THE STAGES OF EMOTIONAL HEALING To have a clearer understanding of emotional healing and the process that individuals go through as they recover from their emotional wounding, it is important to have a look at the various stages that they traverse as they try to make sense of their emotional injuries and deal with them in the process of healing. When people experience an emotional devastation such as that of loss through death or divorce, they go through the various stages in the process of healing as they deal with their pain. Although these stages are universal, the sequence may differ from person to person. One may also move back and forth between the stages on the way to recovery and some stages may overlap with each other. They may also happen
To be able to know how to deal with the losses that are discussed in the following chapters, it is important to have a clearer understanding of loss and grief and how to cope with grief following a loss and achieve healing. This brings the following questions to mind: • What is loss? • What is grief? • What is bereavement? • What is grieving?
Reflection can be very useful in the clinical setting when dealing with a difficult or challenging situation. This type of reflection can take place when we have had time to take a step back from something, or talk it through, as in: ‘on reflection, I think you might be right’, or ‘on second thoughts, I realise I was upset because…’ This type of more focused reflection can lead to a new way of reacting in or approaching a situation next time. Reflection is an explanation and exploration of events; not just a description. Reflection often relieves
Hence, a person needs the professional help which would take into account cultural context. Thus, by considering not only facts but also a canvas of traditions, a psychologist acquires an opportunity to guide a person with depression or oppression. He gains an opportunity to provide another perspective for his patient which would become a way to unburden him or her. Nonetheless, to master the spiritual approach to grief psychotherapy, a psychologist has to discover the various kinds of mourning the loss. Considering that some cultures differ dramatically from the common American idea of the funeral, a psychotherapist has to maneuver by defining main spiritual rules of death in the culture to which the client belongs (Papalia and Olds, 2012, p.618).
In CCT, classes are usually small and there is a physiotherapist present. For this patient, the physiotherapist could provide external prescriptive feedback but they must consider how this will be done so that Michael can process the provided information. As Michael may have an issue with intrinsic feedback (adaptation) because of his stroke, this is an important consideration for his rehabilitation especially because of the difficulties he may face with processing of information and also with his sense of
‘’Our behaviour may then change as a result of thinking differently. Behavioural techniques are used to change what we do. This may result in thinking differently about a situation or difficulty.’’ (Helsop, K, 2008). A key component of CBT is the relationship between the patient and the healthcare provider. The patient and healthcare provider must work together to identify problematic thoughts and behaviours of the patient and then agree to set goals on how to combat these thoughts and behaviours.
Various qualitative research methods were examined to indentify which approach would best meet the aims and objectives of this study including phenomenology, case study, grounded theory and ethnography. Phenomenology is concerned with the experiences of people within their life world (Polit and Beck, 2011). Phenomenology is useful when the topic being researched is related to the life experience of humans and when the topic is poorly understood (Streubert and Carpenter, 2011). Phenomenology has been used by a number of researchers examining bereaved parents’ experiences (Samuelsson et al. 2001; Adolfsson et al.
Significance of the Study The researcher believed that this research would be beneficial to the following: For counselors, therapist and psychologists. This study can provide additional knowledge about forgiveness therapy and its applicability for abandoned and neglected elderly in the Philippines. It could also give them a background about the experiences of elderly clients undergoing forgiveness therapy which could help them in developing ideas about interventions that uses forgiveness. Government and non-government facilities could use the results of this study as basis in designing interventions that would address the needs of the elderlies, especially their issues due to past hurts which may affect their current mental, emotional and physiological conditions. This may also help them develop an appropriate caring approach and environment to the elderlies.
The care process includes the interaction among doctor, patient and (healthcare) structure, which leads to two distinct processes: technical interventions (use of clinical care) and interpersonal interaction (humanism, sensitivity) among users and healthcare workers (Campbell et al, 2000). Moreover, in the same article the two dimensions of effectiveness are named as the following: clinical dimension and interpersonal care dimension. The service provider should attempt to perform the service in a convenient way, comforting and pleasing, as patients perceive these characteristics as indications of care (Donabedian, 1988). Donabedian (1988) underlined the importance of the relationship between doctor and patient, as patient and doctor can have different expectations after a treatment. The significance of interpersonal communication in terms of the satisfaction of the patient is well documented (Donabedian, 1988; Campbell et al., 2000).
Minsan, sa pamilya, sa asawa. Eh minsan kasi, bihirang dumalaw ang mga anak ko eh.” This can be supported by Conroy (2006) who stated that self-pity is a reaction or an involuntary response to awareness of one’s suffering. The existence of these challenges inclines elderlies not only to experience self-esteem decline but also can result to mental health problems such as depression especially if not given attention or intervention which can be related to the claim of Theodore (2015) who illustrated high correlation between self-pity