Communicating about feelings, thoughts and worries in a pleasurable way
That's possible! Also after painful moments in life
Daisy Luiten, art therapist
Specializes in grief and loss with children, teenagers and adults.
All the Stars Above is doing a great job in serving bereaved clients. At conferences or in other meetings therapists often share with us how people open up during therapeutic sessions when they use All the Stars Above. I (Daisy, the developer) am so grateful to hear that, as my mission is to help people worldwide to go on living after a radical experience in their life.
Especially for ADEC-members and attendees to the annual ADEC-conference (April 20-23 2022) we have a discount of 50% on All the Stars Above at this moment.
With this discount we hope more people will have the possibility to experience All the Stars Above (in a therapeutic setting – as it is developed for therapists). To order or for more information please visit our webshop.
Due to Covid-19 and all causes of death during the Covid-19 pandemic, we expanded All the Stars Above with 39 extra cards (on top of the 700 cards in the tray).
We found questions that are important to ask with respect to the painful situations in which next-of-kin had to say goodbye from their loved ones (during the dying-process and during the funeral services). So these questions are now added to the tool.
As a therapist you can add these cards to the decks 'dying' or 'funeral' when this situation is applicable. The cards are recognizable with dots at the bottom. So afterwards you can remove the cards again.
After the birth of Daisy's two children in 2013 and 2014, Daisy's practice at home needed to be moved and the house needed to be rebuilt.
The practice has now been moved to the third floor and has access to the roof terrace.
As an art therapist, Daisy is very happy to have a work-bench to work at with her clients. And the new practice also offers Daisy the opportunity to give workshops to small groups in her practice at home.
Recommendation by J. William Worden
"Bereaved children often have difficulty sharing their thoughts and feelings about death with family and others. All the Stars Above is a very creative way to help these children identify and discuss their confusions and worries. It is especially effective for use with families and bereavement groups, but I have also found it useful when working with bereaved children one on one.
Daisy Luiten is to be commended for designing this creative approach that will appeal to children of all ages. Those working with bereaved children and families will want to add this to their inventory of intervention materials."
J. William Worden, Ph.D. ABPP, Co-Director, Harvard Child Bereavement Study, Author of Children & Grief: When a Parent Dies (Guilford Press)
Recommendation by Robert A. Neimeyer
"All the Stars Above is an inspired intervention, a practical procedure to facilitate precisely the sort of mutual storytelling that helps a family make sense of loss, and make sense of each other in its wake. I recommend it to all creative clinicians who want to reach into the silence of wordless suffering, and help families find a way forward in the aftermath of unwelcome change."
Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, Author of Lessons of Loss and Editor of Death Studies.
Daisy developed All the Stars Above for therapists who work with bereaved people (age 6-100). She was a guest at the Dutch television show 'Time for Max' broadcasted by Max and won two awards with All the Stars Above!
After working in her practice for almost 10 years, Daisy moved to Deventer. She enthusiastically started her practice here again.
Daisy's mission is to help children, teenagers and adults worldwide to go on living after a radical experience in their life. For instance after a divorce or the death of a dear one.
In her work as an art therapist Daisy uses, apart from All the Stars Above, different forms of art.
Daisy runs groups for adults who have lost a dear one (death).
Everyone who would like to share their experiences with others by playing All the Stars Above is welcome.
4 Sessions of 2 hours, once every two weeks. Approximately 4 participants.
Daisy Luiten: +31 570 869113
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