Trauma Release

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Sometimes our experience of birth or breastfeeding can leave us with difficult feelings. The Birthing Awareness 3 Step Rewind Technique is a gentle and safe way to work with you to lift the difficult feelings that can remain after a difficult or traumatic birth, postnatal or breastfeeding trauma, or any other perinatal trauma.

I found that many couples would approach me seeking Hypnobrithing tools during pregnancy following a difficult or traumatic previous birth experience. I decided I wanted to offer Trauma Release so that I could help families much sooner after their experience (the technique is just as effective if you are already pregnant again though). After lots of research, I decided to train with MAM Learning (now known as Birthing Awareness) using the technique developed by Mia Scotland (Perinatal Clinical Psychologist and Doula) and Mark Harris (Midwife and NLP Trainer). There is a great blog about the Research Base behind the technique. I especially love how the technique is about activating your own ability to heal yourself.

Preparation

Before our first session we will have a chat on the phone or via Skype to discuss MAM 3 Step Rewind Technique in more depth. You can then take some time to decide if this is the right step for you to take at this time. There is absolutely no pressure to go ahead and you can come back to me at any time in the future.

 
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Session 1

At our first session together, you will have the opportunity to share your story with me if you wish to do so. There is absolutely no pressure for you to do this, I am still able to guide you through the technique so you may begin working on your healing without knowing your story. After this we will also talk about your feelings. How you feel at the moment and I will help you to consider and create a vision of how want to feel. I will then guide you through a relaxation, which I will record and send to you to use prior to our next session.

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Session 2

In our second session, I will again ask how you are feeling at the moment and then I will guide you through the second part of the technique. This is the Rewind part. I will guide you to recall and process the event in a way that feels safe. You will be in control at all times. We can stop or pause if you need to.

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Session 3

During our third session, I will guide you through visualisation of the future. This will also be recorded for you to continue to use after our session.

 

Follow up

Following the third session, I will give you a call a week or so after. I will do this simply to check in with you, see how you’re feeling since we had our sessions and to hear any changes you have noticed. Occasionally people do need to have an additional session, and we will arrange this as appropriate.

I offer these sessions to both women and men. It isn’t uncommon for birth partners to experience difficult feelings after witnessing something they perceived to be traumatic.

The sessions are offered as a package and are £99 if you come to me, or I may be able to arrange to come to you, but an additional fee of 45p for each mile I need to travel to and from your location would be applied to each session.

These sessions are available in Stokenchurch, which is just off the M40 between High Wycombe and Oxford and is within a 30 minute drive of Amersham, Beaconsfield, Bourne End, Great Missenden, Henley-on-Thames, High Wycombe, Oxford, Princes Risborough, Maidenhead, Marlow, Thame, Wallingford.

If you would like to find out more, do fill out my contact form and we will arrange to have a chat on the phone. Please remember, there is no pressure and you are under no obligation to share anything about your experience with me unless you wish to.

If you've had a difficult experience through birth and / or breastfeeding, do get in touch via the form and let's have a chat. Today may not be the right time for you, and that's ok. I will be here whenever you are ready.

 

Please note that I am unavailable when I am supporting families through birth and so it may be a few days before I get back to you.

 
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