy little white house with a red roof, he puts that alongside the stove. He shouts, clapping his hands, “I need that. ” I agree. ” In Victor’s precarious situation I can only reinforce his need for nurture and warmth, both physical and psychical. He is very persistent in his play, and adds a forest with many trees. It takes him much effort to get them to stand up in the sand. In the end he can hardly see the stove, the house, and the frying pans for all the trees that block the view.