Are you feeling stuck in the memory of your birth and seeking peace around the event?
 

Welcome to the Birth Alchemy Group

A virtual 6 week program for folx who want to process their birth  story.
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Are you are feeling stuck in the story of your birth?

Perhaps...

You feel disconnected from your baby. You are afraid to admit that you are still waiting to fall in love.

 

You feel like you failed your child, your partner or that your body failed you.

Images of your birth or postpartum period keep popping into your mind, like a video on repeat. 

You feel a sense of impending danger at every turn: "Is baby breathing?" "I can't leave baby with someone else."

You feel like your story is incomplete or unsatisfying. No matter how many times you see it in your mind, you just can't get closure.

When you share your story and seek support, you just end up feeling dismissed and misunderstood. It feels like no one is willing to hold this pain with/for you.

You want support, but you are scared that your trauma isn't big enough to get help (Let me tell you right now, if you feel stuck, it is big enough!)

All you want is...

Peace around your birth story. You want to be able to move on, move forward, reclaim your birth story with strength. You want to stand like a proud warrior as you walk into parenthood.

The good news is, you do not need to stay stuck in reliving your birth. Birth Alchemy will teach you how to process your trauma physiologically and in ceremony so you can feel peace and pride about your initiation into parenthood.

At the end of the program you will understand how and why birth trauma is impacting you. You will also learn a variety of tools that will help you move through and out of your trauma.

You will be part of a sacred space where you will have the chance to share the key parts of your birth initiation into parenthood.

You will feel heard, validated and understood. You will NOT feel gaslighted or dismissed.

You will start igniting a sense of and power connection in your body.

You will learn develop a toolbox of grounding techniques that work for YOU specifically when you feel triggered.

You will be guided in re-imagining and re-writing your birth story in light of your strength and power as opposed to your feelings of defeat and failure.

You practice healing your connection to your baby with specific exercises and learn how to help them process the birth.

You will gain knowledge about trauma that will help you prevent trauma symptoms in the future, for yourself and your family.

Who am I?

Hi, I am Christiane,

I am a social worker and have studied trauma for the past 5 years.

 

I experienced birth trauma with my now 6 year old. I felt disconnected, weak and stuck for a good 2 years until I really began my healing journey. I wasted so much time doing the wrong things or waiting for it to just heal on its own. 

 

In the end, it was a spiritual blend of somatic experiencing, ceremony and art that allowed me to move forward and process my trauma.

 

This allowed me to finally feel a sense of connection to my baby and my role as a mother that I did not even know was missing.

 

Since then, I have been helping folx  with their birth traumas in my private practice in individual and group settings. I want to share the knowledge and practices with you too.

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What can you expect?

6 group meetings (10hrs)

 

Week 1: Group Safety and The Nervous System (1.5hrs)

HW: Guided Birth Story Writing 

 

Week 2: Triggers and Boundaries (1.5hrs)

HW: Importance of Pleasure in Healing Trauma & Your Pleasure Plan

 

Week 3: Birth Story Sharing (1.5hrs)

HW: Grounding with baby and telling them their story.

 

Week 4:  Birth Story Sharing (1.5hrs)

HW: Choosing Your Art Modality and Guided Somatic Practice

Week 5: The story of Inanna/Birth Art  (2hrs)

HW: Guided birth re-imagining

 

Week 6 Re-birthing Ceremony (2hrs)

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Investment

1200$ for the entire group

 

OR

 

Pay in weekly installments of 200$ for 6 weeks.

As a reference, my individual sessions are 180/hr. 1200 comes to 120/hr PLUS materials in between sessions.

*This cost is covered by insurances that cover social workers and group therapy. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm.

Time

Meetings will be held:

Jan 28th: 9:30-11:00

Feb 4th: 9:30-11:00

Feb 18th: 9:30-11:00

Feb 25th: 9:30-11:00

March 11th: 9:30-11:30

March 18th: 9:30-11:30

 ***Babies welcome!***

You do not need to be baby free or get a babysitter to access this program. Babies are ALWAYS welcome and so is feeding your baby in the way you choose to do so.

Logistics

-Calls will be on a secure online platform.

-Calls will not be recorded. Joining each call live is expected.

-You will be provided with carefully curated materials to do practices at home between each call. This includes guided visualisations, pleasure and resourcing worksheets, and bonding exercises with your child.

This program is for you if:

-You like understanding your own experience of pain and healing.

-You are interested in personal growth, development.

-You are a feminist.

-You don’t shy away from a bit of witchy spirituality.

This program is not for you if:

-You have a complex history of trauma, especially developmental trauma. In this case, one on one help is more suitable because the birth trauma will probably be intertwined with the other traumas.

- You want a quick fix and someone to heal you. In this program, you are taking healing into your own hands with support and tools from a trauma healer.

- You do not want to share in community, which is totally fair. In this case, one on one is best :).

-Feel free to send me an email if you are not sure if this will benefit you. 

FAQs

What if the birth happened years ago?

It is never too late to heal. Folks can heal things that happened to them prenatally when they are 60! Trauma lives in the body and is readily available for healing.

What if the birth happened less than 3 months ago?

I would encourage folks to wait a good 3-4 months before diving into this. This is because you need to stabilize before doing the trauma work. I suggest seeing a one-on-one therapist, or just focusing on getting good food, rest, massage and care during this time. Think of it as resourcing and grounding.

What are the benefits of Birth Alchemy over 1:1 therapy?

 

The structured focus of the program makes this option special. We are really focusing on birth trauma here whereas 1:1 therapy allows room for us to talk about other realms of your life.

Also, it is my experience that amazing healing happens with a group of birthers. Seeing other people witnessing your experience, validating it and also being angry at the system with other people is incredibly powerful.

What are the benefits of 1:1 therapy?

In 1:1, we can go deeper and slower. The main difference is that the program is set up more as a self-help program to give you tools you can use on your own whereas in 1:1 therapy, we use a more process oriented approach with me guiding your through healing techniques at a slower, integrative pace. 

1:1 therapy is also recommended for folks who are new to therapy in general, and who do not have an active self-reflective practice. It is beneficial to do 1:1 when folks do not feel safe around strangers and take time to warm up and feel safe sharing with others.

Can I expect to be healed at the end of the program?

 

Healing is a journey, and healing trauma is much like peeling layers of an onion. My goal is to have you peel one or more layers through this program and to provide you with the tools and resources so you may continue your healing journey after the program is over. I want you to leave here feeling equipped with tools and direction on how to continue your transformation.

Register now:

Pay in Full
1200$

Pay in weekly installments
200X6
1) pay 200$ now to register
2) once the group starts, 200$ per week for the first 5 weeks following.

 

For BIPOC
option to choose your own fee
Please email: christianelafleche@empoweredcounselling.ca to reserve your spot and discuss your chosen fee.

Once you register, I will email you some intake forms to complete as well as service agreements to sign. Feel free to ask me any questions below if you aren't sure if this group is for you! If, after reading your intake, I believe individual therapy is more suitable for your needs, I will refund you the total amount as soon as possible.

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