My Story

I have worked with a diverse range of individuals and families for nearly 30 years in various community sevice roles. An educator for the last 18 years, I hold a Mindful Schools K- 12 curriculum teaching qualification and a NLP practitioner certification. I have also completed Doula training at the Australian Doula College and Childbirth Educator training with HypnoBirthing International.

 

As a mum, I have experienced two births overseas, far from family, friends and other support networks.  We faced many challenges navigating an unfamiliar medical system with little guidance. This is why I am passionate about supporting birthing families to feel educated, informed and fully supported to have an empowering birth experience, no matter where and how they decide to give birth. It is so important that each birth choice and journey is respected, honoured and celebrated. 

This kind of support is becoming increasingly necessary due to rising medical intervention and other stresses in pregnancy, birth and early parenting, which often result in ongoing anxiety and unresolved trauma. When the power of choice is taken away from women, it can interfere with the natural process of trusting their own instincts, bodies and babies, negatively impacting on the wellbeing of the whole family.

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My  Approach

 

Over the years I have developed a holistic approach centred on exploring the way our thoughts, beliefs, values, relationships and experiences influence our physical and emotional welbeing, both positively and negatively. This involves sharing tools such as evidence-based information, self-care strategies, mindfulness practice and hypnosis techniques to enhance awareness of the poweful mind - body connection, which can help to shift focus away from stress and fear -based responses, and instead foster positivity and confidence when facing life's most challenging transitions.