I offer a range of private, one-on-one or two-on-one sessions both in person (dependent on COVID restrictions) and online. Currently I offer the following:
In most parts of the world, across many traditional health traditions, women are encouraged and supported to rest and recover, and simply spend time bonding with baby following birth: from the Ayurvedic and Yogic traditions of India, to the Traditional Chinese Medicine practices of China, to the beliefs and practices of the Greek Orthodox Church. Somewhere along the line, many parts of our society decided the mark of “success” for a mother was to just keep going following birth, and to ignore the body's very real need for rest and recovery, and the opportunity to integrate and process the myriad of emotions that birth and becoming a mother brings. The rate of mothers developing post-natal depression and anxiety continues to rise, partially due to the lack of support offered at this very special time. I strongly believe the post-partum period is not time for strong physical exercise and rushing around, but a time to allow the body to recover from the amazing, yet taxing, process of pregnancy and birth, and the mind to adjust to the transition into being someone's mother – whether for the first or fifth time. Nurturer's need nurturing too.
Dhawura nguna dhawura Ngunnawal. I acknowledge I live and work on Ngunnawal country. I pay respect to the country, culture, language and people, especially the Ngunnawal Elders. I would also like to extend my respect to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which you live, wherever you may be in the world.