Wellness after Loss
Every one will experience grief, loss and anxiety at some point in life, it’s a real part of life. As a Therapist and through my own personal grief I found ways to cope, small every day things that helped me navigate the dark days, through movement, writing, breathing, meditation and mindfulness, and you can too, allow yourself to grieve, be present with what is, allow your sorrow to sit, but also allow yourself to smile, laugh, play and dance.
After my own baby loss, I decided to create a safe place for bereaved parents to go to, a free/private group on Facebook called Wellness after Loss, allowing parents to be themselves, talk about their grief, share their stories and offer tips on health and wellness after loss, advice, support both emotionally and physically. With an incredible community of people on the WAL page, it has brought together ideas, support, kindness and understanding among people everywhere, a community brought together in grief, in search of hope.
Group Bereavement Counselling Movement after a birth is important for emotional and physical well being. For bereaved mums, what I have found most is they do not want to go to a class, a gym or a hall and have to explain their post natal “baby bump”. Its uncomfortable, intimidating and most of all … hard. I offer affordable Group and one to one sessions to both mums and dads, the group sessions offer a safe place to talk about loss, feel safe, and sit with others who have also experienced loss.
Walk & Talk and Virtual: Not everyone feels comfortable talking in an office on a chair, yet bereaved parents sometimes need to talk, remembering their birth, their baby, the details of their own experience. What I have developed is a concept that gives both body and mind a safe place to go. Walk and Talk gets us outside, and allows our bodies to move, to be in the fresh open air, and to talk at the same time. The body moves, the blood ceases to pool and starts to move around the body, joints are mobilised and oxygen is distributed to the brain and the muscles in the body. Virtual Support offers support in Health and Wellnessonline, offering support, attention, motivation and guidance after baby loss.
What is Féileacáin? It is a not for profit organisation that provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during or after pregnancy. Visit Féileacáin website.
“ I am going to take all this grief that surrounds me and make it beautiful”