Sunday, 26 June 2011

The energy is flowing

What an amazing few weeks it has been.
I had two seperate and totally unrelated people contact me for reiki treatments which I did on Friday and saturday and both were amazing.
Friday client seemed to enjoy and said she will contact me on monday to let me know how she got on and hopefully book another one for this friday...
Saturday client  was a very very special and gentle treatment - and as soon as she was finished asked when she could come again. Truly special and amazing.

On Tuesday a friend who runs the birth and fertility network, posted that they were looking for one more treatment for the pamper area at the Nottingham baby fayre this weekend. - To cut a long story short, having thought about it for a while over the last few weeks but not being sure about it, thought I would wait and do it next year. But since it seemed to be calling to me- i rang up and there we go.
I spent weds, thurs, fri and say running around like a mad march hair to get the paperwork, advertising and items i needed - but it has entirely paid off.

Nottingham baby Fayre was designed to be a bump to preschool show with loads of activites for children of all ages, pamper area and goods for parents. The  funds raised from the prize draws and raffle all go to the nottingham neonatal units so that is a really good cause and dear to many mummies hearts whether they have had a baby who needed to use the the unit or not.

I loved the way it was set up - as there were so many activities- and they also had a creche so mummies could come and enjoy a special pamper treatment.

I was lucky enough to treat 4 bumps, 4 mummies and a daddy. All of the treatments were just amazing but the last two just seemed very special and it really felt like there was some special energy going on .
I received some incredible feedback and between all the treatments I have done in the last few days, really feel like i have emersed myself in one of my chosen paths - and come up soaked in success. - like i am ACTUALLY a reiki practitioner, that my treatments really can benefit others, and I can make a bit of a difference to their lvies the way my reiki teacher and lovely yoga teachers - have changed mine. Kind of like paying it forward I think.
Also caught up with several friends, my lovely yoga teachers and generally felt good to be there - one of the best decisions i have been guided to - and think Baby shows are definately the way to go!

Hub bought our DD and she had a whale of a time- bouncy castle, reptile and small animal petting, colouring, a fabulous face paint, music class, yoga class with friend and colleague Jackie from Yoga nutz. £3.50for the ticket in and she got to do all those amazing activities. She was shattered at bed time though.

Well what can i say?
Thank god for the energy ...

Now lets find me a wall to put my big swollen ankles up lol.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Hypnobirthing - not for hippies.

Just read this amazing Blog from Mindful Mamma - basically demystifying the ins and outs of hypnobirthing.

Sharing it everywhere - so many people I have met have partners not interested in trying it out because they think it is too hippyish.

Hopefully sharing this with partners will help.

Mindful Mamma - Hypnobirthing is not for hippies

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Universal goodness

I had to miss the fertility and birth network meeting today as I was teaching - but this afternoon I received a phone call from one of my yogic partners in om - and without even being there, I had much much much goodness.
It is all on its way and all really relates to people that I have met up with in the last few weeks - everyone I have met in the last year or so have been leading towards this and it is coming clearer all the time .
I have had sense there is about to be another collision of fantastic energies - just after my first treatment of the miracle reiki mumma when all my plans came into my head.
On monday I had google find me a new client who is coming next week and it all started rumbling then - I can't wait to meet her and see what can happen.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Mindful Mamma day course

Well - last saturday hub and I took ourselves off to a very special day on the Mindful Mamma one day course  in nottingham with Sophie.
I was pretty looking forward to it, having been using the cd regularly for the last 15 weeks -but for Hub the whole concept of it being a small group, and not really having experienced meditation, it was a more daunting prospect.
It was at a lovely house in the very smart park area of nottingham, very close to town yet apparently in a lovely leafy suberb. oh to afford to live there..
Usually there are 4 couples but on this occasion because it was an extra course, there were just three - oddly I had a strange feeling before that i would know someone - and it turned out i did - a reflexologist i keep meeting through the fertility and yoga networks locally. So that was an added bonus but made me realise there are so many things that pull you towards something and when your intuition is saying go for it - which it certainly has been telling me!
Without hugely going into details, it really is the best thing we could have done.
We discussed so many different options for how we can use the hypnobirthing cd, tips to help in the labour - we watched a hypnobirth which was amazing and backs up all the things I have been reading.
Hypno birthing is less about turning you into an out of control zombie - but more about helping you get into a place where you are calm and physically so relaxed that your body can do what it needs to, -it allows you to trust yourself and listen to your body.
It also had lots of preparation for daddy. Lots of questions for him to ask-  and guidance for him to be able to become your advocate as needed - allowing you to be able to be as undisturbed as possible to concentrate and stay in the zone.
We did some amazing relaxations and i could really feel the difference. it was quite amazing the difference. There are tips for us to write our own visualisation together and how we can work together - how he can support me - and anchors he can use such as head stroking - and back rubbing.
WHat i really liked was the idea that labour isn't actually painful. Pain is usually to tell you there is something wrong - but when you are in labour it is a fully natural process that our bodies are made to do. We experience sensations of labour - but because of what we are told by other people and see on tv - we believe it to be pain - they are unfamiliar sensations so we interrpret them on the set of guidelines we have been given. I love that idea - the thought that it isn't going to be painful.
And if I do experience pain, for example as last time, in my lower back because she was back to back - I need to get off my back and on to all fours- again what I wanted to do last time but didn't know how - I have much better ideas of how to work with everything I am given and how to work out getting what I would like. More importantly- Hub also has great ideas on how to get what I need and how to support me. The entire process looks like it is designed for the couples to work together an support each other - for the partner to feel empowered in supporting the mummy to be, and not only will that create a good environment for birthing but also for the future as parents and a couple. I can't wait to go through labour this time - it starts here as we write the visualisation and practise with the cd - which i cannot wait for - I can already tell how my mindset has changed since starting the cd - and since the course I have really gathered new ideas.
We have been gathering endorphine boosting photos - one of the most important things of all is to get that level of endorphine high - and the adrenaline level low as it is the adrenaline that slows everything up.
We chose 5 photos that always make my heart go ping - one of Hannah  a few minutes old, one of her being breastfed, one of her with the scan photos of this baby, one of our wedding day and one of Hannah and my god daughter together on the beach - which is also the same beach i have found myself in for my visualisations.....
Also remembering to take a pillow that smells of home and is a a great idea for comfort - and i also have a fleece blanket that i took with me when I had hannah and I always use it for yoga too.
I figure this time I will do whatever I can - as well as the Active vision, Active birth course at city which is aimed for VBAC births and sounds like it will be great  not least for becoming familiar with the environment again and knowing what equipment is available to use.

I definately feel that we are on the road to an active, calm and mindful birth and the Hypnobirthing - where ever you do it - is really worth the time and input and rehearsals to familarise yourself with it.