Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Oct 15, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 216 pages
Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play. The arts are shown to offer a means to reflect on memories, hopes, fears and anxieties, and gently explore the emotional, spiritual, and psychological issues which can aid a fuller understanding of oneself and one's condition. The arts also serve as a way to communicate difficult and complex feelings to professionals or family members not possible in everyday conversation. Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts offers valuable insights and inspiration for any practitioner working in a palliative care setting.
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Andrew Motion art therapy artists Arts in Health asked audience bereavement Blake Morrison body cancer carers chemotherapy child children’s hospice clients communication created creative writing death died doctor drama therapy dying Elisabeth Kübler-Ross emotional experience explore express face fear feelings felt Forward Prize friends Gillie Bolton GRAHAM Graham-Pole grief Healing Arts healthcare human images journey Kathleen Ferrier Kirklin learning listen lives London look Maureen medicine memorial service Mike White mother music therapy never nurse pain painting palliative palliative care patients Penelope Shuttle photographs physical play poems poetry professional psychotherapy realise RECEPTIONIST reflective remember response Rosetta sense session share sister someone space spiritual staff story suffering talk Tarset tell terminal illness therapeutic therapeutic touch therapist there’s things thoughts understand visualisation weeks what’s words workshops wrote
Page 17 - Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?' That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat. 'I don't much care where — ' said Alice. Then it doesn't matter which way you go,
Page 32 - Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.