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Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy

If you’ve experienced, or witnessed a difficult or traumatic birth, the impact on your emotional and physical wellbeing can be felt long after the birth itself.

Birth trauma therapy offers support in processing that experience and moving forward in a gentle safe way.

Birth trauma is subjective, meaning it can look a number of ways but is about how we feel. Feelings of loss of control, powerless, worry for our lives or those around us before, during or after birth can lead to feelings of overwhelm when we consider birth.

This can impact your moods, confidence, bond with your baby and your relationships, amongst much else.

Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy combines various therapeutic techniques to support processing the emotional tag of the experience(s).  The memories remain but the sense of intrusive emotion and stress around them are reduced.

This can often open up a space where we can feel better emotionally and reconnect with our sense of self in our lives for ourselves and those around us.

The therapy is suitable for those who have experienced trauma in birth directly or by being present during a birth, miscarriages, loss or a journey through fertility.

You can read an account of a mother who had sessions here

The Therapy

The therapy is a safe and gentle way to give yourself time to explore your experience and begin the process of moving on in a direction that feels empowering for you. The sessions are 1:1 with Sakina Ballard.

We work together at a pace that’s right for you, using various techniques that include:

  • A safe therapeutic space to express your experience & gain support in understanding what’s happened.
  • Hypnotherapy techniques to support emotional relaxation.
  • Human Givens Psychotherapy ‘Rewind Technique’ to reduce impact of emotions and images.
  • Emotional Release Techniques
  • Resources to continue working with.

Sessions

The therapy usually comprises of 3-4 sessions, though this can extend if needed.

Each session lasts 60 minutes.

The practice runs from 2 locations:

Monday Morning 9:30am – 12pm, my home therapy room in South Norwood, London SE25.  Sessions are £40 per hour.

Wednesday Evening 5pm – 9pm, The Little Escape Crystal Palace, London SE19.  Sessions are £70 per hour.

I aim to offer this therapy to all, so if cost feels a boundary please get in touch to discuss.

Please contact me for more details.

My training includes Birth Trauma Resolution, Loss, Bereavement, Birth Trauma Training & Hypnosis.

Note

It is useful for us to discuss on a phone call prior to commencing any sessions, so you get a chance to ask any questions you may have. Please send your details below and we will get in touch.

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