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MA Relationship Therapy, Dip Hyp, Dip HB, MBACP
"Hypnobirthing & support for your
whole maternal journey"
February 1, 2018
So I learned yesterday that I have been teaching Hypnobirthing for 6 years...not 7!
I'm not sure why I thought that it was 2011 when I trained - anyway Facebook cleared that up for me when one of those timehop type of reminders came up.
6 years or 7 - it now feels like I need to mark the day.
I was tempted to total up all of the couples I've worked with,
try and count all the babies
But really none of that matters - the RIDE has been incredible.
It’s funny because I’ve had a few timely reminders of why I love this job lately...at a time when I’ve questioned what the future holds.
I’ve wondered whether my direction will change completely or if it’s still a part of the bigger plan.
My counselling practice has gone from strength to strength,
I've got another fire burning away in my belly with light this Mother Up -
and honestly I'm coming through the haze of my own babies...teetering on will I or won’t I try one more time.
When it comes to the passion, it’s all still there and probably always will be.
But things are changing, there are lots of new kids on the block and this work requires A LOT of energy.
And to be fully in this amazing adventure, I always want to bring that energy.
Thus far Hypnobirthing taken me through the full rainbow of emotions,
From totally elation, to at times a weary despair.
The despair at a system that sometimes doesn’t feel like it’s geared up for what I offer.
But what I know is whatever that modern system looks like, Hypnobirthing absolutely has the capacity to transform any experience.
I love that even when it feels like something is the same, it never is.
Each and every birth and couple is different.
And undoubtedly this work has taken me on a road of self discovery that I never could have imagined.
I learn something every single time I run a course,
I don’t care about perfection or reviews or magic birth stories,
I care about every individual experience.
Every twist and turn,
Every step in the direction of empowered, positive birth.
Every woman’s RIGHT to choose the best route for them, whatever that looks like.
Birth is unpredictable and messy and raw and is hard...
But it’s also fierce and powerful and can be un-fucking-believably amazing when you feel supported and safe and empowered.
I’m not ready to step off this ride anytime soon and changes will always be coming, but for now I’m in it for the long haul whatever may come.
Thank you to each and every one of you who has gifted me with this experience, truly!
If you’re ready to join me on this Birth preparation adventure, next course is 4th March 2018...get in touch!
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