Part of the Writing for Therapy or Personal Development series
Paperback: £19.99 / $32.95
2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-212-2, BIC 2: MQTC CBV VFJX
Writing in Bereavement is a practical creative handbook that will assist counsellors, volunteers and others in their work with bereaved adults. Writing is a powerful outlet for the emotions that accompany grief and it is therefore a valuable therapeutic tool to help those who are bereaved communicate their experiences and adjust to life after their loss.
Jane Moss provides imaginative creative writing exercises for groups and individuals, using a variety of genres and literary forms and techniques. She offers advice on how to plan and run successful workshops with the bereaved, and how to evaluate their effectiveness. Using the techniques in this book, counsellors can help grieving individuals find a voice to cope with profound changes in their life, complete unfinished conversations, write for remembrance, use creativity as a respite from sadness, and finally begin to move forward from grief and imagine the future.
31 May 2013
In every Bereavement and Loss workshop that I have facilitated over the years, regardless of the role of the participant, the question of universal interest seems to be ‘what do we say when we don’t know what to say?’ Everyone it seems is afraid of saying the wrong thing, and the more tragic the loss the greater...
16 July 2012
In this conversation, bereavement service co-ordinator Dodie Graves and creative writing tutor/bereavement group leader Jane Moss talk about their experiences of facilitating bereavement groups and some of the creative techniques that can help people express themselves. Dodie: My experience of groups goes way back to being a participant during my seminary days, when we had...
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