Yoshikawa, M. Lury
A PSYCHOSOMATIC APPROACH TO POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME USING SANDPLAY THERAPY
Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 14, Number 2, 2005
KEY WORDS: sandplay therapy, clinical example, femininity, female, polycystic ovary syndrome, psychosomatic, women, cyclical patterns, recurrent themes, recurrent miniatures, low self esteem, negative animus, archetypal, positive mother, great mother.
ABSTRACT: This study aims at the understanding and analysis of the psychological dynamics of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), one of the organic disorders that most affect women at reproductive age in the modern world. Sandplay therapy was chosen as the investigative method, for being a nonverbal method that enables access and the transformation of internal experiences through symbolic work. The processes of three women, diagnosed with PCOS, were followed and analyzed. The results obtained corroborate and enhance the data found in the literature concerning the psychodynamic of these women