To experience a miscarriage is life altering and extremely painful. It does not matter whether it is your first, second, third or tenth miscarriage the pain and the grief involved is profound. The longer the pregnancy continues, the bonding and expectations grow and develop further. You feel your body changing the further you are into the pregnancy and when the loss occurs, the pain can feel very overwhelming. However, no grief is bigger or worse than another. One person can have a very severe grief reaction after a miscarriage at 5 weeks of pregnancy and another might not have as a severe grief reaction after a miscarriage at 12 weeks of pregnancy. Everyone is different and everyone processes pain differently. To an outside person, an early miscarriage may seem simple to move on from. However, there are many hopes and instant expectations associated with finding out that you are pregnant, and the loss of the pregnancy is extremely devastating. Your baby was significant and important regardless of how long the pregnancy lasted. Your pain and hurt has meaning and it deserves to be attended to. If this is your first miscarriage it can be very difficult especially since there is usually an innocent joy of expecting the best. Following the miscarriage if you have another pregnancy, it can be a very different experience. There may no longer be innocent joyful expectations. A lot of women can experience large amounts of anxiety even until over 20 weeks pregnant. After 20 weeks some women feel safer in case the baby needed to be delivered early as the chance of survival increases with every week of pregnancy. I suppose there is a direct awareness that things can go wrong. A lot of women can experience large amounts of anxiety trying to conceive after a miscarriage. There is a direct awareness that it would be life altering if you do fall pregnant. You may be monitoring more sensations and feel alarmed at different physical sensations in case you are pregnant. You may feel weary about telling anyone that you are even trying for a baby in case they ask over and over how things are going. If this is your second or a multiple miscarriage, the pain is very difficult especially if the grief from the previous miscarriages was not resolved. It becomes a double or triple grief. Just know that resolving this grief can assist with the overall grief. You can also use this program on the previous miscarriages if you feel that they are still unresolved. Multiple miscarriages can feel very hopeless and helpless. You may be wondering if there is a light at the end of this very dark tunnel. You may question if you will even have a child and if the journey is just too painful. You may be wondering the following: Why me? What is wrong? You may feel cursed, unlucky or punished. The truth of the matter is many women who experience multiple miscarriages end up having a child eventually. It can be such a difficult journey, and this program is aimed to assist you in processing this pain.
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
This program is for:
- anyone who has experienced a miscarriage.
You will learn about what grief is, the different stages of grief and the common symptoms people display when faced with grief. It is very reassuring to understand what is happening to you and the grieving process.
PART 2 – LEARNING TO RELEASE PAINFUL EMOTIONS SAFELY
You will learn strategies to manage emotional distress and grounding steps to bring yourself emotionally back into a safe place.
PART 3 – DESCRIBING WHAT HAS HAPPENED
This part is made up of a series of in-depth questions which allow you to process the events surrounding your miscarriage and your emotions around it. These questions will guide you to know exactly why you feel a certain way and this allows for you to process what has happened.
PART 4 – MY PREGNANCY AND MY BABY
You will answer a number of questions relating to your pregnancy and your baby. This process will lead to more clarity and understanding.
PART 5 – EXPRESSING FEELINGS
It is important to be able to express how you are feeling. Anger, sadness and guilt are some key feelings that you will be able to express here.
PART 6 – RESOLVING YOUR INNER CONFLICT
It is very powerful to express what you are still holding onto and to resolve the inner conflict. This part guides you to express your pain and release any emotions.
PART 7 – THE LETTING GO PROCESS
This section focuses on letting go methods in order to explore the next chapters of your life.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM?
This program is self-paced. You have one year to complete the program from purchase date. You have the option to request an extension if required.
WHO DEVELOPED THE PROGRAM?
This program has been developed by Clinical Psychologist, Edyta Stepien, who has over 22 years of experience in the profession treating and assisting people to transform their lives. To find out more about Edyta, CLICK HERE.
HOW TO PURCHASE THIS PROGRAM
To purchase this program click the Add To Cart button above. All prices displayed are in AUD$. If you live outside of Australia your nominated currency will be displayed on checkout.