How I went from edgy mum to (mostly) calm mum & helping others do the same.
When I became a mother almost 12 years ago I had some pretty strong ideas about how I wanted to parent.
And, while many of those ideas promptly got binned (like; "my baby will sleep in his own bed all the time” and "we’ll follow a regular routine no matter what ")
One thing that remained non-negotiable was a desire to allow my kids to feel their feelings.
I’d been working as a CranioSacral Therapist for close to a decade and had witnessed many hundreds of clients find relief from chronic pain, stress and anxiety through expressing feelings they’d suppressed since childhood ...when they were told to “suck it up”, “get over it” or that “boys don’t cry.”
I’d witnessed the softening in their bodies and the ensuing calm they felt from finally being able to express themselves fully... in the presence of someone who offered a safe and nurturing environment.
But, I had no idea how hard it would be to parent this way.
The early years were confronting. One became two and I went from calm, serene therapist to edgy, irritable mum...and I felt like a fraud.
As a therapist, I knew all the things I "should" be doing. But, I wasn’t walking my talk, and what I was managing to do, I “did” in a “check-off-the-list -so -I-can-say-I’m-looking-after-myself” kind of way.
The turning point came when I realised I was as much in need (if not more) of my own services as my clients were. That I was burnt out - mentally, physically and emotionally.
I was surviving, not thriving! And, my health and my kid's well-being were suffering. Something had to change.
so I went on my own healing journey (as a patient this time)
I discovered that it takes much more than meditation, green drinks & girls' nights out to feel calmer and experience more joy in motherhood!
Over the past few years, I've gone on to help hundreds of stressed-out and overwhelmed moms ...and I've discovered four common paths to more peace, calm, and presence. Paths informed by the limiting beliefs that can hold you back from getting your needs met. Because, as cliche, as it may be - "You can't pour from an empty cup". And, if your cup has holes in it - it doesn't matter how much you fill it - you still feel empty.
If you'd like to discover your path to more peace, patience & presence as a mother - get started by taking my "What's your peaceful Mama Pathway?" quiz.
WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU.
Stop stressing & start trusting ...so you can be the mom you want to be.
Over the years, my clients have come to know me, not for telling them what to do...but rather for helping them connect more deeply with their inner guidance & wisdom...
...so they can trust themselves to make wise decisions to support themselves, and their families, even after we're finished working together. Because, when it comes down to it - there is no parenting hack, script, or technique that will work without the most important parenting tool
Your presence, your trust in yourself, and your wellbeing are absolutely essential to you being the mom you want to be and the one your kids need you to be.
DISCOVER THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP YOU NEED TO TAKE TO KEEP YOUR COOL
...ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR KIDS ARE LOSING THEIRS.
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