Self Compassion for a pregnancy announcement by Alice Rose

Self Compassion for a pregnancy announcement

When we hear yet another pregnancy announcement... can cause a physical, instant, painful reaction which feels impossible to process. If the announcement comes face to face and unexpectedly this can cause even more heartache and that sinking feeling in your stomach. When I was asking my community what it felt like for them, the words painted such a visceral and heartbreaking picture: 'time stands still; sound goes like I'm about to faint; like I've been punched in the throat"
We are expected to be able to cover this up immediately of course which is incredibly challenging; all this to then have to deal with huge guilt for feeling anything other than joy for someone else’s happy news.

I used to feel like this.

Over time and by understanding how to identify my thoughts; I learnt how to process them in a really healthy way which meant that eventually, announcements became far easier to hear and I stopped being so fearful of the trigger. This isn't about plastering over difficult feelings, but rather giving yourself the gentle self compassion we must cultivate as much as possible while we go through a fertility journey.

This self compassion meditation will...

...gently help you to 

  • identify your feelings 
  • witness your thoughts and become calmer
  • gently kickstart your ability to forgive, nurture and fill yourself with compassion

What you’ve been through is incredibly hard. Give yourself this time to wrap yourself in comfort. You can download this and save it for whenever you need it. As soon as you hear a pregnancy announcement, just remember this meditation and listen to it again and again, as many times as you need.

You'll hear about 5 minutes of guided meditation with music followed by a further 4 minutes of piano meditation music.

The worksheet will help elevate this self development time for yourself by beginning to dismantle the trigger so easily set off with announcements and help you to identify and release your more difficult feelings and discover how to feel more free and relaxed.

Take care,

Alice x

What's included?

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Self Compassion Meditation - Alice Rose
9 mins
Self Compassion Worksheet
Alice Rose Self Compassion Worksheet .docx
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A ttc (trying to conceive) friend just announced her pregnancy. And I just felt awful for feeling like I am being left behind (rather than happy!). But I just popped on your meditation and had a little cry. But I was also reminded that I am not a bad person and I am allowed to find this hard. Thank you.
Thank you for your pregnancy announcements meditation! I've always avoided meditating as I can never settle & quiet my busy mind. However within the first minute I was completely fixed on your voice and cried my eyes out...I feel a million times better now though x
I just wanted to let you know that I have downloaded your new meditation and wow. It is so soothing. Your voice just washed over me with what felt like calm and kindness, truly wonderful, thank you thank you thank you so much x
this is so powerful. I cried...a lot! But I am very grateful. Thank you for normalising my emotions. x 
thank you so much for the self compassion meditation, it's been an absolute god-send. I must have a 6th sense because I downloaded it yesterday and boom today, a pregnancy announcement. I really helped bring me back from 'the bad place' so thank you so much and I can't wait for the rest.
I loved the meditation- have done it several times already and it brought me a lot of comfort, thank you.
I just wanted to thank you for creating the announcement meditation. I cannot tell you how much I have needed this lately - it seems everyone around me is getting pregnant/announcing pregnancies/due the same time I should's so hard to hear. Thank you for all your hard work xxxx
I've love it already; just did it! I've downloaded the 10 day mindset course as well; cannot wait!!! I more and more realise that I don't mind spending money on things that are produced by genuine and amazing people like yourself! x
I took some time out of work to listen to this and it helped validate my feelings so much! I think I will be listening to it a lot. I already feel a lot more positive and prepared for the next announcement. I'm so grateful to you for doing this and for your other courses! x
I've just had the most peaceful 8 minutes since the start of lockdown. Thank you. x 
I just listened to this and felt myself releasing all that pain I've held inside when hearing pregnancy announcements. Your voice is so soothing and calming. Thank you for all you do for our community x
I just did this in the bath with candles...I cried throughout because I didn't realise how much I've been blaming myself for my feelings which are completely normal. Highly recommend. 
I just tried my first ever meditation and it was your pregnancy announcement meditation. I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to relax and concentrate but I keep coming back to it again and again. I haven't received any pregnancy announcements recently but now I'm going to listen to it before bed to remind myself I am not a horrible person. Sometimes my mind goes to really dark and scary places; it's good to remind myself that these thoughts are not me. Thank you for doing what you do!