Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A yoga program as a complementary and alternative intervention for adults experiencing symptoms of grief: A grant proposal
by Mahaffey, Michelle, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 74; 10127029
Abstract (Summary)

Nearly all human beings experience the death of someone emotionally close. The resulting grief one feels is a natural reaction to the death of a loved one. For the majority of adults, grief is a temporary distressing experience that gradually subsides over time. However, as many as 20% can experience a sense of prolonged grief and feel their loss is unresolved. Therefore, the proposed Give Back Yoga grant will support a yoga therapy program for bereaved adults at Providence Trinity Care Hospice in Los Angeles County, California. This 8-week course will present a series of yoga therapy principles and low-impact exercises to those who are having feeling of ongoing loss and grief. This program aims to decrease grief related symptoms, enhance the psychological and physical health of participants, and increase healthy coping skills. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant were not a requirement for successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wilson, Steve
Commitee: Potts, Marilyn, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Keywords: Bereavement, Grief, Yoga
Publication Number: 10127029
ISBN: 978-1-339-85067-2
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