supporting women through changes and challenges
I ran a busy homeopathy practice in Bournemouth from 2001, when I graduated from the College of Homeopathy in London. Although it was a general practice, I attracted mainly women and children and so built up a wealth of experience of supporting women through the different cycles of their lives, especially menstruation, conception, pregnancy, motherhood and menopause.
Some years ago I read a book called The Wild Genie - The Healing Power of Menstruation by Alexandra Pope and I was fascinated by the idea that our menstruation could be healing. It was a very different view from the one I had experienced becoming a woman when my monthly bleeding was known as "the Curse"! I wasn't aware at the time, but this was the start of an amazing journey for me exploring what it means to be a woman, connecting with the Divine Feminine and understanding how to support myself and other women through all the phases of our lives from menarche (first period) through to menopause (last period) and beyond to the wise woman years.
I trained with Alexandra Pope on the Women's Quest Apprenticeship to become a Menstruality Mentor and Menstrual Cycle Awareness Educator. Menstruality is the female life process of Menarche, the Menstrual Cycle, the Menopause and the mature years.
I became a certified Advanced Moon Mother, training in 2013 and 2014 with Miranda Gray, author of 'Red Moon' and 'the Optimised Woman'. This enables me to offer Womb Blessings and Womb Healing, supporting women with issues around their femininity and their womb.
All my personal development over the years and my experiences on the apprenticeship and the moon mother training have shaped the way I practice and led me to change the direction of my professional life so I am now focusing all my skills on supporting women to become healthy, empowered and connected with their feminine aspect.