I had this dream. I was going to be a total earth mother. I was going to potter about in the garden, barefoot, with my child helping. I was going to be a blissful and calm mother………
Then the unthinkable happen. Our son died suddenly, aged just 7 days old. We pinned our lives back together, and in 2007 we had a beautiful, and very very healthy baby girl. Being a mother was amazing, but I was fighting the anxiety and stress that it would all end again. By the time my little girl was 18 months, we were free of her breathing monitor and the statistical possibilities that she too might leave us, but I needed to seek help my experiences of constant anxiety. I started to seek solutions for how I was feeling. Finally I found the 3 Principles and explored the works of Sydney Banks. I started to understand how I could loosen the grip of anxiety upon my mind, and start to see the reality of the moment before me. The transformation within myself, and the impact it has had on my family has been remarkable.
I became an expat from the UK to St Gallen, Switzerland. I opened my coaching practice for parents with the understanding of exactly how it feels to try to raise a family surrounded by stress and anxiety; more crucially, with an understanding of how to transition out of this state, to a place of having a peaceful, loving parental relationship.
It is this understanding that I want to share with you, and let you move towards the most amazing and rewarding relationship with your family. Contact me to talk about this more. I would love to hear from you.
You can get a feel for my philosophies and influences by looking at my recommended books on Pinterest
The qualifications bit:
Beside my BA and MSc, I am a graduate of the Barefoot Coaching Course for Personal and Business Coaching with a Post Graduate Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching.
I am a Three Principles Practitioner. I trained on Michael Neill’s Living from the Inside Out programme (2010 and 2013) and Coaching from the Inside Out (virtually, 2012). I take part in the Three Principles Movies monthly training programme, and attend Tikun Innate Health conference annually (2012, 2013, 2014). I have been mentored by the fantastic 3 Principles Practitioner Dicken Bettinger, and attended a 3 day training session in summer 2013 (see photo of gorgeous 3 Principle practitioners below!) and a two day training with Ami Chen Mills Naim in 2014. I have also taken on-line trainings from the University of Washington, USA and Berkeley University, USA:
- UWashingtonX: Positive Behavior Support in Early Childhood Education (ECFS312x)
- BerkeleyX: The Science of Happiness (GG101x)
- The University of Edinburgh: The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People (Coursera)
- University Houston: The Bilingual Brain (Coursera)
- University of California, San Diego, Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects (Coursera)
In the UK, I worked with young, disadvantaged young people in England and Scotland for ten years. In Switzerland, I am an English assistant teacher. See Linkedin for more.
I am a monthly writer for Mothering Matters, and have previously written for New Stork Times and Audrey Magazine in Switzerland, Clarity n’ Flow, and Inspirational Woman Magazine. I write about parenting and my coaching approach every month, and you can read some of the articles here. I have also been interviewed for Hello Switzerland.
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