Welcome to A NEW BEGINNING
… in dealing with Grief & Trauma!
I’m honoured to have you join May ‘We All Heal 2022 – A New Beginning’, our mindfulness-based conscious way to give your heart and soul the space to focus on grieving and healing.
This is already the 8th time we will be running May We All Heal (MWAH). You can read more about its origin here.
Thank yourself for being here. Even if you’ve been part of MWAH previously, take a few minutes to read about this year’s event, the possible alternatives to choose from, and the most important details.
This year’s event theme: A New Beginning
The theme for MWAH 2022 is a very personally important topic for me on many levels. I’ll share more about it during the month of May, so stay tuned…
First of all, this event is now open to anyone who has experienced grief and/or trauma.
Watch this short intro video, hosted on the course information page when you scroll down, for more information:
Grief and Trauma are affecting us all
I think it’s fair to say that we all have experienced grief and trauma in the last two years since the pandemic started. Now, with the latest news of the war happening in Ukraine, we are again affected in one way or another, at least by what is called secondary trauma – hearing about it in the news and other forms of media.
Working with clients in my role as a grief recovery therapist, I hear how the current state of world affairs is affecting them, personally and individually, or as a couple with their grief or trauma. Again, the importance of self-care in grieving and dealing with trauma is paramount.
The program contains 31 prompts, one for each day in May. This year, you have three options:
- Follow prompts: you can either follow the prompts which will be published at the end of April (join the event here for all the information), or
- Choose your own: choose which prompts or themes you want to explore.
- Recycle: You can re-use the original prompts from the companion book, if you haven’t got it yet, go ahead and order it here.
If you have taken part in MWAH before, it might be really interesting to visit the same topics and see how differently you think about it this time around.
➡️ Receiving the prompts? Sign up here.
➡️ Want to see what people share? Follow MWAH’s IG channel.
Share & Hashtags
Please help spread the word about MWAH. Tell your support group and others you know who might benefit from this. You can do this by sharing this page on FB or tagging your friends in IG posts about the project.
Please use the following hashtags when sharing: #MayWeAllHeal and #MWAH2022 and #anewbeginningdealingwithgriefandtrauma. This also allows you to find other MWAH participants. Share on your personal IG and FB.
If you are looking for a more private experience, please join our MWAH peer support group and you might like to share there.
Some important details
Let people know what you’re doing
Download this image ‘Dear Family & Friends’ and share it on your social media challenge before you start. It’s good to let them know what you are doing and how they can support you.
…I can’t do it every day?
Don’t worry about whether you can do this every single day or not. It’s not about how many days you give yourself the time to reflect. It’s about the fact that you do.
…I don’t have the companion book?
You can order a soft or hardcover version in the shop. Alternatively, choose a notebook that fits your needs, with respect to size and the paper quality (preferably without any lines or grids to allow free creative expression).
Given the history of this event, there might be a higher number of grieving parents in comparison to other participants dealing with trauma or grieving another kind of loss, whatever that might be.
Please be inviting all who participate. Grief is grief – Trauma is Trauma.