​Burton nurses who help heartbroken parents cope with loss of their babies shine in role

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A pair of specialist nurses who help traumatised parents to come to terms with the loss of their baby are taking part in unique training sessions in a bid to help grieving couples manage their memories and emotions. Sam Evans and Joanne Shillito are specially trained bereavement midwives who provide support to mums and dads as they go through one of the most difficult times of their lives.

Sam undertook innovative training last autumn to learn how to carry out the therapeutic technique 'Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing' (EMDR). Powerful emotions can 'overwhelm' the brain when people have suffered a tragic experience or trauma and those memories and thoughts can keep replaying on a continuous loop, forcing the person to repeatedly relive what happened.

The therapy is based on the discovery that eye movements can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts and seem to influence the way that the brain functions and processes information. Memories are no longer so raw and people can reflect on the past in a way that is less upsetting for them.

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Other

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English

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Rhea Turner

Original Work Citation

​Turner, R. (2017, March 15). Burton nurses who help heartbroken parents cope with loss of their babies shine in role. Burton Mail. Retrieved from http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/8203-burton-nurses-who-help-heartbroken-parents-cope-with-loss-of-their-babies-shine-in-role/story-30192346-detail/story.html at 3/20/2017

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“​Burton nurses who help heartbroken parents cope with loss of their babies shine in role,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/24265.

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