I am a doula and radical birth keeper to both mother and baby. I help women heal their own birth imprints so they can step confidently into their birth sovereignty. Working at this level provides the opportunity for both mother and baby to have an empowered birth experience and solidify their bond. I offer support through fertility, conscious conception and birth, addressing the levels of the nervous system, tissues, subconscious and energy field.
The process is led from beginning to end by the innate intelligence of the birthing woman and her child.
I utilize the modalities of Craniosacral, somatic healing, inner child work and birth regression, drawing on my knowledge of pre and perinatal psychology. I hold a BA from Bennington College in dance and somatic psychology. I completed my Craniosacral certification with Gary Strauss. Sessions combine my experience in these modalities, as well as the embodied knowledge gained from my 12- year long recovery from chronic Lyme disease. The work is multi-disciplinary which allows me to tailor the treatment to the needs of each client.
My journey has led me from near death to vital health through incredible awe and reverence for the intelligence of the body. I learned to cultivate deep listening on all levels as a way to awaken the healing and birthing power that are inherent in our cellular knowing.
I am wholeheartedly devoted to the unfolding of the healing and birth process as a path to strengthened purpose in my clients. When we repair our birth imprints, all of our relationships heal.
Craniosacral is a technique developed by Osteopathic doctors. While studying the physiology of the fluids, they found undeniable access to spirit. This is a beautiful modality that downshifts the nervous system while activating the innate intelligence of the system. It enables one to unwind and release the imbalances while regaining core integrity.
“Health is never lost; it centers our experience. Truth is found in the depth of our listening...Past and future are holographically enfolded within the present. Healing occurs in this eternal present. Our intention is to be present for, and relate to, the health that is never lost. The purpose is to liberate the health inherent within the resistance or the disturbance." -Franklyn Sills
The success of this work is centered around trust in the system’s self healing capability, while allowing each stage of experience to express safely. This counteracts a medical system that labels us by our symptoms and suppresses the discomfort. I truly believe in this work because I feel that I hand the power back to the client and always see the benefit. At a deeper level, this work allows vitality to unfold as a natural emergent phenomena of the soul.
With a background in dance and somatic disciplines such as Body Mind Centering, Continuum, and Somatic Experiencing, I guide my clients into the felt sense of the body. This is another way to activate the self-healing capacity of the whole system. Through sensation, we can trace symptoms to their trauma source in the body and unravel these limiting patterns. We can then let go of old stored emotions and traumatic imprints, which lay the foundation for any illness or symptom.
Craniosacral, somatic therapy and birth regression healing are so impactful throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. It was my experience with Chronic Lyme disease that led me to my practice. Then, I noticed in myself and the majority of my clients that we were experiencing the manifestation of early prenatal and birth trauma. It is often the root imbalance that manifests in symptoms and patterning later in life. I pursued the study of pre and perinatal psychology, which I always integrate into my session work, with miraculous benefits.
That journey led me to become passionate about bringing what I do to pregnancy and birth through doula care, setting the foundation for the newborn to thrive for the rest of their life. Please get in touch if you are in need of a doula who practices these healing modalities. It is my true heart’s calling and I would be delighted to support you.
The value of having a doula is to have that intimate, attuned support throughout the whole birth process. We select mantra, breathing techniques and hands on care that most resonate for the system. I am the unconditional advocate and resource around all that arises, allowing mom and baby to be deeply empowered and held in their experience.