Therapeutic Tales and Psychotrauma in the State of Mourning to Children

Oprea Valentin BUSU, Bianca TEODORESCU


The article is an analysis of the effects generated by the theraupeutic tales within the process of overcoming the trauma experienced by a child whose parent passed away. The aim of the article is to explain how children can get over the trauma produced during the period of mourning, by means of psychotherapy and the creation of therapeutic fairy tales, according to each patient. The research methods we have resorted to are the meta-analysis and the experiment. By the thorough study of several specialty studies belonging to some well-known psychologists and psychotherapists, we have tried to underline the importance of the therapeutic fairy tales when we deal with a chils's recovery after the end of the period of mourning. In order to bring the experiment to an end, relying on various rigorous scientific studies, we have shaped two therapeutic fairy tales, appropriate for both boys and girls. The theme of these tales is the comprehension of death by children. Consequently, we have put the two fairy tales into practice in the case of five children that have recently experienced the period of mourning. We have succeeded in obtaining a positive change for four of them. As to the subjects selection, we have often encountered difficulties concerned with the custodians refusal to allow us to apply the test to some of the children). Our intention is to perform the experiment on a larger group of children that have lost one of the parents, with a view to obtaining even more relevant results.

How to cite: Busu, V. & Teodorescu, B. (2017). Therapeutic Tales and Psychotrauma in the State of Mourning to Children. Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty, Section: Philosophy and Humanistic Sciences, V(1), 57-67. DOI:


death; mourning; psychotrauma; therapeutic tales; psychotherapy; emotional management.

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