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Birth Story Practice Share Your Story. Embrace your power within and heal your birth trauma. Birth story listening sessi

26/08/2022

Artist Ani Liu’s work stands out for the precision with which it zeroes in on the frustrations of 21st-century motherhood.

BEING HEARD is the key to communication through the birthing process. "I’m still making my way through the birth stories...
17/06/2022

BEING HEARD is the key to communication through the birthing process.

"I’m still making my way through the birth stories that I have been sent. Each is unique, but there are some statements that could apply to all the women writing, such as this from a mother of three who almost died during her labour and is now living with lifelong health issues: “The main thing that upsets me the most is that I had no voice. I wasn’t listened to and I wasn’t heard.”'

Good communication can help the many women who experience PTSD after giving birth, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Join me any day or every day in January to find what you need to start a new year.
07/01/2022

Join me any day or every day in January to find what you need to start a new year.

Download your free copy of my Birth Story Workbook to gather all your thoughts, feelings, and memories in one place. And...
25/11/2021

Download your free copy of my Birth Story Workbook to gather all your thoughts, feelings, and memories in one place. And use the lined pages over and over again when you need to put pen to paper and process your experience. It helps as prep for a birth story listening session with me, or stands alone as a way to slow-mo the movie reel of your birth experience. Head to the link in my bio to get your copy.

When we see multiple littles in a family, we don't see the struggles, fears, tears, or joys in the years between the age...
23/11/2021

When we see multiple littles in a family, we don't see the struggles, fears, tears, or joys in the years between the ages. Share those stories with a birth story listener and step through those years with an empowered presence.

I vividly remember venturing out of the house with my newborn for the first time *by myself* and hoping, wishing, prayin...
18/11/2021

I vividly remember venturing out of the house with my newborn for the first time *by myself* and hoping, wishing, praying I could produce enough milk to get through the day. Baby O was sooooo hungry and I had two b***s that just couldn't keep up! I was losing control of my body and was spotting all the time like I had my period so I knew I had the wrong hormone levels to keep breastfeeding her, which was my dream to do. I remember pulling over on the side of the road while O screamed in her carseat to be fed, and stripping in the backseat to try to squeeze out whatever I could for her until I could make it to the safety of the shores of home. I was crying and pleading with her to forgive me for being a failure.

I wish I knew at that time what a birth story listener was and how they could help me process the negativity and feelings of utter failure I felt on an almost daily basis in those first few months. It might not be about breastfeeding fails now that time has passed, but a sense that I am not good enough to be a mother to my daughter transferred to feeding her in other ways now that she's older. But I still follow the same pattern no matter how she changes.

If you want to change the pattern, reframe your negative feelings, find your power as a mother or parent within and throughout any situation, message me or email me to find out how birth story listening can support you.

You control your narrative, and you can change the lens of the view of yourself and your story. In my sessions, we can w...
16/11/2021

You control your narrative, and you can change the lens of the view of yourself and your story. In my sessions, we can work together to reframe a difficult, disappointing, or traumatic experience of parenting and birth to set you on the course of acceptance.

As a birth story listener, I've worked with numerous clients and while each story is unique, there are universal aspects...
11/11/2021

As a birth story listener, I've worked with numerous clients and while each story is unique, there are universal aspects to this life transition that is given over to the term 'matrescence.' In a session with me, we can give space to all of the ways in which you are experiencing this change, redirect any guilt or shame surrounding the "ideal mother" fantasy, and guide you to accept and even honor the process as it is in any given moment. Follow the link in my bio to book now.

Working with a birth story listener can be about the birth itself or about your embrace of matrescence. You as a mother ...
09/11/2021

Working with a birth story listener can be about the birth itself or about your embrace of matrescence. You as a mother or parent is not separate from your baby as a new member of your family, and your feelings are wrapped up together very often. In my sessions, I meet you at your stage in your journey and help guide you through the big feelings.

The circumstances surrounding baby's entrance to your life isn't always predictable and perfect. You are not alone if yo...
05/11/2021

The circumstances surrounding baby's entrance to your life isn't always predictable and perfect. You are not alone if you are left feeling disappointed, bruised, struggling, or confused. Processing these feelings with a birth story listener is healthy, empowering, and way to reclaim the narrative. Head to the link in my bio to learn more about booking a session with me.

01/11/2021
Hi! If you're new around here - I'm Siobhan and I'm a birth story listener. What does that mean exactly?⁠Well, I hold a ...
27/10/2021

Hi! If you're new around here - I'm Siobhan and I'm a birth story listener. What does that mean exactly?
⁠Well, I hold a safe, judgment-free, and compassionate space for other mothers and parents to embrace their wisdom and vulnerability and heal trauma from birth or transitions. I 👏🏼 give 👏🏼 you 👏🏼 room 👏🏼 to 👏🏼 speak.

I'm also a mother, daughter, wife, caregiver, and founder of Birth Story Practice. Following the birth of my child in 2018, I needed a way to process my birth and share my story. I found power and healing in opening up about that powerful moment in my life.⁠
⁠By the way, that's my child (and my spouse) 👆🏼who kindly crashed my recent IG Live video 🤣

If you feel called to learn more about what I do, please feel free to visit the link in my bio or send me a message ❤️

You can find a space with me to share joy and sadness, light and darkness, all without judgement or shame. Head to birth...
19/10/2021

You can find a space with me to share joy and sadness, light and darkness, all without judgement or shame. Head to birthstorypractice.com to book your own session and release what does not serve you.

02/10/2021

Your matters. So much. Who we are each being (including our thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and actions) literally creates our experience in life.

Resolve hidden beliefs that keep you feeling stuck through working one-on-one with a trained facilitator.

Experience transformation within an hour with 1:1 Sessions through the link in our bio and nourish yourself on the deepest levels.

Guaranteed to uplift who you are being...
https://www.meetprism.com/sessions

Like a flower coming into full bloom, you are well on your way to becoming the person you want to become.⁠⁠You might not...
12/09/2021

Like a flower coming into full bloom, you are well on your way to becoming the person you want to become.⁠

You might not realize it yet, but that person already exists within you.⁠

Still, flourishing takes time and TLC. And amidst all the noise of your environment, authentic growth can feel like a challenge.⁠

To grow in the direction you desire or feel destined to grow in, sometimes all you need is to hear yourself. You will grow when you follow your inner wisdom rather than compare yourself to the blossoming of someone else.⁠

As a facilitator with , my goal is not to advise you on what to do or make your world louder. Instead, I will provide the quiet space you need to hear yourself.⁠

Only you know how much water you need or where to plant yourself for optimal sunshine ☀️⁠

As human beings, we thrive on noise.⁠We seek inspiration in the things and people around us.⁠We follow their guidance, t...
11/09/2021

As human beings, we thrive on noise.⁠
We seek inspiration in the things and people around us.⁠
We follow their guidance, their words, and their standards.⁠

In many ways, we forge our path by following the path of those around us.⁠

We do this without always being aware that we do. We do this and think that what we have to offer ourselves is not enough to thrive. So we continue to tune into the noise around us instead of the voice within because the noise is what we are used to.⁠

I want to tell you that there is another path. There is another voice worth hearing that is confident even when it’s quiet. A voice that tells more even when it says less. It starts with talking to someone who can guide you through listening to yourself. ⁠

Visit the link in my bio to book a session and be heard.⁠

Trust. Permission. Surrender.⁠⁠Trust in your own wise inner knowing.⁠⁠Giving yourself permission to pursue, to let go, a...
08/09/2021

Trust. Permission. Surrender.⁠

Trust in your own wise inner knowing.⁠

Giving yourself permission to pursue, to let go, and to change your mind.⁠

Surrender control. Surrender to your desires, possibility, and your higher power or deeper purpose.⁠

What if...instead of running away or fighting it, you leaned in and allowed yourself to receive fully? What if, through opening up to someone who listens, you could learn to trust yourself? ⁠

Do you sometimes get the feeling that everyone around is passing you by? As they achieve things with flying colors, do y...
06/09/2021

Do you sometimes get the feeling that everyone around is passing you by? As they achieve things with flying colors, do you feel your creative side holds you back or dims your shine?⁠

If this sounds like you, I have a secret for you:⁠
Nothing about taking time to recharge or reflect dims your light. Engaging in one-on-one conversations or seeking support doesn’t put you behind or ahead of anyone else.⁠

By learning from yourself and leaning on others, you aren’t grasping or forcing. Instead, you are right where you need to be and ready to receive.⁠

There is substance and brightness within you, and every step you take toward seeking it only makes you more vibrant 🌈.⁠

Do you struggle to make choices in life, no matter how big or small?⁠⁠Imagine if you had the confidence to live your lif...
02/09/2021

Do you struggle to make choices in life, no matter how big or small?⁠

Imagine if you had the confidence to live your life with greater clarity and ease.⁠

One thing I’ve touched on with the amazing creatives and entrepreneurs through our Joan of Sparc sessions is that to have more confidence within, you must have confidence in the process. Confidence is not something we effectively achieve through force but through letting go.⁠

We find confidence in the quiet and stillness, where our souls are free to speak because your soul has all the answers.⁠

Have you ever done anything in your life with absolute certainty of the outcome?⁠⁠Likely that answer is no, considering ...
31/08/2021

Have you ever done anything in your life with absolute certainty of the outcome?⁠

Likely that answer is no, considering we cannot ever be certain of the outcome of anything we do in life.⁠

So if you have ever let uncertainty hold you back from making a decision in life or taking a step forward for yourself, you are not alone.⁠

It is human nature to crave certainty but ricochet between feelings of doubt and self-assuredness. It is okay not to know all the answers. Our openness to life and vulnerability makes us strong and beautiful. ⁠

Wherever you are in life, I want to help you find beauty in the unknown path ahead of you while confidently moving forward - one step at a time. Sometimes all this takes is a safe space to process your biggest challenges or questions. ⁠

Do you feel like you are out of alignment with your true purpose in life?⁠⁠For various reasons, we all feel misaligned a...
27/08/2021

Do you feel like you are out of alignment with your true purpose in life?⁠

For various reasons, we all feel misaligned at times in life. It can be difficult to filter out all the noise in our minds and the noise of those around us that causes us to lose focus on our core self and purpose.⁠

If you are ready to find alignment with your true self, turn to someone who can help your inner voice shine through.⁠

You deserve to have a life where things feel as if they are always falling into place. But before you get there, let’s ensure that your daily actions and choices reflect your inner knowing.⁠

To book a session with me, visit the link in my bio. I look forward to hearing from you. But I’m most excited for you to hear yourself...finally ❤️

Are you at a crossroads in life or struggling to block out the noise enough to hear yourself think?⁠⁠Whether you are wor...
25/08/2021

Are you at a crossroads in life or struggling to block out the noise enough to hear yourself think?⁠

Whether you are working through some big decisions regarding your career, relationships or feel caught up in the stress of the daily grind, it’s hard to take it all on alone.⁠

When you book a Sparc session with me, it’s quite different than therapy or how you might imagine because you’re not used to being told you already have the answers. ⁠

I don’t use listening as a technique to tell you what I think you need to know. I use listening as an expression of love. I incorporate it for you to tell yourself what you need and then guide you through taking it.⁠

What do you gain when you hold on to the things no longer meant for you?⁠⁠As contradictory as it may seem, we lose more ...
23/08/2021

What do you gain when you hold on to the things no longer meant for you?⁠

As contradictory as it may seem, we lose more by holding on than just letting go.⁠

If there is something in your life that you need to let go of, move on from, heal from, or decide on, there is no better time than the present to do this.⁠

There is a reason why you are thinking about letting something go in the first place. Listen to those thoughts and hear what they have to say. I am not saying that this inner work of listening and letting go is easy, but I am saying that you do not have to do it alone.⁠

Sometimes we need someone to listen to us so we can listen to ourselves. The wise voice within us wants to tell us that it is okay to let go of fear, shame, regret, and control. To tell us that we can love ourselves through it all.⁠

I would be honored to guide you through your inner work and listen to you say that to yourself.⁠ DM me to follow the link in my bio to book a Sparc Session with me.

It's never too late to start.⁠To do the things you could have done.⁠To learn something new.⁠To open up.⁠To forgive.⁠To t...
19/08/2021

It's never too late to start.⁠
To do the things you could have done.⁠
To learn something new.⁠
To open up.⁠
To forgive.⁠
To tell the truth.⁠
To move forward.⁠
To take a step back.⁠
To have trust.⁠
To find yourself ⁠
To be yourself.⁠
To love yourself.⁠
To create space for who you are and what is next. ⁠

Whatever you do, I hope you do it courageously.⁠
Because to have courage doesn’t mean having an absence of fear but deciding what not to fear.⁠

When you are ready to attain greater self-awareness and growth, I’ll be here to remind you that the rewards far outweigh the risks. ⁠

Did you know that you don't have to “earn” your way to being whole?⁠⁠There is no way you can because you already are. Yo...
17/08/2021

Did you know that you don't have to “earn” your way to being whole?⁠

There is no way you can because you already are. You are whole, complete, and fully worthy.⁠

There is nothing you could ever do to “undo” that, just as there is nothing you could ever do to “cause” it.⁠

You get to recognize it in yourself and choose to communicate with those who will help you more clearly see it.⁠

DM me to book a Sparc Session with me because you are worthy of being heard.⁠

Are you someone who grew up feeling certain of what you wanted? Maybe you thought you always wanted to be a mother, but ...
15/08/2021

Are you someone who grew up feeling certain of what you wanted? Maybe you thought you always wanted to be a mother, but now that it’s time to make such a major life decision, you’ve found yourself at a crossroads.⁠

When we feel overwhelmed or at a loss for answers, the tendency is for us to tune into others to guide our choices. After all, this is the easier path to take, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best path for you.⁠

We all struggle to navigate these big decisions, no matter how certain we felt at one point. Accessing your personal wisdom and finding clarity in your thoughts is the best thing you can do for yourself before making a life-changing choice.⁠

As a facilitator, I won’t be the source of your answers but rather a sounding board for the ones you already have. ⁠

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