The program has been created for anyone who has experienced infertility related losses including unsuccessful treatment cycles, early pregnancy loss, embryo loss, surrogacy or adoption losses and other complications.
(Please click the programs page in the menu above for other loss support programs including loss in early or late pregnancy, during labour or birth, after birth or in childhood)
This program offers a compassionate space in which to explore what you are going through, how your experience has impacted your life, and what you might need to
The program is made up of two components - the online monthly workshop space, and the community component where you can discuss the topics and connect with others.
You can choose whether you prefer to join a group where members do not have other living children, if this is an issue you are dealing with.
Each week you will receive self care worksheets, journal prompts and guided activities that support you as you explore how you are doing, what is most helpful (and what is not).
The content has been created to support a private, nurturing, empathetic and no-pressure experience.
You can work through the material whenever you have time, at your own pace. Come back and step away as often as you need to.
Every four weeks we take a break from the material to rest and let everything settle.
There are twelve monthly modules so you can choose to go through the full program for a full year of support, or just check out one or two modules and see how it works for you.
You are always welcome to stay for as long or as short a time as you like.
An overview of the unique experiences of infertility related losses, including some of the physical and emotional effects that you might experience and how to access support for yourself (even if it has been years since your loss).
Support as you begin to figure out how to 'do' this thing called grief, and encouragement as you feel your way through, learning what works for you.
Space to remember and honour your beloved or dreamed-for child(ren) and the dreams you had for your life together, and explore how to be present with the sacred space where they reside in your heart.
Weekly exercises, worksheets and prompts to explore your own ways of grieving, your relationships, feelings and emotions, your story and where you are at now, and when you are ready the direction that you might like for your life to take over time.
Encouragement to include self-compassion and mindfulness in your life, and a whole lot of self-care ideas and suggestions.
Explore your own circles of support and learn ways to create and access community after your loss, looking at why some peoples' reactions are not what you may have expected and how to cope with that.
What you might need and how to begin to figure that out in terms of support and connection, and how this might be different from your 'before-loss' life.
Throughout the program you will be supported to gradually identify what is and isn't working for you, creating a toolbox that you that you will continue to add to, to help with the harder days.
The community is held as a moderated discussion within the program site. You can introduce yourself here, check in and discuss the program content and how you are doing, with the option of participating anonymously if that is your preference. You can come and go as often as you like.
To provide a more contained space and a break from your news feeds, the program and the community group are not hosted through any social media sites.
You do not have to have or use a social media account to participate.
Participation is always optional, depending on how you are feeling and how much interaction you are up to.
You can go through the program without joining in on the discussion and will continue to receive all of the same content.
Each topic is explored for three weeks with a break before moving on to the next module, and you can choose to end the program at any time.
- First Aid for Your Heart
- Creating Space
- Slowing Down
- Physical Effects of Grief
- Emotional Effects of Grief
- Feeling Out of Sync
- Taking Stock
- Basic Needs
- Increasing Support
- Creating Your Toolbox
- What Helps: Before vs Now
- Carrying It With You
- Your Story Part I
- Your Story Part II
- Checking In
- Spirals of Grief
- When the World Won't Stop
- Your Toolbox Part II
- Evolving Grief
- Let Nature do the Work
- Branching Out
- Moments of Peace
- Being Present
- Inviting Light
- No Timeline
- Finding Balance
- A Special Retreat
- Mothering Your Heart
"I could feel how much heart and soul Shannon poured into the material and the program development. I felt supported and I felt I could rest in the space she created."
"I think that's the beauty of this workshop. It's effortless in a way. We are guided through the journey of self-learning. I'm not sure I would have had the strength to do this alone."
"The program teaches self-care and various techniques and approaches to being 'gentle' with yourself and your heart. The world is a crazy place but the MYH community is a safe place to nurture your heart."
"It was a beautiful private journey but I felt so held by Shannon and the community. I would feel so comfortable suggesting this for other mothers with broken hearts."
"I loved this workshop. It was a wonderful opportunity for reflection and mindfulness."
All programs cover similar content however the community for each program is specific to the experiences of the members.
When you sign up you can choose whether you prefer to join the program with participants who do or who do not have living children.
If you have any questions please email me anytime at [email protected]
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