A unique group aimed to unite and support grieving daughters / womxn who lost their mothers before age 20. Focus will be on the complexities of navigating the world after the loss of a mother. In particular, the group will examine: the unfolding of grief; obstacles to the grieving process; finding one’s identity amidst an early parental loss; impact of loss on present relationships; continuing bonds; coping with loss; mothering without a mother (applies to: existing moms, moms-to-be, and those ambivalent to motherhood); parenting ourselves. Best suited to those whose loss occurred more than 12 months ago.
Becoming a mother is a transformative process. Pregnancy and motherhood are journeys filled with hopes, fantasies, but also uncertainty and distress. This can bring up unresolved feelings from the past, or be further complicated by external factors such as work and societal demands, family, or partner issues. Using a holistic approach, this group will provide the support needed for the wellbeing of new moms, or moms-to-be. It will be a chance to connect with others, as well as receive coping strategies to reduce stress and feel more empowered.