“Earthquake in Zipland” enables divorced or separated parents:
To broaden their knowledge and understanding of the psychological effects of divorce on children and the impact of the separation on their child.
To play alongside their child and nonverbally address personal family issues under non-threatening circumstances.
To identify with situations in the game which are parallel to the emotional situations they are struggling with in their own lives.
To distance themselves from personal experiences and approach feelings that they tend to ignore, .e.g. anger, helplessness, blame, shame, loneliness and other emotional effects of divorce on children.
To cope with both the separation and the fantasy of bringing their parents back together again.
To express painful, repressed feelings, by writing in a diary, and thus enable desensitization of the pain caused by their parents’ situation.
To enjoy hours of entertainment and intellectual challenges.