Fertility & Women's Health
EMPOWERING YOU TO HEAL YOURSELF
I have been through the pain of infertility. So I feel well-equipped to support other women struggling with their own symptoms of disconnection from their feminine source: fertility and women's health problems, like menstrual and gynaecological issues, menopause-related difficulties or general health and well-being concerns.
The source of our women's health problems is the distance that our efforts to survive in a linear world - pretending we are the same each day - have put between us and our fluid, cyclical feminine essence.
My Healing Formula
I offer you the essence of 18 years of my own personal experience - as a women navigating fertility difficulties (and discovering through them my road back to health), as a student of many healing disciplines for women, as a Yoga and Qigong practitioner and teacher, and as a complementary therapist specialising in fertility and women's health. And, above all, as a woman learning to be well in a competitive and linear world.
The key to success in healing is empowering you to take care of your own well-being.
This has been the main lesson of my own journey. Neither I nor any other therapist/doctor can 'sort you' nor offer you over-night miracle cures. But I can offer you a much greater gift - precious tools to bring into your own life so you can play an active and central role in building your health, well-being and power day by day.
Pre-conception & Fertility
Planning to have a baby?
Having trouble conceiving?
Unable to maintain your pregnancy?
Preparing for or going through fertility treatments?
Coming to terms with childlessness?
Whatever point you are at on your unique journey, I can support you.
My powerful mind-body approach worked for me and for many other women I have had the honour of assisting. It will help you too to gently and naturally achieve fertile good health and greatly increase your chances of conceiving a healthy baby and of enjoying a problem-free pregnancy and birth.
If your fertility journey is coming to end without a child, I can share with you practices that promote self-love, acceptance and the embodied awareness of your potential for creative fulfilment in your life.
Whether or not you are having difficulty achieving a healthy pregnancy, cleansing, nourishing and preparing your body before trying to conceive is a vital step on the road to parenthood.
I cannot urge you strongly enough to follow (with me or not) a pre-conception plan of at least three months, ideally six. This will bring you into optimum balance and minimise the likelihood of difficulties by boosting your egg quality and turning your womb into a beautiful, safe, warm nursery that will give your baby a loving and healthy start in life.
Fertility: Take a Step Back
We all expect to conceive easily. I certainly did. And I remember well how it felt when that dream was shattered - the pain, the frustration, the stress and the sense of being in limbo and all alone.
Perhaps, like me, you have been trying for years. You may well have done all the tests and maybe you've tried repeated rounds of assisted reproduction treatments (like IVF). Perhaps you have even tried alternative therapies like acupuncture. But nothing has made a difference. For four years, the only thing these repeated appointments and often stressful protocols did was to add to a sense of being rushed, overwhelmed, imbalanced and detached from myself.
What did make all the difference for me was taking a quiet step back. And I encourage you to do the same. Together we'll take the time to stop, to breath and to focus on therapies that relax, nourish, support, reconnect and bring balance in body and mind.
I can almost hear you saying, "I don’t have time for this!" But I believe that that small step back was the key to me - and to many women I have worked with since - conceiving a healthy baby.
For the secret of nurturing fertility is to bring positive change from the inside out so that harmony is restored.
We create our bodies minute by minute and cell by cell through every thought, every feeling, every action, every movement, every interaction we have and every piece of food we eat. While this may seem alarming, this fact is actually deeply empowering for it means we can take pro-active control of our health and our fertility.
No therapist can you promise you success in your fertility quest. But I can promise to give you the nourishment and tools to ensure you have the best possible chance. And to offer you the support and understanding of someone who has been there.
Other Women's Health Issues
Menstrual or sexual difficulties?
Peri- or post-menopause dis-ease?
Other chronic health issue?
Feeling stuck, frustrated, anxious, sad etc?
It is my belief that our various women's health issues are just symptoms of imbalance that ultimately stem from the common source of disconnection from our feminine essence.
Whatever your particular issue, I can support you and help you to heal as you cultivate a loving, self-reverent relationship with yourself, your body and your womb space.
Our womb space (whether or not we still have a physical womb) is the source of our well-being and fertility in its broadest sense. This powerful creative energy is not only meant for birthing children, but for birthing the unique gifts that each of us was born to bestow on the world in our own particular lives.
My Healing Therapies
My mind-body healing approach is flexible and can be adapted to meet the needs of all women, whatever their particular issue - from fertility to general health. It brings together (in one-to-one or in group sessions, as single therapies or holistic packages):
Specialised Yoga for women's health
Qigong self-care & sexuality practices for women
Fertile Body Method guided imagery practices
Naturopathic diet & lifestyle advice
During our sessions together, we'll use these various therapies to nurture your body's natural capacity to heal itself.
And - and this is what sets my approach apart - I will also share with you the knowledge and tools to empower you to live in a way that boosts (rather than undoes) the benefits of our good work, that promotes (instead of weakens) your female health and your fertility.
You can book individual therapies or benefit with my discounted 6- and 12-week Therapy Packages for fertility and women's health.
Just looking for a class?
If you prefer a group setting, you'd be most welcome to join my Well-Woman Yoga class, my Hatha Yoga class or my Qigong class in Cambridge.
Fertility therapy benefits at a glance:
- Empathetic support from someone who knows the pain of infertility
- Optimises chances of healthy conception, whatever your age/issue
- Reduces the effects of stress on your fertility
- Eases the negative impact of your fertility issues on your daily life
- Empowers you to take control of your own fertility
- Increases success rates for IUI, IVF and all assisted conception
- Helps you manage the stress and side effects of IVF etc
- Gently restores your fertility AND your general health
- No unpleasant side effects
- Beneficial for unexplained infertility or for diagnosed fertility issues
- Complements other natural therapies for fertility eg acupuncture
- Helps you tune into your own true, fulfilling creative path
- Promotes acceptance and serenity, whatever the outcome