More Than a Healthy Baby: How to Cope with Birth Trauma
What you'll learn
- Coping with Birth trauma
- EFT (tapping) for birth trauma
- Breathing techniques for stress
- Mindset work (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Guided meditation
- Affirmations and coping statements
- Why does birth trauma happen?
- Why birth trauma is not your fault
- How the brain and nervous system process trauma
- Pros and cons of different treatment approaches
- How to find further support for trauma
- How to write a birth timelime
- Post traumatic growth and strength finding
- Re-writing your story and meaning making
- How to use movement and the body to shift stress
- Have experienced a traumatic birth or supporting someone who has
- Understand that this course is not therapy or a replacement for therapy
Have you had an overwhelming, scary, and confusing birth experience? You are not alone. 1 in 3 people will experience a traumatic birth.
Wondering what on earth just happened to you and where to even start? Not sure what you need, or if you’re even ready to talk to someone? Does the idea of being handed a pamphlet with a lotus flower and being told that "all that matters is a healthy baby" make you want to puke?
Want to have a little stalk into what a Psychologist might offer? Want to know what tools I used to cope with my own two traumatic births? Want to know what tools other parents have used to find strength and growth?
This course is not therapy. It’s not a replacement for being responsible for your own healing and trauma work. This is not the course for you if you are looking for the words ‘healed’, ‘recovered’, or (ick) ‘cured’. What I’m offering you is something other than pity, clichés and blaming.
In Section 1, I give you (and your partner and/or family) education and information about what birth trauma is, why did it happen, and what you need to know about trauma being your biggest teacher for growth.
In Section 2, I teach you practical, life-long strategies for coping. I know that they work because I've been teaching them as a psychologist for 10+ years experience. These are also things that I use myself. We cover strategies from CBT, Mindfulness and Meditation, ACT, Guided Imagery, DBT, Positive Psychology, embodiment practices and more.
In Section 3, I'll give you the pros and cons of different treatment approaches, tips and advice for further support options. How to find support, and what questions to ask.
It’s beautiful, hopeful, bright and bold. I swear, I laugh. I teach you that doing work on your trauma doesn’t have to be heavy. You can do it while sitting on your couch in your pjs. I would love to show you that you're not broken. That the strongest, most beautifully resilient version of yourself is yet to come.
Who this course is for:
- birthing people
- partners of birthing people
I’m a Clinical & Perinatal psychologist and coach with 10+ years experience in mental health. I’ve had two traumatic births myself! So I am the perfect person to lead this training. I am the bridge between the research and the lived experience of growth in the postnatal period.
I’m a board-approved supervisor – I have trained and supervised Psychologists to reach their endorsement for 5+ years. Mentor to mental health professionals Australia-wide and beyond. I'm also the author of More Than a Healthy Baby: Finding Strength & Growth After Birth Trauma.
I’m light, I’m quirky and I truly believe that doing ‘the Work’ doesn’t have to be all dark and shadow.