Music is the medicine of the breaking heart. - Leigh Hunt

What You Should Know about Mourning

Trainer: Ranka Radulović, MD, PhD, psychiatrist, music therapist – supervisor in the Association of Music Therapists of Serbia, psychotherapist ECP.

Music therapy workshop in thanatology and therapy of mourning intended for the personnel in contact or working with individuals and families (groups) that have experienced any kind of loss – loss of health, important persons, property, job, idea, etc. They are especially important for the personnel dealing with the dying patients in palliative care.

Apart from the medical workers, doctors, nurses, psychologists, special education teachers and social workers, individuals who can also take part in these workshops are students of these faculties, music therapists, psychotherapists and candidates being educated in music therapy and psychotherapy.

The basic level of workshops enables differentiation between the normal and pathological forms of mourning, as well as particularities of manifestations of mourning in certain age or cultural groups. At the same time, it enables the participants to observe their own significant losses and the process of mourning for such losses, through personal experience.

This kind of education reduces the burn-out syndrome of the personnel employed in this type of institutions, it is effective in the prevention and detection of complicated mourning reactions bearing the risk of psychotic or psychosomatic illness, family and social dysfunctions. Getting to know the phases of mourning and personal defense mechanisms has a prophylactic effect.

For organized groups (organizations) the price of the workshop and other benefits is open to discussion.

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