Wish You Had a Map? A Practical Tool for Navigating Childless Grief with Judy Graham and Sarah Roberts
The grief of childlessness is unique to each of us, though it is common to feel overwhelmed at times. If you’re feeling a little lost, you’re not alone. In this session, grief therapists Judy and Sarah acknowledge the complexity of love, loss and living. They offer a practical resource for finding your bearings, mapping your grief and navigating movement and healing.
- Judy GrahamCounsellor, WomanHood
Judy Graham (she/her) is the founder of WomenHood Counselling in Australia. Judy combines years of professional practice with her own experience as a childless woman. She has a gift for creating the kind of safe and sacred space women need to be able to speak about their childlessness.
With knowledge and expertise in grief and loss, Judy supports childless women to be with their own grief as they readjust to a life they didn’t expect and connect with new hopes and possibilities. Judy describes being in nature, creative projects, yoga, nurturing relationships, conquering sudoku puzzles, and laughing at her cat’s antics as things that sustain her.
- Sarah RobertsGrief Counsellor & CNBC Advocate, The Empty Cradle
Sarah Roberts (she/her) is the founder of The Empty Cradle, a service that supports women to grieve the loss of motherhood and create lives of connection, meaning and joy. She combines lived experience, specialist grief counselling and academic research to create resources and support women in this sacred journey of adult womanhood.
Sarah sees involuntary childlessness as a mystery. A hidden landscape that is no less challenging, valuable or worthy than motherhood, yet it is socially invisible and stigmatized. In her quiet time, Sarah restores a native forest, creates visual art and loves juicy conversations about life. She is passionate about the complexity of the human experience and what it means to live a good life.