The time where the water sets still for a moment as the tides change.
The moment of balance between Maiden and Creatrix, Pregnancy and Birth, Creatrix and Wise Woman, Life and Death.
These are the moments I love. The pause as we breathe in, just a moment before we breathe out, this is where magic happens and where I work best.
Working in the birth world I am constantly amazed at the inventiveness and resilience of the human spirit. I learn so much and am constantly humbled that people will share their most vulnerable moments with me whilst showing such power and strength.
There is a joy around pregnancy and birth that is like no other and of course the shadow side of that can be the darkest loss, fear and exhaustion.
Fifteen years ago I discovered The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy ® and through this work I have discovered the most remarkable tools to meet people right where they need to be met.
I have since become an International Therapist and Teacher of this work, it is the perfect marriage of my birth and massage worlds which I began nearly 30 years ago.
Having founded Doula UK in 2001, I am often reminded of the quote ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.’ Margaret Mead.
What better place to be the change than around pregnancy, birth and its sacred time, postpartum.