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Table 1 Topics covered in the integrated reminiscence sessions

From: Group reminiscence for hope and resilience in care-seekers who have attempted suicide

SessionTitleObjectiveTechniques
1Introduction
Objectives and regulations
Achieving a single approach
Explaining the reminiscence sessions and the outcomes
Introducing the participants to each other
Creating a casual environment
Attracting attention and interest
Introducing the objectives
Introducing the process of reminiscence
Warm up
Communicational skills
Giving identification
Clarification
2Sharing memories about oppressed feeling, loneliness, and hopelessnessEmotional ventilation
Recognizing feelings and positive/negative emotions
Free association
Re-expression
Reflecting
Socratic questioning
3Sharing memories about anxiety, anger, and fearEmotional ventilation, altering cognition in the participant, and anger and anxiety managementFree association
Re-expression
Clarification
Socratic questioning
4Sharing memories about the first experience with affection and love, optimism and negativism, fate and free willEmotional ventilation
Improving self-awareness
Altering one’s will
Free association
Re-expression
Clarification
Socratic questioning
5Sharing memories about physical violence and feelings in childhood and at schoolEmotional ventilation
Recognizing individuals’ mood
Eliminating unrelaxing feelings
Free association
Re-expression
Clarification
Purposeful questioning
6Sharing memories about body mental image, subjective mental image and life mental imageRecognizing the pain of inferiority complex
Recovering and modifying mental images
Free association
Re-expression
Clarification
Socratic questioning
7Sharing memories about positive and moral feelings and negative destructive feelingsRecognizing weaknesses and strengths
Familiarizing with bothering feelings and eliminating negative feelings
Free association
Re-expression
Clarification
Socratic questioning
8Summarizing and celebrating
Hearing comments about the meanings of sessions
Surveying participants’ thoughts and feelings about group work
Planning for future
Thanking the participants
Summarizing
Developing concept