Healing and Reclaiming Your Birth
Trauma in birth can trigger experiences of shame, guilt, anxiety, fear, overwhelm, over sensitivity to stimulus, fawning, or sensations of numbness. Tension or distance may arise with your baby and others. Through gentle sessions focused on your healing, we can reconnect you to your sense of self, power and ease.
One on One EMDR Sessions with Gena
Understanding the neurobiology of trauma allows us to address trauma where it resides, in the limbic system. Cognitive work (traditional talk therapy) alone will not reach it, we must integrate all aspects of the mind, body and spirit to reroute our imprints for joy and wonder.
The birth that may need to be healed could be:
• Your own birth
• Your child’s birth
• A birth that you participated in
• The birth of your mother or another ancestor
• All of the above
When the trauma is healed people are able to go back to the moment of birth and experience the gifts and love that happened. For parents this continues in their relationship with their babies where they now feel able to love with ease; no longer with guilt or tension. For birth professionals, their hearts and work becomes lighter and they are no longer “triggered’ when they attend future births.
Healing Birth Sessions are designed for you to feel safe in your body during and after our work together. You will learn practices and build confidence in your ability to calm and balance your emotions and body. EMDR is often used and is effective in bringing your body into a calm and safe experience. You do not have to live events over again.
As the old beliefs are released, new beliefs are recognized and replace the old ones, affecting our behaviors positively and seeding future births and parenting relationships.
Circles with Katie
Katie Sutherland, who apprenticed with me as a Birth Spirituality and Healing Facilitator, has created 4-week group womxn’s circle designed to support mothers to heal and honor their birth story.
In circle you will explore a combination of trauma resolution practices, ceremony and psychospiritual education while listening from the heart to the journeys of birth experiences. In between sessions you'll be provided guides to practice simple meditations, journal practices, and rituals to amplify and integrate the healing work we done in circle together. Katie creates a safe and loving container of support, where you will experience connection and deep listening.
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Katie Sutherland is an energy medicine healer, teacher and holistic wellness practitioner who has been building her sacred basket of modalities for almost 20 years. She supports mothers to thrive and reclaim their empowerment and vibrancy while navigating the journey of motherhood and childbirth.