Thousands of women experience pregnancy and/or birth trauma every year. Without proper support, resources and information, trauma is often overlooked and women are left feeling alone as they navigate their healing journey. On this episode, I share the critical step that's involved in healing from trauma so you can experience joy and peace again.
A story of a client who resisted working through trauma
Why so many women resist releasing trauma, how that resistance makes sense and what to do about it
Why so many women punish themselves after a traumatic experience
What is trauma and how do you classify an experience as traumatic?
Why some situations are traumatic for some and not for others
The biggest misconception about trauma and trauma work
Common signs of unresolved trauma
If you're feeling thoughts of hurting yourself or others, please call 1-800-273-TALK
The one restaurant I cannot eat at anymore since being on hospital bed rest
What does leaning into trauma mean?
How can you work through trauma without additional emotional pain?
What leaning into trauma is not and how this can prevent you from wasting time with professionals who are not helping your healing journey
Yes you are changed in many ways/ because of your traumatic experience but you are not changed fundamentally
How you can feel like "you" again even after a traumatic experience
The easiest, simplest and gentlest way to heal from pregnancy or birth trauma is to lean into it.
Resources from the show...
Healing From Guilt, Grief and and Trauma Audio workshop (Register now)
Private postpartum mind-body wellness program (Email for information)
The Importance of the Mind-Body Connection (Listen now)
Pregnancy Brain goes into detail about the mind-body connection and how to help you manage your stress during a high-risk pregnancy (Read Now)
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