Maybe you’re skeptical about hypnotherapy. There was a day when I was. I used to think it was some kind of mind control; something that would make me vulnerable to questionable influences. And after seeing a few cheesy stage shows, how could a conclusion like that be surprising? But after several years of teaching HypnoBirthing, I began to notice something. Over and over again the women who had learned self-hypnosis techniques were experiencing incredible peace and relaxation even DURING intense labor! I also saw how the methods they learned enabled them to deal with other powerful emotions and work through them in a way I’d not seen before.
I was hooked. I needed to know more. To understand the power of hypnosis and why it worked. Well, the more I learned, the more amazed I became at the power of the mind and its connection with the body. And the rest is history.
Through the power of hypnotherapy, I can offer you help for overcoming birth fears, postpartum overwhelm, depression, general anxiety, destructive habits, perfectionism, grief, unmet expectations, general fear, past trauma, and more.
Call me at 916.524.1080 if you’d like to schedule a free half-hour introductory consultation, or click on my contact page to email me.
HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing.
You’ve done everything “right:” Went to school, developed your career, pursued your interests, maybe did some traveling. And somewhere in there, you met the love of your life. You’ve had several wonderful years together, and now, you agree: It’s time to move on to the next stage of life, and start your family.
Only, it hasn’t happened yet. You started out with romantic getaways, maybe did some reading on fertility, progressed to more careful tracking of your fertility cycle and being more intentional about the timing of your lovemaking. But still, you’re waiting.
Maybe you’ve interviewed a medical fertility specialist, or have even begun fertility treatments. After all your life experience, you’re no stranger to stress – but this is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Not only do you feel it in your own body and mind, but in your relationship, as well. You think to yourself, “It’s not supposed to be this hard!”
Hypnosis can help! And the HypnoFertility program is specifically designed to address the needs of those struggling with conceiving and completing a pregnancy by relieving the enormous associated stress and by balancing the brain and normalizing the hormones associated with fertility and stress.
First, congratulations on your new baby! Life for you has forever changed – YOU have forever changed. May your journey be filled with precious moments that become treasured memories.
OK – all that’s great, but breastfeeding is turning out to be waaaay harder than you expected, right? You may have taken a breastfeeding class, and thought you “got it,” but having a live, wiggling, rooting baby at your engorged (or seemingly empty) breast is altogether different than the plastic doll (that didn’t have a real mouth) that you practiced with! Yup, I know.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with a bachelor’s degree in Maternal/Child Health: Lactation Consulting – sort of the BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) of lactation consulting. IBCLC is the recognized gold standard for expertise in breastfeeding. No other designation comes close.
But you don’t care about all those letters after my name! You care that I know how to get your baby to nurse. And I do!
Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT®)
There are many different styles of therapy available these days but there is nothing else like this one. It’s totally safe and sometimes needs only a single session to resolve even apparently impossible problems. Sometimes, shyness or embarrassment can prevent an individual from improving their life because they just can’t contemplate the idea of a face-to-face session with a therapist… But now that fear can be consigned to the past.