I grew up in Melbourne, Australia and began a life long love affair with traveling when I went on a three year voyage of the world in my mid 20's. I originally trained as a Physical Education teacher and taught in schools in Adelaide and Melbourne for three years. During my travels I started working in Hospitality Management and continued on my return to Australia. I was sent to the USA for training for 9 months and then worked in Melbourne managing large casual dining restaurants for five years. I worked with many young people as their manager and mentor and realised that my love of teaching had never ceased. After leaving hopitality I had a brief sojurn working in London for STA Travel, developing a travel website that I had created. I decided the corporate world was not for me and left to start my family and continue my studies in Holistic Therapy.
I am currently a fully qualified and certified Holistic Therapist in ISET (Integrated Self Empowerment Therapy) 2000 and SOURCE Process & Breathwork, 2013. I have three children and live in rural South West France with my husband, children and a menagerie of animals.
I became interested in Birth during the pregnancy and birth of my first child. She was a breech baby and I had to go against the accepted medical paradigm to birth her naturally at home. This demonstrated to me that many women and their partners were being fed misinformation and that many modern medical birthing techniques and interventions were contra-indicated to an empowering, ecstatic natural birth.
Once I started working with my mentor and business partner, Binnie with Source Process & Breathwork, I began to realise the long term effect that current birthing practices were having on individuals and society as a whole. I believe that we have an opportunity to increase the level of peace and happiness the world over by beginning with ecstatic, empowering births!
I am currently working as a therapist, teacher and writing for books and magazines. I have had three stories published in the Internationally bestselling 'Adventures in Manifesting' Series of which the third in Soulful Relationships was co-authored with Binnie. We are deep into the co-creative process of writing our first book together in a series of three or four books.
In January 2010, I was in a deep dark place, even though I was happily married with three beautiful children, living in a gorgeous French farmhouse and financially free not to need to work!
How could all that possibly make me unhappy?
Simply put, I was unfulfilled!
I felt like I had not discovered my purpose in life and lived my life to my potential. This left me feeling like a failure and desperately unhappy!
With support I began a healing journey and during the course of that journey, I discovered the story and impact of my own birth!
By healing the negative decisions that I made at birth, I have been able to;
Manifesting my dreams into reality
Co-Authoring a book with Binnie A Dansby
Meeting Jacky Newcomb - The Angel Lady
Jacky and I are both contributing authors in Adventures in Manifesting -Healing from Within.
We had a lovely evening meeting and signing copies of the books!
Be Inspired by Kristin Armstrong
I had the pleasure and honour to meet Olympic Gold Medallist Kristin Armstrong. Be inspired by her story of succesfully defending her Olympic Time Trial Title only two years after the birth of her first child. Kristin told me how her birth was easy and that she consciously chose not to attend birth preparation classes due to the anxiety they produce in first time mothers. I agree totally that in many countries these prepartion classes do more harm than good, engendering fear in both the expectant mother and her partner! Great Job Kristin, keep up the good work!
Source Training - Estonia