The flower workshop in psychosocial rehabilitation: A pilot study

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Pereira, Alfredo [UNESP]
Pereira, Maria Alice Ornellas [UNESP]

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We report a pilot study with the Flower Workshop, a new modality of psychosocial rehabilitation group activity. Cognitive performance in schizophrenia and other mental conditions can be impaired depending on the tasks to be executed and their respective social context. The vulnerability of these individuals can be reduced by means of cognitive and socio-affective facilitation. We conducted a pilot study to introduce the Flower Workshop in a public Mental Health Service in the city of Ribeirao Preto (Sao Paulo-Brasil) with 12 participants during 18 months (2002-2003). With cognitive and socio-affective facilitation, participants were able to construct vases and make flower arrangements successfully.



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Issues in Mental Health Nursing, v. 30, n. 1, p. 47-50, 2009.