Emotional Flooding in the Playroom
Emotional flooding inside the playroom is often thought of as a bad thing, but this isn’t necessarily true. There is knowledge in the nervous system and wisdom in the body’s reaction.
1:30 What is the definition of emotional flooding?
2:00 Emotional flooding is an inevitable part of a relationship
3:16 Is emotional flooding a bad thing?
3:45 The nervous system and the window of tolerance
4:20 The size of the window of tolerance changes
5:00 What does sympathetic activation look like?
6:30 Signs of emotional flooding
7:30 Riding the wave of emotions
8:00 How do we restore the perception of safety?
9:00 What does a parasympathetic response look like?
10:00 How does emotional flooding present in the playroom?
11:00 Emotional flooding is our nervous system doing what it was designed to do
11:57 Shame in emotional flooding
12:11 Helping a child through their emotions
14:15 Emotional flooding in the therapist
15:40 How do you separate your story from the client’s story?
17:10 What are signs that therapists are emotionally flooded?
17:45 How can we prevent our own emotional flooding?
20:33 The importance of boundaries
21:00 Coming back into relationship