Explore somatic and nervous system regulating practices alongside Mira & your fellow grievers.
When my love Brian died, I immediately felt the uncontrollable urge to write and speak about my loss. Storytelling became my go-to grief processing tool.
And this was what helped me survive, especially in the early days.
But even as I wrote and spoke and shared, I still felt so, deeply vulnerable. Like I was always just one trigger away from feeling like I couldn’t move.
I had a sneaking suspicion that my body and nervous system held the key to this deeper layer of integration that I was yearning for.
I remember thinking that I was doing a good job processing my loss and now it was time to process my trauma. As if they were two, neat, discreet aspects of Brian’s death.
And so, I did some research, found a somatic trauma therapist, and began to work with her.
But there was a really big problem. She didn’t understand grief.
I would bring experiences to her that had triggered me and I could tell that she was judging me because she wasn’t working from a grief-literate lens. She herself continually said things in our sessions that made me feel entirely misunderstood and alone in my experience of young widowhood, which triggered me even more. I never felt safe with her. And so, it didn’t matter that she knew somatic work, because she didn’t know grief work.
And here’s the thing…
I hear versions of this same story over and over again from my fellow survivors of traumatic loss. We try to access embodied trauma healing and we end up experiencing more harm because of rampant grief-illiteracy.
And maybe the worst part…
Many trauma therapists, including the one I worked with, claim that they are trained to work with grief.
On my quest for a grief-literate somatic guide, I found that there were excellent grief-specific therapists and coaches who weren’t incorporating a ton of somatic work. And that there were great somatic workers who didn’t have a full, nuanced understanding or lived experience with traumatic grief.
And so, I set out to find a way to merge the two.
The body only understands the language of the body.
One of the first things I noticed as I began to explore somatic practices, was how frequently I was attempting to think my way out of triggering situations. And it wasn’t working.
You see, I could talk to my body using words until I was blue in the face, and I could even learn about somatic work and fully understand it, but until I actually practiced it, my body wasn't getting the message.
And so, I dove headfirst into embodied, somatic, and nervous system practice.
Over time, through a lot of trial and error, I developed my own unique approach to grief-specific nervous system and somatic work.
Eventually, I began to tap into somatic coaches who weren’t grief-specific and I learned a lot from them. Still, I couldn’t help thinking how much I wished I had found someone with a grief-specific lens and hopefully lived experience, who could have supported me in this work, earlier on, when I was so much more tender.
This is how the seed of RECLAIM was born.
Because the truth is that of all the grief and trauma work that I have done, it is this embodied exploration and integration that has truly shifted things and allowed me to feel my grief as the purest form of love and begin to RECLAIM my sense of safety and of self.Join Waitlist
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“The first time I did somatic work with Mira, something completely shifted in my body and my psyche. I felt a sense of hope. I hadn’t experienced this feeling since before my husband died. Tending to my body and what it needed through those movements somehow moved the grief itself and created a space where I felt like there was finally room to feel some lightness. I could imagine a way forward for the very first time!”
“The RECLAIM program is amazing and Mira is so good at sharing and teaching somatic practices. She has truly put her heart into it and provides so much - with the videos, cheat sheets, and trackers. I know that the somatic tools Mira has given me will be helpful for my entire life. I continue to incorporate them into my everyday living, which in turn, continues to help me calm my nervous system. I trust Mira so much and I honestly couldn't imagine taking anything like this course from someone else."
“As a gifted and experienced group facilitator, Mira created this incredible container that immediately felt safe. I learned so much from Mira about how grief and trauma live in our bodies, not just in our thoughts and feelings. I then began to explore and use the somatic practices Mira taught us in the days in-between groups. I was surviving what felt un-survivable. I trust Mira implicitly.”
“Mira has developed not only a series of workshops, which cover somatic healing practices (breathwork, yoga, meditation, Qi Gong), but also excellent comprehensive accompanying materials, worksheets & resources - that continue to serve me. RECLAIM helped me process my often crippling grief, and learn how to communicate my grief & trauma journey to my friends & family. If you are struggling with the process of loss, I highly recommend RECLAIM."
Your Group Facilitator:
Mira Simone is a registered mental health occupational therapist in Ontario, Canada with a decade of experience leading groups and providing 1:1 support. When Mira’s husband Brian died in 2019, she turned to writing, publishing essays and growing a community of grievers on instagram by sharing her story. Facilitating groups still felt like a passion, but like so many widows, her old life just didn’t seem to fit anymore, in the way it once did. So, in 2022, Mira founded New Moon Mira and began running group programs within the grief space. Studying and working with somatic and nervous system regulating practices has been life-changing for Mira, after experiencing profound trauma around Brian’s death. After incorporating various somatic practices into her other grief groups, Mira decided to run a program with somatic work at its core. And thus, RECLAIM was born.
Your Guest Program Contributor:
Cindy Doire is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying), a certified trauma-informed yoga teacher (E-RYT 500), a somatic coach, and an award-winning singer/songwriter. Cindy also has lived experience with deep grief, as her father passed away suddenly when she was 13-years-old. As a therapist, teacher, artist, and coach, Cindy embraces how different every day and moment is, and allows sessions to flow from the here-and-now. Cindy teaches that the body’s response to trauma is rooted in its ability to heal and protect itself from danger. She empowers her students and clients through equipping them with the understanding that when we experience trauma symptoms, we are not broken. In fact, our bodies are responding precisely as they were designed to. Through understanding this process, Cindy helps individuals change the way that they respond to stress moving forward.
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