Sparkles In The Sadness
What is Sparkles In The Sadness?
Sparkles In The Sadness is a beautiful, semi structured support project for people affected by the loss of a baby. Each small group is run as a secret group on facebook, regularly throughout the year.
Through questions, sharing, inspiration and taking part in suggested activities, you will have the opportunity to explore where you are in your life, to reflect and to look ahead. You'll have my full support to discover some sparkles in your sadness. I'll be available by e mail or private message if you wish to speak privately, or you can post in the group if you are feeling worried or down as the other members may have some words of wisdom too.
Each of the 7 days will have a slightly different theme, with the pictures, quotes, questions and activities all connected to the theme. The themes will build over the week into a hope which will light your way on the darker days and celebrate your success with you on better days.
How will it help?
- Help you to gain a greater understanding of your current situation, including any stressors.
- Provide a safe space to meet other baby loss parents.
- Provide inspiration and structure to allow you to explore your grief in more depth.
- Suggest strategies to manage more difficult days.
- Support you as you find a way to build a new normal.
How does it work?
When you book your space you will be asked for some details, including your Facebook profile and e mail address. You will receive an e mail with details about the date of the next available project. You’ll receive a facebook friend invitation and will be added to the private group a few days before the project starts.
This project is unique. It's a peer support group with a difference. It is structured, guided and professionally considered. I am an Occupational Therapist with 15 years experience creating and facilitating groups in mental health services. I'm also a life coach and qualified teacher. I'll be using all of my skills to inspire and support you over these 7 days. Individual support will also be available during this time.
There is also something special about a shared experience like this, if you feel able to participate, to share your thoughts and feelings with the other members, you'll all be able to learn from each other. It can feel wonderful to give and receive support in a safe environment like this.
When are sessions available?
There is a small charge of £5 to register for the support group. To register for the next available group please book below. Groups run approximately once a month for 7 days. You will be contacted via e-mail letting you know the start date.
Booking form for Sparkles In The Sadness