Birth, Creativity, Dance and Healing
Birth, creativity, dance and healing are the themes you will find to explore here, but first, a little bit about me…
My career has been varied, encompassing post-grad Fine Art practice and exhibitions in both Australia and the UK, working as a teacher with two teaching qualifications which have enabled me to work initially in mainstream Art and Design and latterly, in Steiner education.
I am also a qualified complementary therapist using transformational therapies, such as Matrix Reimprinting with EFT, and I specialise in helping women to resolve previous birth trauma. You can read more about on the therapies pages.
As well as this I am a writer, focusing mainly on maternal wellness in the perinatal year. I have just completed my first book on Mindfulness and Birth, to be published by Ivy Press in October 2017.
In 2002 I began facilitating creative arts workshops for adults, drawing on the therapeutic practices of dance, meditation and painting combined into a powerful yet simple process. Three years later, during my first pregnancy, I started to design a course using this creative process, to support women in self-development during pregnancy and in preparing for birth.
I ran the first Birth Vision course in 2006 and now facilitate these regularly in the South East of England. These programmes have grown from strength to strength and have formed the inspiration for another book about pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, which highlights the amazing stories of women who have participated on Birth Vision courses over the years.
As a writer and birth professional my career has included writing articles for Juno magazine, the Green Parent, using my blog and speaking publicly about my work to look at issues surrounding personal-development, life and birth. I am also a doula, offering care and support to couples in preparation for childbirth, during birth and post-birth. You can read more about this on the birth & pregnancy pages.
I facilitate a variety of other groups focused on creativity, including ‘Creative Retreat Days For Women’, ‘Pregnancy Dance’ classes, ‘Doula Days’ and kids creativity workshops. You can read more about these on this website and do contact me if you have any questions about anything, or if you wish to book a course, workshop or treatment or to inquire about the Book!
May you be well x