Dry January, Alcohol and Baby Loss

January 30, 2020

 

 

Your child dying is something you never ‘get over’; it stays with you forever. But, with the right help, you could learn to cope with everyday life and maybe even to think about your baby without the overwhelming and paralysing devastation that you may have experienced at some point - or all the time. It doesn't matter if it was last week or 40 years ago; we are all unique and experience loss differently; we all have different coping mechanisms.

 

Some of us take to drinking alcohol as a coping mechanism. We all know that alcohol isn’t good for us, but how many know just how detrimental the effects of alcohol can be? It can also suddenly be difficult to know if we’re drinking because we’re depressed or if we’re depressed because we’re drinking...

Alcohol affects the systems of nerves and chemicals, (in brain and body) that help to control our mood, so cutting back or stopping drinking could improve mood majorly. When our brain is heavily affected by alcohol, negative emotions such as depression, anxiety and anger tend to appear, easily turning into a vicious circle.

 

Did you lose a baby and always felt you could do with talking to someone about it; perhaps you'd decided 2020 was going to be your year to look after yourself and finally start some healing - but you just haven't brought yourself to seek help yet? Did you recently lose your baby and believe it could be helpful to talk about your loss? Do you feel you are not coping and using alcohol as an emotions suppressant?

 

At Muma Nurture we believe that if you’ve had a bad day, week or decade and broken your resolution(s), there is no need to be unkind to yourself or to give up. If you haven’t started yet, there is never a bad time to make a start.

 

One of the therapies we provide is Counselling, a one-to-one, talking therapy.

The therapeutic relationship – that between a counsellor and the client – is different from that between friends, colleagues and family members. The counsellor’s room is a space where you can be yourself and talk about anything and everything on your mind, without worrying about feeling guilty of ‘burdening’ anyone with your heavy thoughts, repeating yourself or "boring" someone. The therapeutic hour when you see your counsellor, is yours and you use it as you choose. The counsellor is there for you, to offer an empathic and genuine listening ear, without judgment.

Call or email us today, we are here to help

 

 

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