Lately I've been reading Winnicott's theories on the False/True Self, Play and "Being/Real" v. "being good." Apparently, his mother smother-loved him. It is likely he lacked a transitional object himself. Also, "Winnicott believed that it was only in playing
that people are entirely their true selves" -- And this seems to really inform your work +ze frank
You get to the guts of things through play.