Birth Story processing session
Are you feeling unresolved about certain aspects of your birth? One in three women report having feelings of trauma associated with their birth, so you are not alone. Sadly sometimes women feel the need to stay silent about their experiences, even though something still bothers them, even years later. Maybe you have tried to voice your experience, only to have well meaning spouses, friends, family, even care providers say dismissive things like, “focus on the positives” or “at least you have a healthy baby.”
Or maybe you find yourself feeling angry or upset just thinking about your birth? Maybe you’re pregnant again and recognise the need to process and make peace with a previous birth?
A Birth Story Processing session is a one on one session with a trained Birth Story Listener. It’s an opportunity to process your birth story with somebody who will hold space for you and listen to what you have to say without being judgmental or dismissive.
If you are ready to gain a new perspective on your birth story, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Sessions can be in-person, over the phone or via Zoom.
“Although the popularly desired outcome is ‘healthy mother, healthy baby,’ I think there is room in that equation for ‘happy, non-traumatized, empowered and elated mother and baby.’” – Midwifery Today
Here is what other people are saying about Zen Mama Collective.
“Learning to tune out of the world and into your mind and body is something I will take with me, not just for the birth but for life.
We couldn’t have asked for a more relatable, patient and informed teacher.
We will be forever grateful for the gift of hypnobirthing that Kahrina shared with us.”
“We had a surprise arrival this morning at 2.31am. Master George arrived at 34 weeks, it was a natural, fast and non-traumatic birth at the hospital. Such a blessing attending your course and learning the techniques which I believe really contributed to George's strong health upon arrival and the relaxed and stress free environment that was created during the birth of our son. I felt at ease and ready to work with George and my body to get him here safely. Thank you for all your support”
“While a c-section was the last thing I wanted, I felt calm and in control through the whole labour, which I put down to my relaxed state of mind and the hypnobirthing techniques I was able to call upon. I would not have felt as calm and confident about the whole experience had I not done Zen Mama's hypnobirthing course. It was the most beneficial thing I did to prepare me for childbirth.”
“My waters broke at home and we decided to go to the birth centre. By the time we got to the birth centre I was fully dilated which completely surprised my midwife as much as it did us because we were so calm. I spent a little under three hours in the birthing suite, it was calm and I breathed through the whole birth without requiring gas or other assistance. I just wanted to say thanks again for giving us the tools to have an amazingly calm and empowered birth.”
“It was not the birth I had visualised but I absolutely loved the experience and stayed calm and relaxed the whole time. I know it's 100% because of all the things I learnt from you so thank you so much! We had a little girl, she is totally beautiful and also a very calm and relaxed baby (due to her relaxed birth and all the prep relaxation I did I think 😁). I am so happy to have all the hypnobirthing knowledge on board.”
“Me and my partner are very happy that we committed to doing the course. We had the home water birth we had planned. The breathing and visualization were such great tools. We felt empowered and prepared. Thank you Kahrina”