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Experiencing emotion: Children’s perceptions, reflections and self-regulation

Leigh, Jennifer S (2017) Experiencing emotion: Children’s perceptions, reflections and self-regulation. Body, Movement, and Dance in Psychotherapy, 12 (2). pp. 128-144. ISSN 1743-2979. (doi:10.1080/17432979.2017.1303544) (KAR id:60720)

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22 children aged 4-11 attended sessions of Somatic Movement Education (incorporating developmental play and movement patterns). They were given the opportunity to express their emotions through movement, and to develop their understanding and processing of emotion through pair work, group work, journaling, mark-making and reflections as part of a phenomenological research project. The children showed that they were able to identify and express their emotions through movement and creative methods. In some cases they were also able to move towards self-regulating their emotions, and articulate their experiences of this clearly.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17432979.2017.1303544
Uncontrolled keywords: embodied, emotion, movement, children, education
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Jennifer Leigh
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 09:34 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:46 UTC
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