A Chinese way to use ‘safe place’ in grief work


Every culture has its special way to deal with grief. In Chinese culture which is collectivism-oriented, people deal with grief not only in a society context, but also have a lot of connection with the bereaved ones. We found that it is hard to help the clients to be stabilized and work with EMDR on their grief before you help them to find a “Safe place” to settle their bereaved ones down. Hence, we use a modified “safe place” technique to help the clients to create a “heaven” for their loved ones, a “place” they can visit to say “hello” again to their bereaved ones. Our presentation will how we did that in a case series of adults and children by using imaginary ways and artistic ways. Using EMDR as standard protocol was effective to remove the symptoms and got the SUDs down.






Yuchuan Yang
W. Wu

Original Work Citation

Yang, Y., & Wu, W. (2008, June). A Chinese way to use "safe place" in grief work. Poster presented at the 9th EMDR Europe Association Conference, London, England



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