The Adventures Of Ayu And Grof: The Land Of Volcanoes + An Unwanted Journey: Creative Accompaniment in Paediatric Palliative Care
available in English language only
About the book
We prepared this book package at a reduced price for those who would like to gain an insight into the field of accompanying children with a life-limiting illness as well as grieving children and their families from the point of view of both adults and children.
The wonderful story in the book The Adventures of Ayu and Grof: The Land Of Volcanoes deals with the theme of loss and hope. Ayu, a young girl, and her companion Grof set out on a journey of discovery to the land of volcanoes. Their experience will help the reader to get in touch with the healing capacity that we all have to live again after loss of a loved one. Ayu and Grof share their love and wisdom and they offer us the opportunity to make our hearts receptive to the mysteries of life.
The book An Unwanted Journey: Creative Accompaniment in Paediatric Palliative Care in the field of palliative care focuses particularly on providing emotional support and accompanying children and families on their journey through serious illness towards death and bereavement. The authors have spent many years working with children and families and also teaching professionals internationally. Their approach draws on their rich psychological and psychoanalytic knowledge and their extensive experience of teaching with experiential and psycho-dramatic techniques.
Rubén Bild, PhD, has been a pioneer in the field of palliative care for 30 years. He is a psychoanalyst trained by Anna Freud and a clinical supervisor in family therapy. He is the director of a therapeutic circus, Bild’s Inner Circus, where healthcare professionals receive training in communication techniques. He is the developer of the creative accompaniment approach to caring emotionally for dying children, adolescents, and bereaved families; and teaches this work throughout the world.
Iván Gómez, psychologist and Gestalt therapist, has been working for many years with bereaved children and families. He is the director of Centre for Grief therapy and co-director of the centre for creative accompaniment in Valencia, Spain. He runs courses and workshops on paediatric palliative care and bereavement.