Individual & Group Sessions for Perinatal Professionals
If you are a midwife, physician, doula, lactation consultant, childbirth educator, nurse, psychotherapist, craniosacral therapist, yoga teacher, or any other health professional who works in reproductive health, you know that your services are invaluable and life changing.
You know how important it is to be able to serve and hold space for healing and transformation.
You also know that sometimes the work that you have been called to do feels endless, intense, tiring, and brings up your own challenges, stories, and traumas.
And so you really know that receiving support and healing for yourself is the most important self care practice for you to continue to serve women and families in the way that you do.
In my personal experience, my own healing journey of learning to receive support and heal my early imprints has been absolutely integral to be able to offer care to others in the best possible way.
How might this help me?
- Are you burnt out in your work?
- Is it difficult to put yourself first and practice self-care?
- Have you experienced vicarious trauma while working with clients?
- Are you studying to be a doula or midwife and are nervous about how you will handle the intensity of attending births?
- Are you curious about your own birth and early history and how this may be impacting you as a practitioner?
- Learn more about trauma trauma and how it impact development in babies, children and adults
"Professional support and supervision was essential to my development as a full-spectrum doula and birth worker. I was burnt out after my first four months of attending births. Sessions with Chanti supported me to take good care of myself while I was supporting my clients, and the more awareness I brought to my own early experiences the more skilled I was with my clients."
- Rose Weber, Doula, Oakland, CA
- Prevent burn out through increased self awareness and self care
- Understand physiology of trauma, how fear and anxiety affect a birthing mother and baby
- Identify signs of trauma in parents and infants and gain skills in supporting clients in trauma resolution
- Develop somatic and holistic oriented tools you can use with your clients
- Deeply understand the baby's experience inside the womb and during the journey of birth
- Understand how trans-generational patterns repeat through birth and how you can help your clients prepare to change the patterns
I offer supportive and transformational bodywork sessions for families and individuals. My work, grounded in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, is safe and gentle. I focus on structure and energy, and invite healing on a deep level. It is my commitment to listen to your body and to support the innate health that is within you. Our sessions together empower you to feel healthy and happy in your body, and to trust in your body's innate wisdom. This supports your ability to resolve stuck patterns, obstacles, fears or past trauma keeping you from having the joyful life that you desire and that is your birthright. To learn more about Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy & Bodywork click here.
Somatic Experiencing® is a body-oriented approach to healing trauma. This approach is based on a deep understanding of nervous system physiology and is grounded on principles of sophisticated trauma healing. As a Somatic Experiencing® practitioner and a midwife trained in pre and perinatal birth therapy, many people come to see me to heal trauma from conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and early childhood. Early developmental trauma can create a template for later challenges, and healing these core imprints can allow one to find greater freedom, ease, resiliency and actively engage in present life. Sessions can include hands-on bodywork, utilizing biodynamic craniosacral therapy. I am also offer Somatic Experiencing® sessions via Skype or phone. To learn more about Somatic Experiencing® click here.
Birthing Yourself Womb Surround
This is an opportunity to explore early imprints around conception, birth and postpartum time with a small group and skilled support and presence. When you are given the space to explore early imprinting, in connection to a present day intention, you are able to understand and integrate how your nervous system developed and how this affects you today. A Birthing Yourself Womb Surround includes experiential work as well as cognitive learning based on the latest research in neurophysiology and bonding and attachment. Conception, birth and postpartum is an important time in our lives. This is a space where you can safely and gently access early imprints for deeper understanding of how you meet your life and challenges, in a supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to re-negotiate and resolve early patterning to experience deep healing. Individual sessions are also available.
Holistic Pelvic Care™ and Womb Healing
Holistic Pelvic Care™ is a technique designed to restore physical, emotional, and energetic imbalances rooted in the pelvic bowl. Holistic Pelvic Care™ helps re-balance and restore the pelvic musculature and refresh circulation through gentle internal work and self-care education. This work is especially supportive for healing postpartum symptoms, birth trauma, pelvic pain, urinary leakage or incontinence, infertility, pregnancy loss, abortion, stillbirth, sexual, physical, or emotional abuse history, and sexual health, menstrual imbalances, digestive issues, and pain. This care also supports alignment and function of the ovaries and uterus, and revitalizes creative potential. Womb Healing incorporates Mayan abdominal massage, Chi Nei Tsang (Chinese Organ Massage), and Craniosacral Therapy, restoring the body to it's natural balance with optimal positioning of the womb and surrounding organs, thus supporting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi energy. This transformational bodywork brings health and restoration on the physical, emotional and energetic levels.
Flower Essences, Herbs & Homeopathy
Flower essences are safe and gentle solutions using the extractive power of the sun to diffuse the essence of a plant into a solution of water. Each plant has a signature, the shape or way it grows shows us how to use it, for example, asparagus grows in shoots and pushes up through the ground, and it supports spinal alignment and clear focus. I utilize The Lily Circle Flower Essences and Bach Flower Remedies. The Lily Circle Flower Essences, created by Julia Graves, are the archetypal feminine flower and are particularly apt for use in fertility and conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting. They are also useful for supporting relationships, releasing fears, healing from trauma, and finding your purpose. Herbs can support your body in many ways, adding nutrients and minerals to your diet, balancing reproductive health, supporting healthy sleep, reducing inflammation, and promoting healthy functioning of all your body systems. I have studied Western Herbalism for twenty years with master herbalists all over the world. I specialize in using herbs, acute homeopathy, and supplements to support reproductive health, including: fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and newborn/children's health.
"In particular, in the early imprint group work, seeing others hold once overwhelming or intolerable aspects of my own experience allowed me to one, go down "new roads" and have a new experience; and two, experience more cohesion between parts of experience had been held at bay. The meta quality of Chanti's early imprint holding space has profoundly transformed how I hold parts of client's experience in relationship to their whole. And the particular nature of what I found in my own work allows me to be more present, more curious, and more heart filled with my clients. Her work feels like "coming home" to myself."
- Lisa Smith, LCSW, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Brooklyn, NY
To prepare for your first session or Birthing Yourself Womb Surround with me, please fill out the appropriate intake form and email it or bring it to your session or workshop.