Healing a traumatic birth and adjusting to motherhood
Postnatal Hypnotherapy and Coaching
Healing a traumatic birth
'I found the birth of my first child traumatic and felt I needed to address my anxiety and fear before the birth of my second child. My husband and I completed a hypnobirthing course with Kerry. I’m so grateful and relieved that we took the time to do this. Kerry completed some specific trauma release exercises with me and this paired with all the other skills and knowledge I’ve learnt from her have now finally brought me to a place where I am excited and happy for the birth to come so I can meet my daughter. Kerry has a wonderful style to her, she is approachable, empathetic, warm and very knowledgeable. Just wish I’d done this before the birth of my first child!' Nichola Whilst hypnobirthing is a fantastic tool kit to help you achieve the birth you dreamed of, sometimes birthing just doesn’t go the way we planned. Often women are left with feelings of guilt and inadequacy, feeling traumatized by their birthing experience, often despite the safe arrival of their baby.
Our experience of pregnancy and birth can, inevitably impact our transition into motherhood, presenting us with challenges to our mental health and well being.
Hypnotherapy can help you to release the trauma of a difficult birth, helping you to find new perspectives on your experience. It can also enable you to understand how birthing can impact the bonding process, providing you with a space to heal and nurture this connection.
Motherhood is a huge transition in any woman’s life and, as a new mum, you will, inevitably be inundated with advice. Women instinctively reach out to new mums because they remember how huge the transition was for them but it is important to remember:
Every mother is different. Every baby is different.
Every mother and baby face their own unique set of challenges, just as every mother and child have their own unique set of gifts. Motherhood is about learning to harmonise with your baby. New mothers need the support and space to get to know their baby and to gain the confidence and skills they need to navigate their own, individual, mothering journey. Motherhood is immense. It touches every part of you, mind, body and soul. It changes you in unexpected ways.
Hypnotherapy can provide you with a place to figure out yours and your baby’s unique needs, finding your own mothering instincts amongst the overload of well-meaning advice. It can provide you with relaxation techniques and self-hypnosis to allow you to restore emotional balance.
· An initial 1.5 hour consultation to access your individual needs and desired outcomes · One or more follow up sessions · MP3 downloads to listen to at home