Yaara Nusboim is an Israel-based designer who develops a collection of therapy dolls to help children who have experienced some form of emotional trauma. The collection presents a range of oddly shaped toys that are made predominantly with wood but also have a unique material element that encourages sensory activity.
Yaara Nusboim developed the design of the therapy dolls with the help of experienced child psychologists. There are a total of six designs and each one is intended to correspond to a particular repressed emotion, creating a more hyper-targeted and niche approach to the trauma. This endeavor is motivated by the designer's belief that "toys, not words, are the language of a child."
Each of the six therapeutic dolls corresponds to one of the following: Fear, Emptiness, Pain, Safety, Love, and Anger.
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