work with Women and couples in pregnancy and following their births.
The work is centred around building confidence and strength of mind and
body and the relationship with the baby. Pregnancy and birth tend to be
more manageable and enjoyable when our body feels comfortable and
energised. For example ankle swelling, carpel tunnel, sore back and
pelvic pain are all helped by Bowen, and anxiety is addressed through
talk and visualisation.
I teach about normal
birth, the physiology of the labour process and the babes journey
alongside using self hypnosis to manage worry and stress.
This is psychological, emotional and physical preparation however you want and need it.
relaxing Mother (and although there are never any guarantees),
babies have adopted best positions for birth at the end of pregnancy
after experiencing Bowen.
is a word used a lot these days as awareness and recognition of what it
means, and how it manifests in us grows. My work is with Mothers and
Fathers and Midwives who have experienced trauma personally or
vicariously as a witness.
The purpose of
the work is to find resolution and acceptance after a memorised shock
and an experience which created terror and extreme fear. This is
approached gently via Bowen and Hypnotherapy and unique to every
New parents do have to adapt to sleep disturbances and changes and this
can be exhausting. I work with Mothers to improve their quality of
sleep, and simultaneously to manage any anxiety with coping as a new
Mother whether the baby is a first or fourth.
Smoking in pregnancy
I have worked with women in pregnancy keen to stop their habit of
smoking. The motivation to quit is high during pregnancy for many
reasons, and having support to stop is extremely beneficial.
Post Pregnancy and Birth pain
hormonal changes in pregnancy and the changes the body adapts to so
brilliantly as the baby grows week by week and then descends
can leave discomfort following the birth , specially in the
coccyx, pelvis and lower back. It is important not to let this go
unaddressed. See www.pelvicpartnership.org.uk which explains in great detail why.
I work with great results in supporting the body back to normality and comfort.
heal in very different ways for lots of reasons. Sometimes adhesions
can form under the scar where the muscles and skin have healed
together. Bowen can help reduce scar pain and discomfort.
Feeding can take some time to establish and maintain a milk supply
alongside feeling comfortable, confident and intuitive about your
baby. With all my 4 children the feeding was a different experience as
the baby was different.
See liz Gunn infant feeding specialist and Midwife www.healthy-babies-org.uk for info and support.
Bowen can help with breast discomfort, engorgement and mastitis by
working on the lymphatic system and the blood supply. Feeding can lead
us to get stiff backs, arms and necks because of postitions we
use repetitively so it is also rejuvenating to have an
opportunity to address fatigue which can accumulate by receiving Bowen.