Raftopoulos, Mary. FROM LOSS TO FREEDOM: A FROZEN CHILD’S HEALING JOURNEY

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FROM LOSS TO FREEDOM:
A FROZEN CHILD’S HEALING JOURNEY

Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

Mary Raftopoulos
Victoria, Australia

KEY WORDS: Sandplay, maternal neglect, abuse, child, child abuse, mother, mother-child unity, loss, grief, separation, mandala, archetypal mother, archetypal family, false self, trauma, dissociation, feminine, divorce, “stuckness”, self, Self, cross, suffering, transformation, renewal, emergence, clinical example, girl, female, child, proceeding.

ABSTRACT: In this paper we witness the intersection of a little girl’s painful longing for her mother and her need to let her mother go. The child attended sandplay therapy over a two year period. Her sandplay scenes express her process of longing and letting go; of connecting with her pain in order to become a more creative, carefree child and of reaching deep into her psyche to heal the damage to the archetypal mother and recover the wounded feminine. The child’s psyche guides her through a psychological crucifixion, to the creation of many mandalas, the symbolic death of her mother, and the constellation of the Self. The young client’s elaborate stories, metaphors for her own process, help facilitate her healing on an archetypal level. Her sandplay process is a reminder that chaos can give birth to new beginnings and ultimately, to freedom. This article is a proceeding from a presentation given at the 23rd ISST Congress, Ottawa, 2015.


In German

VON VERLUST ZU FREIHEIT:
DER HEILUNGSWEG EINES KINDES

Mary Raftopoulos
Victoria, Australien

SCHLAGWÖRTER: Sandspiel, mütterliche Vernachlässigung, Missbrauch, Kind, Kindesmissbrauch, Mutter, Mutter-Kind-Einheit, Verlust, Trauer, Trennung, Mandala, archetypische Mutter, archetypische Familie, „False Self“ Trauma, Dissoziation, feminine, weiblich, Scheidung, selbst, Selbst, Kreuz, Leiden, Verwandlung, Erneuerung, Entstehung, klinisches Fallbeispiel, Mädchen, weiblich, Kind.

ABSTRACT: Dieser Beitrag beschreibt den Sandspielprozess eines Mädchens das sich schmerzhaft nach ihrer Mutter sehnt. Die Sandbilder der Klientin zeigen die Heilung der Beschädigung der archetypischen Mutter und die Wiederherstellung des verwundeten Weiblichen.


In Spanish

DE PÉRDIDA A LIBERTADE

Mary Raftopoulos
Victoria, Australia

PALABRAS SIGNIFICATIVAS: Sandplay, negligencia maternal, abuso, niño, niña, maltrato infantile, madre, unidad madre-hijo, pérdida, duelo, separación, mandala, madre arquetípica, familia arquetípica, falso yo, trauma, disociación, feminino, divorcio, yo, Yo, cruz, sufrimiento, transformación, renovación, aparición, ejemplo clínico, muchacha, mujer.

RESUMEN: Este artículo describe el proceso sandplay de una muchacha de la doloroso nostalgia de su madre. Escenas de sandplay del cliente mostrar curación de daños a la madre arquetípica y la recuperación de lo femenino herido. Este artículo es un procedimiento del 23 Congreso de ISST, Ottawa, 2015.


In French

DE LA PERTE À LA LIBERTÉ:
PARCOURS DE GUÉRISON DE L’ENFANT CONGELÉ

Mary Raftopoulos
Victoria, Australia

MOTS CLÉS: Sandplay, négligence maternelle, abus, enfant, maltraitance, mère ; l’unité mère-enfant, perte, deuil, séparation, mandala, archétype mère, famille archétypal, soi faux, traumatisme, dissociation, féminin, divorce, soi, Soi, croix, souffrance, transformation, renouvellement, émergence, exemple clinique, fille, femme.

RÉSUMÉ: Cet article décrit le processus de sandplay du désir douloureux d’une fille pour sa mère. Les scènes de sandplay du client révèlent la guérison des dommages causés à la mère archétype et la récupération des blessés féminins. Cet article est une instance du 23ème congrès ISST, Ottawa, 2015.


In Portuguese

DE PERDA Á LIBERDADE:
A JORNADA DE CURA DE UMA CRIANÇA

Mary Raftopoulos
Victoria, Australia

PALAVRAS CHAVE: Sandplay, negligência maternal, abuso, criança, abuso infantil, mãe, unidade mãe-filho, perda, luto, separação, mandala, arquétipo maternal, família arquetípica, falso Self, trauma, dissociação, feminino, divorcio, self, Si-mesmo, cruz, sofrimento, transformação, renovação, emergência, exemplo clínico, menina, feminino, criança.