In a Birth Story Listening ™ session, we review the story in ways that are creative, fresh and insightful. Through compassionate listening, genuine validation and thoughtful questions, I help the storyteller navigate their way out of old, unhealthy thought-patterns (such as self-blame) and into deeper realizations about themselves in relation to their birth experience. Together, we literally turn suffering into art by exploring the birth story through process art, mythological storytelling, archetypes or dance. This, in turn, awakens new awareness for the storyteller. This awareness is often in the form of a new positive self-belief, which becomes action when the storyteller brings a greater sense of self-love back to her family.
Birth Story Listening ™ sessions are highly therapeutic, and effective, but they are not therapy. It’s more akin to going to your wise elder, sister, or grandmother in your village and seeking counsel.
What does a Birth Story Healing session include?
Birth Story Healing sessions typically last 2 hours. Through dialog and other creative processes, I guide you into reconstruction of how you perceive yourself as a birthing mother or father (or partner).
A birth story session is for anyone who has given birth, miscarried or aborted a baby. Whether your baby is 6 weeks or 30 years old, it’s never too late for a session. Birth Story Listening is also helpful for doulas, nurses, midwives, OBs or anyone who has witnessed a traumatic birth.
It is important that you leave your child(ren) with another parent or caregiver so that you can take this time to fully focus on your healing. Sessions take place in San Diego at Yoga Jai Ma or my personal home art studio.
Click here to read my blog post about birth trauma and birth story listening.