Early Loss Mindfulness Group

If you have experienced a miscarriage (or recurrent pregnancy loss) and are feeling isolated with a deep sense of grief and sadness, you are not alone. There is evidence that many people experience high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression after pregnancy loss.

The Early Loss Mindfulness Group program is designed to help navigate the tender emotions of loss, both while you are trying to conceive and also once you become pregnant again.  For many people, the effects from the grief, loss, and miscarriage are not always alleviated by another positive pregnancy test.

This 6 week online series combines the ideas of mindfulness, self-compassion, and meditative practices and is held in a supportive community with others who have a shared experience of this journey.

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN TO:

  1. Step out of unhelpful thought patterns.

  2. Recognize and be more aware of mind-body processes.

  3. Access new, more compassionate ways to relate to depression, anxiety and other aspects of experience.

  4. Gently turn towards and engage with difficult and challenging experiences and emotions.

GROUP FORMAT:

  • 90min weekly sessions

  • 6 sessions total; closed group format

  • Regular attendance and completion of daily mindfulness home practice is essential

  • Group size around 12 participants

WHEN:  6 Thursdays: Jan.12 – Feb.16

Group A – Trying to conceive after loss:  5:30-7:00pm

Group B – Pregnancy after loss:  7:30-9:00pm

Location: Online from the comfort of your home, via zoom.

Fee:  Registration to this course is offered by sliding scale at the completion of the 6 week program.  Please pay to the highest amount you are able to help support the sustainability of this offering.

Sliding scale:  $95 (partial scholarship) / $150 (sustainable fee) / $195 (helps to support others utilizing scholarship)

*Full scholarships are available to anyone in need.  All are welcome and no one will be turned away due to financial concerns.

Please email the instructor Stephanie Curran (bio) for the intake form – scurran@elementscentre.ca

“Giving your body and mind and heart space to just be is such a kindness at a time when you need it so much.”

Emma C, Program participant