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Jean Améry pp 171-197 | Cite as

The Healing Power of Imagination: Playfulness in Impossible Situations

  • Mooli LahadEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter suggests a new perspective on Améry as a holocaust survivor suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or Complex Grief. Based on my research and clinical work I assume that imagination and playfulness are protective elements in traumatic incidents that Améry knew about it but for reasons described in the chapter resented this option.

Keywords

PTSD Imagination Fantastic Reality Playfulness Traumatic grief 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tel-Hai Academic CollegeUpper GalileeIsrael
  2. 2.Community Stress Prevention CenterQiryat ShemonaIsrael

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