Trauma has been defined as
- emotional shock
- anything jarring to the body, mind or emotions
Trauma can be little or big. It
can be as simple as a cramped in utero position or through the baby's delivery into the world. There are many traumas
that your child will experience in their lifetime, from falling down and scraping their knees to falls from bicycles.
As a baby, trauma is sometimes less obvious, but still happens. Some babies feel jarred by diaper changes, especially
if they have any low back or rib discomfort from the birthing process. We know how our babies feel by the way they communicate.
If your baby is overly sleepy or overly fussy, please consider a consultation. What I'm NOT all about is preventing
trauma. Even when we as loving parents do our best, birth happens, life happens, trauma happens. What
I'm ALL ABOUT is building resiliency.
What is resiliency?
- ability to recover rapidly
- property that enables it to regain it's original shape or
position after being bent, stretched or compressed
Synonyms for Resiliency
are Buoyancy and Elasticity. Both of these words describe how we want our children to be able to manage the regular
traumas of life. Being buoyant and elastic help us heal, recover and move forward with our activities and lives.
It keeps us from become inflexible or rigid about the way we respond. This is important for babies as well as toddlers,
preschoolers and school aged children.
How do we build Resiliency?
Through TOUCH connection and the way we respond to our babies consistently
If you are interested in learning more about this, contact me!