KHARON

Thanatology Review

Electronic Journal

Content

Volume 14

Number 1 · 2010

Original article

 ERZSÉBET VIZINGER
ERZSÉBET VIZINGER

krízistanácsadó szakpszichológus

vier@citromail.hu

Grief and autogenic training

Abstract · The aim of this study is to emphasize the importance of a complex approach to mourning and to present the use of autogenic training in aiding the process of mourning. Mourners experience bodily symptoms, they struggle with psychological problems and they seek answers to spiritual questions while living their social lives in a society which allows little room for their grief. As specialists, our task is to understand these phenomena as comprehensively as possible and to offer solutions that greatly help to meet the various needs of mourning. As an easy to learn method, autogenic training provides help to mourners with its simple and well suited structure, without labelling them sick. It can prevent mourning from becoming pathological, and it gives room for the mourner's own rhythm in the mourning process. In my paper, I would like to introduce readers to the practical side of psychological work with mourners by presenting two case studies.

DR. ORSOLYA SZÉPE
DR. ORSOLYA SZÉPE

kommunikáció kutató, főiskolai docens

szeors@gmail.com

 NÓRA FERDINANDY
NÓRA FERDINANDY

gyógytornász

nora.nemeth@t-online.hu

Intimacy and publicity

Some characteristics of mourning and death-related blogs

Abstract · In today's internet-dominated world, individuals, organizations, and diverse groups of people share, make available and publish thoughts, experiences and emotions - apart from professional knowledge and official information. With the large-scale disclosure of emotions and experiences, the concept of historically interpreted publicity is significantly supplemented or transformed. Our writing expresses some thoughts on the relationship between intimacy and mass publicity in connection with death-related blogs and social networks (virtual cemeteries). Through the concrete examples described in this article, we would like to gain a better understanding of this new and unusual phenomenon of the postmodern world.