Getting to Know Karen McWilliam
Posted on February 24 2015
On Monday March 9th This Little Piggy will be hosting our first ever Hypnobirthing workshop, before we get started I thought it might be nice for you to get to know Karen McWilliam from Transitionings Prenatal and Postpartum support.
1. Why did you start working in this profession
2.What have you recently been inspired by?
- In reconnecting with chakras and how the powerful energy of the body and energy fields shift so dramatically during pregnancy.
- I am inspired by the women I work with, their babies within, and the little teachers that emerge once they are born.
- I am inspired by my children, my mentors, and each woman who faces her deepest and darkest fear with tears, honest longing for change and rises rejoicing from her journey a changed and wiser person.
- I am inspired by this poem:
“She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of fear. She let go of the judgements. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all the memories that held her back. She let go of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.
No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go. There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good. It wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go. She let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.”
– Rev. Safire Rose, Agape International Spiritual Center
3. What more would you like to see in Toronto for new moms?
4. What is a product you recommend to moms often? The "lifesaver " so to speak.
- a wrap of some sort (maman kangourou
- my brest friend (breastfeeding pillow
- exercise ball (not just for labour!!)