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By Dennis McCarthy

Young ones don't consistently have the potential or have to exhibit themselves via phrases. they typically reach asserting extra approximately their emotions and stories by means of speaking non-verbally via play and different expressive, inventive actions. the fundamental premise of "Speaking in regards to the Unspeakable" is that life's so much pivotal reviews, either reliable and undesirable, should be really expressed through the language of the mind's eye. via creativity and play, little ones are loose to articulate their feelings in some way. The individuals, all skilled baby therapists, describe a large choice of non-verbal healing concepts, together with clay, sand, circulate and nature remedy, illustrating their descriptions with relocating case reviews from their specialist adventure. obtainable and fascinating, this publication will motivate baby psychologists and therapists, artwork therapists and a person with an curiosity in healing paintings with teenagers.

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Relationships and emotions are demonstrated through the body: muscle tension, facial expressions, body shaping, eye contact, breath, gestures, and full body movement. Dance/movement therapists observe the movement qualities in children and caregivers very carefully and use their own bodies to try on the client’s movement and to attune with the person on a body-felt level. Children are very responsive to this; most very young children seem to engage quickly in relationships when they see others connecting with them non-verbally.

2004) Dark Nights of the Soul. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers. C. (1962) Centering: In Pottery, Poetry, and the Person. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. Sherwood, P. (2004) The Healing Art of Clay Therapy. Camberwell: Australian Council for Educational Research. J. ) (2002) Beyond Talk Therapy: Using Movement and Expressive Techniques in Clinical Practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Chapter 3 Speaking with the Body Using Dance/Movement Therapy to Enhance Communication and Healing with Young Children Claire LeMessurier and Susan Loman Before children have words, they communicate non-verbally.

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