How did I get here?

My first HypnoBabyI was wondering how I got here – not in a birds and the bees way but how I got to be a HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Life Coach and soon a qualified Infant Massage Practioner. I’ve never had a master plan but if I’d had one I don’t think any of those things would have been in it.

I qualified as a Life Coach in 2004 and promptly ditched the illustrous (ahem) career in the City. Two babies later I felt I wanted a new challenge without leaving the Coaching behind because I found that great fun. Frankly the list of roles that interested me was almost endless but there were some common themes, particularly pregnancy, birth and babies.  One evening I was lying on the floor in a Yoga/Pilates class. I was supposed to be doing a relaxation/visualisation, possibly a beach scene (isn’t it always?) but my mind was elsewhere. Suddenly the future was clear. I didn’t have to choose one role, I could choose a whole group of roles that I knew I would find fun. I started with HypnoBirthing because it had helped me through both of my pregnancies and felt passionately that other parents could benefit from it. It also works well with the Coaching since I now specialise in Parent Coaching. As for Infant Massage, I’m just qualifying and I’m really looking forward to seeing all those babies…