EPT10-Session-1 – Trauma

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Early trauma does not affect infants and toddlers because they can’t verbalize implicit memories.
In EPT, when children activate a trauma sequence, the following theme characteristics will usually be present in their expressions.
The best way to facilitate a trauma or fear reaction that has been activated in a child during play therapy is to tell the child s/he is safe in the playroom and nothing bad is going happen to them here.  
In tracking trauma expressions in EPT, the best example of the order of the process is:
Young children have the capacity to tell the story of their trauma experiences if a play therapist will not interrupt their process and facilitate their movement through tracking and facilitating trauma expressions in play.
Children who can use metaphorical expressions in play therapy have greater potential for resiliency