at dinner, the husband suddenly asked me:
"do you know that "hide and seek" is a game in the living and the dead?"
frankly, I never thought of that!
we All remember from childhood this scanty game
it Turned out that in the old days the game had its own philosophy: "it" portrayed "the stiff" or dead, who ran for the living to drag them into the realm of the dead!
a Husband read about it somewhere and offered to forward the information to me.
I refused, because I have matured from a technique game, which can be done in schools and in summer camps!
the Game for suicide prevention
- you must remove the romanticizing with the topic of suicide to explain that no it is not heroism. After all, "likes" online, the victim, the person will never see it.
- Tell children that death is nothingness, emptiness.
- you Can offer everyone shut up for a minute and close your eyes, turn off the lights and spend time in complete silence and darkness.
- Ask the kids about what they most love
- you Can record everything that they say on a flip chart
- Then take all written and cross, saying that it's dark, and ... nothing.
- On the game itself (for a known schema). The one who leads, to put on a black blindfold.
- Many will be awe-struck by the metaphor of what is happening
- At the end of game feedback, in the form of facilitation, announce:
"And now the bravest is he who is not afraid to admit their own fears!"
When was the most terrible thing?
- What, exactly, you're feared/fear the most?
- What other feelings except fear, have you experienced?
- all this is connected with the possibility of losing everything that you love?
- So which is better: life with its joys or death, with its complete emptiness?
Then you can sum up, saying that the children here are very lucky to be born, because:
- mom and Dad might have never met
- Parents could just abandon the birth of a baby
- Have children, seriously ill and they want to live fighting for life every day
- Offer to help such children, for example: "write letters, donate toys, go home"
- And again ask for feedback on which is better, Life or Death
P.S. I Think that this game with the explanation on a very serious subject to play with their children, grandchildren or nephews.