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Welcome!

I am so excited you are here! We have been brought together for some magical reason and I can’t wait to see what it is.

Have you been looking for sacred ways to deepen the journey with your clients to honour their sacred life transitions?

Perhaps you are feeling the equal exhilaration and terror that comes with navigating the many layers of mastering your craft while building and growing your sacred business and also juggling all of your other ‘hats’?

If only you knew what next steps to take next so that you could get on with doing what you love without sacrificing anything from yourself or your family.

 

I am so glad you stopped by. This is exactly what I have been called to support you with!

With a core focus on honouring our inner and outer cycles and reclaiming our innate wildness, I guide Birthkeepers & Threshold Walkers to go deeper in their work, master their magic & grow their impactful sacred business.

 

Threshold Walkers are the birthkeepers, healers, doulas, empaths, witches, nurturers, light workers, Wayshowers, wild women, shadow dancers and sacred circle keepers in our community who embody the art of holding space as they walk alongside those moving through life’s most sacred thresholds and rites of passage.

 

I see you.

 

Threshold Walkers are called to this work; you did not choose it, it chose you.

 

You know that birth is the foundational rite of passage for all of us. It is not only our own first transition onto this Earthly plane but it also the gateway to both our rebirth and the beginning of life for our child/children. Every other rite of passage is impacted by birth thereafter, both our own birth and then our rebirth as a mother/parent.

 

You know that birth is powerful and while you hold it as sacred and honour it’s huge transformative impact on each individual’s life,  Threshold Walking goes beyond birth and honours every phase as significant, impactful and sacred. Perhaps you have a specific life phase that you walk alongside?

 

You want to master your magic while growing a profitable and sustainable business your OWN way, from the inside out, so that you can continue this work for the long haul without compromising the sacredness of your message.

 

You want to be able to fully surrender to the craft of holding space while still being able to fill your own cup and give back to your family.

 

You want to step into your work with complete confidence, knowing that you are forging sustainable energy exchanges that will allow you to continue this work and not burn out or do more harm to yourself, your family, your clients or the profession.

 

This work called me too. It had been calling me for many many years and  took me until now to finally follow the drums of my soul.

Now it’s your turn!

Born on the waning gibbous moon, with my sun sitting in Libra, I’m from Adelaide, South Australia, but love traveling with my family in our 1974 Kombi Mabel to wherever the sun is most bright and the forest meets the sea. I am first and foremost a mumma to two boy-wildlings and wife to my soul partner and high school sweetheart. I have a house full of boys who keep me balanced in my work with women.

Are you looking for a way to weave science with the sacred, to diversify your offerings and understand how your energy and sustainability in your work is so closely linked with how you package your offerings?

After many years of study in Psychology & Social Work I felt the urge to finally dive into birthwork that had been calling me for years. I didn’t understand how doula work would support me and my family like my degrees had done, or be anything beyond a hobby on the side so I enrolled in midwifery thinking it would be the more stable choice for birthwork. I tried to stick it out, I really did. Midwifery was just not what I thought it would be and doula work called me back. I was just not made to work in a hospital for 12 hours a day, work shifts, not get to know my clients and journey with them through pregnancy, birth and parenting, and I certainly was not cut out for the hierarchies, and policies that went against women centred care. I couldn’t work independently where I live so I left and I made it my mission to turn doula and birthwork into something that could not only support us financially, but that would light me up and help make radical change the world one birth at a time, now and into the future.

Some of the biggest downfalls for birthkeepers and thresholdwalkers that lead them to leave their soul-work is not charging appropriately for their time and services, feeling unworthy and undeserving of being sustainable in work that doesn’t feel like work, not having clarity on what it is that they really want and how their work can get them there, and most importantly not putting themselves first and working against their internal compass, cycles and energy systems instead of with them as their greatest assets.

I believe we must honour both parts of our light and dark to support the whole. Our external environment mirrors our internal. When we walk thresholds, holding vulnerable heavy space for others, especially as mothers/parents in business, we need to work from the inside out to create the life and business of our dreams, not the other way around. We cannot compare what success looks like or feels like to others, it has to be self defined success that fits in with our own personal values and vision.

I live to see all Threshold Walkers, Sacred Space Holders & Birthkeepers not only survive in this work, but to truly thrive. This means really finding the clarity on what it is you are here to do- not the run-of-the-mill doula down the road, not the circles by someone you see on facebook, or anyone else. This is about you, your inner wisdom and your core desires.

Threshold Walking and Space Holding is SO much bigger, wider and deeper than just birth!

I want to see the work of sacred space holding as traditionally unpaid ‘women’s work’  built up with a strong and solid reputation of doing no harm, being authentic, ethical and completely professional with the highest integrity. For us to unite as a whole with other sacred space holders and threshold walkers without or any sense of division, competition hierarchy or separation as to our value and our place in this field (including our ability to charge an equal energy exchange for our services so that we don’t have to dread going back to other unfulfilling work).

Everything that I teach and offer are the most powerful and poignant tools that I have learnt and personally implemented in over a decade in birthwork and sacred service that I want to share with the world. I hope that maybe you won’t have to experience the dimming of your light and your passion in any way like so many others before you. May you create a community that sustains you and harness the power of your internal alignment to truly thrive with a balance of honouring the work while growing your sacred business.

Have you felt the powerful FLOW-state that unlocks when you are truly in alignment?  

Alignment, true integration and clarity of what we are being called to do/share will come after a massive shift in our lives. It often takes a deep dive into misalignment and a dark dance with our shadows to be forced back on to our rightful path; the path we were always called to be. Flow calls us to come home to ourselves. We must acknowledge our shadows, which are just the parts of us that we hide away and deny of love. But these are the parts that often hold the greatest gifts and messages for where it is we really want to be and how to get there… except, they can be really uncomfortable.

When we experience massive challenges in our lives, all the ruts and rock bottoms, these are often the times where the gifts of our shadows are trying to burst out and our resistance to their discomfort leads things to go haywire… completely out of our control.

That’s where the magic happens.

The birth of my first son brought about such massive transformation and change, in all the most painful ways. After 72 hours of labour, a hospital transfer, PPH and readmission into hospital for an infection and no milk supply I believed that my body was broken and I grieved the birth I thought I ‘should’ have had. I developed PND, PTSD and my baby didn’t stop crying for 12 months. I tried to go back to work in my professional social work position but I just wasn’t the same person and didn’t know where I fit. I recovered and grew stronger in my own sense of identity and I stripped away the years of conditioning, patterning and superficial expectations that had led me to be doing things that didn’t completely bring me joy.

This is when I first saw how my wounds became the place that the light entered me….

(Inspired by Rumi).

Birthwork called me back and I finished both my doula and placenta preparation arts training and started taking clients for antenatal, birth, postnatal and placenta services. I also offered blessings, ceremonies, retreats, training days for birthworkers, circles and I started or contributed to a number of local birth groups to increase the community engagement in the area (that are still running strong)

I was working full time in birthwork and juggling motherhood. I had to learn to balance, honour the ups and the downs and find the gold nuggets even in the darkest days.

 

But I had more challenges to follow that would ensure that I could completely be free of anything that wasn’t serving me and truly honour my calling.

We decided to pack up our house and go travelling in a vintage caravan to make the most of the early years. My husband has a chronic condition that prevents him from being able to work full time so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to live slowly in alignment with how we had always dreamed and work a little on the road.

However I got pregnant and my husband became very ill and after 4 months on the road we had to make an urgent trip back to family where we found ourselves homeless (because our house was rented and we didn’t have any work to pay any kind of mortgage or rent), my husband was completely bedridden, unsure if he would recover and I was pregnant and carer to a toddler and sick husband.

This was not how I had expected my 30th year to be like.

While things took me to the brink of despair and hopelessness, what kept me going and believing in hope for the future was my community and my work… my work brought me back to my natural wild self that felt safe and nurturing to my aching soul. I somehow found balance in the uncertainty by ensuring self care and self nourishment was a priority. I could not continue holding it together for everyone unless I was ok myself. I kept running circles, retreats and gatherings, connecting with like-minded women and working in alignment with my internal compass to remind me that I did not have to be a victim of my circumstances.

After my second son was born, he brought both a healing and traumatic birth experience all in one. I was reminded about the extent of our messed up birth culture (with Adelaide being one of the most complex in the world) and while this time I felt completely strong and healed in my body- I was shown that it was not my body that was broken at all, but the the lack of honour and reverence for such a sacred transition that forms the theme for both the mother/parent AND child’s next phase of life!

I was reminded with great force how desperately our Earth and our humanity needs us to reclaim our rites of passage as vitally sacred life transitions. That we need to remember how to hold space for one another in all of it’s raw, messy, vulnerable, shadow and light.

I was reminded that while birth is A beginning, it is definitely not the end. We need to be taking our place in all aspects of Threshold Walking beyond solely birthwork. Birth is an incredible gateway that is both a beginning and an ending. It is a pivotal moment that isn’t supported as it should, but so much comes before and after the gateway of birth that also needs to be acknowledged and honoured.

This was when I began to own my position as Threshold Walker, being called to guide others to step into their power and soul-led work, beyond birth and the perinatal phase. We need leaders and wayshowers at every threshold to feel confident in their ability to witness the primal screams, grief, struggles and shadow dancing that allows for the transformation and healing to take place- for the individuals and for the collective, now and into the future.

I see you wild woman… your wild home is calling….
The world suffers when you don’t follow your calling.

I truly believe that the past five years didn’t happen to me, they happened FOR me and I am more equipped than ever to help guide Threshold Walkers, Birthkeepers & Sacred Space Holders, who want to make an impact on the world but are feeling lost as they navigate this new path.

Despite my wild ride, I was put back on the path I was always meant to follow, it just took some vital reminders of my strength and resilience to find it again. The biggest thing I learnt though was that no matter how far I strayed, or how much external factors tried to take away my stability, my greatest protection and anchor has always been me. In re-learning and re-membering my innate ability to return home to myself by always acknowledging my internal alignment compass

 

It is my mission to guide you dear Threshold Walker, home to your innate and most authentic wild self of living in flow with your own body and the earth. I specialise in personal energy mastery, unlocking your inner wisdom and gifts to live in full flow and thrive in this incredibly gift of Threshold Walking because goddess knows the world needs more like you to keep offering your sacred service and be the change we all wish to see.

 

Together we will unearth your own unique rhythm and what balance looks like and feels like to you. To use your own energy matrix as a compass of desire to guide you on this magical path.

 

We will honour each phase and acknowledge each wound so that the light can find it’s way back in.

 

You will uncover the next steps you need to take to step brazenly and confidently into your power as a leader in this field. To banish the overwhelm so that you can focus on the things that light you up and keep refilling your cup.

Sacred business is not like ‘regular’ business, it is the feminine way of business which honours rest, flow, creativity, pleasure and it does NOT have to be hard or compromise your values to keep food on the table while doing what you love.

Let’s Journey Together!

Are you ready to shine?

Much Love,

xxx

“Holding space is to see someone in all of their vulnerability, all of their humanness, all of their shame and all of their power. Holding space is to walk with them (without intervention, advice or judgement) as they dance with their shadows on the threshold of phases before emerging transformed. One who holds space is not afraid of the primal scream and the struggle they may witness in another, as they know this is the only way to be reborn”
Formal Qualifications & Experience

My formal qualifications, Memberships and experience:

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (psychology) (Flinders University)

Masters of Social Work (Flinders University) With Admission to the AASW

1.5 Years of Bachelor of Midwifery (Flinders University)

Certificate IV Doula Services (Australian Doula College)

Certificate of Placenta Preparation Arts (APPA)

Chidbirth Education & Breastfeeding Counselling (Childbirth International)

5 years of working in both public and private schools as a school counsellor and group facilitator

Social Work Supervisor for the University of SA

Co-Founder of Adelaide Birth Network

Certified Reiki Practitioner

Writer and trainer for Angela Gallo’s Dynamo Doula Training

Self Publication of The Ultimate Flow Planner Series 2017-2019

As seen/heard in...

Podcasts, Interviews, Publications & Contributions:

Rockstar Birth Blog
Angela Gallo’s Dynamo Doula Training
Birth Photography With Lacey Barrett
Birth Photography Podcast
Birth Trauma Training With Erin Bowe
Birthworker Magazine
Thrive Global
Circle Of Birth Podcast
Kidspot
Kind Words