Invitation to Group Sessions

Invitation to Group Sessions

Join our Intimate Group Sessions – Heal those festering feelings

It can take months or years to heal from breastfeeding grief – the trauma from our nursing struggles. Some mothers never heal.
I’ve worked with mothers whose children are 3 – 6 years old, and whose relationships to those children were strained: they always felt a sense of failure and remorse when interacting with their child.
We were able to release those feelings and “open the field” as it were to a renewed open-heartedness between mom and baby.
I’ve been raising the cost of one-on-one sessions over the years, because each session touches me so deeply and may take me a few hours to recover from.
So now I am offering small group sessions, for half the price of the one-on-one sessions, and here is why: I do focused work with each of the mothers in these sessions, but there is something in the group dynamic that supports me and leaves me with more energy and not less. The entire group is sharing and carrying each other’s load.
It’s been terrific, and I hope that if you are a mother going through breastfeeding grief, whether from recent or from experiences that are years behind you, I hope you’ll join us.
And of course, please share.

Being with others that understand the unique challenges of breastfeeding and all that comes with that is amazing. Then you add guidance and techniques to help the emotional impact, which allows space to begin to heal. Beautiful.

Ashleigh A.

It’s been a real pleasure and helpful experience. The small group was very intimate and allowed me to open up more than I thought I would have shared. The exercises have stuck with me and I try to implement them when I can. I have started reading your other books, they bring much comfort and hope without judgment and discouragement. 

Michelle M.

A Poem about Healing from Breastfeeding Grief

A Poem about Healing from Breastfeeding Grief

Love and Nourishment are One

I still need to hold you near

and feel your dear mouth close

about that tender part of me

where no milk flows.

This sacred thing that should have been,

this rite of every mother,

will not now, nor ever be

a bond, one to the other.

Yet though I feel this utter loss,

a nagging emptiness,

I also smell your warm skin close,

know you don’t need me less.

Song and smile, touch and glance,

we dance our dance until –

scent and hand, hold and clasp,

it’s clear: I love you still.

If love and nourishment are one,

and I love you just the same,

then let me give you love, my love,

that does not bend to shame.

If love and nourishment are one,

perhaps that’s all we need:

to trust our bond is ever here,

regardless how we feed.

-Hilary Jacobson 2004

Are One-on-One Sessions, or Group Sessions better for you?

Are One-on-One Sessions, or Group Sessions better for you?

Hello! I am Hilary Jacobson, CCHT. I have been helping mothers heal from breastfeeding grief and birth trauma since 2013. My book Healing Breastfeeding Grief has inspired mothers and healthcare providers around the world.

I give individual sessions and group sessions.

Group Sessions

Group sessions are a wonderful opportunity to heal. I keep the group small, with three to four members. The group is confidential—not recorded or shared. I offer much the same in the group as individual sessions, and the results are fantastic.

One-on-One Sessions

If someone close to you recently died, or if you have a history of addiction, if you are in an abusive relationship, or if you are dealing with an acute or chronic debilitating illness, I prefer to see you one-on-one.

Otherwise, I hope to see you in the group.

The package of three individual sessions is $450.

Three group sessions are $200

My number is 1 (541) 708 – 3564 Leave me a voice message and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

For testimonials, see here.

The Healing Journey

The Healing Journey

When mothers are overcome by birth trauma or breastfeeding struggles and grief, we need help and understanding — but finding the right person to listen ,is not always possible.

My book, Healing Breastfeeding Grief, was written with this in mind: to guide mothers through painful and complex emotions, while showing how do to simple and effective mindfulness, breath-work, and self-healing exercises.

Healing Breastfeeding Grief can also serve as a handbook for therapists, doulas, midwives–and anyone working with mothers after childbirth.