What is the hidden cost of birth trauma? Many women experience frightening and life-threatening experiences giving birth often coupled with a lack of emotional support or any dignity. As one traumatised client told me “No one prepared me that childbirth could be a ‘proper’ trauma”. Let’s face it – who has the time to prepare … Continue reading The Hidden Cost of Birth Trauma
Three of the key symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress after Childbirth Re-experiencing the event Physical sensations - pain, nausea, sweating Nightmares Flashbacks - involuntarily and vividly re-living what happened during the birth Repetitive and upsetting images or sensations Constant negative thoughts, self questioning, guilt and shame 'why didn't I take more control?' "My body has … Continue reading Post Traumatic Stress after childbirth
Unfortunately women who suffer birth trauma often find themselves isolated from a helpful support network. They may feel very distant from other new mothers who have had a different or perhaps appear to have had easier birth stories. Sometimes birth trauma recovery and letting go of what happened can feel impossible. Many women feel like … Continue reading Can you recover from birth trauma?
Anyone can experience Birth Trauma and may develop PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) symptoms. Many women will endure the threat of serious injury or death to themselves or their baby during childbirth and PTS symptoms are a very normal response to what has happened. Most of us only associate PTS with soldiers but these responses can … Continue reading What is Birth Trauma?
"there is now no doubt that some women develop post-traumatic stress reactions in response to childbirth-related trauma. This is a normal reaction to an extremely horrific event and consists of upsetting and intrusive memories, thoughts and dreams accompanied by attempts at emotional and behavioural avoidance from reminders" The Royal College of Midwives What is Childbirth … Continue reading Birth Trauma
Psychological Reversal presents a total obstacle to healing an issue or behaviour. If you are caught in a loop of negative behaviour, addressing Psychological Reversal may help you. The good news is that with some patience and commitment between both client and practitioner this can be achieved. Not all of us exhibit psychological reversal but if … Continue reading Psychological Reversal
What is Energy Checking? Think of trying to tune in TV or radio to a specific station, but the antenna can’t pick up the signal and all you get it white noise. In Energy Psychology we use energy checking techniques to 'tune' your system so that you return to harmony, and connect fully to life. … Continue reading Energy Checking – do you have a systemic disturbance?
STOP SMOKING WITH PICTURE TAPPING TECHNIQUE Everyone wants to fit in, to be accepted, to be part of the tribe. It’s one of the most natural human instincts. I started smoking when I was sixteen in an attempt to be one of the cool girls. I wanted to appear sophisticated and adult and to join … Continue reading How to stop smoking with PTT
Providing TRE Workshops at a festival This May I was delighted to connect with the organisers of The Wildheart Gathering and persuade them to introduce TRE into their workshop schedule. It’s been a long held dream of mine to work as a therapist at festivals – and also a great way to holiday as a … Continue reading TRE in a Tipi!
5 Minute Panic Release 7 out of every 1000 people suffer from panic attacks, and generalised anxiety effects over 16% of the population. The symptoms can be varied, frightening and extremely distressing to those who suffer from these debilitating events. Using EFT and Hypnosis I have known my clients regularly experience Panic Attacks which can … Continue reading Panic Attacks