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Birth Trauma Resolution

Birth Trauma Resolution

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Certified Birth Trauma Resolution

Very little research exists to support post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth and for a long time childbirth trauma wasn’t even recognised. Most women positively ‘grow’ along with their birthing experience, but for some…what they endure is mentally catastrophic and they are left with life-long psychological wounds, the effects of which spread out to other facets of their life like ripples in a pool.

The Certified Birth Trauma Resolution practitioner training course is ongoing and was developed by psychotherapist Jenny Mullan. It is endorsed by the Royal College of Midwives and Human Givens Psychotherapy Institute. More information can be found on Jenny’s website together with a list of therapists in various parts of the UK: www.birthtraumaresolution.com

This simple, effective technique has been used for years on troops affected by PTSD (formerly known as shell-shock) – it works very quickly by changing a damaging, emotionally-charged memory to an ordinary memory without the distressing emotional attachment.

Birth Trauma Resolution

During a traumatic situation, stress levels are heightened and a ‘fight/flight’ response is activated by the area of the brain called the amygdala (which processes events in black and white terms) the nearby hippocampus is also affected by high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. These two areas of the brain normally communicate to make sense of highly-charged situations but due to the rising cortisol levels, the hippocampus cannot put what is happening into context so the memory remains stuck in the amygdala as an emotionally intense, often terrifying experience.

The amygdala will then ‘pattern-match’ ANY situation that vaguely resembles the original trauma. The vast majority of women will come to terms with their childbirth experience within a month when their stress levels begin to fall and the hippocampus and amygdala are able to work together to create a belated context for the events.

This then allows the higher functioning neo-cortex of the brain to store the narrative memory. However, some will experience crippling negative effects, including flashbacks, panic attacks, anger, sleep disturbances and avoidance of anything that might trigger an unwanted emotional response.

As a fully insured, Certified Birth Trauma Resolution practitioner, I am able to treat anyone who fears birth (tokophobia) or is struggling to function after birth – mums, dads, birth partners and birth professionals.

I am also happy to see women who are having another baby and want to clear away past issues and prepare for their new arrival.

I can’t stress enough how effective this technique is. The rapidity with which it works is astounding and negates the need for psychotherapy. It can replace debriefing sessions. The first session can take up to 2 hours and should a second session be required, 60-90 minutes. Very often, one session is all that’s needed and it takes place in my home in Great Dalby near Melton Mowbray.

* Subjective Units of Distress Score (SUDs) used as a scale pre and post rewind.

To discuss further or to book a session, please contact me directly.

Cost: £100 per session

*Areas covered include Market Harborough, Leicester, Great Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Northampton and the surrounding areas of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

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Some testimonials

“I recently went to see Jackie for rewind therapy after a traumatic birth over a year ago. I was nervous and hesitant but knew I needed to some how deal with what had happened. Jackie immediately put me at ease, and helped me work through my feelings even when my emotions were running high. It was an amazing experience and I would even go as far as to say that it is life changing. I feel calmer and more in control again. I can’t thank you enough Jackie or recommend this therapy highly enough.”

KERRY G

“it spurred me on to go and get my hair done and get some new clothes to start feeling good again and get off my bum and get fit! Thank you…fabulous” 

VICK S

“Went to see Jackie recently for a session of rewind therapy after a traumatic birth & pregnancy! Wow! I cannot express what a difference it has made in just one session. I went from an *8 down to a 2. As soon as I arrived Jackie put me at ease, if I’d had know what a difference it would have made I would have gone sooner. Something just clicked after our session & now I feel like me & My little one actually have a very strong bond. Can’t thank Jackie enough. Will be visiting her again! “

LUCY W
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