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Empty Arms - In person at Willunga, SA

A therapeutic workshop for people living with conception loss. Please register your interest here.

  • Ended
  • 600 Australian dollars
  • Lumah Wellness Centre

Service Description

The Empty Arm therapy series has been designed for people who are childless not by choice (CNBC). This is often a difficult and lonely journey, you have so many questions and often get conflicting answers. Landing in being CNBC is extremely stressful – it is a grief that is not readily spoken about in the community, yet our bodies and emotional systems react in the same way as if a close loved one has died. And in a way this is exactly what has happened- we have lost an imagined future. An assumption of how life would be. The workshops offer a safe space to explore your emotional responses to this experience and plan ways to sustain emotional and spiritual wellness for whatever is coming next. In a safe consistent group environment, we will reflect on: ~ Trauma, grief, and loss attached to CNBC ~ Identity – If not parenthood now: then what? ~ Relationships & intimacy ~ Movement-based approaches to self-nurturance. ~ Language – ways of being and communicating our choices (managing stigma) ~ Alternative lifestyle choices to be a biological parent. Therapeutic interventions are offered to support you to build the resilience levels that you chose to have while you process the experiences of being childless not by choice. This series is for you if: ~ You have recently realised that getting pregnant & giving birth is not as easy as you assumed ~ You have or are exploring assisted conception methods ~ You are no longer trying to conceive and are now focussing on emotional recovery & other lifestyles. Interactive 2-hour gatherings covering the topics above will be held across 4 evenings . This is followed by a full day workshop on Sat. Here we will have a nurturing day of meditation, movement, and therapy. Series outcomes: At the end of the series you will: ~ Honour and support your journey, have essential self-compassion and self-support required on this path. ~ Started to explore your identity outside of being a biological parent ~ Explored the big dilemmas that often present such as “how long do I/we try for? How do we cope if we get pregnant / don’t get pregnant, What are we willing to sacrifice or not willing to sacrifice on this journey? ~ Explored the impact of CNBC on your intimate relationship, started to heal from the negative elements and designed your desired ways of expressing and enjoying your sexuality. ~ Tuned into your choices of how and when to share your experiences with friends and loved ones – reduction in feeling lonely and isolation

Cancellation Policy

Congrats on taking an exciting step to designing 2024. canellations: 72 hours notice is required in order to receive a 50% refund

Contact Details

  • 3 Main Road, Willunga SA, Australia

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