Pregnancy, Mothers and Babies Clinic
Availability: Tuesdays 8.45am – 2pm
About: The clinic specialises in the treatment of pregnant women, mothers and their babies, the mother and baby are generally treated together, treatment is extremely flexible in a safe, relaxed and playful environment. Children up to the age of 4-years are welcome to come for treatment. The clinic was set up to provide women with access to the healing ability of craniosacral therapy at this important time when regular treatment can help ease the very normal difficulties and health issues experienced during pregnancy and the early years as well as support working through trauma if needed.Craniosacral therapy is not intended to replace conventional medicine
About Sarah Nesling, Joan Didier & Sherridan Stymest:
Sarah Nesling has 30 years experience working with families and specialises in mother and baby craniosacral therapy as well as running trainings for other therapists including nurses and midwives. She works to support women through pregnancy, easing ailments and helping prepare the pelvis for birth. Afterwards psychological support can help alongside craniosacral therapy and Sarah is skilled in assisting mothers and babies through recovery from births that may have felt traumatic as well as working with infant and postnatal health issues (pelvic floor recovery). She has a particular interest in working to lower stress levels during pregnancy and postnatally so the mother and baby can benefit form a calm and happy beginning or quickly get back to it if things don’t go to plan.
Joan Didier has extensive experience working with mothers and babies, children and women in pregnancy; Joan used this non intrusive therapy to release trauma at the birth of her grandson “a wonderful moving and therapeutic experience”, this in turn led her to specialise in mother and baby craniosacral therapy. Commited to working with mothers and babies and the empowering therapeutic benefits that the craniosacral process brings to the family, she is the mother and baby craniosacral therapist at the Hommerton hospital with the Shoreditch midwifery practice. Joan is also trained in Somatic trauma Therapy and is a qualified Doula. Read Joan’s profile here
Sherridan Stymest has enjoyed working with new and expectant families for more than a decade now. She particularly works with babies who have feeding difficulties, digestive issues, colic, restlessness and poor sleep. Having worked in several London hospitals as an infant feeding specialist she is well aware of the impact birth can have on our physical and emotional well being along with the effect of conflicting but well meaning advise. Her calm and gentle approach encourages and supports families to trust their own intuition while informing them of relevant evidence-based practise.
As a craniosacral therapist, Sherridan aims to help settle the nervous system, lower stress levels, aid healing and help forge positive relationships. Having had a premature baby herself, and understanding the benefit of regular treatments, she trained in the biodynamic approach at CTET. She loves the effect of this powerful, non-invasive treatment, and seeks to help others find their own way, so that they feel well supported and their children have a good start in life.
Sherridan also shares her passion and knowledge as a teacher and practitioner for various charities and the NHS, is a lactation consultant and a birth companion/doula.