Grief and Bereavement Support
Grieving the loss of a child can be an especially lonely experience, fraught with depression, anxiety and a lack of resources and community. This overwhelming loss is oftentimes like an abyss, without direction as to how to go on. I provide individual and couples' counseling to help navigate the grief process. In working together we can develop your preferred way of remembering your baby, and how you would like to carry their memory with you as you move forward. We can also talk about what healing might look like for you, and write down the story of this incredible person who undoubtedly changed your life forever. Please contact NICU Healing for more information.
Trauma-Informed Training for Staff Working with NICU Parents
For nurses, staff, and doctors at Neonatal Intensive Care Units, I provide training in how to utilize trauma-informed communication while working with parents who have a baby in the NICU. Communication is key, and even well-trained and well-meaning staff can sometimes lose track of how best to build relationships with this population. Developing a trauma-informed approach as a unit can improve outcomes for infants as well as for families as they move toward discharge from the NICU. Flexible time frames are available. Please contact NICU Healing for more information.
Self-Care for Caregivers; Preventing Caregiver Burnout
For nurses, staff, doctors, as well as social workers and therapists working with babies in the NICU. As service care providers, the NICU staff is oftentimes exposed to trauma vicariously, on a consistent basis. In this circumstance it is crucial that staff is trained in developing ways of coping with this trauma, as it can lead to dissatisfaction, burnout, and disillusionment. In creating a safe space for staff to process their feelings about dealing with life and death circumstances on a daily basis, a parallel process is established, which will provide caretakers with greater insight as to how to be aware of their patients' mental and emotional needs. In this workshop I provide staff with art therapy interventions designed to aid in finding awareness of the stress and trauma that these individuals see each day. Please contact NICU Healing for more information.
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