- This event has passed.
After Birth, Bristol
September 26, 2015 @ 09:30 - 15:30£60
Resolving and honouring the birth of your baby
Saturday 26th September
Kudacan, Nr Gloucester Rd, Bristol
The birth of a child is meant to be the most joyful and fulfilling time of our lives. Immediately after birth we are often assailed by well-wishing family and friends expecting us to be rosy and blissful. For some women it is decades before they are able to admit that they had difficulty coming to terms with giving birth.
Do you feel grief, loss, anger or shame when you think of your child’s birth? Maybe you keep replaying it in your mind. Perhaps you are preparing for another baby and feel anxious as you approach birth again. Many things can cause these thoughts and feelings; a loss of control or dignity, a lack of respect from those around you, not being heard, pressure or anxiety from caregivers, separation from your baby, fear for your or their wellbeing. Sometimes a birth experience deviates greatly from what you hoped for, which can be devastating. Sometimes even if outwardly it goes to plan, you are left with mixed feelings.
Join Roma Norriss and Binnie Dansby for a gentle, moving and deep opportunity to release anything you have been carrying that is unresolved about your child’s birth.
Connect with others and have an opportunity to share your experience
Experience process work to release grief and anger
Shift your perspective to a more powerful one
Rewrite your experience
Find forgiveness for yourself and those involved so that you can move on
“Many times in the past 35 years of working with birth issues, I have been asked to support a woman and her partner to resolve a dramatic and traumatic birth experience. Clearly we cannot change circumstances, yet we can discover new perspectives, new ways of thinking about every situation. When we are able to speak about our deepest thoughts and feelings we open the door to discovering new and more life enhancing perspectives. This healing process is important for the relationship with the child born of a less than ideal birth, for the family, for future births, and for the sake of moving on in peace for everyone.
Binnie A Dansby
Binnie Dansby is is an inspiring teacher and a gifted therapist dedicated to transforming the quality of life through the acknowledgement of the effects of birth on human consciousness and culture. Binnie is pioneer of the Ecstatic Birth movement and has been supporting couples for over 35 years. She is author of many papers and forthcoming book about the impact of our SOURCE EXPERIENCE on all of life.
Binnie holding her granddaughter Binnie-Anne
Roma Norriss is a Birth and Postnatal Doula, NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor and Parent Educator. She has spent many hours counselling mothers on their births as part of her role and when volunteering for the Association of Radical Midwives. She has two young children of her own and is passionate about supporting birth, breastfeeding and parenting to create peace and sustainability in the world.
Roma with baby Artemis
Sometimes fathers/partners are the most traumatised after birth, having witnessed what their loved ones went through. Get in touch if you are interested in having us run this workshop for partners.