Eimers, Antoinette. PREPARING FOR DEATH: A CHILD’S EXPERIENCE

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Eimers, Antoinette
PREPARING FOR DEATH: A CHILD’S EXPERIENCE

Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 23, Number 1, 2014

In English

PREPARING FOR DEATH:
A CHILD’S EXPERIENCE
Antoinette Eimers
Newport Beach, California, USA

KEY WORDS: Sandplay therapy, preparation for death, death, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ALL, surrogate, impending death, internal preparation, inner strength, unthought known, speak the unthinkable, trauma, psychic life, archaic defenses, self portrait, consciousness, unconscious belief, sarcophagus, pyramid, individuation process, family, countertransference, child, male, boy, twin, cancer, clinical example.

ABSTRACT: This article describes the clinical experience or journey of a six-year-old surrogate twin boy who had just undergone a bone marrow transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He was only able to complete three sandtrays before he became too sick to come to the therapy room. In all three trays he creates self-portraits of his impending death and a need to let his mother know that he is about to die. Themes of the “unthought known” (Bollas) are depicted in the trays with the use of symbolic imagery from Egyptian mythology. His individuation process and preparation for his own death is both moving and heroic.

In German

VORBEREITUNG AUF DEN TOD:
DIE ERFAHRUNG EINES KINDES
Antoinette Eimers
Newport Beach, Kalifornien, USA

SCHLAGWÖRTER: Sandspieltherapie, Vorbereitung auf den Tod. Tod, Akute lymphoblastische Leukämie, Surrogat, bevorstehender Tod, innere Vorbereitung, innere Stärke, ungeahntes Wissen, das Undenkbare aussprechen, Trauma, psychische Leben, archaische Abwehr, Selbstportrait, Bewusstsein, unbewusster Glauben, Sarkophag, Pyramide, Individuationsprozess, Gegenübertragung, Kind, männlich, Junge, Zwilling, Krebs, Fallbeispiel.

ABSTRACT: Dieser Artikel beschreibt die klinische Erfahrung eines sechs-jährigen Zwillingsjungens, der sich wegen einer akuten lymphoblastischen Leukämie, einer Knochenmarkstransplantation unterzogen hatte.

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