Sondra Rose

Greetings! My name is Sondra Rose. I live in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with my loving husband, Andrew, and our sweet dog, Niko.

Birth has been a passion of mine since college—and has its roots in my childhood. As the oldest of 5 girls, I was often with several little ones at a time and I must have shown some kind of confidence, because neighborhood moms would leave me in charge of their babies  on a regular basis.

My mother went to the hospital to have each of us; though babies were easy for me to understand, birth seemed mysterious and vaguely dangerous.

In college, I pored over books about natural childbirth, the Lamaze method and breastfeeding. I struck up a friendship with a nurse-midwife and learned about birthing centers and water births.

Years later, I become friends with a midwifery student and she introduced me to the book Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin. I learned that birth can be pleasurable and even sexual.  In 2001 I started my coaching practice and began working with individual and couples on creating conscious, loving relationships. In 2005 I was certified as a Body-centered Relationship Coach by the Hendricks Institute.

I was introduced to EFT in 2006 and used it to clear my own prenatal and birth trauma. I immediately became an EFT Practitioner and completed my AAMET Level 3 training in 2007 and my Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner training with EFT Master Karl Dawson in 2008. Meeting my lovely husband, Andrew, brought up all sorts of early trauma, so I was very busy working on myself as well as helping my clients.

In 2007, I started working with pregnant moms, helping them clear their fears and their own birth trauma to create the space for a more peaceful and easier pregnancy and birth. EFT and Matrix Reimprinting are fabulous tools that are empowering and transforming for my clients.

Over the last 4 years, I have been learning from many wise women and men and continuing my Birth education by taking 60 hours of advanced Doula training with Whapio Diane Bartlett, the founder of The Matrona Midwifery school.  Whapio is deeply grounded in unhindered birth physiology and with over 27 years of experience as a midwife and mother, she offers a unique view of birth as a spiritual right of passage and an opportunity for women to step into their power.

I was the EFT presenter for the 2010 Trust Birth Conference.  I finally got to meet Laura Shanley, founder of the Bornfree site, Dr. Sarah Buckley, OB-GYN, mother and author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering and Carla Hartley, the founder of the Ancient Arts Midwifery Institute and many others. These women have been influential in the movement to show mothers how their bodies are designed perfectly to give birth.

I would like to see more Holistic Childbirth Education, specifically focused on educating women about unhindered birth. I intend to keep learning and exploring with folks who are just as passionate as I am about the huge potential for our culture, as we let go of fear around Birth and start seeing it as a powerful, transformative experience that can bring joy, connection and peace to our lives.

I work with clients locally as well as internationally, via phone and Skype.

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