Do you want to feel differently about past birth, postnatal or breastfeeding experiences? The Rewind Method may be able to help.
Sometimes birth can leave lasting emotional distress. Symptoms of trauma can include panic attacks, flashbacks, anger, numbness, avoidance of all reminders of the trauma, relationship problems, feelings of failure or guilt and more.
Although only 5% of women meet the formal diagnostic criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) due to their birth, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more who experience symptoms of trauma which are distressing and can significantly affect their lives and their transition into parenthood.
Trauma can also present itself during pregnancy (pregnancy trauma) or breastfeeding (breastfeeding trauma), and fathers or other birth partners can be affected, too.
The 3-Step Rewind Method is a gentle and safe way of lifting the heavy feelings and symptoms that can remain after a difficult experience, helping you to reframe the memory without the triggering traumatic symptoms.
Our practitioners will guide you through the 3-Step process over the course of three one-to-one sessions in your own home. We can also arrange to meet you at a more neutral venue if you prefer, we have a space available in Belfast that is private and comfortable.
Contact us today to find out more, or to arrange your first session.
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Emma was a constant emotional/physical support throughout my labour. She was utterly invaluable to myself and my husband. She was hands calm presence. She was able to help with decisions I had to make during labour making sure my voice was heard and I was happy with the decision. She also was great at helping me make decisions when it was a struggle during labour.
Denise & Thomas,
Discussing our birth preferences with Leslie helped us to decide what kind of birth experience we wanted, and gave us the confidence to discuss our wishes with medical staff. We believe that her support and faith in us put us in a strong position to have the natural birth that we wanted. On the day, we were lucky that things worked out as we had hoped, but having her beside us also made us feel better able to tackle the situation, however it unfolded.
Lucy and Liam,
Lucy & Liam,
After attending 3 sessions of The Rewind Method I have started to come to terms with my birth experience. Now I can tell my story calmly, without crying, without feeling panicked. It has changed my whole mindset. Amazing!!
For the first time in my son's life, I can approach his birthday with optimism instead of increasing anxiety and feelings of dread/panic. Life changing. Thank you!
Emma was with me for my induction in the Royal. I couldn't have done it without her, encouraging me, helping me understand what was happening, and the massages for contractions!
Amelia – Belfast,
If it wasn't for Emma, my breastfeeding journey would have ended very differently. She was the only person who was able to help me at every hurdle, giving me both practical and emotional support at a time when I felt the most defeated and vulnerable. With her help, I was able to breastfeed my son successfully and am still breastfeeding him at 22 months!
Zoe – Ballymena,
Our breastfeeding journey would not have lasted as long as it did if it wasn't for that visit from Emma!
Karen – Dromore,
Emma was an amazing doula, she helped me feel confident and even excited for the birth! During the birth she was so calm and encouraging. I know that having the support of a doula like Emma is a huge part of why my birth was an incredibly positive, empowering experience. I wish every woman could have a doula like Emma!