ERIC Number: EJ844371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Bereavement Groups and Their Benefits: Enhancing Connection through Creativity
Grebin, Margie; Vogel, Joanne E.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v2 n1 p61-73 2006-2007
This article provides a brief discussion of the various types of grief and posits that the many types, particularly disenfranchised, lend themselves to recovery through reconnection. Bereavement groups offer a particularly useful means of connection with a larger grieving community and allow validation from others along with personalization of loss. Additionally, the use of creativity creates deeper and more meaningful connections with self and others. Finally, the article ends with counseling considerations and two case examples.
Descriptors: Creativity, Grief, Counseling, Death, Counselors, Intervention, Films, Music, Ceremonies, Case Studies, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Group Counseling, Group Therapy, Books
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