Who Am I?
I’m a childbirth geek.
Incidentally, I have some papers that say I have a Master of Science in Psychology, a PhD in Anthropology and a Diploma as Hypnobirthing teacher, DipHB(KG).
But those papers can’t tell you much about my passion and commitment to women’s empowerment. I hope this website will give you an idea, though!
After graduating, and while I was doing my PhD, I did an internship at a local hospital, and got fascinated by the huge influence the birthing environment has on laboring women. I realized I wanted to empower women to have happier and more positive births.
However…things moved in a slightly different direction.
I moved abroad and for some time I worked as a Student Counselor/Health and Wellness counselor, later on as a Professor at an American university in the Middle East. Then my passion for birth emerged again and I started studying all about the physiology of the feminine body in childbirth and the medicalization of birth, along with some training as a doula and childbirth educator with ICEA.
I recently went on to become a Hypnobirthing teacher, doing a training (accredited by the Royal College of Midwives in UK) with KGHypnobirthing, founded by the amazing and inspiring Katherine Graves. I’m also a member of the Hypnobirthing Association.
I’m also studying with APPPAH to become Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Educator (PPNE).
Science shows that an intuitive wisdom helps women birth peacefully and confidently, when undisturbed and supported. Knowing how the unconscious mind work and how sensitive a woman (and her partner) can be during labor, I offer my expertise, both as a psychologist and as a Hypnobirthing professional, to women who want to prepare for a calm and confident birth.
Some women are made to give birth, others to help them birth their babies as the goddesses they are. I’m the latter.