Storytelling as Healing for Trauma — 063

Jun 25

In today’s show, we discuss the importance of support, community, and togetherness for women. Our mission for this podcast and community is to create a safe space for women to share their stories and to experience healing and connection through the power of storytelling.  We believe that when women are isolated they don’t have the communal structures in place to deal with the emotional work that comes with motherhood.

Research shows the positive effects of group therapy and sharing experiences on PTSD, and Laura’s research in her doctoral program have led her to focus her doctoral project on creating an important space in our community – giving women who have had traumatic birth stories a chance to find growth and healing through processing and integrating the birth experiences they have already had.  Even though every woman’s motherhood journey is different there are mental, emotional and physical aspects of our stories that connect us all.  We’ll be updating you all on the group we’ll be launching to facilitate this – you can sign up to receive more info here!

We also talk about Mellisa’s program Trust Your Body Again for women who have experienced loss – head over to the website for more information on what we offer.

Expectful is a guided meditation app for each stage of the motherhood journey — you can sign up for an exclusive one-month free trial here!


In This Episode:

  • The dissatisfaction and hurt found in many birth stories

  • Why women are among the last to implement self-care practices

  • The effects PTSD can have on a motherhood journey

  • How people can benefit by sharing their stories in groups

  • Defining the critical components of a personal motherhood journey

  • The effects of trauma on the postpartum period

  • The deficiency in postpartum treatment

  • The importance of not judging another’s trauma

  • How to process and integrate birth stories

  • The journey of awakening intuition

  • How to sign up for the Trust Your Body Again course

  • How to get a free one-month trial of guided meditations through Expectful


Show Notes:

Motherbirth on Instagram

Trust Your Body Again Course

Motherbirth Podcast Episode 61 with Sara Rosser

Motherbirth Podcast Episode 57 with Rebecca Fraser

Expectful — One Month Free Trial for MotherBirth Community Members










About the Podcast:

This podcast was started with a vision of helping women explore and tell the stories of their experiences of motherhood. We believe in the innate power and wisdom of womanhood, and in helping women connect to these through their own intuition.





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