This compact document from the EDT Commission combines basic information about an emergency reaction to trauma combined with aspects of basic puppetry. It will give practical advice and be an inspiring introduction for puppeteers, helpers, educators, therapists and everybody who is touched by the great possibilities of puppetry. There are versions in different languages. Feel free to share.
Download the document :
In English > Traumatic emergency reaction and puppetry
In French / en français > Réaction d’urgence traumatique et jeu de marionnettes
In German / auf Deutsch > Akute traumatische Notfallreaktion und Puppenspiel
In Spanish / En español > Titeres y reacción de emergencia traumática
In Russian / на русском > Острая реакция и игра с куклой
In Ukrainian / українською мовою > Гостра реакція на стрес та гра з лялькою
Education, development and therapy Commission – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you. I work with puppetry in a variety of care and community settings, usually about specific emotional or wellbeing conditions, including with people living with complex post traumatic stress disorder. When thoughts or feelings feel overwhelming the puppet bears witness and can respond beyond the words, which is where some trauma lives. I love the succinct list of how puppetry can assist/ support/ help to heal … it is indeed powerful. It is also sense making and transformative.