After Abortion Help and Healing
It is common for some who have gone through an abortion to experience thoughts and emotions that are difficult to process. These uneasy feelings can come on immediately or suddenly hit you weeks or even years after the procedure.
Has your mind, body, or soul been impacted? RealOptions Pregnancy Medical Clinics is working with an online after-abortion wellness program called abortionchangesyou.com. It is a confidential space that serves as a refuge for those who wish to begin the process of healing. This process includes building support, exploring emotions, and identifying loss. This pathway is a starting point for reflection and healing regarding the personal impact of abortion. Each person will go through the process differently. We encourage you to explore the site.
If you find yourself overwhelmed or in need of local support please feel free to call us at 408.837.0990 or schedule an appointment with our caring team who have experienced similar feelings.
We are here to help.
You are not alone. Statistics estimate that 1 out of 3 of women and men have experienced an abortion by the time they reach 45 years old. The truth is many women and men who are post- abortive suffer from symptoms of grief, loss, shame and trauma. If you feel you have never completely healed or recovered from an abortion experience, or that a past abortion may be affecting the quality of your life, find comfort in the reassurance of God's love and acceptance.
RealOptions offers small group bible studies led by compassionate facilitators. We create a safe, loving and supportive environment. In addition, the small group leader and other participants offer you the opportunity to share from the heart, gain biblical truths, and allow healing to begin with others who have had similar experiences.
This is a small group setting with a maximum of 6 participants. Confidentiality is required. Please sign up for one of our newly forming classes near you! Small groups are gender specific.
Experiences of grief and pain are often unnamed and unspoken but both typically accompany abortion and miscarriage. Although the 2 experiences are different in some ways, often there are similar struggles. Women, men, and couples - anyone affected by pregnancy loss - are encouraged to attend the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat.
It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and men have been affected by an abortion and 1 in 5 are affected by miscarriage. So often, women and men impacted by pregnancy loss have suffered deep wounds, including powerful feelings of abandonment, shame, anger, and loss. Since there is carefully guarded secrecy around pregnancy loss, these hidden, painful, emotions may cause other struggles such as substance abuse, bonding issues with children, depression, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, and feelings of unworthiness.
If the quality of your life is affected or you have never completely recovered from pregnancy loss, Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat is a place where you can find support, compassion and healing.
This international ministry is a confidential, safe place to share your story and discover God’s heart of compassion and mercy. The retreat is a non-denominational, interfaith environment offering Biblical principles and perspectives for restoration.
This retreat is being held at Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park. Here we will provide shared accommodations for two nights, all meals, and retreat supplies at no charge. The financial value of this free retreat is $400 per person. This is a valuable place to be kind to yourself and explore spiritual renewal!
Rachel's Vineyard Weekend Retreat - September 15-17, 2017
250 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Anne Marie Chrisoulis
408-229.9836 ext. 14