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Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

It was one of those days where everything felt hard. Getting up was almost human torture, feeling like I must have had a 10-minute sleep, not the 7 hours the clock reported. Getting the boys breakfast was mundane and nerve wracking as every disgusting noise and...

8 Reasons To Use Acupressure For Birth

8 Reasons To Use Acupressure For Birth

Holly Brocklebank is an Acupuncturist, Transpersonal Art Therapist and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner who focuses on supporting women through their wellbeing, fertility, pregnancy & birth journeys. Learn more about Holly's work here.  The Power of...

The Emotions of Pregnancy & Parenting

The Emotions of Pregnancy & Parenting

One of the couples I worked with had a very difficult first birth. As a result, they researched other ways to welcome their second baby into the world. This time, they changed their model of care to a more woman-centered model. They completed my course and the mum did...

The First Forty Days

The First Forty Days

The moment has finally arrived - you're finally gazing into that beautiful face of your newborn. All of the mystery surrounding the identity of your baby has been resolved in just one moment. You're fascinated by the unique little features and the perfection of...

Becoming a Grandparent

Becoming a Grandparent

Grandparents are gold in the life of a child. They come with experience, their hearts full of love for their family, and no real responsibility to the child, other than keeping them alive 🙂 This means they can be playful, breake the rules, spoil them and give them...

Breathing Better Is Not That Hard

Breathing Better Is Not That Hard

I am blessed to see my families again after they have had their babies, and I do get some beautiful compliments about how my course changed their labour. But during a birth debrief with a couple, I received one of the most wonderful and confusing compliments I have...

Finding Your Voice in Labour

Finding Your Voice in Labour

I have a distinct memory of looking at my husband’s face during my birth with James, with desperate eyes, pleading with him to read my mind – to get a towel for the floor, a hot pack for my raging bum, a drink of water, call the midwife and not to tell her she has...

Understanding Your Child

Understanding Your Child

I get to coach parents and listen to their stories and I have to declare – loudly from the mountain tops – parenting is a tough gig! The more I work with parents and their struggles, the more I see that the changes that need to happen, need to start within the minds...

The Magic of Zoom and Teaching Online

The Magic of Zoom and Teaching Online

I have to be honest, when the world started to change so dramatically in March and almost overnight I went from teaching 20 people in the one room, to 20 people online on Zoom, I had to wonder “Will my program still work its magic?” I’m a results person. I will always...

Keeping Relaxed and Excited About Birth

Keeping Relaxed and Excited About Birth

I will admit, I’m a total nerd when it comes to the science of the mind. I have a real affinity with Joe Dispenza’s work, as he integrates science with the very real task of learning to ‘change your mind’ on a subconscious level, which leads to a change of feeling, a...

Being Transformed by Birth

Being Transformed by Birth

Since moving on from Calmbirth, I have called my new birth program ‘Transform Your Birth.’ I love the word 'transform' because this word encompasses what I know is happening for the families preparing to bring a baby into the world. I’ve described birth as the doorway...

Instinct and Intuition as Parents

Instinct and Intuition as Parents

I love feeling intuitive and having strong instincts as a parent. I love responding to my world with certainty and not overthinking things - it drives me nuts when my brain goes into overload and I have streams of thoughts to sort through. Instincts and intuition are...

Choose Your State of Mind

Choose Your State of Mind

Have you ever just stepped back and listened to your mind? “Oh god my bum looks huge in these jeans.” “I’m just so over this work, come on 5 o’clock.” “Are you kidding me, why did you say that?” If you take a step back, you will notice that you can observe your...

Relationships After Birth

Relationships After Birth

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Ghandi I have always loved this quote, and been amazed at the apparent magic of it. Relationships after birth experience a big shake up, like playing a game of chess, but the rules have been changed. People change. People...

I am Enough

I am Enough

I am enough, you are enough, and your baby is enough When you are pregnant or a new mother, it is almost like you have a large sign attached to your forehead that reads – “please give me advice about how I should birth my baby.” Or, if you’ve had the baby – “please...

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