Birth Story Healing Circle - Baby Loss
**Did you lose a baby before, during or after delivery? **
** Do you find your mind occupied with thoughts on what you could have done differently?**
** Do you notice you are often angry at your partner or support people?**
** Do you find yourself preoccupied with distractions that you can control??**
Birth Story Healing Circle - Baby Loss Group is recruiting for next cohort – Scheduling a screening call today!
This event is for birth parents who experienced loss before, during or after deliver and:
- struggle to think about the day or days without overwhelming fear and sadness
- feel preoccupied with other scary thoughts or ideas
- spend a lot of time and energy keeping everyone safe and the house clean
- feel guilty or inadequate and want to feel like themselves again
What you will get:
+ empowerment to share your story without fear
+ renewed energy to do the things you want to do
+ supports to help you to connect with partners on a deeper level
+ ways to honor your baby and your personal grieving journey
+ tools to not fear birthdays or anniversary dates
We cannot change what happened. We can choose how we heal.
Contact us learn more!
*Six sessions in the series
*Runs 6:30p - 8:00p every OTHER week for 12 weeks
*Located at 510 Third Ave, Downtown Pittsburgh, 15219
* Most insurance is accepted, a reimbursable deposit is required. $40/session without insurance
* Limited number of slots (only 8 spots available)
* If you are not yet comfortable, you don't need to share your story first session. Just being with other moms who get it and taking in the information will be worth it.
What to Expect / Group Outline
Getting to know each other - Getting to know you and your story - Getting to know Trauma Symptoms and Complicated Grief.
This session will give you the opportunity to get to know each other and briefly share your story. You will be given information about symptoms of Trauma to help you gain some understanding as to how this may be affecting you personally. There will be space for you to share any coping mechanisms you may be using which enables you to manage your stress, along with this you will gain some coping strategies to help you to manage your stressful experiences.
Traumatic Grief and Secondary Losses.
In this session you will learn different techniques to manage your anxiety and trauma symptoms, while learning the importance of sitting in the discomfort and pain. We will touch on grief and trauma theories. Practicing techniques to support emotional regulation when feeling overwhelmed and pain.
Continuing Trauma Work
In this session we will be looking at our thoughts and how they can be the main cause of stress, plus practicing how to notice our thoughts and let them go. We will also be covering how to accept a difficult experience without judging ourselves. Mindful practices will be included in this session also.
Empowerment - Facing our fears?
A time to explore what fears may we still need to face and what do we need to move forward? Looking at the negativity bias and how to stay with the positive. Navigating acceptance and commitment theories to face our fears and traumatic responses, without allowing them to control our behaviors.
Life after Loss - what does that even mean.
This session will be looking at how to move forward after loss and bring our babies with us, we will do this by exploring where you are now, looking at what do you still need in order to do life well and what have you gained so far which can help you to move forward. "What do I need to put in place to be ok in the discomfort and grief - how can I support myself"
Telling our story, sharing our children, honoring ourselves