Working on recovery is about loss and mourning, that is what many spiritual carers have to deal with in their work. It comes around in the various fields of work. Within the field of justice it is about recovery of victims, but also the recovery process of the detainee. In defence there is a lot of talk about recovery after a deployment, how do you as a soldier take up ‘normal’ life again? We also come across the theme in the health care sector; recovery always plays an important role in rehabilitation care. This theme will be supplemented in the near future with input from publications and research.