I never intended to work with new mums, but it seems to have happened organically and in the most beautiful and natural way. So many of the women I have held and supported through infertility and loss, find that the thunderbolt of motherhood also ignites a need for nurture and care.
Where ever you have come from, what ever your experiences, you are brand new in your motherhood journey with the babe you have in your arms. It can be an eclectic mix of beautiful raw love filled with anxiety, exhaustion and overwhelm. Sometimes (always!) we need some help to piece ourselves back together in to the new version of who we are transitioning to be. Birth and beyond is intense and overpowering as each and every emotion is heightened and we are learning our craft, honing our skills in something we have never done before with this baby and yet have yearned to do so deeply.
I wrote in my diary shortly after having my daughter:
“There isn’t a way to not love so deeply that you can hardly breathe. There isn’t a way to not physically ache from holding them so much, yet ache more when you are away from them. It can’t be anything without the dance between struggle and bliss. Here I sit with my heart exploding, my tears streaming, my mind searching for answers to an obsessive flow of questions and my body…my body is agitated yet tired in a way I never knew was possible.”
Every mother and her child will dance together in a unique way. What I can offer is a space for you to be heard, to explore, to have deep nurture, and rest with hands on treatments that comfort and calm. I can offer these in a way that can work for you, in your home, in my nurturing healing space, with your baby by your side or safely in the arms of someone dear to you. I blend a tailored approach of all our treatments, from the hypnotherapy / counselling side all the way to specialist Reflexology & Reiki.
I can also whole heartedly recommend my dear colleague and friend, Cath Franks who I have worked with for many years. She offers Post-natal Arvigo® Therapy (Maya Abdominal Massage to support postpartum healing and wellbeing) sessions. I have lots of incredible contacts in the world of new baby-ness so will always ensure you end up in the very best hands.
I can help with:
- Low mood and depressive feelings
- Struggle with overflowing emotions
- All round TLC and pampering, repairing and bonding
- Postpartum symptoms
- Birth trauma
If you have any questions or need further information, then please contact me.