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Psychotherapeutic interviews with the bereaved

A day of healing communication for those who are experiencing the grief of loss.

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GROUP SUPPORT

Psychotherapeutic interviews with the bereaved

A day of healing communication for those who are experiencing the grief of loss.


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For 7 hours we talk about how to survive a loss.

This is not taught, but is told by a person who personally goes through such a test. A psychotherapist helps you to talk about it.

Therapeutic

This experience is therapeutic for those who share their own experiences. And for the one who witnesses the process.

When you listen and see something that is similar to yours, it becomes smaller. A shared grief is a grief divided in half.

Professionally

The interview is conducted by a psychotherapist who asks about the experience of living with loss.

There is also a 2-hour block with recommendations on how to live with grief. Throughout the entire time of communication, there is an opportunity to ask questions.

Psychotherapeutic interviews with the bereaved

Against the backdrop of the war on the one hand and a large number of grief education programs on the other, there is a social fear of approaching pain, touching it, being close to it. That’s how the idea of psychotherapeutic interviews came about, where we can show what loss looks like. What it consists of, what it sounds like, what it feels like. What a person who is experiencing a loss looks like, what they talk about, whether they smile at all.

Because grief wants to be listened to. Not silenced. They did not hide it in family closets. We did not pretend that it did not exist. We did not let it become petrified, as our grandparents did after World War II.

The event is held in the format of warm human communication – an interview between a psychotherapist and a person experiencing the grief of loss. You are welcome to join in – watch and listen to the story of someone who is overcoming such a challenge. Perhaps it will support you. Maybe it will give you strength if you are on the verge. Or perhaps it will show you that you are not alone in swimming through your ocean of pain. There are those who are doing it next to you, at the same time.

Welcome.

The psychotherapeutic effect of an interview is to talk about your own pain. In a safe environment, with personalized attention and dialog with carefully chosen words. And also in observing how a person opens up, what they are talking about

June 9,
2024

10:00-17:00

Inna Ovchynnikova: “I was lucky: I had time to tell my mother a lot and hear from her”


10:00 – 12:00 Interview with Inna, part 1.

12:15 – 14:15 Lecture by psychotherapist Yulia Farafonova on the Power of Pain methodology, which helps to find the strength to live through the pain of loss.

14:30 – 16:00 Interview with Inna, part 2.

16:15 – 17:00 Questions and answers.

The event is led by psychotherapist Tetiana Stanislavska

Story
Inna’s mother passed away in her arms. She died of cancer, which she refused to treat because medical intervention for cancer had not helped other family members before. The main people who supported Inna were her husband, who has been fighting a full-scale war almost all the time, as well as her friend and sister.

The announcement of the event is here and here.

Participation
Participation in the event is free. But we are collecting charitable contributions:

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June 1,
2024

11:00-16:00

Maria Hnes: “I’m doing this for Seva: as long as I’m talking about my son, he is there, he is remembered”


11:00 – 12:00 Lecture on coping with the grief of losing a child (guest lecturer to be determined).

12:00 – 13:30 Interview with Maria, part 1.

13:45 – 15:15 Interview with Maria, part 2.

15:15 – 16:00 Questions and answers.

The event is led by psychotherapist Tetiana Stanislavska

Story
Seva had cerebral palsy (tetraparesis) and passed away at the age of 7. It happened in France, where the family had taken the child from the war. During a routine health checkup, European doctors found no symptoms of the child’s condition. But shortly thereafter, the child died in his sleep and was diagnosed with pneumonia.

The announcements of the event is here, here.

Participation
Participation in the event is free. But we are collecting charitable contributions:

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May 4,
2024

10:00-17:00

Svitlana Polonska: “I am not a widow, I am a Hero’s wife”


10:00 – 12:00 Interview with Svitlana, part 1.

12:15 – 14:15 “How to Feel Life in the Most Difficult Situations” – practical recommendations from psychotherapist Iryna Khrystanfova.

14:30 – 16:00 Interview with Svitlana, part 2.

16:15 – 17:00 Questions and answers.

The event is led by psychotherapist Tetiana Stanislavska

The event announcements are here, here and here. And also, and here.

Story
The war took away Svitlana’s husband, with whom they had been married for 22 years. On May 5, 2024, it will be 5 months since his death. It is still difficult for Svitlana to talk about it, but she is ready to share her experience of grief to help other women cope.

Petition
You can sign a petition to award the title of “Hero of Ukraine” (posthumously) to Svitlana’s husband, Chief Sergeant, anti-aircraft gunner of the anti-aircraft missile platoon of the military unit A4028, Ihor Yuriyovych Polonsky (call sign “Prince”).

Summary
You can read more about the event here and here.

There is light in every darkness