BREATHE is an after abortion care program that exists to offer emotional healing to those who have had experienced abortion.
Whether having an abortion was a decision made alone or was the result of being pressured by someone else, the emotional aftermath can be difficult.
We provide in person and virtual group opportunities that gently guide participants through a process of emotional healing.
Our groups meet for 6 weekly sessions and are held in various locations in and around the Pittsburgh area.
Even if abortion seems to have no little impact on an individual, it is essential to take time and process these events. Regardless of whether it has been decades since the abortions or only a matter of weeks, attempting to process the emotions in isolation can lead to depression, anxiety or many other undesirable feelings. This is where an after care group can be of benefit.
By coming together in a non-judgmental environment with others who understand, we can feel safe to open up about the past. In addition, by sharing our stories with others we can learn to identify how abortion truly affects us individually.
Abortion is a big deal and the impact it has in our lives deserves tender attention.
We understand that oftentimes just the thought of speaking about the past can stir up unsettling feelings. However, taking these vital steps towards self care is possible and we can help.
It's important to know that every BREATHE group is led by someone who has personally gone through the group themselves. These individuals have discovered that healing from abortion is possible and also necessary in order to embrace life to the fullest. Each group leader has received deep emotional restoration and life transformation and it has become their passion to share this process with others and join them on their journey of healing from abortion.
Here is where your healing begins.
There is no fee to attend our care program. We do use a book to guide us through the healing process and there may a cost to cover that expense. However, if the cost of the book is not in your budget, there is always a way that the book can be provided at no cost. Simply let the group leader know.
Jessica Patterson has been facilitating after abortion groups since 2011. After initially feeling reluctant, she eventually participated in a group to heal from her own abortion. Through her group experience, Jessica discovered that there was freedom from the heartache she had been living with years. She received such deep healing that her life was transformed. It is now one of her greatest passions in life to come alongside others who have had a similar experience and walk with them on their own journey to freedom from abortion.
In our groups we oftentimes use Jane Abatte's book, Where Do Broken Hearts Go? to guide us on our healing path. Jane has an incredibly powerful story. With compassion, she shares what she has learned through her own abortion experience to help others find hope and joy. There is profound wisdom in her book, accompanied by self-refection exercises that help her readers examine the many emotions associated with abortion. Listen to her story. Be inspired to find yours.
If you have experienced one or more of the following symptoms, our after care groups may be right for you.