The following testimonials have been graciously sent to me by my clients. There are some inspiring pregnancy stories, lots of birth stories and at the end, some comments from those who came for counselling/hypnotherapy. If you are planning your pregnancy or preparing for birth, I hope my clients' beautiful stories will inspire and encourage you.
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“The deep relaxation techniques, in combination with discussions with Sharon, were successful in reducing the severity of my morning sickness symptoms. I was able to return to work and begin to enjoy my pregnancy.”
"For 12 years I have not had a menstrual cycle. Throughout this time I have seen numerous specialist doctors to address my lack of menstruation. I was placed on and off the pill to 'regulate my cycle.' When My husband and I were married 3 years ago we immediately began to try to start a family. After consultation with another specialist we underwent a series of fertility drug treatments, clomid, followed by hormone injections with ovulation induction, followed by IVF. These invasive processes were coupled with numerous negative and disheartening descriptions about my fertility. ' Your ovaries are in decline,' ' you haven't responded to the increased hormone dose,' 'no, gaining weight won't help.' I was pushed and shoved with vaginal ultrasounds and I was prescribed fertility hormones at their highest dose. I received phone calls bearing devastating news, ' your cycle needs to be cancelled,' ' none of your embryos have reached blastocyst stage,' ' your dosage needs to be increased as your hormones are flat as a tack.'
When I turned up on Sharon's doorstep 3 months ago, she opened her door to a very defeated, emotionally wounded female who had lost all confidence in her own fertility and sense of self worth.
Sharon worked with me on a weekly basis. Her approach was gentle. We worked with deep relaxation and I envisaged an inner healer, I remembered back to my first period as a young girl, I delved in to my ancestry to look for any patterns that might be inhibiting my ability to conceive. Countless blocks emerged and patterns of control that were not serving me well. With Sharon's spiritual and gentle approach, I managed to lift these patterns of control. I managed to increase my sense of self worth. I began to love and accept myself. I began to see myself as a beautiful woman and I began to approve of my femininity. I started to paint, collage and sculpt again and used these together with Sharon's deep relaxation exercises to relax, to feel centred and peaceful.
Slowly, I began to see that conception was possible. In our sessions together and during my deep relaxation responses I could see myself pregnant. I could see myself holding my happy and healthy baby in my arms.
Sharon, you are a spiritual midwife. You believed in me and through this I have been able to believe in myself.
When I turned up on Sharon's doorstep the other day. I was a blossoming mother to be!"
"Much has happened since I started seeing Sharon. I remember sitting in her home office in a big comfy lounge chair for the first time, not realising then how beneficial this whole process would be for me. I came initially for professional reasons. I was a midwife completely disheartened by the medical model of pregnancy and birth. Although I had supported many women with beautiful births, I had also seen many women disillusioned and dissatisfied, even broken. As a result, I had developed vicarious birth trauma. For me with significant health issues, I couldn't see a way to protect my own birth from becoming all about the condition and not the experience. I was afraid I would not be able to conceive, nurture or birth a child that I wanted so much. Sharon helped me to release some of the frustration and fear surrounding these issues. She gave me many tools and helped me make a positive reference from which to work.
After 12 months of trying, we had tests which suggested we would need the help of IVF to conceive. Whilst waiting to see the fertility specialist we did many things to maximise our chances, such as a special diet, removing all the nasty chemicals from our home, seeing an osteopath and managing my stress better. To our delight, we conceived naturally while waiting for our appointment! Unfortunately, we had a miscarriage and I was overwhelmed by grief. Sharon was so supportive during such a hard time in our lives. She understood and helped me deal with my feelings, never minimising the grief, allowing me a space to process, and gave me some really nice ways to honour our baby's spirit.
We did quite a number of things to heal after the miscarriage. One of the most powerful was a workshop I attended run by Sharon and a colleague. During that workshop Sharon led us in a visualisation which for me, proved profound. I happened to be sitting directly across the room from a woman who was about 32 weeks pregnant. I left that workshop and even though I can't draw a stick figure, I drew the big belly that I wanted and I added a gorgeous embellishment for the baby with rays of light projecting out. At my next appointment with Sharon, I shared my drawing and what I had seen at the workshop, and she helped me create a vision of a whole and happy uterus taking up its rightful place in my pelvis and we invited a baby in. The very next month, I was pregnant again, naturally conceived. I had to cancel my upcoming IVF appointment!
I saw Sharon a few times in pregnancy to maximise my health and manage my stress but also creating some positive birth imagery. My pregnancy was a little bit delicate at times and it was nice to have Sharon's input to calm me and to help me find that place inside me where I felt confident that however the baby was born, I would be ok.
We booked in for Sharon's 3 birthing preparation sessions and attended our first at about 33 weeks. We learnt a lot and even my partner enjoyed them. We were really looking forward to the next sessions when unexpectedly, our daughter decided to join us at 34 weeks! As we drove to the hospital, I was feeling so calm with what was about to happen. I had my partner there for support and my known and trusted Midwife, and we birthed our baby in the shower in the birth suite at the hospital I worked in (a place I was so afraid of birthing in those years beforehand).
Our baby was born in just under 3 hours with an extra hour for a physiological birth of the placenta. No drugs, no stitches and no interventions, just birth at its best. There were points where it was physically challenging for me but at no point did I feel out of control or that her birth was being hijacked! It was incredible! I just knew what to do. My baby’s birth was powerful, empowering and totally incredible. In all honesty, I have a lot to be thankful to Sharon for, I don't think it would have turned out this way if it weren't for the work I did with Sharon.
Being a Mumma has blessed my life in so many wonderful ways and I hope if you are reading this and struggling with fertility or birthing issues I would like to wish you all the best and let you know you are in the best of hands with Sharon. She has given me the tools and the courage to make positive and lasting changes in my life. I have nothing but high regard and respect for this woman and her work and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to any of my loved ones or friends.
"Who said doctors have it right when they say ‘you can’t have children’. I was out to prove them wrong.
Our first bub was our first IVF miracle, the result of the first frozen cycle. Despite a tumultuous entry into this world, our lives have been blessed with this adorable and cherished little boy. When he was 14 months old, we embarked on the IVF roller coaster ride again. But this time it was not smooth sailing. Still recovering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the complicated delivery plus having moved interstate, we experienced both fresh and frozen devastating failed cycles.
That is when I consulted Sharon and major shifts on all levels began to occur. I felt released from the torment of the memory of delivering our first bub and really felt my body and mind ready to accept another little soul into our family. It was to be our last cycle (after 10 attempts with our specialist saying ‘no more’) when our second beautiful miracle happened.
We now have been blessed with not one but two beautiful precious boys and will always be thankful to Sharon for playing a significant role in inviting our beautiful little son into our life.
Thanks a million, thanks without end Sharon!
The heartwarming testimonial below came from a client who was advised to have a caesarean section at 38wks for gestational diabetes. She really wanted a spontaneous vaginal birth, so I made a few suggestions and we did a hypnotherapy session with that intent. The power of the mind to create our desired outcome is truly amazing!
Hi Sharon, I took your advice and booked myself 2 acupuncture sessions this week, did a lot of walking around, housework and had some private time with my husband and it worked! This morning at 1.51am our little Sunshine was born naturally after only 40 minutes of active labor and 5 big pushes. I focused on the flower once the head engaged and tried not to be scared of the pain. As a result he came very quickly and I didn't even tear.
I truly would like for as many people as possible to know how much your work helps to calm a mum in labor and to focus on positive energy, which helps with a safe delivery. You were my rock the whole time during delivery! Thank you so much! You made a huge difference! I'm very grateful Sharon!!!
A Father's story:
By 5pm my body was ready to start moving Delia along the birthing canal. I suddenly felt a change in my mood and energy levels as the pain disappeared and was replaced with a strong desire to push. I was becoming more and more excited and focussed and Pieter held my hand and guided me through each surge. By 6pm Delia's head crowned and by 6:10 she was born. I immediately picked her up into my arms. I laid her on my chest and she was wide awake, staring at us and aware of her surroundings. We were left alone to spend this wonderful moment with Delia. She is perfect in every possible way. She was born in a calm and relaxed atmosphere, with no medical intervention or drugs introduced into her system.