Three Step Rewind Technique
The Three Step Rewind Technique deserves a page all of its own. The 3 Step Rewind Method is a gentle and safe way to lift the heavy feelings and symptoms that can remain after a difficult or traumatic birth, post natal or breastfeeding experience, or any other perinatal trauma.
The process uses a combination of deep relaxation and hypnosis to help resolve and move on some of the unwanted emotions relating to a difficult experience, that you would rather not have.
The idea behind the Three Step Process is that when you are faced with a challenging situation, one where you may feel fear or worry, your primal brain comes into its own and you have the automatic 'fight or flight' response. When that episode has passed, the memory of the event can be rationalised and filed away in the neocortex; the rational part of the brain.
What we think happens is that the event which triggers you, never fully moves into the neocortex and stays looping around the amygdala, the primal part of the brain; so that when you recall that memory you also experience the negative emotions attached to it.
Through the three-step process, we hope to unhook that memory, so that it flows freely into the neocortex allowing you to retain the wisdom and the memory itself without the negative emotions.
This is not just limited to a mother, but can also include partners. Some of the symptoms that you may be experiencing include panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares, tearfulness to name a few. This is not designed to replace therapy or professional mental health support - but to help teach you the tools and guide you to rewind those emotions and allow them to be filed away safely in the memory without evoking such intense responses.
We usually do this over a course of three sessions to have the greatest benefit. The cost of this is £150 for the course of sessions.