I originally hired Carrie as my birth-doula after I'd completed her Hypnobabies course. I knew I enjoyed talking with her and felt safe in her care... She'd made mention of a new certification and lifepath she was taking with Dr.Shefali's Conscious Parenting... Pandemic times began and I lost my wonderful support network during my birth journey (due to hospital restrictions). I reached out after the birth and chose to begin her newly certified counseling. I can't say enough about the positive ways she worked with me and through me to review my past. She gave me tools to begin to re-parent myself and remember some of the great things the ego had repressed. I would reccomend Carrie to anyone looking to begin (or further) going inward and creating healthier ties with their authentic self by finding their inner-child and healing old wounds. What a beautiful way to put both yourself and your lineage forward and present your whole self to your family!
I've always been a self-sufficient, strong person, able to take on the challenges of my life. Not just take them on, but to use them to create new opportunity. That was, and still is me. But I had some pivotal life issues comes up this year, with my relationships, where my old approach was not enough, nor the right skill set. Little did I know that in 2020, surviving (and even thriving) during a pandemic would be the LEAST of my problems. I didn't consider being coached until now. I had no idea what to expect, except that I needed to be heard. I needed answers. I needed to feel different. On some days, I needed to escape.
Carrie was there for me. It is hard to describe what it feels like to be seen for who you are, when the people around you cannot. Because she could see me for who I was, her coaching was able to illuminate the answers I needed to make sense of the changes in my life. She taught me things about myself, and things about the relationships in my life that I was previously not able to see.
With me, Carrie's style was to hear what I had to say, then provide teachings and perspective about what I had said, while checking in on how it was relating with me. But that doesn't even describe what it is like having a session with her. As we live in different cities, our sessions were by phone. Often, I would close my eyes, and just take in the stream of consciousness that she would provide. Sometimes I would take notes. There was A LOT she could and did say. She is a well of knowledge. You can tell that what she shares is from experience.
There was a phrase she gave me that I now use everyday in my life. Something that she just spontaneously came up with, that now allows me to come to centre, to never forget who I am, to always remind me who I need to be for my children, as I deal with my challenges.
I highly recommend Carrie!
I have just completed a conscious parenting course with Carrie and can thoroughly recommend her service. She creates a safe and therapeutic space, where there is trust and a genuine rapport. Her approach is not simply to impart her extensive knowledge, but to empower you, and to give you the tools to implement in your own life. She increases your awareness of the unconscious patterns and triggers, that trip you up, and cause you to parent from your own unmet needs, fears and sense of lack. Through reparenting yourself, and meeting those needs, you can then get out of your own way, and parent your children, from a deeply powerful place. Thank you so much Carrie!