My Jamshed Therapy

Stevenzky By Stevenzky, 16th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Dummy can be therapeutic to the people inflicted with impairments or disabilities.

My Jamshed Therapist

Most of you will react differently seeing my baby boy dummy. It looks creepy for some, but he is my buddy. I still remember talking to this dummy when I was placed in an isolated area of Tajikistan in the year 2010. I got him from our partner organization. Since then, I always talk to him as if he can say something. Basically, I don't have anyone to talk with during my stay in this country. My apartment is so in silence without any souls to mingle with. Being away from my family was the toughest decision I made. To cope up with the new environment, I diverted myself talking to him while planning the steps to administer my mission to the country.

I am home in my country with full memories of my selfless dummy, Jamshed. His name was suggested by my translator, Jamshed means junior or little boy in their Tajik language. You will be amazed how handy he is during the seminars I conducted in the area. In some point, it sounds crazy but Jamshed changes his outfits along the course of four seasons. My colleagues and I were teasing each other, since Jamshed doesn't have face. One of my colleagues had drawn his face to be known by the people who usually attend in my training session, a part of transferring my skills to them. As far as I remember, the dummies are created without a face for the participants actively draw their ideal facial expressions.
Then, the popularity of my little boy became the highlight of my training series. Play therapy is done successfully with the help of Jamshed, the practical application of the principles were executed in sequence. Thus it is better to demonstrate in a child, but taking into account the additional motivation of keeping them focus during the presentation. We all knew that the attention span of children is low; practically speaking they are playful in nature.

The sad thing, I left my little boy in the institution. I didn’t abandon him, but he needs to continue his role. The success of the mission is very rewarding, my Jamshed will stay there as a keepsake of my presence. Back home, he is still the center of my discussion with my family, relatives and friends. I had once become insane, sitting alone in my apartment. With him, the play therapy remains memorable.

Now, I am sharing this to illustrate some of his role in play therapy session with me. I was hoping to see him again in the near future. Seeing the people I had touched along the journey of my life.


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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
16th May 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing your article.

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17th May 2015 (#)

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