ERIC Number: EJ844355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Good Grief: The Part of Arts in Healing Loss and Grief
Buser, Trevor J.; Buser, Juleen K.; Gladding, Samuel T.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v1 n3-4 p173-183 2005
This manuscript considers the way that several creative media--including music, videography, visual arts, literature, drama, play, and altar-making--can be utilized in assisting the multifaceted grief process of clients. In particular, attention is given to the ability of creative media to enable clients to maintain a connection to the deceased, to access and express complicated emotions, and to gain confidence in authoring a new life story in the midst of loss.
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Grief, Coping, Music Activities, Video Technology, Literature, Drama, Play, Creativity, Counseling Techniques, Death, Emotional Response
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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