This drawing was made by a teenager with severe hemophilia A, when asked to express what he felt about his hemophilia. He expressed a common sensation:
Pain, felt from several hemarthroses he endured.Pain was  a sensation he had to face repeatedly.

The tree with red fruits, which also seem to be drops of blood,represent his hope. Because although it is  blood it is a tree with life in it. The Pain is illustrated by the black, dry and empty tree.depois-da-dor.jpg


Psychologist Irene Fuchs In Buenos Aires Argentina( has a wonderful work with relaxation techniques. Relaxing is a state of mind, spirit and body that can be learned. And when a person relaxes, pain can be dealt with and lived in a different perspective.
Este desenho foi feito por um jovem com hemofilia A grave, quando expressou seus sentimentos a respeito da hemofilia.
Dor, foi a sensação mais difícil para encarar depois de inúmeras hemartroses. A esperança de poder lidar com a dor de uma maneira mais legal aparece no desenho da árvores com frutas, que também parecem gotas de sangue. Más a Dor é vivida como seca, nua. Uma árvore preta e sem vida.

A psicóloga Irene Fuchs em Buenos Aires, ( tem realizado um trabalho maravilhoso com técnicas de relaxamentos nos pacientes com hemofilia. Relaxarse é um estado de espirito, de corpo que pode se alcançar com a prática.
Focar en sí mesmo, na sua propria capacidade de encarar a dor e de lidar com ela proporciona uma sensação real de independência.

About frederica cassis

My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

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