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For Infants and Parents:

Prenatal and Perinatal Psychotherapy

“Most parents and professionals consider it ordinary for infants to awaken during the night, cry for long periods, have gastro-intestinal distress, or be irritable.  Few parents or professionals have seen trauma-free babies, so few have experienced babies who are symptom-free.  In addition, few have glimpsed the human potential that is possible when babies are freed from the bonds of early trauma.”— William Emerson, Ph.D.

For Parents:

Preconception and pregnancy counseling and therapy for pregnancy preparedness and/or unresolved parental birth traumas and other issues that might otherwise impact the conception, pregnancy or birth of their child.

For Infants: Infant-centered Family Sessions

Does your baby:

cry extensively (more than 45 minutes total crying time per day)

have feeding difficulties

scream and cry when picked up or held

avoid eye contact when touched or hugged

cry for unknown reasons or in a way that pulls at your gut or heart-strings

wake more than one time per night

agitate during feeding or about transitions (going to bed, moving to another room, going to new places)

resist t-shirts being pulled over the head, or to wearing snug-fitting clothing, or to being dressed

stiffen when being picked up

sleep a great deal or seem lethargic

not cry at all

not seem present when making eye contact

seem closer to caretaker than to parents

have clearly unresolved cranial molding or other physical symptoms

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A pregnancy or birth that was stressful for parents was stressful for their baby, too. Gentle, respectful and precise healing is offered to babies and their families for the stresses of prenatal and birth experiences. Unresolved prenatal and birth stresses and traumas have long-term physiological and emotional effects, while treated infants have been shown to be more emotionally mature, cooperative, and non-aggressive, and have full access to their creativity, empathy, love, and happiness.

The standard wisdom with regard to ‘difficult’ babies is that their crying should somehow be soothed and that they will ‘grow out’ of ‘fussiness’, poor eye contact, frequent night-time wakings, and other behaviors their parents experience as frustrating, stressful or even alienating.  However, when such behaviors are incorrectly interpreted and responded to, the infant learns that its communication is ineffective or unimportant and the behaviors eventually ’go underground’—to emerge later in life as aspects of what we call ’personality’.  An example of this would be a baby born with the use of forceps, who later has difficulties with control issues—either feeling controlled by others, or trying themselves to be in control in all situations. It is never too late to address prenatal and birth traumas, but infinitely faster, easier and more effective to do so in early infancy than in children or adults.  By the time you treat an adult, the losses due to these unresolved early issues can be pervasive and profound, while treating an infant permits deep bonding, empathy, and joyfulness to develop between infant and parents and forms a potent foundation for the raising of an exceptional human being.

For further information

please feel free to contact me at:

  claire@speaking4baby.com

 

© Claire Winstone: January 2002. All Rights Reserved.


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wake more than one time per night

agitate during feeding or about transitions (going to bed, moving to another room, going to new places)

resist t-shirts being pulled over the head, or to wearing snug-fitting clothing, or to being dressed

stiffen when being picked up

sleep a great deal or seem lethargic

not cry at all

not seem present when making eye contact

seem closer to caretaker than to parents

have clearly unresolved cranial molding or other physical symptoms

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A pregnancy or birth that was stressful for parents was stressful for their baby, too. Gentle, respectful and precise healing is offered to babies and their families for the stresses of prenatal and birth experiences. Unresolved prenatal and birth stresses and traumas have long-term physiological and emotional effects, while treated infants have been shown to be more emotionally mature, cooperative, and non-aggressive, and have full access to their creativity, empathy, love, and happiness.

The standard wisdom with regard to ‘difficult’ babies is that their crying should somehow be soothed and that they will ‘grow out’ of ‘fussiness’, poor eye contact, frequent night-time wakings, and other behaviors their parents experience as frustrating, stressful or even alienating.  However, when such behaviors are incorrectly interpreted and responded to, the infant learns that its communication is ineffective or unimportant and the behaviors eventually ’go underground’—to emerge later in life as aspects of what we call ’personality’.  An example of this would be a baby born with the use of forceps, who later has difficulties with control issues—either feeling controlled by others, or trying themselves to be in control in all situations. It is never too late to address prenatal and birth traumas, but infinitely faster, easier and more effective to do so in early infancy than in children or adults.  By the time you treat an adult, the losses due to these unresolved early issues can be pervasive and profound, while treating an infant permits deep bonding, empathy, and joyfulness to develop between infant and parents and forms a potent foundation for the raising of an exceptional human being.

For further information

please feel free to contact me at:

  claire@speaking4baby.com

 

© Claire Winstone: January 2002. All Rights Reserved.


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agitate during feeding or about transitions (going to bed, moving to another room, going to new places)

resist t-shirts being pulled over the head, or to wearing snug-fitting clothing, or to being dressed

stiffen when being picked up

sleep a great deal or seem lethargic

not cry at all

not seem present when making eye contact

seem closer to caretaker than to parents

have clearly unresolved cranial molding or other physical symptoms

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A pregnancy or birth that was stressful for parents was stressful for their baby, too. Gentle, respectful and precise healing is offered to babies and their families for the stresses of prenatal and birth experiences. Unresolved prenatal and birth stresses and traumas have long-term physiological and emotional effects, while treated infants have been shown to be more emotionally mature, cooperative, and non-aggressive, and have full access to their creativity, empathy, love, and happiness.

The standard wisdom with regard to ‘difficult’ babies is that their crying should somehow be soothed and that they will ‘grow out’ of ‘fussiness’, poor eye contact, frequent night-time wakings, and other behaviors their parents experience as frustrating, stressful or even alienating.  However, when such behaviors are incorrectly interpreted and responded to, the infant learns that its communication is ineffective or unimportant and the behaviors eventually ’go underground’—to emerge later in life as aspects of what we call ’personality’.  An example of this would be a baby born with the use of forceps, who later has difficulties with control issues—either feeling controlled by others, or trying themselves to be in control in all situations. It is never too late to address prenatal and birth traumas, but infinitely faster, easier and more effective to do so in early infancy than in children or adults.  By the time you treat an adult, the losses due to these unresolved early issues can be pervasive and profound, while treating an infant permits deep bonding, empathy, and joyfulness to develop between infant and parents and forms a potent foundation for the raising of an exceptional human being.

For further information

please feel free to contact me at:

  claire@speaking4baby.com

 

© Claire Winstone: January 2002. All Rights Reserved.


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