The Origami of Remembering

Much of work in grief psychology has focused on ‘letting go’ and ‘saying goodbye’ to those who have died, the ideas in this paper offer an alternative path. When working with people who are living with grief, finding ways to honour and ‘keep alive’ the relationship with the person who has died can be sustaining and hopeful. In this article, Lorraine introduces the metaphor of ‘origami of remembering’, using origami to describe the process of folding and re-folding the stories of people’s lives and how they are linked to those who have passed away.