Guided assistance processing difficult experiences for men and women and couples.
The fight or flight response is one of our most primitive survival systems and is designed to allow us to act in the face of life-threatening danger. The highly aroused emotions of fear and helplessness present during the trauma become inextricably, biologically linked to the memory of the event.
From a neurological point of view these symptoms can be compared to a faulty burglar alarm that is triggered and goes off for no reason. A person suffering from a traumatic experience triggers their fight or flight response unnecessarily when there is no present danger, constantly reliving what happened and igniting the feelings all over again each time.
The rational, thinking part of our brain (prefrontal cortex). Tries to reassures that nothing is wrong, but the alarm is constant in the part of the brain called the amygdala. This is why sometimes advice to ‘move on’ or ‘get over’ what happened is pointless because the connection has been made and so it is extremely difficult to rationalise or to wilfully stop the thoughts or feelings.
Joanna will support you throughout this guided technique with her expertise as a clinical hypnotherapist.
There are three face to face sessions together, this can be via zoom or face to face depending on Covid restrictions.
3 face to face sessions.
If talking about the traumatic birth experience makes you feel uncomfortable there is no need for you to share your experience. You will need to remember it yourself, but you can do this without re-telling. This is completely up to you and I will support you in whatever you to choose to do.
This technique is effective at any time after the event.