This practical workshop will teach you a very simple but effective rewind technique that can help mums and dads (and midwives, doulas, antenatal teachers, breast feeding counsellors, birth workers and HB teachers) move past a traumatic birth experience and help to resolve the anxious feelings that can remain long after a traumatic event has past.
Taught by Alexandra Heath, Clinical Hypnotherapist, doula and creator of www.traumaticbirthrecovery.com. She has extensive experience using this technique to help mums and dads move past their traumatic birth experiences.
After completing this two day work shop you will have a clear understanding of different types of traumatic response, what is happening to the brain during and after a traumatic birth, how to use a debrief effectively to move parents towards recovery, how to use this technique safely to help people process the raw emotions. An important aspect of the rewind technique is the ability to help activate a state of relaxation in the sufferer, and to apply guided visualisation in facilitating a person's natural resource to heal. These last two skills can be used in many other practical, helping situations, including helping a woman through labour.
Louise Nunn, Perinatal Health Midwife, recently remarked:
'I’ve been meaning to let you know that I've now done 4 sessions of the Rewind technique with clients, all as part of my NHS role. They'd all been referred to my clinic with birth anxiety due to a previous traumatic birth. I had met them all at least once before and offered the session to them and explained what it was, and I've followed them up by telephone afterwards. I've had some lovely feedback from the mums, which is fantastic - and I'm so relieved! I'm so excited about being a practitioner as I'm really going to be able to enhance the care and support I can offer to women and help them have a positive pregnancy and birth this time round, thank you Alex! I've got 3 more mums booked in for sessions later this month and will keep you posted how they go... '