Pam England is the Founder and Director of Birth Story Medicine. When I was a young nurse-midwife, certified but not yet initiated by the power of birth itself, I used to teach 'fantasy birth' classes. In labor, I had a profound awakening and vowed to tell the truth and to bring change to how women are prepared for birth. While on the cesarean operating table, I realized that the naive positivity and promises I believed (and taught) were the seed for my own rapidly manifesting emotional birth shock, trauma, and postpartum depression. I sought counseling from a midwife, cesarean support group, and therapist, but found only superficial listening. This prompted me to earn a Masters in Psychology /Counseling from Antioch University, with an emphasis on perinatal issues and group dynamics. Eight years of searching for answers and self-acceptance had passed since my initiation through birth; after meeting many teachers and authors and participating in conferences and ceremonies, I had a second epiphany which made me laugh out loud: 'All this time I thought I had to heal my birth, but now I see my birth healed me.' Perhaps this was the pivotal moment I morphed from the seek to a wounded healer. Thus began Pam's now three-decade-long devotion to the study of emotional birth trauma and the development of the Birth Story Medicine philosophy and process that has helped many find their way "home" to self-acceptance and self-compassion following their initiation through childbirth or birth work. Following the publication of her best-selling book, Birthing From Within, Pam created a profound movement in multi-sensory, holistic, and mindful childbirth preparation and developed the concept of childbirth mentoring (versus teaching). What you'll hear in this episode: The message "I'll never lie to another pregnant woman again." Stories we believe before birth Children recalling their birth Hypnobirthing The judgment of your birth story The surprise The seven gates Trauma comes from self-judgment Free birth story sessions available through Oct. 31, 2020 Connect with Pam: birthstorymedicine.com email@example.com YouTube Facebook Instagram
277: Birthing From Within & Without Fear With Pam England
The Melissa Ambrosini Show
This podcast is brought to you by Nourished Life - Australia's home of clean beauty and living. To get 15% off full-priced items, head to nourishedlife.com.au and enter the code MATRIBE at the checkout.When a woman gives birth, it’s not just a baby that’s born… a mother is born too. For some women, this transition can be challenging, confusing, and even traumatic. But today’s podcast guest, Pam England, has a message of hope. She says birth can also be an incredible journey of self-discovery and healing — even if it wasn’t the birth you dreamed of. And in this powerful conversation, she’s sharing the tools, techniques and stories that can transform your experience of birth and trigger profound healing...Head to https://melissaambrosini.com/277 for full episode resources and more inspiring weekly episodes.Pam England is a former nurse-midwife who practiced in hospital, birth center, and home birth settings. After giving birth to her first baby, she experienced emotional birth trauma but could not find a counselor or support group that could listen to her birth story and guide her through the pain and confusion. This was the catalyst that led her to create the Birthing From Within approach, followed by the Birth Story Medicine method in 2006. Since then, Pam has also completed a Masters in Psych Counseling, written a number of books (including Birthing From Within and Ancient Map for Modern Birth) and now teaches others how to become birth story mentors to empower mothers from all walks of life.There are epic and surprising takeaways for EVERYONE in this episode — whether you’ve already given birth (even if it was decades ago), you want to have children in the future, or even if you simply want to learn how to better support and understand the women in your life. So if you want to deepen your understanding of the inner terrain of childbearing, prioritize the emotional and physical health of both mother and baby, and reframe your entire perception of this powerful rite of passage, then pop in those earbuds… this episode is for you.In this episode we chat about: Pam’s story and the life-altering question that changed everything (06:41)The importance of having a birthing mentor (and how to find the right one for you) (08:05)How to release fear before birth (11:30)How to overcome birth fear without a mentor (16:14)Pam’s step-by-step method to mentor women through their fears (17:32)Tracing back the seeds of birth trauma — where does it come from? (21:08)Her unique process to stimulate healing and recovery (25:01)Why talking about your birth experience with the right people matters (29:24)How art leads to self-discovery and self-awareness (33:22)Why a holistic approach to childbirth is so important (35:32)Why cesarean deliveries shouldn’t be judged or feared (38:18)The First Birth Story Process and how it works (40:59)How to look at birth as a heroic journey (45:11)The labyrinth analogy (and how this can transform your personal experience) (46:52) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to part two of the Birthing From Withinfocused podcasts. Recently, I embarked on the path to becoming a Birthing From Within Mentor. The process to becoming a mentor is multilayered but starts with a weekend intensive course called Crossing the Threshold. Right after attended the weekend course, I recorded last week’s podcast with Koyuki Smith, one of the weekend mentors. So I thought it only appropriate to pull out of the archives my conversation with the founder and creator of the Birthing From Within Method, Pam England.In this episode of Yoga|Birth|Babies, I speak with Pam England, author of Birthing From Withinand Ancient Map for Modern Birth. This lively conversation covers quite a bit of ground- Pam and I discuss how Birthing From Withinwas born, how the philosophy and approach differs from more traditional methods and her work with Birth Story Medicineand her latest book, Ancient Map for Modern Birth.To connect with Pam and read the full show notes visit: prenatalyogacenter.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The sharing of positive birth stories with Pam England
Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond
Does sharing birth stories actually benefit those preparing for their birthing time? I ask Pam England, "isn't it a good thing to share positive birth stories?" You maybe surprised to hear what Pam says. This episode features sharing our birth stories, and in-particular listening to positive birth stories as a form of birth preparation. My guest for this episode is Pam England, Pam lives in Albuquerque New Mexico USA, author of Birthing From Within, Labyrinth of Birth and her latest released book Ancient Maps for Modern Birth. Pam also is the founder of Birth Story Medicine a unique approach to emotional healing after or witnessing a difficult child birth experience. Pam was a certified nurse midwife for 18 years, practicing both within hospital and home settings, she also has a masters in counselling. Pam England - www.sevengatesmedia.com & www.birthingfromwithin.comProduced and presented by Lara Martin Copyright 2018 PBB Media and Lara Martin www.pbbmedia.org
This episode features an interview with Pam England, author, midwife, artist and founder of Birthing From Within. Her first book Birthing From Within An Extra Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation released in 1998 has sold over a 1 million copies. Pam's newly released book is called Ancient Maps for Modern Birth. One of the themes in this new book explores the Hero's Journey as a map for childbirth preparation. In this interview we ask Pam 'What is Birth as a Hero's Journey?' Aired live on 99.9 BayFm April 2017. Host: Lara Martin Guest: Pam England www.sevengatesmedia.com www.birthingfromwithin.com
047 How to Change Your Unconscious Story with Pam England
The Well Woman Show
We all know what it feels like when a plan doesn’t go as expected. Perhaps you’ve had a goal in mind and you did everything right to achieve it. You planned, prepared, and became convinced that you would, and deserved to, reach your goal. And then, to your shock, the outcome is not what you… The post 047 How to Change Your Unconscious Story with Pam England appeared first on Well Woman Life.