Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Birth Intutive, blog, Change - Transitions, Fertility, Living Intuitive, Pregnancy, Stess reduction, Uncategorized |

control-birth-intuitive-blog-treesWell, would you believe that I had just about completed this post; anticipated posting it for New Years, when wham just like that, my January evaporated!

On New Year’s Eve, I learned that my dad had just been hospitalized with a diagnosis of pneumonia. What 5 years as a Hospice Nurse deeply taught me was that at 81 ½, I knew it was going to be up to him to make his choice. My job was to hold for him a neutral space of acceptance. This absolutely required me to get out of my adrenalized space. When all was said and done, he made his choice and said no thank you to the David Bowie/ Alan Rickman bus. As soon as he came out of his medically induced 4 day “nap” he shared with me that there were still things he had wanted to do! How is that for the ultimate New Years Resolution!

One of the powerful gifts I archived from spending time with my Dad in the hospital was my rediscovery and recognition of the many and varied aspects of my Dad that I carry within me.  From observing the origin of my eyelashes on his face as he slept; to how he compulsively arranged his over the bed table –  I was moved by the physical, emotional and energetic patterns that we both share.  Ah the powerful distillation of DNA and parenting!

So now that I am back home and reintegrated; and he is thriving as he completes his PT rehab, I pick up the thread of this blog post.

These lessons in skiing continued to serve me throughout this time of disruption, change and growth. Whether your feeling out of control journey may be: conceiving a pregnancy; maintaining a pregnancy; weathering the postpartum, toddler trenches; managing stress; navigating a transition in your relationship or work life-  these lessons from skiing are applicable to each of us in 2016!  So without further adieu enjoy this New Years Post!

The Joy of Living Out of Control AKA Lessons From Skiing

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Recently we took a few days to cross country ski and to soak in the hot springs  in the magical San Juan Mountains just outside Telluride.

It felt soo good to be outside with the dogs just playing ! unstructured! No phones! An opportunity to be, as we moved.

With each passing season, I continue to discover nature as my most powerful teacher. Integral to the work I offer to childbearing women and families- is how to cultivate the deep understanding that nature is  the foundation of our bodies. Many of us forget that we are composed of the  very same  chemical elements as the earth.  Whether someone is on the Fertility Merry Go Round, anticipating Labor and giving Birth or experiencing the upheaval of a new baby; my role is to support and guide each woman/family to deeply understand how to BE and to TRUST. Nature mirrors to us how to resource by illustrating to us how to find and to remain in your center in the middle of your personal cyclone.

As I back country skied I realized that although each journey is unique the process shares much in common.

Here is What I Learned……

At times it felt overwhelming to be looking at yet another hill to climb. So I resourced– by grounding.  In this case I grounded by looking all around and breathed in the immense beauty surrounding me.

Next, I filled in with a gold sun including a short term goal stop place and then continued on at my own speed.
Once I reached my goal spot, I turned around to take in the beauty once again and validated myself for getting here.

I am not someone who likes going too fast. So in some ways going downhill elicits more fear of being out of control for me. So with going down hill, I just broke it up into smaller segments.

concentration-control-birth-intuitive-blogLessons From Skiing

  • Set my own time and speed limit
  • Validate my journey as my own and STOP comparing it to others
  • STOP to enjoy the scenery as you go along.
  • Take TIME to notice and use the resources available to you along your way.  Sometimes we get so focused and tunnel visioned on our task we miss the support that is right there.
  • Acknowledge where things are flowing
  • Even when you get veered off your path- look and acknowledge where the flow exists- who shows up where.
  • RELAX and ENJOY the RIDE!

My take home lesson was by not getting too far ahead of myself, I was able to keep any feelings of overwhelm at bay. Yes, within a week of coming home from this amazing trip, my Dad was in the hospital and I got on that roller coaster ride, where I applied these learned lessons again and again.

Whether your feeling out of control journey may be: conceiving a pregnancy; maintaining a pregnancy; the unknown of labor and giving birth; weathering the postpartum, toddler trenches; managing stress; navigating a transition in your relationship or work life-  these lessons from skiing are applicable to each of us in 2016!

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This 3 hour class will follow the framework of Birth IntuitiveTM Counselor                       Teresa Robertson’s Comprehensive Fertility Promotion Mind/Body Spirit Assessment

Your personalized results from this assessment will enable you to develop your own Individualized Fertility Promotion Plan.

LEARN HOW TO:

  • AVOID the common pitfalls that lead to the on the ramp to the Reproductive Endocrinology- Infertility doc- and the merry go rounds of interventions leading to IVF
  • Put yourself in the best position to conceive and to prevent miscarriage
  • Optimize both male and female fertility
  • Connect with and begin to create a relationship with your  Spirit baby– this person you are inviting to your family.
  • Incorporate your intuition into your decision making process
  • Nourish and Nurture your relationship during your fertility journey
  • Apply mind/body/spiritual based Fertility Promotion skills and stress reduction tools into your journey of expanding your family

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This class is IDEAL for any woman or couple who are choosing to purchase donor sperm in order to achieve pregnancy.

Whether you are a:

  • Single mother by choice (SMC);
  • Lesbian woman
  • Or with a partner who has had a vasectomy

THIS class has been created especially with your unique fertility needs in mind.

Whenever someone purchases donor sperm in order to conceive their baby; each cycle becomes a premium both emotionally and financially.  Suddenly, you and your menstrual cycles become very closely watched and monitored.  Any dream to have conceived your baby by lovemaking is dashed. The pressure to succeed is high.

This 3 hour class will follow the framework of Birth IntuitiveTM Counselor                        Teresa Robertson’s Comprehensive Fertility Promotion Mind/Body Spirit Assessment

Your personalized results from this assessment will enable you to develop your own Individualized Fertility Promotion Plan.

LEARN HOW TO:

  • AVOID the common pitfalls that lead to the on the ramp to the Reproductive Endocrinology- Infertility doc- and the merry go rounds of interventions leading to IVF
  • Put yourself in the best position to conceive and to prevent miscarriage
  • Optimize both male and female fertility
  • Connect with and begin to create a relationship with your Spirit baby– this person you are inviting to your family.
  • Incorporate your intuition into your decision making process
  • Nourish and Nurture your relationship during your fertility journey
  • Apply mind/body/spiritual based Fertility Promotion skills and stress reduction tools into your journey of expanding your family

UNDERSTAND YOUR UNIQUE

Resources and support within your community.

Options if  IVF has been suggested,

GAIN

Confidence and Empowerment about your health and fertility

CLICK HERE To learn more about this class or to SIGN UP

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Co-Create YOUR Fulfilling Labor and Birth

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What if labor was a journey you co-created with your baby?

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  • How to connect with and work your baby collaboratively as part of your labor/birth team
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  • More about what your baby needs for his/her labor/birth

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FOR MORE BIRTH INSPIRATION

VIEW THIS STUNNING NATURAL BIRTH VIDEO FROM PEGGY O’MARA’S BLOG

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Teresa loves to support Pregnant Mama’s and Papa’s to  connect with their spirit baby.

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