Experienced Hypnobabies Instructor
In 1997 I witnessed the birth of my nephew. Like many other birth professionals, witnessing this first birth changed so much for me. But my love of birth remained only a 'hobby' for the next decade+. In my previous life, I worked for the Federal Government & was the "weirdo" in the office who had been to other people's births 'for fun'.
Originally from the Maritimes and after spending 7 years in Central Canada, my job brought me to BC in early 2006 & I happened to have a friend who was a doula & who worked at a Midwifery Clinic in Vancouver. This opened up an entire new world to me but it wasn't until I met someone who was trained in Hypnosis - who told me they focused on pain management (!?!), that I really felt compelled to make a career move.
That was in 2008.
I 'officially' became a doula, completed numerous courses in hypnosis, got a job working at a midwife clinic and signed up for the first Hypnobabies Instructor training that was available.
I started teaching in 2009 & went on to use the program myself for both my own births literally after teaching the course more than 100 times over 6 years to hundreds of couples!
* You can read about my own Hypnobabies birth experiences below.
After 6 years of focusing on only my classes and getting / being pregnant, giving birth and raising my own babies I am very excited to have joined the team as the Clinic Manager at Roots Community Midwives & Garibaldi Health Clinic (in Squamish) - Fall 2020.
When I first learned about hypnosis for pain management, it's easy to see how I quickly learned about the use of hypnosis for childbirth. I started researching the options that were available.
What many people don't realize is that there are actually several different program options now available to people who want to learn, practice & use hypnosis for their births.
I spent a LOT of time & effort asking questions, meeting with various instructors & trainers, researching, etc until I finally learned about Hypnobabies. I was instantly impressed, signed up for the first Instructor training I could and became the first Hypnobabies Instructor in Canada.