About the workshops
A series of FREE workshops using movement & creative writing to process, reflect, connect and have supportive conversations within a community of other bereaved parents. There is no time limit on when your bereavement(s) took place. Your loss can have happened at any point in your lifetime.
The series consists of four workshops, two hours-long each. They will be held in a relaxed environment, with tea, snacks and regular breaks.
The workshops are supported by South East London Local Maternity and Neonatal Services and will take place in South East London in Spring 2024. These workshops are led by Yewande 103 and supported by Lilli Chambers.
NAVIGATING LIFE AFTER THE LOSS OF A BABY. NO MATTER WHEN IN YOUR LIFE YOUR LOSS TOOK PLACE.
What to expect
Each session will start with a gentle ‘check-in’ and close with a guided check-out. We will also ensure time after each scheduled workshop for a break-out space for more informal connections between participants/opportunities and also space for optional sharing.
The sessions will gently and collaboratively navigate themes of repair within loss, honouring self within the impact of loss, connecting to inner voice, exploring how voices have been received and held within current maternal care frameworks.
Each workshop will follow this loose structure:
Welcome and group check-in
Gentle movement practice
Creative writing practice
Group discussion and check
To sign up
To sign up to receive more information on the workshops, please complete this short form:
About Yewande 103:
Yewande 103 is an arts organisation, led by dance artist, choreographer and writer Alexandrina Hemsley. We foreground the overlaps between creativity and mental health, offering tender, compassionate encounters with creativity. These workshops stem from our teams lived experience. In 2021, Alexandrina lost her son late in pregnancy, and offers these workshops to expand conversation, care and connection.
About Lilli Chambers:
These workshops are supported by Lilli Chambers. Lilli is a full-spectrum doula and hypnobirthing practitioner tending to times of transition. They offer emotional, physical, and spiritual support throughout the full spectrum of pregnancy, abortion/pregnancy release, loss, birth, and postpartum. Lilli is in lifelong learning to provide trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and gender-expansive care for all birthing people, partner(s), solo parents and families.
A part of these workshops will be to help shape better care provision in SEL maternity services.