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TitleFinding Meaning in Loss: A Narrative Constructivist Contribution
Author(s)Alves, Daniela
Neimeyer R. A.
Batista, João
Gonçalves, Miguel M.
KeywordsSelf-narratives
Loss
Grief therapy
Meaning reconstruction
Meaning in loss protocol
Issue date2018
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
CitationAlves, D., Neimeyer, R. A., Batista, J., & Gonçalves, M. M. (2018). Finding Meaning in Loss: A Narrative Constructivist Contribution. In Clinical Handbook of Bereavement and Grief Reactions (pp. 161-187). Humana Press, Cham
Abstract(s)Bereavement, understood as the loss of a significant person through death, can challenge the mourner’s self-narrative in a way that requires active meaning reconstruction to revise or reinstate a sense of significance and security. When this natural process of making sense of the death and one’s life in its aftermath is complicated, meaning-oriented therapy can help to reconstruct a self-narrative that integrates the loss while also affirming the value of life. In this chapter, we address two narrative processes playing a central role in narrative change in the course of bereavement: the processing of the event story of loss and the accessing of the back story of the relationship to the deceased. We then outline a Meaning in Loss therapy protocol that encompasses distinct but complementary narrative-constructivist techniques, and illustrate its application in a case study
TypeBook part
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/52745
ISBN978-3-319-65240-5
e-ISBN978-3-319-65241-2
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-65241-2_8
Publisher versionhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-65241-2_8
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