Birth Trauma and Postpartum Support


Energy healing work, homeopathy, and coaching to support healing from birth trauma and postpartum adjustments by appointment at our Poughkeepsie location.

Mondays, 9am - 4pm in Beacon

Marnie McKnight-Favell, owner of Dragonfly Holistic LLC, works closely with you to help facilitate the process of deep self-healing from one of life’s most significant events: pregnancy and childbirth.

If your birth experience was complicated or left you feeling distressed, you are not alone. Under average conditions, a new mother must allow her body to heal, adjust to sleep deprivation and learn to adapt to her new baby’s feeding cues and needs, and make emotional adjustments to the new family structure. When a birth does not go as planned, this process can become complicated. Your body may also need to heal from medical or surgical procedures or a trauma during or after birth. Emotionally, you may be feeling deep sadness, grief, fear, or anger about your experience. You may be feeling angry towards yourself and others. These feelings are multi-faceted and deserve attention and loving care.

The services I offer are ideally suited to mothers who have experienced trauma, either during pregnancy, during labor and delivery, or postpartum trauma. 

It is essential for you to process, heal, and find closure for a difficult birthing. Your healing process may be more complex. Our modern Western society is not generally designed to provide the multi-layered support necessary after a multi-layered childbirth experience. Fortunately, the work we do together is one form of this unique type of support: deep emotional and spiritual nurturing in a supportive space.

Postpartum challenges are part of the work we do together as well. This time of new mothering can be the most profound change of your life. You may find that your postpartum period is characterized by more overwhelm than joy.

Therefore, this work is also suitable for women who feel they are not making natural transitions, struggling for connection, having difficulty caring for themselves, or for a difficult adjustment period. For mothers experiencing significant overwhelm, needing deep support.

Benefits of this work include: 

  • gentle processing of your experience
  • finding peace and forgiveness 
  • returning to a sense of safety and trust of your body
  • reconnection with yourself, your intuition, and your body
  • deepening your connection with your child
  • improvement of your relationship with yourself and your partner
  • experiencing greater ease in your home and in your world

Overview of services: 

Private coaching and energy healing ideal for the postpartum period and in the early years of motherhood. Self-inquiry work, active listening sessions, and meditative techniques are all part of the work we do together. Homeopathic consultations are also available. I offer several specific packages to provide you with this level of care as you transmute the emotional pain body into one of clarity, awareness, self-love, and connection.

Nourishing Nest is my foundational service package, a program to create a strong foundation for self-inquiry and self-healing work, with the support of energy work, meditative process, deep listening, and coaching.  A program called Synthesis provides the same guidance and support, along with homeopathic consultation work. There is also a program called Synthesis Extended Care if you are seeking a longer-term support package. You can find more information about these service packages on my website at http://dragonflyholistic.com/services/.

I offer a complimentary 30 minute exploration session to connect with you and to discuss how you can get back into sync with yourself, your family, and in life.

For scheduling or information, please contact Marnie McKnight-Favell at 845.242.2979 or by email at dragonflyholisticllc@gmail.com. For more information visit http://dragonflyholistic.com.

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