My Philosophy

I know that kindness is the essence of life

I know that being of service enhances your life

I know that the way we are born has a huge impact on the way we live our lives, and the way we dies.  

I know that death is not the enemy, not living life is.  I know that life is precious and can be very short.  I also know that usually the biggest thing holding us back is ourselves

As a Circle-of-Life Doula I stand beside people and encourage them to live their lives their way.  Move beyond your parents expectations.  Love and respect them, but you don't have to live their dreams.  

I know that how we are born matters and has a huge impact on our lives.  I know that LOVE can heal all.  

Deep inside most women there is an innate knowledge and understanding about how to surrender to birth.

 

I come with an attitude of undisturbed birth, but also a working knowledge of hospital birth in different cultures and protocols.  My openness to serve women, wherever they choose to birth their children, offers a wide variety of options. 

 

I have supported many women at home, in hospital and through "Women-Centred C-Section" or "Family-Centred C-Section.

 

I never judge a choice or outcome. It is my place to serve 

 

I expect birth to work, and have the knowledge and skill to understand your limits and the limits of women I serve. 

I believe in cost effective green end-of-life choices.

I believe in each and every one of you.

Working as a Doula, in birth or death is a huge opportunity to learn, serve and grow.

 

My Training

Nursing

I have been nursing since I was 17 and still use my clinical skills in Cambodia

Maters in Nursing  1999

Studied at UTS, Australia

Hypnotherapist and Counsellor

I have been working as a life counsellor for 20 years  under the banner of "Live the Life YOU Choose" and added Hypnotherapy to my skills in 2009; an effective skill to release old beliefs, and establish new thought processes to move forward. 

 

Birth Hynosis is a powerful tool to move beyond old beliefs, fears and barriers to birthing your baby peacefully and consciously

 

Hypnosis in the end-of-life is a powerful tool to manage, discomfort, fear and pain..  Helps to face "loss of a dream", and for grieving family and friends .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activist for Human Rights

I live as a global citizen.  I know we are all equal

Doula Workshop Facilitator

18 years.  I have  been developing Doula Training  courses suitable for many different countries and literacy levels, within the capacity of the enviornment

Many years ago I started an organisation called LifeOptions.  I was concerned that too many people in the world didn't have choices, or maybe the capacity to make the choice that was right for them  at the time.  As a Regisitered Nurse in Australia, I began my journey in healing.  Healing mind, body, and spirit.  Working on myself and others who sought my thoughts and knowledge, medicine mixed with the power of the mind, I became intensely interested in the way we enter the world, the way our lives unfold (intentionally or by accident) and how we leave the earth.  I am fascinated by the human spirit, and work towards peace on earth.  

 

I am an activest for undisturbed birth, the right to live your life as you choose, and for loving support as your life on earth comes to a close; the complete circle of life!

 

I share my life with Gary Love. I have been married for more than 40 years, after knowing him for 12 weeks.  He is my rock, and supports the work I do in so many ways.  We have 2 amazing grown up children and 2 granddaughters.  I sat with my daughter as she birthed her children - an honour and a privilege.  Nothing is more sacred than being with a daughter as she transitions into motherhood.

 

I have been facilitating learning for Doulas for the past 18 years in a variety of countries, both in rural and city settings. 

 

I have been living and working in remote rural Cambodia for the past 5 years.  As a Registered Nurse, I use those skills in general health, and stand beside amazingly courageous midwives, who work unassisted, without medical back up.  Women are amazing.  Birth works if we let it! 

 

I have a non-profit  organisation which supports projects in Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal and Mynmar and any money that is generated through Doula Training supports the extraordinary midwives I work with in bringing safe birth to the women in remote villages in Cambodia.

 

 

Doula

28 years working as a birth assistant in apprenticeship with women as my teachers

18 years working under the title of Doula

At the same time working as a Death Doula has keep my passion for living fully, and opening the door to conversation about illness and death, and moving away from fear

Breastfeeding Consultant

20 years

Diploma of Childbirth Education

Parents Centres Australia  1984