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Therapeutic programme for bereaved rangatahi

18 Jun, 2021

Therapeutic programme for bereaved rangatahi

Sensing Our Grief is a new 6-week online therapeutic programme for bereaved (sibling or parent) rangatahi.

The programme will utilise the five senses to explore grief and loss in a tangible, experiential and accessible way, which aligns with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy of awareness and willingness to be in contact with thoughts, sensations, emotions, and experiences occurring in the present moment.

The objective of the programme is to create a safe and supportive environment for bereaved rangatahi to learn about grief and share their experiences. We anticipate outcomes of the programme to be around the normalisation of grief and grieving processes, peer support, mindfulness practice, increased connection with the departed, and improved self-care, understanding of oneself, and coping strategies.

Participants need to be 16 years and over and feel ready to explore and process the loss of their loved one/s.

For more information about the programme please contact your Youth Worker, Psychosocial Support Worker, or the CanTeen team at info@canteen.org.nz.

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