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Birth & Perinatal Trauma Rewind

Are you experiencing negative emotions following your pregnancy, birth, or postnatal experience?


Are you ready to feel differently and regain your sense of wellbeing?

The TBR (Traumatic Birth Recovery) 3 Step Rewind technique is a gentle and effective method to help you move past birth and perinatal trauma, enabling you to lead a full and happy life again with a renewed sense of recovery.

If this sounds like something that could benefit you, please read on and get in touch for an informal chat to ask any questions you may have.

Perinatal Trauma

As detailed on the ‘About Kirstie’ page, Kirstie has extensive experience in various areas of perinatal care. Unfortunately, the rates of perinatal and birth trauma are increasing, with limited support available. This is why Kirstie now specialises in working with individuals who have suffered trauma or mental health concerns, serving as a life coach, trauma-informed doula, trainee counsellor, and rewind practitioner.


Kirstie is frequently booked as a doula by those who have experienced past birth and perinatal trauma, bringing her considerable expertise to this area of support. She hears many stories from her pregnancy and postnatal yoga students about the trauma and distress they have endured. Many people suffer for years, experiencing flashbacks, fearing to have another baby, and dealing with various negative symptoms. With the right support, you don't have to live your life this way.


At The Essex Birth Company, our aim is to support parents and families to live their lives to the fullest, reset their goals, and move past their trauma to a place of peace, happiness, and contentment.

About Trauma Rewind

Is TBR 3 Step Rewind right for you?


Perinatal trauma can take many forms beyond birth trauma, including breastfeeding challenges, pregnancy panic attacks, a new-born who was unwell, a NICU stay or even childhood trauma. The TBR 3 Step Rewind technique is suitable for women or birthing persons, as well as birth partners and dads.


You may benefit from TBR 3 Step Rewind if you experience:

  • Flashbacks

  • Replaying the difficult situation repeatedly in your mind

  • A sense of heaviness about what happened

  • Avoidance of situations where you might have to talk about the birth

  • Anxiety when thinking about the incident

  • Overprotectiveness towards your baby

  • Inability to sleep due to the memories


You do not need to experience all these symptoms to benefit, and there may be others not listed here.


Is TBR 3 Step Rewind suitable for everyone?


To benefit from this process, it is important to have been in good health before the distressing situation occurred. It may not be suitable for individuals with long term depression or very complex cases of PTSD. Please get in touch to discuss your specific situation and determine suitability.


What is TBR 3 Step Rewind?


TBR 3 Step Rewind is a gentle and compassionate approach to recovery. This therapeutic technique can be transformative, helping to break the neural pathways in your brain that trigger the fight, flight, or freeze response when reminded of your trauma. These automatic responses cause unwanted symptoms. By disrupting these pathways, the memories of the traumatic event can be stored in your long term memory rather than remaining at the forefront of your mind and bothering you regularly.


If you have any questions or would like to know more, please reach out for an informal chat.

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Session Content

There are 3 sessions involved in the TBR 3 Step Rewind process. Below is a summary of what happens in each session, though we will discuss these in greater detail before beginning to ensure you are comfortable with the process.


Session 1 (90 mins):


  • Sharing your story: You are invited to share your story with me, though there is no obligation to do so if you prefer not to.


  • Impact assessment: We will discuss how the trauma is affecting your day-to-day life and explore what you envision for your future self.


  • Future goal setting: I will ask questions to help you consider your desired future state.


  • Relaxation exercise: We will practice a crucial relaxation exercise where you visualise yourself in a future happy place. This relaxation will be recorded and sent to you to listen to at least 4 times before our next session.


Session 2 (60 mins - 1 week after Session 1):


Process explanation: We will review the details of the rewind process to ensure you understand what to expect.

Safety emphasis: I will emphasise that you can stop the process at any time if needed, although it’s unlikely you will need to stop.

Rewind process: We will begin the rewind process, which involves listening to the relaxation script again with added content. You will be guided to remember the traumatic event in a specific way to help disrupt negative neural pathways (pathways in brain that are holding on to the negative memories).


Session 3 (30 mins - 2 weeks after Session 2):


Progress discussion: We will meet to discuss how you have been feeling since the last session.

Positive changes: We will explore any positive changes you have noticed.

Repeat Rewind (if necessary): If needed, we can repeat the rewind process, though this is often not required.

Final relaxation script: You will listen to a relaxation script envisioning yourself as confident, happy, and free from trauma.


Conclusion: You will leave feeling lighter, happier, and more content, embracing your future self and living life more fully.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please feel free to reach out.

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Programme Details

To participate in the TBR 3 Step Rewind programme, please note the following details:


Session Requirements:

You must be available for all 3 sessions and open-minded about the process of healing.

It's essential to listen to the relaxation recording provided between sessions at least 4 times. It's best to find a quiet, undisturbed space for this practice, without your baby or children in the background.

Sessions can be conducted via Zoom from my home, or I can come to your home. If you visit me, I might treat you to a slice of cake and a hot cup of tea!


Important notes:

We can stop the sessions at any point if you feel the need.


It's normal to experience some tears during sessions, which are nothing to worry about. This is a safe space where your feelings will be validated, and you will be heard and respected.


For the sceptical:

If you're unsure about whether this approach will work for you, why not give it a try? Even sceptics, like me initially, have found significant positive benefits from this technique.



The cost for the entire programme is £175. Additional charges may apply for mileage, depending on your home location.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, feel free to reach out. Your wellbeing and comfort throughout the process are my priorities.

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