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Healing Horseshoe

Healing Horseshoe is a small support community for women who are permanently childless not by choice or by circumstances, a safe haven with others who simply "get it". We meet regularly on Zoom. The purpose of Healing Horseshoe is to provide a safe and nurturing space where we can be ourselves and let the masks down, to connect, bond, share, cry, laugh, and heal together. Through a combination of community, ceremonies, and workshops, we aim to support each other in releasing what no longer serves us, integrate our precious losses from our unique journeys, and when we are ready, move towards embracing the messy and beautiful life ahead. 


Each season consists of 7 live Zoom meetings split across a total of 12 hours together:

  • 3 live workshops x 2 hours each

  • 4 live community calls x 1.5 hours each where you can bring up the topics that matter most to you.

  • You'll also have access to a social media private chat and Facebook group to reach out between calls. 

Additionally, optional individual private grief therapy/coaching sessions are available at a 15% discount during membership.

Healing Horseshoe is right for you if...

Sign Up Process

1.  Complete the application form

2.  Receive confirmation 

3.  Book you spot 

  • 10am PST, 1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm EU

    Started Apr 25

    200 euros

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  • 7am EST, 12pm UK, 1pm EU

    Starts Aug 29

    200 euros

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  • 10am PST, 1pm EST, 6pm UK and 7pm EU

    Starts Sep 19

    175 euros

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Benefits of our Healing Horseshoe

Peaking into Each Season

Join our healing horseshoe where you'll connect with the same 4-8 like-minded women who, like you, are permanently childless, not by choice. Together, these initial connections often blossom into cherished friendships.

Each Season is stand alone. And offers 4 community calls, each lasting 90 minutes. These calls provide a safe space for you to share at your own pace: your story,  triggers, heartaches, coping strategies, and successes.

Additionally, each season features 3 workshops, each lasting 2 hours. These workshops are designed to help you connect with your three intelligence centers: mind, heart, and intuition, embracing a comprehensive healing experience.

Season 1 - You Are No Longer Alone

Sample Workshops:

  1. A Loss or Light Ceremony: Honoring Our Disenfranchised Losses and Hidden Grief Linked to Secondary Losses

  2. Identifying Your Healing Preferences: Navigating Paths to Grieving and Living

  3. Reconnection with Our Body: Gentle Practices for Emotional Release and Renewal

Note: Subject to change to meet the overall needs of the group.

Season 2 - Letting the light in

Sample Workshops

  1. Navigating Friends & Family: Safely Interacting with Loved Ones

  2. Speak Our Truth: Releasing Emotional Baggage Linked to Our Childless Journey

  3. Lighten the Load: Embracing Creativity and Music for Emotional Release

Note: Subject to change to meet the overall needs of the group.

Embracing Us 

Sample Workshops:

  1. I am Me: Rediscovering Our Values, Gifts, and Strengths

  2. Widening the Lens: Exploring Childlessness as Part, Yet Not All, of Our Identity

  3. Honoring and Releasing: Reflecting on Readiness To Letting Go and Honoring Our Journeys

Note: Subject to change to meet the overall needs of the group.

Examples topics in Community Calls

  • Story Sharing: When you feel ready, there's an open invitation to share your unique CNBC journey, knowing that everyone in the group will truly understand. Whether your childlessness stems from circumstances or infertility, and whether it's been 6 months or decades since you became permanently childless, your story is valid, holds immense value and will be met with deep understanding and compassion.​

Healing Horseshoe is not right for you yet if...


Facilitated by Sandra McNicol,
Grief Therapist, Coach and CNBC.

The Healing Horseshoe was born out of a personal need. I am childless not by choice too, and during my grief, I felt lost, alone, and like my life no longer had any real value. I questioned every decision I had made in my life, felt shame for feeling this way, and tried to see the bright side of the life that was available to me, but that just made me feel worse. I needed to grieve, and I needed that grief to be witnessed by a loving community who had been on a similar path. That community was life-changing for me, key to my healing, integrating my losses, and allowing me to start to think about "what now"?

Learn more about Sandra's story here

This group is really life changing (and sometimes life saving!) for people like us.

Julia F, Italy


How can I be sure this is for me?

When joining, you complete an enrollment form to ensure you are a good fit. If you score 1 or 2 on any of the health questions or there are any remaining doubts, Sandra will connect for a 15-minute chat. Also, we offer a 7-day money-back guarantee, which allows you to try one session without any risks.


How many people will be in the horseshoe with me?

The work we are doing is really sensitive, so we like to keep the Healing Horseshoe small around 4-8 people, with Sandra holding a safe space.  


I am nervous to share my story...

Go at your own pace and share what you are comfortable with, there is no pressure to share your story.  When you are ready having your story witness in a safe space is normally a very healing experience. 


My grief feels overwhelming

If your grief feels overwhelming where you are living in a permanent state of anxiety, depression, blame or anger, you may be more suitable for private individual session at this time.  Reach out for a confidential chat.   


What are the technical requirements to join

All you need to have access to Zoom on a computer or phone (computer will be more comfortable) with a good internet connection , camera and light.  We will ask you to put your camera on to create connection/safety.


Avoid bank charges

If you bank in a currency different from Euros, it is possible that your bank may charge an additional fee for international payments.  This is outside our control. To avoid such charges you may also pay via PayPal or GBP bank transfer. Choose the offline payment option when booking, then proceed with a manual transaction to


What if I can't join live?

No problem.  A password protected, replay will be made available for 2 weeks, to any paid member who has not been able to join

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