If you are seeking and infertility support group in Austin, TX you probably can relate to some of the following:
The Womb Loss group is a therapy and infertility support group for women experiencing loss from infertility, miscarriage or perinatal loss.
Because these types of losses are unseen (and sometimes even intentionally kept secret) they can be some of the most painful and difficult type of loss for a woman to bear. Losses associated with this part of a woman's body can impact her deeply, affecting all areas of her life and impeding functioning in her relationships, work and personal life, leading to feelings of:
During each class women will have an opportunity to connect with and be supported by other women who can relate to their loss and pain, and where they will be able to process their thoughts and feelings in a safe and sacred space with an experienced mental health professional.
Participants will be guided through individual and group processes to aid in resolving grief, resolving shame, guilt and blame, and restoring hope as they reconnect with and heal their relationship with the feminine "root" or "wombspace".
During the Womb Loss course, participants will experience a variety of techniques for a holistic approach to their personal healing process. In addition to traditional talk therapy and group process methods, mindfulness, yoga and guided visualization, art and movement will be incorporated in to the group process to help you release what no longer serves you, resolve emotional pain, and find power, strength and meaning from your personal experience of loss.
The Womb Loss group is led as a 12 week long closed group and is offered two times per year. You may attend just one 12 week session or both depending on your preference and needs.
A closed group means that once the group begins no new members will be admitted. Each meeting lasts 80 minutes.
Cost: 4 Payments of $155 or one single payment of $595 (a $30 savings) for each 12 week session.
Day and Time: The current Womb Loss group meets on Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:30am in Austin, TX. New dates, times and locations will be added in the future so please Contact Us even if this day and time do not currently work for you so that we can notify you of any new groups forming.
2019 Session #1 (12 weeks): January 22nd-April 9th (no meeting on March 19th)
2019 Session #2 TBA
Location: Shift Therapy Space 8500 Shoal Creek Blvd. Austin, TX 78757
How to Participate: To participate in the Womb Loss course please fill out an application below. Once I receive your application I will contact you for a brief interview to ensure you are a good fit for the group and then complete your enrollment at that time. You may also enroll by phone by calling 512-766-7072.
Types of Loss are Included in This Group?
The Womb Los group is for women who have experienced perinatal loss due to miscarriage, still birth, infertility, hysterectomy, and unsuccessful IVF. It is open to you at any stage of loss whether it is recent or very old.
If you are primarily seeking help for grief due to a voluntary termination of a pregnancy this group is not a good fit for you but please contact me to inquire about individual therapy.
Admission to a Group
Womb loss is a delicate type of loss and affects every woman differently. For this reason I carefully interview each potential participant before placing you in a group to ensure that you are matched to a group that is the best fit for your needs.
Every application submission and phone interview is kept strictly confidential. The phone interview lasts approximately 20-30 minutes. During the interview I may ask you about your past mental health or counseling experiences, family or health history, your goals for participating in the group, and a little bit about your loss. You will not have to go into details or re-tell your story and are not expected to share anything more than you feel comfortable sharing.
I experienced a stillbirth or hysterectomy. Am I eligible to participate in a Womb Loss group?
Yes. Womb Loss groups are also open to women who have experienced loss through still birth or a hysterectomy that has impacted her ability to have children. Please indicate this on your application.
I carried my baby to term even though we knew the baby was not going to survive. Am I eligible to participate in a Womb Loss Group?
Yes. The Womb Loss groups are open to women who have experienced a variety of types of perinatal loss as the groups are not focused so much on content or story but rather more geared towards personal healing using experiential practices to help resolve grief.
Will I be expected to tell my story?
No. You will never be expected to tell your story unless you want to. Some women may find relief in the telling of their story while other women may wish to refrain from doing so. The process of healing is a personal one and you will never be expected or pushed to do something that makes you uncomfortable.
Are the groups just glorified gripe sessions?
No. The Womb Loss groups are focused on helping you to transform and release deep grief by using various holistic processes, approaches and methods. While all expressions of grief and loss are acceptable and everyone is entitled to process grief in their own way, the groups are not a place just to engage in complaining, pushing political agendas or beliefs, or re-hashing old trauma without a means for healing it. The structure of each class helps to ensure that the focus is kept on healing and transformation and careful attention is paid to safeguard against the group becoming "just another place to gripe and complain".
Are the Womb Loss groups religious or political?
No. The Womb Loss groups are not associated with nor do they promote any religion, spiritual belief or political agenda. The groups are open to women of all walks of life, faith and belief. While it is understandable that religious beliefs and/or political views may impact a woman's healing process and be an important aspect of her loss that may be valuable to explore in the group, never at any time will any woman be shamed, blamed or coerced by the use of religious or political rhetoric. Careful attention will be paid by the group leader/s to ensure that all members adhere to this agreement.
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