Training & Experience
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor
Certified Childbirth Educator
DONA -Trained Birth Doula
Certified Hypno-Doula & Experienced Hypno-Doula Trainer
Board of Directors, Doula Services Association of BC (2010-2012)
Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist
Advanced Counselling Skills Workshop - When Survivors Give Birth (Sexual Abuse, Previous Birth Trauma)
Specialist, painless childbirth (pain management techniques)
Mind Body Fertility Practitioner
My husband and I sat attended a full 6-week in-person class when I was pregnant with my first child (6 years after becoming a Hypnobabies Instructor!). I've done all the practice, read all the material, etc AS a hypno-mom. I watched my partner's confidence grow and have experienced first-hand what it is like to really connect with both baby and partner while doing Hypnobabies. For both of my births, I have been excited (!) to give birth.
I had an amazingly empowering birth with #1 and then went on to repeat the entire program again 2 years later and had another awesome experience.
I am so grateful to this program for giving me the gift of having positive birthing experiences. I love that my children will grow up being told how much I enjoyed bringing them into the world!
As a birth professional, I am proud to have been attending births and offering emotional support to new moms since 1997. I am a DONA trained Doula and completed my Birth Doula Training and Breastfeeding Support course at BC's Douglas College.
I had the privilege of training with Penny Simkin and taking her "When Survivors Give Birth" workshop as well as the Advanced Counselling Skills. Penny has been supporting birthing families since 1968 and is the author of many books & articles as well as a producer of several birth-related videos.
I am a Certified Childbirth Educator and proud to have been the first Hypnobabies Instructor in Canada, a course I've been teaching since 2009.
I served on the Board of Directors of the Doula Services Association of BC from 2010-2012, and spent 3 years working at Bloom Community Midwives & Breastfeeding Center.
In Fall 2020, after spending nearly 7 years focusing on growing my family (& teaching Hypnobabies), I joined the team working at Roots Community Midwives (& Garibaldi Health Clinic) in Squamish.
There are many options when it comes to training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy. It was extremely important to me that I receive the best training available and I had the privilege of learning from one of the greatest minds in the field of hypnosis: world-renowned Gerald Kein, director of the Omni Hypnosis Training Center in DeLand, Florida.
Once completing my hypnosis training in 2008, I spent the next several years learning and taking many further courses in hypnotic applications.
My Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist training was completed at the Coastal Academy of Hypnotherapy. I am also a Certified Painless Childbirth Specialist, a Certified Hypno-Doula, as well as a Certified HypnoFertility Specialist, having trained with Lynsi Eastburn - a leader in the field of hypnosis for fertility and author of It's Conceivable: Hypnosis for Fertility.
I also had the honour of training as a Certified Mind-Body Fertility Practitioner with James Schwartz, author of the Mind-Body Fertility Connection.