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Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreat
August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Healing weekend retreat after abortion. We offer a confidential safe place where anyone hurting from abortion can come for understanding & healing & non-judgemental support. We also offer a monthly support group: Mantle of Hope (see link below)
Although abortion trauma is largely ignored by society, we as a Christian community recognize that abortion wounds the body, soul and spirit.
SOME SYMPTOMS RELATED TO ABORTION TRAUMA:
* Anxiety * Stress * Withdrawal * Isolation Selfhatred * Inability to forgive self * Fear of punishment from God * Guilt * Depression
* Sorrow * Grief * Regret Despair * Shame * Unworthiness * Self-condemnation *Anniversary reaction (related to due dates or date of abortion) * Aversion to children and/or pregnant women * An inability to trust and form lasting relationships.
IMPACT -Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS) is recognized by those serving women (and men) who experience the residual pain of abortion or abuse through evidence of self-reported and observed symptoms of emotional and behavior instability. Though all women are affected emotionally and spiritually and often relationally by an abortion, most repress the feelings of grief, anger, shame and guilt for months or years. It would appear that the longer a woman represses or suppresses these emotions, the greater the possibility of personality, mood and
relational changes. Depression, anxiety, anger and alienation often color a woman’s self-image following an abortion or abuse.
Healing is a process and takes time, but given attention, care & time, the wounded soul will heal. We are here to support you
during the healing process/journey. Know you are already in our prayers! You are Not Alone!
Contact: Karen Ord 480-329-6795