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E/TS – Grief Recovery Routine

When a grieving member of Fit2B whose belly had been through a great many hard things mentioned that she wished we had a series of gentle moves and words to help her with grief recovery, process her past, and do some deliberate releasing of the tension stored in her core, her request was instantly echoed by others in our private member forum.

Having had a miscarriage myself, I know how my own body shut down for 6 months after that awful loss. It wrecked me, and every year, during the month of May – right around Mother’s Day – there’s a certain grieving ache I still feel deep in my core. I’ve seen in our private member forum how other kinds of loss, abuse and trauma have impacted other women’s core rehabilitation, too, and it doesn’t just go away. Along with narrowing diastasis recti, addressing core and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, and restoring full function to the entire physical body, the emotional and spiritual side plays a huge role in putting a woman back together.

Please watch this introduction video with Kelly Dean, core rehab specialist and founder of The Tummy Team clinic. It will explain what you can expect from the language and movements within the workout which you’ll find below.

It’s not just about loss, though. While Kelly herself has dealt with losing 6 babies in their second trimester, and her tragic losses and professional training enable her unique ability to both rehabilitate and sympathize with all the women who utilize her clinical and online programs, this routine is for any type of grief being held over as body tension.

Watching this intro to grief recovery video will allow you to decide if the routine below is right for you. It will also help you determine a time you’ll feel “ready” for the workout, and you’ll be able to begin the routine and “just move” without as many explanations that could interrupt the flow of the motions.

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We hope and pray the following gentle workout and stretches

will truly bless your heart, soul, mind, and strength. 

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5 thoughts on “E/TS – Grief Recovery Routine

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  2. Michelle Danielson says:

    This was so beautiful! I don’t think I have words to adequately describe my thankfulness for this video. Both of the videos actually…… I feel so calm and connected right now. Almost whole.

  3. Michelle Danielson says:

    This is a follow up to my previous comment….. I hope that is blesses and encourages a mama heart.
    I’ve been going through a time unlike any other I’ve ever experienced in my life. Nothing externally traumatic has happened, but the Lord has been doing a very very deep work in me. I can feel foundational aspects of myself being shifted, cleared out and healed. I had not been able to put a name to until I saw a devotional about how it is not just ok to grieve during change and healing, but it can be a key (often overlooked because of discomfort) component in true, lasting healing. I’m a stuffer by nature. I stuff difficult, painful, traumatic events and experiences in my life because I learned early on that I could not depend on my parents to protect me, or care enough about my mental and emotional growth. I can remember being in kindergarten and knowing that. Kindergarten!! Crazy right?? Outwardly I’ve always been friendly, cheerful, helpful, and properly sympathetic. Internally I was a chaotic mess of rampant anxiety, crushing depression and hopelessness. I’ve healed in bits and pieces over the years, but having a tumultuous first several years of marriage with a husband who operated in cyclical alcohol and drug binges, giving birth to four children in 5 years, no after birth support (right back to cooking, cleaning, child caring after being discharged from the hospital), overlooked PPD, no emotional support of any kind, I folded into myself. I began to feel numb, but the numbness was a relief for a while. Until I realized that I wasn’t feeling like myself. At all. I fought back panic that something was seriously wrong with me. I have five children that I love and homeschool. My husband is healed of his addiction, has been for 6 years now and is an amazing pastor. We’re in ministry and are doing better than we have ever been, or dreamed that we would be. God never does anything halfway though… He wants me healed, whole, and well from the top of my head to the soles of my feet in Jesus name. I’ve just started taking self care seriously. The Grief Recovery Routine is just another touch from God, another answer to prayer for deeper, lasting healing. I did the video today. About two hours ago to be exact. I watched Kelly talk about some of what to expect and I did it. My first physical reaction was one of calm and the overall feeling that this had been a beautiful experience. A half an hour later I began to feel very emotional. Teary and shaky on the inside. I went to go pick up my oldest daughter at the library and when I got home, my husband was there. I had a horrible emotional reaction to him. I had to actually sit in the car and pray before I went in that the Lord would walk me through this. What I’ve decided is that I’m going to continue with the Grief Recovery Routine. The reaction that I had would be enough to stop anyone in their tracks, but to me, it’s a sign of things moving out that need to move out and healing beginning. I want to than you and your team so much for your continued diligence in supporting/encouraging the healing of the whole woman. You are such a blessing.

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