Training and Continuing Professional Development
I have attended numerous trainings with leading health and birth professionals over the years, here are a sample of some of them.
Active Birth teacher training with Janet Balaskas
Breech birth workshop with Mary Cronk - 1 day workshop - 2011
Shiatsu for pregnancy and birth with Suzanne Yates - postgraduate 9 month course
Optimal Foetal Positioning (Spinning Babies) with Gail Tully - 2012 and 2014
Supporting sexual abuse survivors with Penny Simkin - 2013
Water birth with Dianne Garland - 2010?
Birthing From Within mentor training with Pam England and Virginia Bobro - 2007 and 2013
Pregnancy after Loss with Michelle ?
NHS Breastfeeding peer support
Sheila Kitzinger - 2011
Sacred Placenta - 1 day workshop
Midwifery Today: 2014
Birth Camp stuff: 2011, 2012, 2014 (and ?)
The Anthropology of Reproduction with Robbie Davis-Floyd - 2012 Robbie Davis-Floyd
Shiatsu diploma with the European School of Shiatsu - 2 year course - 1996
Acupuncture diploma with the International College of Complementary Medicine - 2000
Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills - 12 week course - 2002?
Womb Yoga teacher training with Uma Dinsmore Tuli -2014?
Fertility Massage - finally certified 2021!
Homeopathy (the Maternal remedies) - 2008
Menstruality - 2009 (or 2008?), 2012 and 2013 with Alexandra Pope
Pelvic Floor and Diastasis course for doulas (with the Vagina Coach) - 2021
Ongoing self directed learning in herbalism
Women's Quest apprenticeship with Elizabeth Pope - 1 year course
Shamanic Womancaft with Jane Hardwicke-Collings - 13 month course
Closing the Bones with Rocio Alarcon - 1 day workshop
Healing Birth and Awakening the Divine Feminine with Benig Mauger - 2 day workshop
Red Tent Activation with DeAnna L'am - 3 day workshop
Women's Wisdom with Dominique Sakoilsky and Amanda Rayment - 9 month course
Healing the Mother Wound with Bethany Webster - 1 day workshop
The Sky Priestess - 1 day workshop
Reiki 1 Attunement
Chi Nei Tsang
My love of belly dance began when I started learning Raqs Sharqi (traditional Egyptian dance) in 1992. I have learned from various teachers over the years, including:
Dancing for Birth