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Canterbury and the surrounding areas, or online if further afield.
Reiki, Estate Planning
We were never meant to raise a baby alone. In many cultures across the world, whole villages come together to raise the child and pamper the new mother, giving her time to regain both physical and mental strength, whilst drawing on the knowledge that elders can pass down. Unfortunately, modern western living has removed us from a sense of community and unfortunately even families are now estranged leaving the majority of us to “go it alone”. This leaves many new parents struggling to navigate through the challenges that pregnancy, birth and beyond bring. In fact, adjusting to life with a newborn without solid support is one of the most challenging times you will ever have to go through. You will find that everyone wants to give you “advice”. From the lady at the supermarket, to parents, to friends, colleagues, health providers…..all with different and contradicting advice.
I aim to change this. Only YOU know what is the right way to parent YOUR child, and so I will help you to find your path by nourishing you with unwavering emotional support and be able to provide you with the facts, guidelines, access to additional support services and anything else you might need.
Mental health is so important yet there is such little support for parents during this time. I am confident that with the support that comes from the Doula network, we are helping to shape better mental health for the next generation as we are able to provide the right environment to promote strong mental health within our parents whom are then able to form strong bonds that last a lifetime.
I wish I could go back and Doula my younger self…for I know without doubt, that the support and constant un-judgemental nourishment of the whole Mother (physically, mentally, spiritually) creates the perfect environment for your wings to unfurl and re-birth yourself as you adjust to this transformation. I will be your shoulder to cry on, your sounding board, your advocate. I will be there for you to give you time to just be with your baby, to shower, to sleep, to heal. To support you with older siblings if required, or light house duties so that you can rest. This time is precious and it doesn’t last forever. Let me help refill your cup so that you are full, to enable you to carry on within your journey empowered and confident.
I have experience with the following:
I feel strongly about promoting physical and mental healing in my parents, as your physical and emotional being has gone through enormous change in the last 9 months. As a Reiki practitioner, I am able to offer sessions for you as a one off or more frequently depending on your preferences. Reiki is wonderful at stress release, regulating emotions and is an incredibly gentle complementary practice that is suitable for everyone including babies and the frail. You can read more about it on my facebook page The Spiritual Doula.