Coach | Speaker | Educator

‘Motherhand’ is a term taken from shiatsu therapy. It is the hand that always rests securely on a person while the other hand works.  It is a perceptive, grounding force.  This idea is what underlies all of the work I do with mothers, couples and families. It fuels my approach, which is to work with people where they are at, to give strength and to build upon what is already working.

 

I began supporting families around sleep shortly after I had my daughter over 6 years ago.   I was fascinated by the abundance of often conflicting advice surrounding infant sleep, and so I embarked on my own exploration and education on infant and toddler sleep, attachment and mental health.  This was a natural extension of my (pre-mom) career as a birth doula, and shiatsu therapist.

Today, I use an integrative approach when supporting families around sleep – my experience with childbirth education, birthing, meditation, shiatsu therapy, craniosacral therapy and nutrition has shaped a wide-lens, holistic approach to sleep learning, which I’m extremely grateful for.

For the past 6 years I been primarily focused on offering my Supportive Sleep Coaching services to new families, as well as facilitating a variety of educational seminars on infant sleep with my community partner – Toronto Yoga Mamas.  This aspect of Motherhand is continually blossoming!

I am a Certified Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant (International Maternity and Parenting Institute), member of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants, DONA Certified Birth Doula, Certified Shiatsu Therapist and mother. I have been working with new families for over a decade, and have been focused on sleep consulting for almost 6 years. I have a particular interest and focus on postpartum mood disorders and infant mental health and attachment.

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