EP 080: The experience of grief on a fertility journey with Nicola Duffell:
This podcast is the last episode in this current series of conversations with some really lovely guests. I’ve enjoyed recording these for you, and I’ve gained and learned a lot myself from each and every one.
Today’s is particularly special as Nicola is someone I have known for a very long time. We first met over 30 years ago when we were in the same class at school. Then we were at college together on the same course. And then years later we got back in touch through the magic of social media, Nicola was retraining in nutrition and coaching, and transitioning away from a corporate role and into the work, she is truly meant to be doing. Nicola has an affinity with the experience of grief, drawing on her own losses and bringing in all her skills to support this inevitable part of the human experience.
Grief is something that is rarely talked about in relation to fertility and infertility, and I believe we need to talk about it, acknowledge it and bring it out into the open. So that’s what Nicola and I did in this episode and I hope it brings you a deeper understanding of how you may be feeling, and some comfort too.
Here’s what is included in this episode:
- The myriad of emotions related to grief, and how giving yourself permission to feel them is a gift.
- The many layers of grief related to infertility and pregnancy loss.
- How we may experience suspended grief, and initiations of the soul through acceptance.
- The important role of community when we are grieving.
If the topics talked about in the podcast sound like I was speaking directly to you and your thoughts, then I would love to invite you into the Fertile Mindset Sanctuary. This is my fertility support membership, where you can free yourself from stress, worry and any emotions that don't feel helpful, so you can then create a naturally supportive mindset; your Fertile Mindset.
In the Sanctuary I'll guide you through using the emotional healing technique I use at Fertile Mindset called EFT, and you'll soon be feeling less stressed and more joyful.
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