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WITNESSES OF GRIEF

Everyone who comes into contact with the bereaved has the privilege of journeying with them. Using Art as Therapy, helping professionals nation-wide - doctors, nurses, healthcare programme staff, social workers, art therapists, counsellors - created a yarn butterfly to symbolise us coming together and threading a network for compassionate grief support.

 

The art-making process provided space for helping professionals to practise mindfulness, silence, self-care, being present - as each professional reflected on their experiences on supporting a person experiencing grief and loss. 

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OFFER  PRESENCE ◦ ACCOMPANY

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"Each person's grief is as unique as their fingerprint.
But what everyone has in common is that no matter how they grieve, they share a need for their grief to be witnessed.
That doesn't mean needing someone to try to lessen it or reframe it for them. The need is for someone to be fully present to the magnitude of their loss without trying to point out the silver lining."

CONTRIBUTORS

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