Heal your Past, Create your Future

Trauma & Phobia Support

Resolve and lift negative emotions associated with difficult memories around:

  • Birth Trauma

  • Fertility Journeys

  • Miscarriage / pregnancy loss

  • Pregnancy complications

  • Breastfeeding difficulties

What is Trauma?

The word trauma may be used in two different contexts. It can be a physical injury inflicted upon a person by an external agent, or it can be psychological trauma which is an emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event, or caused by a situation or event that we have found to be 'traumatic'. 

When trauma presents, the person often feels as if the trauma just happened and the body and brain are in a state of hyper-arousal. This might involve nightmares, flashbacks, irritability, moodiness, tearfulness, sleep problems, anger, rumination and being reminded constantly of the memory with unsuccessful efforts to fully push it out of your mind. 

Traumatic events can happen at any age and can cause long-lasting harm. Everyone has a different reaction to trauma with our experience and understanding of trauma being both subjective and personal. We can have the same or a similar experience to another person yet be affected entirely differently by the event. 

Trauma can be caused by:

  • one-off or ongoing events

  • being directly harmed

  • witnessing harm to someone else

  • living in a traumatic atmosphere

  • being affected by trauma within the family unit or community

We can experience trauma, where we have felt:

  • frightened

  • under threat

  • humiliated

  • rejected

  • abandoned

  • invalidated

  • unsafe

  • unsupported

  • trapped

  • ashamed

  • powerless

Why might trauma occur?
What is birth trauma?

The concept of 'birth trauma' is extremely new, with birth as a possible traumatic event only being recognised in research in the 2000's. 

A key factor as to whether a birthing parent experiences an event as traumatic or not is the subjective experience of the individual and often relates to birthing parents / women feeling uncared for during such a vulnerable time. 

During birth trauma may be caused by:

  • A threat (e.g. fear of injury / death)

  • Poor communication (e.g. not being listened to)

  • Physical trauma (e.g. injury / surgery)

It may be that the birth itself was not traumatic, but that events around it were and may relate to the journey through or experiences during pregnancy, the postnatal period, feeding challenges, amongst many other difficulties that an expectant or new parent may experience.


 

3 Step Rewind

As a 3 Step Rewind Practitioner, I work with you at any stage of your journey to address and help process any trauma that you have experienced.

My support may be accessed by parents and birth professionals who wish to process and move on from their trauma experience in a safe way, with the trauma experience often becoming a distant memory. 

The 3 Step Rewind Process can help with trauma that is preventing you from taking steps to conceive, trauma relating to pre-birth experiences or trauma experienced at any time during the perinatal period (antenatally or postnatally).

It may be that as a birth partner, you yourself experienced trauma relating to the birth or you may have experienced other trauma that you would like to address to allow for presence and peace in relation to your parenting journey.

3 Step Rewind is delivered over 3 sessions. Sessions are currently online, from the comfort of your own home and can be delivered via Zoom, Skype, Google Meet or Facebook Messenger.

All 3 sessions are charged at £160 (or £65 per session) + venue cost where applicable. 

I offer a free, no obligation consultation of up to 30 minutes to discuss my services offered.  

Parents who are approaching a subsequent birth following trauma, may wish to contact me regarding my trauma-sensitive birth package, combining KG Hypnobirthing and 3 Step Rewind.

You may also wish to explore my other services as part of your healing journey.

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