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Breaking the silence - information, hope and healing after abortion
You are not aloneOne of the most memorable things I had a client say to me about her experience of struggling emotionally after her abortion was “ I try to talk to my friends about what I am experiencing but it is like everyone I tell is deaf and they cannot hear me let alone understand.”
The pervasive loneliness often for women after abortion can be profound and this compounds and intensifies the pain she feels. I see clients come in with nightmares and depression and within a few sessions of counselling I see these things lift as the woman has somewhere safe where she can share her deepest pain and have this compassionately heard. What is done within individual counselling sessions is immensely valuable so isn’t this enough?
For some women it most certainly is and they go on with their lives fuelled by what they have experienced within the safe environment of the counselling relationship, yet I have been privileged too to see something else that greatly complements what is offered in counselling. I have been witness to what happens when women share their experience with others who have experienced the similar things in a group facilitated by a skilled person centred P.A.T.H.S. counsellor.
In the support group setting I have seen the therapeutic benefit of one on one counselling complemented and enhanced through support group in the following ways:-
Meetings could be fortnightly or monthly depending on what the group decides.
Currently Support Group in Christchurch is on hold until there are sufficient numbers.
Enquiries to Chrissie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Group in Your Area?
Note there is a support Group in
Wellington called Wildflowers.
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