I grieve because I loved her: Bereaved parents' perceptions of a mindfulness-based retreat

Title

I grieve because I loved her: Bereaved parents' perceptions of a mindfulness-based retreat

Creator

Thieleman K; Cacciatore J

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2021

Subject

bereaved parent coping death of a child mindfulness-based invervention qualitative interviews

Description

Mindfulness-based interventions have recently been applied to grief-related distress. However, little is known about how bereaved participants experience them. This study explored bereaved parents' experiences of a mindfulness-based grief retreat through semi-structured interviews with 19 participants. Interview transcripts were thematically analyzed to gain an understanding of how participants experienced the retreat and its perceived effect on their lives. Four themes representing the perceived benefits of the retreat emerged: psychoeducation, mindfulness, mutual support and understanding, and relationships. The mindfulness-based retreat was generally experienced as beneficial in coping with the death of a child.

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Citation List Month

March 2021 List

Collection

Citation

Thieleman K; Cacciatore J, “I grieve because I loved her: Bereaved parents' perceptions of a mindfulness-based retreat,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 31, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17491.

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