Earth & Womb
Pregnancy and new motherhood can be pretty wild terrain to navigate these days. Your needs at this time are unique to you, because you are the expert in your own beautiful life.
Yet there are many perplexing things that unfold when you start growing a life inside you! And many expecting mamas feel lost or scared trying to navigate preparing to meet their little bundle in a world that has taught us mainly to associate birth with fear, terror and pain.
My offerings are humble yet so needed in our society that undervalues the work of birth and mothering, especially the spiritual transformation that can unfold (and all the associated feeling states including grief, anxiety, shock, depression, despair, ecstasy, joy, exhilaration, exhaustion and many more).
There really is no other initiation quite so potent as giving birth, and no transformation quite so intense as becoming a mother. My passion is to help parents feel more confident, less stressed and more relaxed during this big journey.
I am a newborn mother, social worker/counselor, doula, student midwife, shamanic womancrafter, student of wise-woman traditions and plant medicine. I share practices from many teachers and perspectives to help mothers and fathers connect more deeply to themselves and their babies before and after birth.
Some of these practices I share include: Shamanic drum journeys, visualizations, meditations, art processes- to release fears and support you to find healing and insight from within; safe and effective physical practices to prepare your body for birth; belly art & henna; mother blessing ceremonies; childbirth education for both parents; professional birth debriefing and counselling; nourishing meals and massage; newborn settling and feeding support.
*A Note to Dads and Partners* Yes there is a lot of woman focused language here. That’s because it is my passion to serve other women who are embodying this journey of growing their baby, birthing them into the world and nourishing them often with their own body. These feminine processes have been subjugated and medicalised for a long time. As a woman and mother, healing these wounded feminine aspects is what calls to me the most deeply. The world is desperately in need of more honouring and reclaiming of traditional women’s knowledge and wisdom. But there is nothing as important and sacred as a family that is bonded and loving, and your role as a father is indescribably important throughout this time. I work with the whole family in the way that best suits them, and this is mainly through nourishing the mamas.
“Peace on earth begins with birth” – Jeannine Parvati Baker
I wish to pay my deepest respect to the Ngunnawal, Ngambri, Ngarigu, Wiradjuri, Walgalu, Yuin, and Gundungurra people as the First Peoples with an ongoing connection to the land I currently call home in Canberra.
[-0-] Always was, Always will be Aboriginal Land [-0-]