Negation pacts, unconscious alliances centred on the mourning-holder of the Greek Cypriot missing-persons

Since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, several hundred persons are still considered missing. Despite the exhumations of bones recently identified with a considerable number of those missing-persons, their mourning processes are still incomplete.

Talking about loss and mourning. Weaving strings of meaning through the grieving process

Death and the pain that follows is an inherent life experience that everyone eventually has to face. The process of grief entails experiencing and managing the pain that follows the loss of a loved one and the effort to weave again the meaning of our life, after being shaken from bereavement, by reassessing our goals and priorities in life. Accepting and adjusting to loss is a long-term and active process that happens through complex and interrelated interactions with the important people in our families and communities.

A murder, a funeral and an unresolved traumatic grief

Murder within the family, as when the father kills the mother in front of their children, is an extremely traumatic and shocking experience with devastating effects on the children. The presentation of a clinical case will highlight some of the emerging issues.