What exactly is birth trauma?
Birth is a wonderful transition from the safety of the womb to the earthly realm. Naturally it should be within a safe and loving environment. The reality is often different: it can be hostile when outsiders interfere with the security the baby feels in the presence of the mother and father, when there are tools and machines, bright lights and unnatural surroundings. Add to this any stress the baby feels from neglect, parental money worries, relationship problems and even not wanting the baby. All of this can result in the baby’s resistance to being born into this world.
Love, security and safety are the most important things for the newborn, if these needs are not met, then there will already be problems in this incarnation. The way we are born influences a lot in our lives, how we interpret the world around us, how we react to situations and the relationships we have with people.
Some of the typical birth traumas are; premature cutting of the umbilical cord, too much light, separation from the mother, father not present at birth, rough handling of the newborn, caesarean section, forceps delivery, having the cord wrapped around the neck, breech presentation, premature birth, incubator, induced labour, medication, prolonged labour….
Each can affect the baby in various ways and manifest themselves in adulthood in problems and crises. For example, a baby born with the umbilical cord around the neck can sometimes be suicidal and feel cut off from his or her emotions. A person born with a forceps delivery may sometimes be afraid of being touched and create situations where others need to pull him/her out. Another example is when the birth involved medication, later in life the adult may feel ungrounded and even develop addictions to drugs and alcohol.
Repressed memories of birth can create patterns of behaviour and repetitive experiences throughout your life that lead you to believe they are real and happening to you.
- Feeling responsible for everything and everyone in your life.
- A sense of being unable to complete projects.
- You feel that a power outside yourself is running your life.
- Relationships with others leave you confused.
- You expect others to help you solve your problems.
- You feel addicted to certain behaviours.
- You find it difficult to adapt to change.
- Life is a never-ending struggle for survival.
- Life seems to pass you by – you find it difficult to find love.
- You feel vulnerable and afraid.
It was a spectacular experience. I felt that the important thing was to live, and to float. I felt a deep gratitude to my mother for giving me life. I felt very lucky to live. I leave full of peace.
I feel deeply grateful. I have never experienced anything like this before. I didn’t know that I could feel so much peace and love. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
During the therapy I could feel an absolute peace, rarely, if ever, experienced. There were periods when it was difficult to breathe, which caused pressure in my chest, but the breathing became more balanced until my body and breathing were in absolute equilibrium. Then the constant feeling was one of total connection, a rebirth! It was wonderful.
During the therapy I felt emotions coming from my parents at the time of the birth. On the other hand I felt like a helpless baby, in need of love, feeling comforted by the care of my colleagues and Silke. It was an awareness of emotions that are present in my life bringing light to my path.
This experience has given me the opportunity to be born into a peaceful world, unhurried, unburdened, unafraid, confident. I was welcomed with love and I felt bliss, joy, calm, serenity and love. I felt that my grandparents welcomed me and rocked me in their arms, my mother was radiant and so was my father.
To be born again but to live again, but now in a natural way as God created this life for us. That’s how I feel now. I have been born again. It has been wonderful, Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you.