Recent research about grief, ‘this mystery that pervades our human condition’ (Attig) considers grief to be an unavoidable life experience that is not predictable, not related to ‘stages’ not resolvable or to be ‘got over’. It is instead a complex reaction to a loss that is part of living. It is unique and can shift and alter in lifelong and life-changing ways.
Psychodrama and action methods can offer ways of working creatively and respectfully using an individual’s own frame of reference or ‘self system’. It can offer opportunities to reconnect with those parts of our experience and ourselves that have felt lost, to make new maps of new territory and make new meaning of experience.