BIRTH TRAUMA SUPPORT
Birth can be unpredictable. Approximately 30% of UK parents describe their birth as traumatic, affecting mothers, partners and birth professionals. Sometimes, it's not even about a birth, but experiences relating to pregnancy or postpartum. Any experience invoking a sense of distress, intense fear, loss of control or not feeling listened to can result in ongoing feelings of dread regret, guilt, anger or tearfulness.
But what if we rewind?
If you need to talk. I'm listening. Supporting you to take your next step.
The Birthing Awareness 3 Step Rewind Method is a gentle and safe way of working with parents and other birth professionals to lift the heavy feelings and symptoms that can remain after a difficult or traumatic birth, post natal or breast feeding experience, or any other perinatal trauma.
The process naturally activates a person's own ability to heal themselves. Helping you to move forward from that difficult experience.
The simple but effective steps move someone through their past traumatic experience, through to understanding it's current impact on their day to day life, before looking ahead to a future that they desire.
We know that talking isn’t always enough to treat trauma. Sometimes, the brain needs help to reprocess the memory, in order to remember it as a distant memory, not as if it only happened yesterday. The NICE medical guidelines now advise that people who experience a traumatic event should not be given brief, single-session intervention, often termed debriefing.
The 3 Step Rewind can be done in person, face to face or via skype/video call and involves three sessions. Typically we will allow 30 minutes for sessions 1 and 3 and one hour for the full rewind however we allow for the time that's needed.
In order to be inclusive I invite clients to pay what they feel they can afford with a suggested fee of £40 per session. There are 3 sessions in total. Please get in touch if you feel it may help you.