Originally from South Africa, after a fast-paced and painful 18 year corporate career as chartered accountant & auditor, I became a parent in Luxembourg, far away from my family...
Something really special was happening to me.
My perceptions on life changed immensely and motherhood shook up my BEING from all angles imaginable...
I so enjoyed finally discovering my-SELF and the learnings entering into parenthood (phew!), I instinctively knew I had to go deeper, learn more and give back!
And so began my life-changing journey supporting:
- couples consciously conceiving, birthing freely and becoming conscious parents
- couples transitioning into parentHOOD deeply connected to their new Selves and each other
- and individuals finding them-SELVES through holistic healing & self-empowerment
Ever since then; I've continued the journey of learning and growing and I am grateful that I am able to support others in theirs.
Within the mist of motherhood, I felt the intensity of my emotions increase, past memories resurface and my whole being calling out for something new. A prescribed book (Becoming Us) in my training connected all the dots and combined with the insights from my new holistically-minded education, led me to embark on a deep journey of Self-discovery & healing of my own formative imprints which answered my soul’s longing to awaken.
Realising the need for humanity to evolve, combined with a new passion for healing, I trained in the Birth into Being method, the Head-trash Clearance Method and Reiki and started holding space for individuals saying yes to empowering them-Selves consciously and freeing up their life potential so they can be the BEINGS their soul intended they BE or simply just to have more headspace in life, unencumbered by negative disempowering conscious or subconscious head-trash (limiting beliefs, thoughts and emotional patterns).
These trainings also allowed me to provide holistic Birth Empowerment for body, mind and soul along with certifications as Dancing for Birth instructor, IMHI Holistic Childbirth Educator, Fearless Birthing Professional and Calm Birth® Teacher. Goodbye fears and limiting formative imprints, hello to an empowered, fearless entry into pregnancy, birth and parenthood! These skills also combine beautifully in supporting couples preconception towards welcoming new life onto our planet consciously through a process I call "Conscious Conception".
As Becoming Us Facilitator for expecting couples I enjoy teaching the Becoming Us skills and seeing the “aha” in their eyes with each "Becoming Us seed” planted. Knowing 1st-hand how empowering it is to learn emotional skills, communication skills, conflict-resolution skills and more, I am grateful to be able to play a role in facilitating these journeys for new families as they cross the sacred threshold into parenthood. One of my favourite nuggets of wisdom from Becoming Us that I also experienced myself, is that parents are biologically primed to attach with their baby which offers the possibility for them to “unlearn” old attachments patterns and become more securely attached to each other. Seeing as how profoundly attachment patterns impacts us as humans and that more than half of couples grow apart, I find it very satisfying to play a role in helping couples instead grow together to create more warm, loving nests for humanity’s future.
Summary of Education, & Affiliations:
1997 - 2004 Honourary Bachelors degree Accounting (University Pretoria), 3 yr apprenticeship, 2 Board Exams with IRBA & SAICA for Chartered Accountant & Auditor - CA(SA)
2013: 6 Month Diploma: Baby Planner Consultant - IMPI (Maternity/perinatal Coach/Educator/doula)
2015: Happiest Baby on the Block Educator - Dr Harvey Karp
2016: 1 Year Diploma: Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Practitioner - IMPI
2016: Became member of the International Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (APSC)
2016: 3 Month Certificate Infant Mental Health - Infant Mental Health Promotion Institute
2016: 4 Week Certificate: Babies in Mind, Why the Parent's Mind Matters - University of Warwick
2017: 15 Week Certification: "Becoming Us" Facilitator (Elly Taylor)
2017: Reiki Level 1 Practitioner
2018: Holistic Childbirth Educator Diploma (18 months) - IMPI
2018: Dancing for Birth™ Instructor
2018: "Birth into Being" Facilitator level 1-3 with Elena Tonetti Vladimirova (spiritual midwife and creator of the film "Birth as we know it")
2019: Trained Fearless Birthing Professional (Head-trash clearance method)
2019: "Birth into Being" Facilitator level 4 - in process
2020: Calm Birth® Teacher: Prenatal, childbirth & postnatal meditation
Working with pro-growth individuals all over the world and guiding them through this breathtaking journey is exciting and rewarding on so many levels.
I am blessed to have found my passion and being able to nurture it every day.
When I am not working or studying, I enjoy spending time with my husband and my two delightful little girls, born 2011 and 2013. Nowadays, I like to look at the world from a holistic point of view. I appreciate mindful living and the evolution of our planet starting with each individual.
My mother tongue is Afrikaans (similar to Dutch) but we grew up bilingual which can not even come close in comparison to the multilingual capabilities of the average household in Luxembourg where we live today! I adored learning some French when we arrived in Luxembourg and plan to become better acquainted with Luxembourgish in a bit. I promise!
I am passionate about human rights in childbirth, respecting mother nature and at the same time I am fascinated by how the state of our society is shaped by our early imprints from conception, birth and the formative period (pre, perinatal & birth psychology) and the potential for humanity if individuals realise they are never too old to empower themselves to recode their imprints into bliss, their true state. #healbirthtohealearth
I also founded and for 7 years ran the Luxmama Club & Parent Prep asbl in Luxembourg, a not-for-profit organisation raising awareness for universal human rights in birth, perinatal mental health and green parenting through funds raised by offering a variety of inspiring social and educational events for future/new parents.
I live to laugh, crave wide open space and did I mention I love to laugh?