Brief Bio: Victoria Flores, MA, SEP, CHHC, earned a Master of Arts in holistic health from Georgian Court University and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Vermont. Her master’s thesis on pre- and perinatal trauma is the foundational work that informs her practice. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training and specializes in assisting clients to recover from traumatic life events such as auto accidents, surgical procedures, birthing complications, bullying, work stress, or other situations that disrupt one’s sense of ease. Victoria is a frequent guest lecturer at Georgian Court University on such topics as trauma and divine feminine wisdom, and she is a featured author in the anthology Women Living Consciously. Victoria’s holistic practice blends ancient wisdom with modern wellness modalities that support the renewal and restoration of the optimal health blueprint by applying somatic experiencing, Chinese herbs, Qigong, integrative therapies, and emotional freedom techniques.
Title of Presentation: "Impact of fear on birth experience and maternal outcomes"
Brief Description of Presentation: Fear vs. trust: A qualitative study of women’s birth experiences based upon her innate trust in her body to give birth. This birth study provides additional insights into factors that may be impacting women’s experiences during birth.