RESOLVE BIRTH TRAUMA
When birth needs healing - Birth Trauma Resolution Newcastle
Birth Trauma Resolution Newcastle
The birth of your baby is one of the most significant days of your family’s entire life, and one which should be looked back on with warmth, love, joy and excitement.
Unfortunately though, for some families, this is not always the case.
The sense of grief experienced at the loss of a longed for positive birth can be significant. Add in the additional impact when that same birth has left a new mother feeling traumatised, and it’s easy to see how living with this, whilst adapting to your newly changed family, can massively impact on your close relationships and life in general.
...a healthy mother is EQUALLY as important as a healthy baby...
Women who experience birth trauma, alongside their anxiety symptoms, often encounter difficulties bonding with their baby and can experience thoughts of harm or even suicide. These difficult thoughts and feelings are not easy to admit to, and so secrecy and isolation further compound the problem.
Trauma - challenging word isn’t it, and not something anyone wishes to experience in any form. Yet its arrival is often unexpected following one or more particularly traumatic experiences.
The term ‘fight or flight’ is a very familiar one - evolution has blessed us with this response for the purposes of our own self-preservation. It’s worked remarkably well, our species is still thriving.
However, when a traumatic experience occurs, sometimes its memory remains vivid and new, resulting in a heightened ‘fight or flight’ state. The amygdala, the part of the brain continuously on the lookout for danger becomes permanently hyper vigilant and over protective leading to symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Symptoms often include feelings of anxiety, hyper-vigilance, trouble sleeping, flashbacks, emotional distress and irritability.
How birth trauma occurs
Nobody wants to have a problematic birth. During pregnancy you may have imagined how your birth might unfold...and it may have turned out that your imaginings were nothing like the actual events. And why would they be?
The gulf between expectation and actual events can often play a major role in the development of birth trauma. Significant contributing factors to birth trauma often include the following:
- Incidence of emergency interventions.
- Feelings of intense fear during labour or pregnancy.
- An arduous labour in terms of length and intensity.
- Not feeling listened to or consulted or feeling loss of control or humiliation during labour or pregnancy.
- The event of a distressing birth outcome.
However, even a perceived ’normal’ birth can potentially be traumatic if this is your experience inside. And if this is your experience, it is a valid one. You are your own expert and just by taking the time to listen to your needs you will know yourself if there is something about your birthing experience that you can benefit from clearing.
Whether you’re planning to have more children, are currently pregnant or have decided that your family is now complete, it’s important to find healing and a place of peace.
Birth trauma resolution Newcastle sessions – what to expect
The birth of your baby is something you deserve to have a positive memory of. Your sessions with me aim to enable you to recall this important time, whilst being able to experience these memories without the associated negative emotional response you have encountered up until now.
You absolutely will not be expected to go into detail about your experience. Retelling a story means re-accessing it and unnecessarily reliving the experience on some level. Reliving events is actually one of the symptoms of trauma - it is not useful and completely counter intuitive.
Your Birth Trauma Resolution treatment will utilise a range of therapeutic techniques proven to resolve PTSD and its associated symptoms. When used with skillful flexibility, the following therapies are a powerful combination to rapidly deliver the right treatment plan for you.
- Neuro Linguistic Programming(NLP) - (Rewind Technique)
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Eye Movement Integration(EMI)
- Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT)
A Birth Trauma Resolution Newcastle single treatment lasts approximately 90 minutes with many of my clients noticing significant shifts following the first session.
The cost of each treatment is £65, or £50 if booked with any Bespoke Hypnobirthing package.
Preparing for another birth
I once worked with a client who, upon nearing her birthing date, suddenly and unexpectedly began to experience flashbacks and anxiety whenever she returned to the place where her previous traumatic birth had taken place.
Well meaning friends provided her with advice to ‘think positive’ and ‘keep listening to your hypnobirthing tracks’. These things are immensely useful and important... yet during labour, no amount of birth preparation, breathing techniques practise or self hypnosis will be fully effective whilst your amygdala is still pointing towards your last birth and telling you you’re not safe.
Resolving previous birth trauma in preparation for another birth is essential, and this is one of the reasons I have developed a selection of bespoke hypnobirthing packages. Packages include private birth preparation classes, birth trauma resolution and emotional clearing therapies so that you can fully and confidently prepare for your different experience this time.
I work from my base which borders Tyne & Wear, Northumberland & County Durham. Birth trauma Resolution Newcastle services are available throughout Hexham, Morpeth, Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead and the surrounding areas.