WELCOME TO BIRTH RIGHT TRAINING ACADEMY
I am so pleased you have landed here at our Birth Right Training Academy where we are changing minds/changing lives.
I always wanted to be a nurse so my dream came true when I completed general nursing at Dubbo Base Hospital. My hospital based training was an amazing hands on experience. I learned about people and I learned about the power of listening – mainly by default as I was very young and didn’t have the words!
Next came midwifery training in Sydney. I did not enjoy midwifery but knew this qualification would help in furthering my career.
On completion I moved back to the bush and got a job in a small country hospital. This experience would certainly further my general nursing skills. But to my surprise, it was in this small country hospital that I fell in love with supporting birthing women. Once again there was a valuable lesson to be learned from the ‘nurses aides’, who had a lot of knowledge and wisdom. There was no access to machines, ultrasounds, epidurals or even doctors. Women came in and birthed, often with a smile on their face. The nurses aides showed me how ‘to just be’ with woman – don’t need to do anything but just ‘hold that space’. This was not what I had been trained to do!
After the small country hospital came London, then back to Dubbo before winning a scholarship to study infant bonding & attachment, community, & child and family therapy in Sydney. This was life changing! and these skills were put to good use in a community health setting. Gough Whitlam was our visionary Prime Minister who understood the importance of keeping people in their community through education and preventative health initiatives. It was an exciting time.
Since then I have had 2 children and opened the Birth Right business. I have worked in many different areas, from birth centres, delivery suites, newborn care, early discharge programs, childbirth education, antenatal clinics and much more, in both public and private hospitals. My career was broadened by extensive work in small regional hospitals, interstate and overseas, as well as child and family therapy counselling, philosophy, community health and family planning.
As a hypnotherapist, NLP Coach and Time Line Therapist®, I offer one on one sessions, for pregnancy anxieties and fears, birth healing for Mum, baby & Dad, unwanted habits. Healing with hypnotherapy happens quickly & easily.
OUR TRAINING COURSES
I am the creator of Inside Birth® Educator Training and our Birth Doula and Post-Natal Doula Training. These training courses are different – understanding and working with the MIND – the most important organ in birthing
I am a public speaker, communicator and published author of 2 books, ‘Birth Right’ (Random House) and ‘Doulas – Why every pregnant woman deserves one’ (2012) and Inside Birth® Watercolours Relaxation CD. I also love being Mum to 2 adult sons.
If you want a career that will truly change lives then check out our courses and learn just how much you can enjoy this uniquely rewarding work. AND give me a ring and let’s chat!