Has the birth of your baby left you with negative emotions? The Three Step Rewind Technique my help.
Guided assistance processing traumatic experiences for men and women and couples.
If you have been with people around the time of birth, you will know that sometimes, births leave people emotionally scarred. Symptoms of trauma can include panic attacks, nightmares, flashbacks, anger and irritability, numbness, tearfulness, avoidance of all reminders of the trauma, problems in relationships, feelings of failure and more.
Although people who meet the formal diagnostic criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to their birth is only about 5%, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more who experience symptoms of trauma which are distressing and significantly affecting their lives and their transition into parenthood.
Trauma can also present itself during pregnancy (pregnancy trauma) or breastfeeding (breastfeeding trauma) and fathers or other people in the birthing room can be affected too.
Approximately 30% of all parents in the UK will describe their birth as traumatic
That’s nearly a 1/3rd of all parents!
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What is the 3 Step Rewind Method?
The 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.
It is easy to learn and naturally activates a person's own ability to heal themselves.
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.
The Rewind Method includes:
Effective debriefing and listening skills
Working safely to avoid re-traumatising
Using solution focused questions to promote healing
Relaxation and guided visualisation
The rewind technique
The scale of the problem is too great for mental health professionals alone to handle.
Currently many parents are deterred from seeking help via traditional mental health pathways because of the stigma attached to mental health and the perception that it will take many sessions and commitment to feel well.
We are passionate that it should be those who already have existing relationships with parents who should have the skills necessary to lift the symptoms of a traumatic birth.
They are best placed to help parents on their own healing journey.
Time and again we hear back from delighted parents, who are discovering the joy of being able to really help people move on from a bad birth!