I’ve been working with natural birth for over 30 years, supporting women through pregnancy, birth and early parenting in SE Queensland, Australia.
I am endlessly inspired by the mothers and families I serve; by ongoing interest in bodywork and touch; by Buddhist philosophy and psychology; and by the fact of our precious existence on our precious planet. In 1994 I initiated the annual Women’s Dreaming Camp – designed to cultivate joy and self-expression through combining eco and adventure therapy with performance and creative art. It has been running now for 18 years.
For the last 10 years I have presented Birthwork Workshops. These wisdom-in-action workshops explore the many facets of working with birth. They also promote the reality of peaceful and compassionate birth through growing self-awareness & skills.
With filmmaker Alieta Belle, I have co-created 2 films about natural birth called The Big Stretch and The Big Stretch Sequel. My two books Birthwork and The Down to Earth Birth Book came about because when I’m not driving about the countryside, I live a quiet life in the bush. And I also happen to be methodical. Both these conditions are conducive to picking away at projects uninterrupted. My life partner Warren and I now have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.