Well they say life begins at 40 and this was so true for me, or so I thought. This was the time when I discovered my life purpose, what I had chosen to do whilst here on this planet. I had chosen to be a healer of trauma, a birth educator and now it seems an author too.
However, what I hadn’t realised until recently is that it all had actually started with my own in utero and birth experience. Apparently, I (my soul) had chosen to come from a toxic womb (my mother smoked heavily) and when I was being born it was said I was coming too quickly so my mother was given pethidine to slow me down. Then, because my mum was too sleepy from the drugs, I was taken away and left in a nursery for 4-5 hours so mum could sleep off their effects. So here it all began.
They say you teach the thing you most need to learn. With the unconscious need to heal my own birth traumas I developed a passion and purpose to help people heal from separation and to have a natural and conscious pregnancy and birth. I had studied Karl Dawson’s Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), an energy psychology technique, and developed my own specialty I call Matrix Birth Reimprinting. I began helping others to heal as I began my own healing journey.
Have you ever noticed that when you are following your purpose the universe has a way of supporting you bringing the right people into your life at the right time? It was in 2009 that I met Suzanne Arms, Rebecca Thompson, Marcy Axness and Patrick Houser. We all met up in person 2010 at the Pathways to Family Wellness Conference in Washington, DC and again the following year at the APPPAH Congress in San Francisco. As I listened to the talks by various birthing experts, I realized that I had found home. ‘I am’ a healer and educator, too.
The next logical step was to sign up for the PPNE program. I had already completed expensive research for my workshops and my book, Heal Your Birth, Heal Your Life. I love this program, as it is filling in some educational gaps I missed and giving me the confidence to say: “I am a Birth Educator.”
By rewriting our births with this powerful tool, we are able to impact our wellbeing in many significant ways. I have had the honour of working with thousands of people all over the world to rewrite their birth stories, often with a remarkable impact on their lives in the present. I have been blessed to teach practitioners how to help others transform their experience of being in utero and birth too. I also works with pregnant women to help them to have an empowered, natural birth, and with parents whose children experienced a birth trauma.
How we come into the world really matters. Yet within our current Western birthing paradigm, we have lost touch with the impact that the experience of birth can have on the baby. What happens to us in the womb and at birth can have far-reaching consequences that shape the way we experience and see the world for the rest of our lives.
This groundbreaking book dispels the myth that babies are not conscious beings. It also shows how many of our beliefs are formed in the womb and at birth: beliefs that end up running our lives today. As well as highlighting the effects of birth trauma, 'Heal Your Birth, Heal Your Life' offers practical solutions. You will learn how to transform and rewrite traumas that happened both at birth and in the womb, so that you can: Understand the impact that your birth is still having on you now. Learn how to go back to the womb and birth when beliefs were formed and rewrite them. Discover how to release birth trauma.
Learn new tools to rewrite your birth, impacting healing on all levels.
Containing a whole host of research from some of the leaders in the field, this book offers a solution-based approach to overcoming birth trauma. It is for anyone who has ever experienced a birth trauma, or had a parent who experienced stress when they were in the womb. It is for mothers who are about to give birth and want to ensure that they do not carry their own birth traumas into the birthing experience. It is also for practitioners of all modalities, who want to help their clients connect with, and transform, the subconscious memories of their birth.