Wed, Sep 27|
Wednesdays for 8 Weeks
When The Path To Parenthood Hurts: Coping With Infertility And Loss
Social media tells us a story of parenthood that is filled with perfect filters and cute baby bump photos. But what if that hasn’t been your path? It can make you feel alone and unsupported. Discover usable tools to help you get through life's toughest hurdles. Cost: $70 per 90-min group
Sep 27, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PDT
Wednesdays for 8 Weeks
Social media tells us a story of parenthood that is filled with perfect filters and cute baby bump photos. But what if that hasn’t been your path? It can make you feel alone and unsupported. For people who have experienced
- Pregnancy Loss
… it can feel completely isolating. People don’t understand where you’re coming from and they can’t offer you any helpful direction! Everything is out of your control and nothing seems to make it okay.
Learn with other families who get it! Mindfulness is the perfect sanity tool to help you cope with the highs and lows of your journey. Connect with others. Take home a usable skill every week that will support you through whatever life throws at you.
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally” - Jon Kabat Zin
Week 1: What is this? (New skill!)
Week 2: Wait, I’m On Autopilot? (The busy mind)
Week 3: When the Present HURTS: Staying Present in the Here & Now
Week 4: Next Level Skills (Body Scan/Breath Meditation)
Week 5: I Don’t Wanna!: Recognizing Resistance
Week 6: No Judgment
Week 7: Connecting It All Together (Thoughts/Body/Feelings/Mood)
Week 8: Using This In Real Life: Maintaining and Integrating your practice
Led by Tricia Crannell
Tricia is a therapist, mom of two young adult daughters, and birth trauma survivor. She uses both her professional training and personal experience with birth trauma to bring a deep understanding and sensitivity to her Perinatal work.
She is mindful that every life experience is as unique as each of her clients and deserves space to be heard and supported. She strives to do this, by nurturing a warm, authentic, non-judgmental relationship where you can begin to take the first steps towards healing and sharing your story.
In her 10 years as a Marriage and Family Therapist, she has worked in early intervention with children birth to 5 years old and with their caregivers. She also uses her training to assist individuals who experienced fertility challenges and multiple miscarriages, explore becoming parents through open adoption.
Her areas of specialty include birth trauma, prenatal and postpartum transitions, infertility, pregnancy loss, attachment, parenting, adoption. She integrates mindfulness practices, person-centered therapy, attachment theory, active listening, visualization, as strategies to support clients in reflecting and make meaning of their lived experiences.