On November 23, Lyudmyla Samus and Olena Zabroda, employees of the Social Services Center of the Myrhorod City Council, launched the “Children and War. Teaching Recovery Techniques” therapy courses in “Slava” Myrhorod Specialized Sanatorium (Poltava region).
The sessions are held for 2 groups of residents of the sanatorium – internally displaced persons who have suffered psychological damage and trauma as a result of living in the territories where hostilities are taking place, as well as due to resettlement.
“During the psychological program, the participants will learn self-regulation techniques, skills of experiencing negative emotions ecologically and regulating feelings,” the Center for Social Services of the Myrhorod City Council wrote on their Facebook page. – “The goal of the program is to teach participants to own their difficult memories of past events and to be able to extract experience from them.
The trainers noted that in order to overcome intrusive memories, the participants use imagination techniques, art-therapy and breathing exercises. Each meeting ends with pleasant communication and a delicious tea party.
The therapy sessions are held with the support of the “Helping Hand for Ukraine” project partner, the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.
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