Exploring Grief through Poetry - Bereavement Support

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For our last Bereavement Support Group on Wednesday 14th December, we are fortunate to be joined by Alexandra Fusco to share an evening about exploring grief through poetry. This free event and support group runs from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. The bereavement support group is a safe space for people to kōrero (talk) about their own experiences with bereavement and be supported through these tough times. It assures us that we aren’t alone in our grief.

Keep reading to learn more about Alexandra Fusco. To RSVP for this free event, email admin@lifematters.org.nz . Spaces are limited.

Alexandra Fusco (She/her) is an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist, educator and life/wellbeing coach. She trained as a psychotherapist at The Ashburn Clinic in New Zealand and also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. She is committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, empathic, respectful approach in a caring and compassionate space. She has over ten years of experience of working with people individually and in groups as they navigate many life challenges and mental health difficulties including, but not limited to: eating disorders, sexual trauma, grief – particularly people grieving the death of a loved one by suicide and postnatal depression.

Having migrated to New Zealand and returned to the UK fifteen years later, she is experienced in the effect migration has on people’s lives from the practical to the emotional and the process of shifting, transitional space, change and settling. Her therapy work explores the present in the context of the past and her coaching work explores how the future can be impacted by the present. She has also completed the BBD teacher training.

Alexandra is just about to embark on the journey of becoming a Biblio-poetry therapist and is exploring ways of using creative writing as a therapeutic tool. Alexandra feels privileged to do the work she does and to walk alongside people as they navigate their lives and the process of knowing themselves. She is continuously learning and developing ways to be of service in the world that are heart-centered. In the words of Rumi “we are all just walking each other home.”