My journey toward serving women began 14 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child and has evolved in profound ways ever since. I am passionate about all things birth, motherhood, and feminine empowerment, and it is my goal to help as many women and families as I can, experience the same kind of joy and empowerment I did when I gave birth to my precious little ones and to journey toward self-realization and actualization along the way.
My path to becoming a birth professional began when I was trying to conceive my first child, realizing after much research, that giving birth as peacefully and gently as possible, with as few interventions as possible, was the right path for me. When I became pregnant with my daughter, my feelings and desires for birth empowerment grew stronger, and owning my experience was paramount, as I knew it would be the story I'd tell and retell for the rest of my life. I wanted the people around me, and supporting me, to be partners in my journey, to reinforce the confidence I was fostering and to give the full respect that I knew my baby and I needed and deserved in this very precious time for us.
Choosing a natural childbirth meant I needed to prepare in every way possible, including mentally and emotionally. After learning about Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis, I realized how profoundly the program connected to my inner feelings that birth was beautiful and something to be enjoyed, that it wasn't the scary, horrible and just "something to get through" ordeal it was commonly made out to be. It spoke right to my deepest wisdom that my body knows how to give birth and that I am strong, capable and powerful. These were exactly the affirmations that I needed to hear, over and over, to guide me along my way to my baby's birth-day. I was faced with many questions and raised eyebrows when approached about my pregnancy and birth choices, and I quickly found that I was becoming a natural childbirth advocate; educating anyone that might be interested. I had always felt deep down that I was meant to do something important, something meaningful and life changing, but it took this monumental time in my life to fully realize where my voice was strongest and would be the most effective.
It wasn't long after my daughter’s birth that the pull to help other pregnant and birthing women grew strong, and there was no denying that I had to shift gears and find a career where my passion was pulling me. Becoming a doula and birth educator were a natural fit for me, and as soon as my doula training was complete, I started working with Hypnobabies couples and became a Hypnobabies instructor not long ther after. After 7 years as a Hypno-doula and 5 as an instructor, I suddenly felt a strong and undeniable calling to serve my clients and students in new and deeper ways. Because hypnosis had been the emphasis of my own birthings, as well as my work for more than 10 years, I realized I could serve the greater community by becoming a certified Hypnotherapist, and begin to help heal not just the amazing women who invited me on their birthing journeys, but ALL women seeking the type of healing, guidance and empowerment that the art and science of hypnotherapy can provide. Since expanding beyond birth work into the world of hypnotherapy, and gaining my Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy (CCHt) credentials from The Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute - where I focused my work in areas of trauma healing and intuitive reconnection - I also realized how I can be of service to parents at every stage of raising their children. As a long time follower of Dr. Shefali Tsabary's Conscious Parenting work, I naturally gravitated toward certifying as a Conscious Parenting Method Coach through her coaching institute. Conscious parenting, after all, is all about healing ourselves so we can enjoy a more authentic relationship with our children, so this additional service is the perfect fit for the birth and healing work I offer, and consider what I do now "Conscious Hypno-Coaching".
My most recent training in 2021 was by far the most profound. In 2020, I was called to develop a birth trauma healing program. While I've been in the profession of helping woman have empowering, positive births for a very long time, I know, that unfortunately, too many woman have less than ideal births, that range from dissatisfying, to adverse, or even traumatic. So, I embarked on trauma informed training, to best develop this program that marries my hypnotherapy, conscious coaching work with my deep understanding of birth work. Dr. Gabor Mate's Compassionate Inquiry Program fit perfectly for how I wanted to approach trauma healing for my program. I spent 6 intensive months learning the program, giving and receiving this work, and it was truly life-changing. I'm so thrilled to incorporate it into my life & birth trauma program and provide this deep healing to the women who need and desire rapid healing from their birthing experience, or any other life experience that may interfere with their pregnancy, birthing and motherhood journeys. I've know since I was a little girl that my calling in this life is to serve, and more specifically, to help, heal and empower women. It has been my utmost privilege and honor to serve my community in this way, and I look forward to many more years serving women in their pregnancy, birthing, and life journeys.