Hello! My name is Jennifer Lawrence and I am so excited to have you visit Grounded Hypnosis. It has been a rather winding road to hypnosis for me and I am confident this is where I was meant to be.
Grounded Hypnosis Background
Where to start? I love what I do and am deeply passionate about my path of helping and empowering women. Read on to learn more about my journey.
In 2003 I was thinking about having my second baby at home. It was in the middle of the SARS outbreak and I wanted more than the allotted one support person with me during my labour and birth. My husband, at the time and I decided to ask our Midwife about the options of having a home birth. My first labour was only four hours, so the idea of a homebirth made sense for many reasons.
Good thing we did because from the time I woke up, it was 20 minutes later and my second daughter was born! Her birth had happened so quickly that it was “unattended”; meaning no medical practitioner was present. My mom caught my daughter as she slid out on a contraction into a tub that I hadn’t been able to leave after attempting a morning shower. This happened on what would have been my Grandma’s 100th birthday. How amazing was that?! Essentially 4 generations present for this birth. From that moment forward I became a huge advocate of birth being a beautiful event instead of the chaotic traumatizing emergency as we are shown through images on tv and media.
From then, with women’s fitness already my focus, I added Doula and Lactation Counselor to my empowerment tool kit. A Doula is a non-medical support person during pregnancy, labour/birth, and postpartum. I wanted to help empower and equip women with knowledge, physical and emotional support, and advocacy during a time when they often drift from the focus and become a non-consenting machine to be monitored. During that phase, I spent time in lactation clinics helping new mothers with breastfeeding. I loved supporting woman and their partners as their families grew and expanded.
It is amazing how when a woman feels empowered emotionally, physically, and informationally the focus of her pregnancy and birth is less on the outcome and more on the experience of how she felt. My focus has never been whether the mother had an epidural or how long she stuck with breastfeeding but about helping her to discover what she wanted and having the courage and strength to run with that. Judgement is not something I practice.
Juggling my own young children and a very work-focused husband followed by a move far away from all family, I decided to hang my Doula hat up for a while. Life moved on for a few years and eventually my life situation changed. I entered a phase where I was changing and shifting focus to take the lead in my own life.
It was at this time I was introduced to hypnosis and decided to use it to help heal some of my own issues. From there I realized how in line with my values and principles it was and how in essence it was what I had already been using for so many years with my birthing Doula clients. As my life opened up with this beautiful opportunity, I took it and ran. I started training with people from all over the world and started up my very own Hypnosis practice. That is how Grounded Hypnosis was formed.
In amongst all the hypnosis training, I took my Doula hat off the shelf, brushed up on some training, and paired that into my practice again.
I have had the wonderful privilege to help many people with a variety of things like anxiety, low self-confidence and self-love, trauma, and abuse. And now, I have decided that my passion continues to be focused on empowering women and their experiences. I offer hypnosis in more of a Life Coaching way as I give both conscious and unconscious tools to help navigate life. I offer programs to women who are looking for ongoing support in their lives.
I have also begun creating online courses to help guide your life in the direction you want. Please check out the latest nuggets in the “Courses” section.
Hypnosis and Life Coaching are such wonderfully multifaceted tools. Reach out to me and we can talk about how it’ll improve your life!