PRENATAL + POSTPARTUM INTUITIVE HEALING SESSIONS
Pregnancy is the greatest paradox.
I wish I could reaffirm to you that the prenatal + postpartum period is a time of absolute fertile goodness. Goddess-ness.
And it is. But pregnancy can also be a confusing time. You are sorting through so many different emotions, messages, and feelings in your body. Your hormones are shifting, your bones are shifting. Even your organs are shifting. And this is only what you are aware of consciously. Your energy system is also shifting.
It’s normal to seek support for physical pain and emotional upsets during pregnancy, but far more abnormal to seek energetic support. I use Reiki during these sessions to soothe and support your physical and energetic anatomy at this time – allowing you to gently release energetic blocks and inherited trauma.
We create space for intuitive energy healing of your maternal lineage, inherited trauma, and facilitate healing ancestral patterns based on how your bones reveal themselves – specifically the hips and pelvic bowl.
HEY THERE MAMA!
LET’S TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT INTUITIVE ENERGY HEALING DURING THE PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM PERIOD
Pregnancy and new motherhood (no matter how many times you’ve done it) is a rite of passage that has long been forgotten and buried in our modern culture. In large part, there is pressure to exist in the world the way we did before we became mothers. The desire, consciously or unconsciously rooted, to bounce back, reclaim yourself, return to work, social engagements, etc., can cause real harm if we aren’t aware of why we want to do that, or even if we want it.
Pregnancy and the fourth trimester are a potent time for healing if it is consciously cultivated. You are the living breathing incarnation of a fertility goddess. Your body is bursting with life force energy, and you have the ability to step into the mother archetype if you are ready to embrace it.
Pregnancy and birth can also bring to the surface inherited trauma that is psychological, emotional and spiritual. Not only are you inundated with fear and shame messaging daily, but your ancestors have also passed them on to you. Your own birth, your mother’s experience of pregnancy and birth, and so on through the maternal lineage, can all impact how you consciously or unconsciously perceive your own experience of pregnancy and motherhood. Healing ancestral patterns and releasing energy blocks can support your own journey in motherhood.
Prenatal + Postpartum intuitive energy healing sessions illustrate how energy blocks are carried in the body. During pregnancy and childbirth, fears and inherited trauma that have long been lodged or dormant in your bones can come to the forefront. During these sessions, we work together to gently release inherited trauma and increase bonding between you and babe, while healing ancestral patterns. We also work in the chakras and subtle energy field to release limiting beliefs and stagnant energies, opening you up to a more self-loving and supported birth and motherhood experience.
I am not a therapist or trauma counselor, and because of this, I do limit the type of work that I will do and healing space that I will hold during prenatal + postpartum sessions. If you have experienced trauma (physical, emotional, or sexual abuse for example) please seek a trauma-informed birth support team. I am happy to gently release energy blocks with intuitive energy healing and help support bonding with babe, but I am not trained to hold the story of your trauma. Please email me and we can talk about if these sessions are right for you.
$22/15 minutes for additional time
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HOW DOES A TYPICAL PRENATAL + POSTPARTUM SESSION WORK?
In truth, there is no “typical” intuitive energy healing session. Energy work is an incredibly personal process and each session responds to the energy blocks, inherited trauma, ancestral information in the maternal lineage, and readiness of you as a client and curator of your own healing.
The session begins with an opening ritual to create a channel between us, and then I watch and listen. I let your energy do the speaking. Whatever needs to come up and be cleared will be shown to me as I scan your body, your chakras, and your subtle energy field.
- Healing, clearing, and/or integrating of past lives and inherited trauma
- Witnessing, healing and collapsing timelines
- Healing ancestral patterns and maternal lineage trauma
- Chakra clearing and balancing
- Activation of the extended chakra system, including the Earth Star Chakra and Soul Star Chakra
- Energetic healing of leaks and/or tears in your energy field, removal of cords and “hook-ins”, and energy blocks
A closing ritual cleanses and separates our energy fields. After the energy work is complete we will settle in to chat for a bit.
HOW LONG DOES AN ENERGY INTUITIVE HEALING SESSION LAST?
A scheduled appointment gives us 75 minutes to work together. This accounts for 50-60 minutes of deep energy work and time to talk after.
I highly encourage you to book a free 15 minute chat via Skype if this is your first appointment or if we haven’t worked together in awhile. This will give us time to dig into what is coming up for you and set an intention for the Prenatal + Postpartum session before we begin our work. 1-3 days before your session is ideal!
WHAT IF WE NEED MORE TIME?
During energy work, there are occasions where time seems to slow or stand still. In these sessions, there will be a lot of work done in a seemingly short amount of time…meaning we will have a lot to talk about. I will let you know as soon as we start chatting if we may need more time. If you would like to dig in and have a deeper conversation, then I will send an invoice immediately following our session for $22 per each additional 15 minutes.
If you want me to give a cursory overview and stay within our pre-scheduled appointment time, I am happy to do that as well. I will relay what I saw and the mechanics of the energy work, but will not have time to discuss the meaning behind it and how it weaves into your story.
If you find that you have a lot of questions and want to hop back on the phone, we can schedule a follow-up chat for a later date for the same rate. I also welcome follow-up emails, but if they are extensive and we are spending a lot of time writing back and forth, I will let you know that I need to send an invoice for that time.
I try to be up-front in my pricing to make it easy for both you and me, but energy work does not always conform to what we experience as time.
I LIVE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, CAN WE WORK IN PERSON?
Currently, all Prenatal + Postpartum sessions are via Skype.
The exception is group energy work at Bend yoga studio. We will gather in the small yoga room with all of the props to make it the most comfortable and relaxing hour possible. Most of the group work is hands-off, but the foundation of Reiki is hands-on healing, and I will talk to you at the beginning of each session about your individual comfortability with this.
IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD DO BEFORE OR DURING OUR SESSION?
Energy work feels and processes differently for every person, but I have found through my own work and in working with clients that there are a few ways to make your session more impactful:
- Hydrate! A well-hydrated physical body has an easier time processing energy work
- Allow time for rest – if possible allow time to take a nap or plan for an evening with some down-time
- Many people (myself included!) find that physical body work after an Energy Archaeology session can lessen this. Try scheduling a Chiropractic visit, Massage, Acupuncture, Craniosacral therapy, Zero Balancing, or even a float session for a day or two after if you can.
During the session, you do not need to do anything specific. I’ll often recommend that you lie down or meditate. It is likely that you will have your own experiences during our session that will line up with what I am relaying afterward – sensations, colors, images, or even a pet coming to cuddle, can be synchronous and reinforce the work. As we work through the session releasing energy blocks, inherited trauma, healing ancestral patterns, and the maternal lineage, you will likely have your own experiences that can be empowering to notice.
That being said, you do not have to. I have had clients use our scheduled time to organize a closet, journal, paint, or go for a walk – your physical activity does not impact what I am able to do on my end. It’s your time!
Ashley walks wisely in two worlds, the material and the subtle, and is able to marry the two beautifully to assist people. Not only does she have a solid foundation in knowledge and critical thinking, but a true gift of being able to see and work with energy. She is a powerful healer, who clearly assesses what is going on with her clients and helps them to move into alignment and health.
I consider myself lucky and blessed to have had a distance energy healing from Ashley. Despite a great deal of distance between us and having no prior knowledge of one another, I knew exactly when she started and exactly when she finished. I also felt concentrations of healing energy in certain areas, and even felt an area that is constantly painful release tension and become light and clear. Ashley later sent me information about specific areas she worked on, which confirmed everything I had felt during the session, as well as issues I live with day to day that require attention. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ashley -- she has powerful healing energy to share.
It's hard to put into words how transformative working with Ashley has been for me.
Having worked with her several times, I trust her implicitly with this vulnerable and intimate work. I find that our session review always aligns with my intuitive experience, which is really important for me. I have found the process to be gentle yet powerful. After working with her I feel renewed and distinct shifts in my energy. I'm able to move through the world in new ways... sometimes surprising new ways. I highly recommend working with her!