Perhaps you work with women in the postnatal period who have suffered a traumatic birth or are experiencing high levels of anxiety.


Or maybe you are an antenatal teacher who struggles to help mums and dads recover from previous traumatic birth experiences to be able to prepare calmly for their next birth.


Perhaps you are a birth professional who has witnessed a traumatic birth or who wishes to feel more resilient emotionally.


Do you frequently hear distressing birth stories but feel impotent to help or support?


Traumatic Birth Recovery offers 3 different courses for birth professionals that are available as in person courses or as online study. 


On successful completion of all 3 courses (and their assessments and case studies) all students can become recognised TBR Practitioners in Perinatal Mental & Emotional Health.


This recognised Practitioner status means that these professionals can be listed on the Find a Practitioner page, access 1-2-1 supervision and refer to themselves as TBR Practitioners in Perinatal Mental & Emotional Health.


Each course (module) has value to birth professionals and HCP even if they do not wish to work towards Practitioner status.


All courses are CPD listed and recognised.

TBR 3 Step Rewind - Click for more information

Who is this course for: HCP and birth professionals who work with parents who are experiencing trauma symptoms.

Aims & Objectives: To learn a clear and simple 3 step process that when applied can lift trauma symptoms. To gain a thorough understanding of what trauma symptoms from a neurological and experiential perspective. To know how to work safely with traumatised parents.


How long is the course? 2 days, 9.30am til 4.30pm


How much does it cost? £450 – instalment payment plans available



What is covered:

  • A look at the size of the birth trauma problem
  • Understanding the wider problem of other perinatal traumas such a miscarriage, lengthy IVF journeys, baby loss and childhood trauma
  • A clear understanding of the long term effects of untreated trauma symptoms on a person’s mental health
  • The everyday impact of living with trauma symptoms
  • Being Solution Focused to bring promote natural healing
  • How the 3 Steps lifts the heavy emotion linked to the traumatic memory
  • The importance of relaxation and guided visualisation
  • Practice of the 3 steps, step by step, in pairs
  • Working safely and understanding the phenomena of abreaction

Understanding Perinatal Anxiety & Building Resilience - Click for more information

Who is this course for? HCPs and birth professionals who regularly work with parents who are experiencing the debilitating effects of anxiety during the perinatal period. The course teaches an understanding of why anxiety is so prevalent at this life stage and shares some very practical techniques (an anxiety toolkit) that can passed on to parents.


Aims and objectives: To provide knowledge on what anxiety looks, sounds and feels like for parents. To share different models of understanding anxiety and managing it. To share a practical toolkit of exercises that can lower anxiety levels, give parents the ability to manage anxiety, and when regularly practiced bring peace and calm.

What is covered:

  • Understanding what barriers there are to good emotional health in the perinatal context.
  • Looking at the mind-body connection and understanding the autonomic nervous system
  • Understanding the cost to physical health that comes with PNA
  • What are the nuances of Perinatal Anxiety that are different to other life stages
  • How to support a person’s natural desire to feel differently
  • Learning the therapeutic essential skills of basic of trust, rapport and unconditional regard
  • Learning the cycle of belief, feeling, behaviour and breaking negative patterns
  • Acquiring, practicing and sharing the anxiety tool kit: meditation, journaling, gratitudes, affirmations and relaxation
  • Setting up and promoting a service to parents wishing to work on their anxiety


How long is the in person course? 2 days, 9.30am til 4.30pm


How much does it cost? £450




What is covered:

  • The common problems with how we currently receive birth stories
  • How to avoid re-traumatising parents who are sharing their story
  • Understanding the neurobiology of trauma
  • What is gaslighting? Why does it occur and the impact it can have on parents
  • Setting an agenda and structure for a listening service that brings satisfaction
  • Focusing on how a person felt rather than what happened
  • Understand feelings now
  • Being solution focused to ignite a person’s natural healing response

2020 in person courses listed below

All courses are recognised as CPD and accredited by CPDUK. I am currently also seeking accreditation with the RCM, however despite not having this I have worked with 8 NHS trusts so far.


50% discount for all student midwives – contact for the code.


I am also available to provide bespoke training for groups, student midwives and HCP based on their particular need.


Please contact me directly at with a proposal.

'I’ve been meaning to let you know that I've now done 4 sessions of the Rewind technique with clients, all as part of my NHS role. They'd all been referred to my clinic with birth anxiety due to a previous traumatic birth. I had met them all at least once before and offered the session to them and explained what it was, and I've followed them up by telephone afterwards. I've had some lovely feedback from the mums, which is fantastic - and I'm so relieved! I'm so excited about being a practitioner as I'm really going to be able to enhance the care and support I can offer to women and help them have a positive pregnancy and birth this time round, thank you Alex! I've got 3 more mums booked in for sessions later this month and will keep you posted how they go... '

Louise Nunn, Perinatal Health Midwife

TBR 3 Step Rewind is used in 8 NHS trusts in the UK so far…..


Join this quiet revolution in perinatal mental health.


A community of over 250 birth professionals who have all gained the skills necessary to adequately support parents healing after a traumatic perinatal event.