Birth Doula • Somatic Practitioner
...this very body that we have, that's sitting here right now, with its aches and its pleasures ...is exactly what we need to be fully Human, fully awake, fully alive - pema chodron
Supporting Birth Professionals
Over the past 3 years, I have expanded my focus from supporting births to supporting those who support birth. Birth work is a powerful profession, regardless of the 'lane' you chose. I have worked with and have profound respect for my fellow doulas, midwives, doctors and nurses that work both in and outside of the hospital setting.
At the heart of birth work is both trauma and transformation. Preventing one to allow the other. In order to do this, we must become aware of our own trauma histories and habitual responses to stress. Only in right relationship to our own nervous system can we effectively attune with another's. Beyond our own self awareness and ability to co regulate with our clients, we must also become aware of the broader systems that we participate in and the ways in which we communicate both to our clients and each other.
Nervous system awareness, communications skills and systems thinking is at the heart of my work as both a mentor and retreat facilitator.