A Visualisation to Bond with your Baby

The first trimester can often be a vulnerable period as your body undergoes the incredibly profound changes; excitement and anxieties are high, you will probably be tired, emotional and nauseous long before your belly shows. On the inside you are doing amazing work - your baby grows from a single cell to a recognisably human creature measuring 5cm long. It can be hard to find positive support at this time and much of the advice in the media is confusing and contradictory. Here is a wonderfully nourishing, safe exercise you can do at home to help steady yourself, ...

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The Secrets of Pregnancy Massage

It can be a bit daunting coming to a pregnancy massage session for the first time, so I made this little film to show you what my therapy room looks like and what to expect when you come for a massage.

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Pregnancy – Containing the Uncontainable

Since withdrawing from the world of body psychotherapy I've had two children, now aged two and four. In the course of this extraordinary process I've been amazed by how little attention is paid by health professionals and in the general culture, to the psychological aspects of pregnancy and birth; any emotional content tends to be described as 'hormonal' and essentially dismissed. In my training of biodynamic massage and body psychotherapy very little attention was given to pregnancy and birth from the mother's perspective: the child was the primary concern. Our culture ...

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