who can benefit from an abortion support session?
abortion support is for any person who is planning to or has had an abortion- whether it was 10 years ago or you have a procedure scheduled for next tuesday. these experiences and the emotions associated with them can be stored in the body, mind and heart… so even if this is something you went through two decades ago, it can still be showing up in your life today because the subconscious mind has no concept of time and space. together, we will work to release these stored energies with love so you can move more freely through your life.
Similarly, if your loss experience is more recent or currently happening, we can work gently with the energy and emotions of the experience, as well as nourish you with the proper foods to support the physiological aspect of your healing. this helps to ensure that you can move forward from this experience as holistically as possible.
what does abortion support look like?
abortion experiences are as varied as the people having them, so there really isn’t a typical session. An abortion support session is completely customized to what the client is going through. Sessions can include customized meals, reiki energy healing. emotional counseling, normalizing the physiological aspects of the experience, phone and email support before, during and after a procedure or medication abortion, accompaniment to a procedure or other health care provider appointment, ritual bath, loss release ceremony, etc.
I’ve counseled people who are deciding whether to continue with a pregnancy, and in that case our sessions focused on emotional support, as well as presenting them with more information so that they could make an informed and therefore fully consensual decision. I’ve supported people who have recently terminated a pregnancy. Those sessions are more focused on emotional support and recovery, which can include meals tailored to recovery, Reiki, listening, talking, and reflecting. I’ve supported people virtually who are in the center of their abortion experience; for example, a person who is choosing to use abortion medication at home and is looking for help navigating and normalizing the physiological aspects of the experience. This can be really helpful for someone who wants support, but may not have access to an abortion doula in person. Or who may prefer to be alone with their family but still have access to support.
I also have clients who have had abortions in the past and feel as though they never fully healed, from an emotional and energetic standpoint. Sometimes they are still working through feelings of guilt, shame, sadness, longing, regret, anger, relief, resentment, depression, etc. The feelings are often extremely complex and layered. Other clients have been at a place in their lives where they wanted to become pregnant and felt like a past abortion was still hanging around them. In this case, I would suggest some Reiki sessions to help clear blocked energy in the body.