Danger Play Theme In Play Therapy
In this episode of the Play Therapy Podcast, we explore the concept of danger as a safety play theme in the playroom. So we will dive into the nuances of this theme, clarifying that despite its name, danger play falls under the safety category. I talk about how children manifest danger play, whether through dangerous characters, fantastical figures, risky locations, dangerous animals, or characters in jeopardy. I also explain the potential meanings behind danger play, highlighting how it can reflect a child’s perception of the world as unsafe or stem from past experiences of legitimate danger. Additionally, I touch on how danger play can sometimes serve as a subtle plea for help. Understanding these themes is crucial as danger play often evolves or runs concurrently with other play themes, providing insight into a child’s inner world.
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