For parents coping with disappointment, particularly in the NICU...

Based on the ideas of Lucia Milburn, PhD who references Ken Moses I think we can look at Elizabeth Kübler Ross's widely taught grief model as Stages of Empowerment:

Simple releases:

    A deep breath

    Exercise, even a short walk

    Social support, call a friend or family member

    Psychotherapy, call your doctor

    Rest, take a nap

    Relaxation techniques, massage or meditation


    Go to a place of nature, with trees.

    Smell something you enjoy