The 3 steps rewind process
The 3 steps rewind technique involves the following steps:
1-Listening to your story of the traumatic event and explaining the process of the rewind technique (the beauty of this technique is that it still works if you prefer not to talk about the traumatic event)
2-Guiding you into a state of deep relaxation, and using a visualisation technique to remember the event in a way that feels safe
3-Visualising the future and how you will feel and behave once the memory no longer feels traumatic
What can the Rewind technique help with?
The technique can help with any type of trauma or phobia.
As a doula, I am especially interested in supporting women who are experiencing a birth phobia, whether they have given birth or not, or have experienced birth trauma, or trauma associated with the pregnancy or postnatal period.
Birth or postnatal trauma can be triggered by but isn't necessarily only linked to "medical" trauma. On paper your birth can look textbook, you can be physically fine and your baby can be completely fine but you don't feel good about the way your birth unfolded, and the memories of how you felt or how you were made to feel during the birth can be lingering and cause you anxiety and stress. This isn't helped when our culture states that "all that matter is a healthy baby". You, and your feelings, matter too.
I would love to help with this, especially when the first birth was traumatic and you are contemplating your next pregnancy, or are pregnant again, and the memory of the first birth is still affecting you.
What happens during a Rewind session?
I will speak to you over the phone or skype first (unless we already know each other), listen to your story and explain the process, so you can decide whether this feels like something you would like to try.
If you decide you would like to go ahead, we book either a face to face or a skype appointment for the session itself.
Sometimes the technique is effective immediately, sometimes a couple of session might be necessary to fully resolve the trauma.
The session will usually last between 60 and 90 minutes.
Cost: First session £60, follow up sessions, £50.
Contact me if you would like to find out more about the technique or book a session