In many philosophies and complementary therapy there exists a belief in the concept of energy within the body that travels through pathways in the body. From acupuncture to reflexology energy is seen to be carried along channels , meridians and chakras, connecting our body parts, hearts and minds into one whole being, rather than in… Read More Energy Clearing
Understanding spirituality in midwifery and birth is something that can illuminate our experiences as women and birth professionals. Spiritual birth is not a candle-lit homebirth with chanting; it is recognising the spiritual in each and every individual. Seeing the meaning in the transformative experience of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. In this acknowledgement we cannot help… Read More Spiritual Birth
Belly casts are a lovely way to create a memory of your pregnancy. I taught myself with a willing volunteer and have offered this to women, but it’s actually pretty easy to make with the help of a partner or friend. You could incorporate decorating it or have it as a centre piece in a… Read More How to make a belly cast
A Blessingway or Mother Blessing has been described as an alternative to the usual baby shower – which is focused on the baby. Whereas a Mother Blessing is a mother focused celebration of the woman as she passes into motherhood. It’s a preparation and celebration of the rite of passage that is birth. It is… Read More Creating a Mother Blessing
Meditation is an important part of my life. From simply stoping to breathe for a few moments before getting out of the car, to making a dedicated space in my life for my practice, it has now become part of my daily life. I’m not an expert, and sometimes I really struggle to quieten my… Read More What is meditation?