Hi everyone, I offer a wide variety of Mind and Body therapies and services from Conception to Birth and beyond. I am based at the Rosemount Centre for Complementary Therapies in Aberdeen where I also hold my Hypnobirthing Course, Baby Massage, Baby Reflexology classes and Reiki Workshops. For contact details and directions, just click HERE
My own deliveries were very much in the clinical style in 1986 and 1990 and even though I requested a more holistic approach – it wasn’t really an option in those days. Hypnobirthing is very close to my heart and I want mothers to feel in control of their deliveries and to have the best birth experience possible.
I suffered terribly both times from Postnatal Depression at a time when it wasn’t really recognised and it did take the ‘shine’ off being a mother. I wanted to be able to help other mothers to avoid going through this experience and I have chosen to ‘specialise’ in this area with CBT, Hypnotherapy and the Post Traumatic Birth Recovery training courses.
I did some Hypnotherapy training with David Kato in Hypnosis for Childbirth, Depression and CBT in 2007 and also the Fertile Body Method training with Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer in London in 2010.
I also completed a training course in HypnoBirthing with Renee Buchanan in the Marie Mongon style in 2010, then again as a B-Back Refresher a year later on another course. It was around this time that my grandson was born and I was fascinated by the beautiful placenta – our ‘Tree of Life’
I completed the Intensive Pro-training casting course with The Edinburgh Casting Studio with the intention of offering a variety of Unique Placenta Casts, Belly casts, Baby pods, Couples hands, family wreath of hands, as well as Baby hands and Feet.
For interest in the Plaster Casting click HERE
For interest in Placenta Encapsulation click HERE
In 2017 I completed the Red Tent Doula Breastfeeding and Doula Preparation Training Course , Motherwarming Postnatal Wellness workshop, Advanced Doula Enrichment workshop as well as a Bespoke one-to-one Placenta Cosmetic Workshop specialising in Lip Balms, Body Butters, Facial oils, Creams and Lotions. For interest in my Doula Services just click HERE
I have a new product range coming out shortly (currently just organising labels) using only natural products and essential oils …. also both Vegetarian and Vegan friendly. The range will be called ” Smells So Good” and is suitable for men, women and children. The baby range will not contain essential oils to avoid skin sensitivity.
I am qualified in Pregnancy massage and have also added Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage after training at Aloha House in Ireland at the end of 2018. Advanced Lomi Lomi with extra techniques followed in 2019. It’s important to me to that women are nurtured during pregnancy as well as after birthing.
It’s sometimes necessary to have a Cesarean section or perhaps some women just don’t feel good about our bodies after having their babies so I trained in the Lomi Lomi style because apart from being deeply relaxing … it’s also incrediably liberating. Mind and Body Therapies info available HERE.
I am also qualified now as a Phlebotomist and plan to work alongside Cells4Life for Cord Blood Stem Cell Storage.
As part of my 2019 training, I will be doing the McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release course shortly.