Hi! My name is Lisa Stack, and I’m the CNY Fertility Support Coordinator. During my Words of Support and Encouragement article, I mentioned the Honoring Loss Workshop that I’m going to be having in the Syracuse location on Wednesday, April 4th from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
This is a great workshop if you have experienced any sort of pregnancy loss either recently or in the past. We welcome everything from chemical pregnancies and ectopic pregnancies, all the way through to early-pregnancy loss, recurrent pregnancy loss, still born, and then even losses after birth as well. This is a nice, broad-spectrum of loss, but I think we can all relate to very similar feelings and sentiments.
I also encourage partners to come as well. This is a very laid-back event where we will be sharing a great, healthy meal together and really talk about our experiences, if you’re willing to share. You can always just sit back and listen. We’re going to be supporting each other in ways that have helped us in challenging moments such as holidays, friends and family members conceiving, getting through what would have been the birth date of the child. I also have many other coping tools to get you through the grief process.
The grief process really takes time, and we really need to be patient with ourselves. What really helps is sharing your story, and sharing your story with others who can understand because it can be challenging to try to speak to others and share with others who have never experienced a loss. It’s really challenging to convey those emotions, to convey the hurt that you may have experienced. I think it’s very important to get together with a group of women and men that have shared the same losses, and can understand your emotions, and can give you good feedback and good support because they’ve been there as well.
Again, this is a very laid-back event, very relaxed. There isn’t a very strict structure, you can talk if you want to, you don’t have to, and you can always just listen. We’ve had great responses in the past from clients who have attended. I hope that you’re able to come and get some great benefits as well. Afterwards, I will do a follow-up video and article if you weren’t able to attend so you can get some of the take-home messages that we discussed.
If you have any questions or you’d like to RSVP, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I hope to see you there on Wednesday! Have a great week!
Lisa Stack, Support Coordinator