Join us on June 23rd for the 3rd Annual PILSC Legacy Run/Walk!

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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Support Centre

Specialty Workshops

In this category, you will professionally facilitated Yoga sessions, Grief Circles, and Visually Exploring Your Story workshops.

Yoga

Join us for a comforting 4-week yoga experience with Janis Isaman from M-Powered Living. Our Trauma-Centered Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) sessions integrate neuroscience, and attachment theory to provide a nurturing environment for healing. This class has been designed with personal choice in movement, supporting you to focus on the present moment and develop a stable sense of self.

This workshop will run on Saturday mornings at the PILSC Centre in Calgary for the month of July for a total of 4 sessions. No experience is necessary, and all levels are welcome. Join us to find connection, healing, and support on your journey through movement.

Facilitators: Janis Isaman

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group link

Grief Circles

Grief Circles are intentional spaces for grief to be acknowledged and held. These grief circles are offered as a way to remember the inextricable link between love and loss. We invite you to bring presence, acceptance and compassion into our circle as we hold space for you, just as you are. These Grief Circles are not a support group, and require more energetic participation than talking. This is an individual journey shared within a collective space.

Who is this group for? This group is for adults only (partners are welcome).
Pregnant people are also welcome.

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group link

Visually Exploring Your Story

In this reflective online workshop, facilitators will guide participants through a thoughtful process of combining simple words and images into a visual story that is all their own. You will have the opportunity to connect memories and symbols of your journey, drawing, scribbling, colouring, or shaping them in whatever way you feel comfortable. The result will be a collection of your own images, inspired by graphic medicine style storytelling. Our focus will be on gathering in community and sharing space together to explore inner thoughts and emotions around experiences of pregnancy and infant loss, through visual storytelling.
There is no art experience needed. This process does not require drawing skills, just an openness to express yourself with visual materials.
 
 
What to Bring:

  • Pencil & Eraser
  • Any additional mark making tools you enjoy (markers, watercolor, crayons, pens)
  • 10 sheets of letter sized paper
  • Your thoughts and imagination

Who is this group for? This group is for adults only (partners are welcome).
Pregnant people are also welcome.

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group link

Workshop Facilitators

Rebecca Ellison (she/her)Workshop Facilitator

Paige Blumer (she/her)Workshop Facilitator

Kirsten Langereis (she/her)Workshop Facilitator

Chelle (she/her)Group Facilitator

Steven (he/him)Group Facilitator

Janis Isaman (she/her)Workshop Facilitator

FAQ

What to expect at a PILSC peer support group

A hybrid group is a peer support group that gives you the option of attending in person at the PILSC office in downtown Calgary or attending virtually on Zoom for those living outside of Calgary and for anyone who prefers to attend virtually.

Your hybrid group will have a designated facilitator for those who attend in person and the second facilitator will be supporting the group on Zoom. We have technology called Meeting Owl that allows for a seamless interaction experience between those attending in person and those who attend virtually.

(PILSC hybrid group using Meeting Owl technology with in-person and virtual attendees)

To see a video of a Hybrid group, see this video

For our 7-Week Groups, we require that all participants attend either the first or second session and as many sessions as possible to allow for a safe and consistent group environment. That being said, life happens and let us know if you are unable to attend a session by emailing info@pilsc.org.

As with all of our services at PILSC, we believe in the importance of removing barriers to accessing services. All of our groups are offered at no cost to participants. For those who have the means and ability to help support the centre and our groups programming, we graciously accept donations: https://pilsc.org/donate-to-pilsc

All of our online groups are open for anyone to attend anywhere in the world.  Some of our groups that meet in person will have a hybrid option so you can attend any group virtually, regardless of your physical location.

You will receive a confirmation email from the Jane booking system and the day before your group you will receive an email welcoming you to your group. For 7-week groups, there are forms to fill out in the Jane booking system so please fill those out as we require your mailing information to send you materials for your group.

Yes, you are welcome to attend a group more than once. Every time you attend will be different because so much is determined by the people in a group with you. We also have various monthly groups that you can try after an 7-week group to meet others who have experienced.

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Join us on June 23rd for the

3rd annual PILSC Legacy Run/Walk

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Want more information? Visit https://pilsclegacyrun.com

Book with Erin Winters

In order to book with Erin, please contact us at info@pilsc.org

NOTE: Refrain from providing detailed personal information when emailing us. Feel free to describe your challenges in brief, and leave out personal details that you only wish to share with Erin.