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THE ABSENT-MINDED GRIEVER: DISTRACTED AFTER LOSS

THE ABSENT-MINDED GRIEVER: DISTRACTED AFTER LOSS
RACHEL WECKBACHER
Before I lost my son, I was a fairly competent person.
I have never met a person that has suffered through the grieving process and come out unchanged. Some grievers find themselves unable to listen to certain songs. Many grievers are forced to battle depression or PTSD. Some grievers cannot bear to be alone. And some grievers, like myself, find themselves completely distracted and unable to focus.
I have driven home and not remembered the drive.

Mother's Day


 
A mother is not defined by the number of children you can see, but by the love she holds in her heart. ~Francesca Cox

 
Honoring your Parenthood By: Rose Carlson, Program Director, National Share Office
 
I had my fourth miscarriage in April 1993; it rocked me to my core and brought me to my knees. That loss, more so than the previous three, left my heart completely shattered, and my hope, well, gone. Gone forever, I thought back then. Mother’s Day that year, just a few weeks later, was so incredibly painful, and I had not been expecting that.

Pre-Eclampsia Support

A wonderful resource for families who have experienced pre-eclampsia. The forum offers a safe and anonymous form of communicating with very knowledgable women who have experienced preeclampsia and/or HELLP syndrome.

SELF CARE

From Francesca Cox -- Wildfeathers Wellness

A mindful way to practice self-care.

"Take a few moments in a place alone, with music and maybe candles and few electronic distractions. Allow your mind to find silence and thinking time. What is that you need? What things are you drawn to in this season of life? What types of music fill your needs? Who do you love to spend time with, if anyone? Are there places that mend your heart? Activities? Books? TV shows?"

Make a list of what you need to not just survive, but

The Importance of grieving

Grieving your childhttps://vimeo.com/143691844

Miscarriage

This article struck me because it talks about "Just an ordinary miscarriage."  No miscarriage is ordinary. 

Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, Abortion

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/15/429761386/adopting-a-buddhist-ritual-to-mourn-miscarriage-abortion?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150815


Honoring your child


Is there something you collect to remember your child by? A symbol that instantly makes you think of them? Do you have a place in your home dedicated to your child? Please feel free to share with us your symbols and/or space on the Facebook group page, or on Instagram and use #ChoosingYourBreath so we can find you!
If you are up for art journaling this week you can paste some pictures in your art journal from magazine or newspaper clippings in page or two. Fill these pages up with symbols, things, colors, places or anything that make you instantly think of your child.

New Support Groups


PREGNANCY AFTER LOSS GROUP STARTING JANUARY 20, 2016.
THERE ARE STILL 2 SPACES LEFT!

SUPPORT GROUPS OFFERED


A Person's A person, No Matter How Small

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss
Andrea Werner Insoft, LICSW
 
There is no word in the English language to describe a person whose child has died.  If your wife dies, you are a widower.  If your husband dies, you are a widow.  If your parents die, you are an orphan.  All of these are tragic losses.  But there is no word for a person whose child has died.  That kind of death defies spoken language.
 
Our western society does not do a particularly good job of supporting people through death, grief and mourning.
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