Me • Myself • I
It was in the middle of Facilitator training for A Celebration Day for Girls, that it hit me. And it felt amazing.
I am finally becoming the practitioner I was always meant to be
My naturopathic career has always been woman centred. I have been fortunate enough to work at Australia’s premier naturopathic fertility clinic, The Jocelyn Centre, since 2002. This has meant being surrounded by practitioners and staff as equally enthusiastic about women’s health, and bringing healthy babies into the world, as I am. What a joy!
And even more than that, it has meant I’ve worked with hundreds of women and couples, to help them achieve their goals. To help them prepare their bodies for a healthy conception. To gain control over their hormones by understanding their cycle. To pull out my Miss Marple gear and try to understand underlying reasons for their ‘unexplained infertility’. What a gift!
Some time into my practice, I was lucky enough to receive a Maya Abdominal Massage. My experience of that treatment was profound, and I had another lightning-bolt moment: I had to learn how to offer this valuable therapy to my patients. So I took myself off to the US to learn the Certification Level of the Arvigo Therapies, as well as specific care for IVF support and pregnancy, from Dr Rosita Arvigo, who developed the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapies after her own ten-year apprenticeship with Maya Healer Don Elijio. What an adventure!
Not too long after that, a conversation with colleague Jane Bennett turned to her work educating young girls about menarche…their first period. A Celebration Day for Girls. I think my heart literally sang out with joy at the chance to learn how to bring this Celebration to girls everywhere, and I was lucky enough to be one of the first trained Celebration Day facilitators. What a blessing!…(a word which, incidentally, is derived from Old English meaning…to bleed!)
And so you find me now, a highly experienced naturopath specialising in the full range of women’s reproductive wellness. From puberty…menstrual cycle awareness…preconception healthcare & fertility…pregnancy & breastfeeding…general wellness & harmonious hormones…perimenopause & menopause…healthy matriarchal ageing.