As parents in todays society, we're living in testing times. Our fast paced convenient lifestyles leave little room for this important period in our lives. Where it was once the norm, we no longer have "The Village", the tribe of trusted people able to step in as mother and father figures in times of need, our cooperative fellowship, our support network. And though undoubtedly a time of joy, it seems we often doubt ourselves in our near solitude and so we read an endless amount of parenting books, compare ourselves to societies picture perfect families and push our physical and emotional boundaries to the point of exhaustion. The village aims to be that support, to empower you to know yourself, to connect more deeply with your child, provide you with tools to ease the journey through harder times and offer opportunites to meet other parents and build your own village, for you and your children.
I am a hypnosomatic therapist with 12 yrs experience supporting families in a doula capacity, using NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), hypnotherapy, yoga, meditation, breathwork, massage. I have always been fascinated by the body and further back I have a background in performing arts and dance, whilst working in nursing and support work.
I started to pay attention to the relationship between the body and the mind when I hypnobirthed my son in 2011. I realised just how powerful our minds are and I learned that we can access parts that can bring about immense change and contentment through, movement, breath, language and playing with the body's senses. There is a wealth of evidence to support that we hold our stress and trauma in the body. We breath differently, our posture changes our hormones are altered and so on and we struggle to function as we should. We suffer from anxiety, depression and struggle to find the windows of clarity to move forward. It is my strong belief that working with the body, breath and our language, paves the way to recovery from stress, trauma and lifes struggles. It is a necessary part of our lives, especially in our modern society. We do not have to spending years of our lives analysing ourselves to feel better, we have the power to bring about change very quickly, literally at our fingertips.
When I was suffering with clinical depression, I found help in various therapies, groups and practices. I am continually learning. And though like you, I struggle, I cry, I lose my way, I have become an empowered woman! An empowered mother! Someone at one point I really thought it would be impossible to be. I now have a box of tools to use when I need them. And I would like to share them with you. Tools to empower yourself and parent yourself and your child consciously. Tools to set yourself free.
Charlene Scarlett-Jopek DHP Acc.Hyp
Federation of Holistic therapists (FHT) (Cert. Soft tissue injury and dysfunction, CPD The Science of Stretching) The Royal College of Midwives (RCB) (Baby Massage), Yoga Alliance Professionals UK (Pregnancy Yoga) Complimentary Therapists Association (CthA) (Baby Massage), The International Institute for Complimentary therapists (IICT) (Baby Massage, NLP, Child Psychology), International College of Holistic Medicine (ICHM) (NLP, Child Psychology), International Alliance of Holistic therapists (IAHT) and Complimentary Medicine Association (CMA) (Massage therapy, Pregnancy massage, Mindfulness, Home Education). National Hypnotherapy Society, Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH), Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (PHPA) (Dip Hypnotherapy). Hypnotic world CPD Hypnobirthing and Pain management. CACHE (cert counselling skills).
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟"Genuinely so so grateful for the support and help my family have had from Charlene. Literally a game changer for us! Charlene is a truly inspiring, wise, friendly, and lovely person, I'm glad to have met her and will recommend her highly to anyone in need of support and guidance! Thank you!! " ~ Sara - google
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟"Charlene has been a lifesaver during a very challenging time with my family. I would recommend her to anyone who needs guidance and support in their family with children" ~ Nita - Facebook
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟"This Lady is incredibly talented and the most empathetic person you will meet so far. Her hands are gold and she taught me so many things in just one session. Definitely recommended!" ~ Valentina - Facebook