Effective therapeutic help to overcome post-natal birth trauma and post abortion syndrome.
For most mums, giving birth is a positive experience, and even though many feel it's the hardest thing they'll ever do, they'd still do it again. Part of that is as afterwards they feel an immense sense of achievement, exhilaration, at peace and full of complete joy.
We see births on TV or in the movies, we may read about the positive birth experiences of celebrities, and in the majority, they are often described as exactly that , a positive birth experiences.
But sadly, that's not the same for every mum. For a silent group of mums, what should be a defining moment in their life, is not always the positive experience they expected or were told.
Often time is not the great healer!
Many mums suffering with post-natal trauma have waited days, weeks, months and even years for it to pass so they can experience all the joys motherhood. Many mums talk about how they carry emotions such as guilt, shame and sadness which can often turn to depression and anxiety.
Often the weight of having to pretend to be happy and content can just add to this emotional burden. To make matters worse, being told by well-meaning friends, family and medical staff about how they should be feeling just adds to the burden of guilt at feeling the way they do.
It can often feel as if being open and honest is a bad or negative thing?
And that's because our society is intent with bypassing of our natural feelings and emotions, making it unsafe to fully express how we really feel in the fear of upsetting others or made to feel less than. This falseness and pressure of having to put on that happy face can create further internal emotional pressure, and which no amount of happy one-line Facebook slogans is going to fix or change.
Post abortion syndrome and depression
Post-Abortion syndrome is the psychological effects of abortion. Any traumatic event can cause PTSD, and abortion is no exception. It's a form of PTSD which can start from the moment of making the decision, or experiencing the procedure and living with the distress, grief, pain and regret afterwards. As with any trauma, individuals often try to forget the ordeal and deny or ignore any pain that may result.
The symptoms of post abortion syndrome may appear immediately after an abortion, or in many cases, others much later.
Typically the symptoms can be: Guilt, anxiety, depression, disasociation, depression, suicidal thoughts, abreactions, nightmares, panic attacks, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse.
The majority of women i've helped have held their secret in for years and have rarely spoken or discussed it with anyone else.
So, what's answer, and how can hypnotherapy help?
You may have already tried talking therapies and support groups, positive affirmations, excercise, spa days, Reiki, maybe even medication or self medication through other means. But, it hasn't had any long term effect. In fact, they may have made you feel worse!
That's because none of the above methods work with the trapped emotions, and so the solution through hypnotherapy is to work with your unconscious mind to allow it to naturally release these pent-up emotions or internalised traumas. When we do that the body drains the emotional swamp, and you find emotional peace and strength to enjoy life again.
The truth is that you're allowed to connect, feel and express those thoughts and feelings which have contributed to the way you feel.
Does some of that sound familiar? Are you ready to take that first step to take back control? If so, then call me on 01772 499046, or email me by clicking here.Chris Gelder Hypnotherapy
107 - 109 Towngate
Effective therapy to help overcome post-natal trauma and and post abortion syndrome, preston, leyland, chorley, blackburn, lancashire