Services & Programs | Ngā Ratonga : Birth Healing

Birth Healing Services

Birth can be a challenging experience and the transition into your new reality afterwards can be even more challenging still!

Birth Trauma Healing

I walk alongside people on their journey through healing their Birth Trauma.  I do so with integrity, honour, compassion and grace. I hold an open heart, a listening ear and a strong, grounded sense of self.

I am not here with all the answers. I am not here to fix anything. But I am able to sit and listen. To hold space for the story to be shared. For grief to flow unhindered; for anger to be witnessed; for pain and confusion to be spoken and heard. I am here to nurture and to help the healing blossom and grow.

Processing your birth story is also an important step in moving towards a positive next birth.

This session is often held in conjunction with the Closing The Bones ritual.

Birth Trauma Healing - $225 (usually runs for 2-3 hours)

Planning a positive next birth . One session - $225, two sessions - $425

"Josie did a birth trauma healing session with me. Several weeks after the session, I still feel very differently about the little “niggly” bits that had been lingering around my birth experience. I feel much more whole about the entire thing. Josie held beautiful space - very supportive & non-judgmental. This work is very needed and I’m so pleased Josie is doing it"

kawakawa leaves in the bush by family photographer Josie Gritten

Support after Baby Loss

The emotion after baby loss is deep and raw. I am able to support you through this with keen understanding, an open heart and sensitive comfort.

I can also support you in creating ceremony and honouring around this journey.

This support can be offered in person or via Zoom

beautiful sun set through eucaluptus leaves by family photographer Josie Gritten
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Support for Termination of Pregnancy

Terminating a pregnancy is a difficult decision and can be a lonely path to walk. I am able to offer a listening ear, sensitive guidance and moral support along this journey.

Although this may not be the optimum time for you to become a parent, it may be that you still wish to name and honour your baby and I am able to support in creating an honouring ceremony should you wish.

This mahi is offered no matter how long ago your termination was and can be in-person or via Zoom.. 

"Josie accompanied me throughout my decision to terminate my pregnancy. This would have been my 3rd child in the space of 4 years and I was simply exhausted and couldn't do it, for myself or for my family. She was 100% supportive of my decision and did all that she could to assist me. She came with me to the hospital on the day, as my partner couldn't be with me. She was sensitive, but not sombre. We talked, we laughed, we cried. Having her there allowed all the range of emotions to flow freely. And most importantly, it released the deep shame I had felt about having an abortion, because she understood, and she did not judge. Thank you dear Josie for your soulful companionship, it meant so much to me."

welsh sunset behind a tree skeleten by family photographer Josie Gritten