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Love, sex and birth

Love, sex and communication with your partner

Purposeful relating – Getting the love you want.

Deepening your connection, communication and intimacy with your partner.

Strengthen your personal and partner relationship by exploring your connection, communication and intimacy needs. Plan ahead for being your best team for birth and life with your baby. Talk about expectations and assuptions. Prepare to deal with conflict well and shine light where you want your relationship to grow.   

Thanks so much for our coaching session last night. We had SO many meaningful take aways and we look forward to evolving together in our relationship as a couple, a family and individually. See you again in the coming months.
Sarah and Rob

Together we explore how to:

• Increase your self awareness, self care and self love
• Improve your communication skills for respectful relating and honest sharing
• Express your needs, desires and limits consensually
• Understand each other’s love languages and how to give and receive that love
• Be curious about your evolving sexuality and how to be with it.   
• Improve health and wellness in both body and your mind for pleasure, joy and peace
• Work through conflict and stuckness you may have in relationships
• Create safety, security and ongoing support in relationships

Your pregnancy time is a perfect opportunity to build more trust and team work for the big day and beyond.

What do you want to feel more of today?

Having know Erika for many years as a colleague and as my Doula, there was no hesitation in asking her to assist my husband and I with some relationship coaching. Erika’s warmth and understanding created a place within our own home where we could be vulnerable and also reconnect with each other emotionally and physically. Thanks Erika for you nurturing guidance and relationship tune up. XX
Nicole McAuliffe

For some couples this may be a way to boost what’s already working well for the most part.  For others this process may be the start of a radical relationship renovation.  It’s one step at a time, building on the skills you already have.

Other great reasons to say YES, YES, YES:

• It develops better birthing and parenting skills

• Trust and teamwork with your partner is practiced and refined for labour support. 

• A strong partner connection reduces stress and conflict.

• Self awareness and self observation means you can be in control of making personal changes that help you feel safe.

• Feel more pleasure and energy in your relationships.

• It develops skills that help you relate to other people more authentically.

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Get ready to feel more calm, in control and positive about birthing your baby and feeling the power house of awesomeness that is YOU. This Birthready with Hypnosis guidebook and 4 audio tracks covers your basic hypnosis theory as it relates to birth preparation. Included are your home work fun sheets, scripts and guided meditation practices to help you apply the theory and tools of hypnotherapy into your daily life. This program overlaps and compliments the franchised programs of Hypnobirthing and Calmbirth.

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