The intervention from the Psicooncología aims to provide preventive and therapeutic tools in individual, family and group assistance through various types methodologies by which to make the necessary process of mourning to cancer.
Within the course of the cancer disease, the patient is going through a normal process of grieving, which is healthy and necessary as an adaptation to a series of losses (health, identity, self-esteem, stability and security, the usual role in the family, at work, in sexual life, hope, beliefs ...) regardless of the type of cancer that suffers.
The psychology , in this case, seeks to provide specialized support to patients and their families at all stages of the disease with the aim of enhancing coping strategies enabling adaptation to the disease, as well as coordination with other professionals to ensure comprehensive care. In this type of intervention has been shown that in addition to individualized therapy, self-help groups are great promoters these processes.
What is the therapeutic work?
The methodologies to be used are of various types: psychotherapy, relaxation techniques, art therapy ... is to help the person in treatment to express what you are feeling, since even painful, the grieving process must try to live it, feel it, share it, express it to generate a sense of hope. It is doing nothing more than trying especially the sick or diseased as a person above all, that is, it is often simply "accompany".
As recommendations to family and companions seeks work aspects as the importance of self-care staff to care for others.
Addressing the detachment of a loved one
Largely therapeutic work focuses on an effort aimed at the development of detachment accompaniment, since it is not so easy to let a loved one to leave and to give permission to make it so, and even giving yourself permission to leave.
It is necessary to avoid self-destruction or process of "dying alive" and guide the process of loss to personal and family serenity as a process of personal growth and opportunity to integrate self life shared with others.
These production processes have a certain resolution time since depend on many factors (the type of connection or relationship between people, the situation, external factors ...). This is to create spaces of trust in to help live, not to survive.
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