Resolving a memory of one’s own birth before one is due to give birth oneself is to my mind a gift to one’s children that is pretty hard to beat. This is exactly what happened in session recently. Firstly, I need to point out that this resolution happened spontaneously, as for most people ‘going there’ can be seen as pretty hardcore, but not this time and not for this lady.
Resolving birth trauma need not be traumatic when intending gentleness and trusting in the EFT process
My client (herself a medical professional) who works with me so she can be fully present for her family and patients had initially suggested that she would like to work with me on her own difficult birth, which had involved forceps. My immediate reaction was that now might not be a good time to look at this as the weeks leading up to a first birth is normally about relaxation and pampering, however after a few weekly tapping sessions, in what started as a seemingly gentle session (and which ended just as gently) I got a few surprises. The first was when the lady started describing feelings such as being in a dark well and being pulled towards the light then slipping backwards, the second was when she described a squeezing type headache on either side of her head! It appears that this lady’s own intention to resolve her birth issues ensured that in session with me her birth trauma naturally emerged during our tapping together and by me not going where I didn’t belong and my own intention to be gentle and just trust the process, allowed the issue to surface naturally and spontaneously.
Working with EFT had allowed my client’s body and her mind, together with her own deep intention to do what was needed to be done to prepare her to welcome her own baby into the world. It is heartening to know that with EFT at least, trauma resolution need not be traumatic itself, when handled with the utmost sensitivity and with intending to be gentle to oneself and others.
It was, and continues to be, a privilege and an honour to do this work.
Julia Adams is an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner based in Stroud UK with a particular interest in anxiety and trauma