COMING VERY SOON to LWBS is a new one-to-one service, offered to support the wellbeing and emotional health of families in our area who may be experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, subsequent to a distressing perinatal event, such as a traumatic birth, difficult postnatal period or problematic feeding journey. It is called 3-Step Rewind.
What is 3-Step Rewind?
3-Step Rewind is a safe, effective process that helps you to reframe a difficult past event, situation or memory so that the event no longer triggers distressing thoughts, feelings or memories.
The event you wish to reframe may be a challenging birth, difficult postnatal period or problematic feeding journey. The event may be causing you distressing memories, feelings, or behaviours and you might feel it is holding you back.
This process can help you move forward from your previous experience and enable you to reach goals in your life that you may feel are not currently possible whilst this memory, and the symptoms it causes you, are as they are.
What does the process entail?
The process uses guided relaxation, conversation, identifying goals and reframing to enable you to shift the discomfort that you are experiencing after your upsetting perinatal experience.
The process is carried out over three sessions.
Session 1 (approx. 90minutes)
We will discuss your story, but only if you wish to share it. The process will work irrespective of whether you choose to share your story with the practitioner.
We will talk about how you would like your future to look and feel, once you no longer have the negative feelings and thoughts about your difficult experience.
Finally your practitioner will take you through a guided relaxation session.
Session 2 (approx. 60 minutes)
This session will include the Rewind component of the process.
We will use guided relaxation in which you will review the experience. Your practitioner will help you shift the negative feelings that you have surrounding the experience, enabling you to let go of the old memory and look ahead to a future you want.
Session 3 (30-60minutes)
This short session aims to check that you have achieved the changes you hoped for from the process, and to help you reinforce your positive future ideals using relaxation.
We aim for about one week between each session. We can provide the sessions in your home or via Zoom. The only thing you will need is a quiet, undisturbed place and time.
The process is free for parents in our area.
Who provides the 3-Step Rewind process?
We have three 3-step Rewind Practitioners, Jenny, Laura and Lucy, providing the Rewind process to parents in our area.
They have trained with Ruth Olayinka (https://www.rutholayinka.com/). They receive support, mentorship and on-going learning from fellow Rewind practitioners, as part of the Rewind Consortium.