Meet Clare, Founder of Wildflower Training
I've worked with families in one capacity or another for over 20 years and undertaken a vast amount of professionally recognised training , including:
-BA (hons) Integrated Working with Children & Families
-Early Years Teacher Training
-PGCert Coaching & Teaching
-Perinatal Doula Training
-200 hr RYT Yoga Teacher (currently completing 500 hour training)
-Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
-Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
- Fertility Yoga Teacher Training
-Ayurvedic Nutritionist Certification
-Baby Massage & Yoga Teacher Training
-Hypnobirthing Teacher Training
-Antenatal Teacher Training
But it wasn't until i began planning for my own family that i really discovered my soul purpose.
The journey into Motherhood for me wasn't straight forward - i had undiagnosed infertility which turned out to be related to PCOS and Endometriosis. It took 6 years for me to become a mummy and i suffered the trauma of losing three precious, much longed for babies along the way.
The support i received after my miscarriages was incredibly poor and this is something that i feel passionately about changing- no woman should be placed on a maternity ward full of new mums and babies when they have just been told they have lost theirs.
My first birth experience was nothing short of traumatic. I was unprepared (i'm not sure i could allow myself to believe my pregnancy would get that far) and i had no idea what my options were. I have never felt so vulnerable and out of control in my life. This experience left me struggling with Postnatal Anxiety - i wanted everything to be perfect, i wouldn't allow myself to rest or accept help and i became convinced something would happen to my baby. The one time i reached out for support my health visitor told me that it would mean 'a lot of paperwork', so i left it there - how sad is that?
I went onto have a second miracle baby 18 months later , she suffered with horrific colic and reflux and literally woke on the hour every hour - my mental health took a dip again, there was zero support.
When i returned to work full time i knew that i was running myself into the ground - i was depleted on all levels and felt i was never truly giving 100% to anything . I was miserable. I needed to step off this treadmill.
So i did!
I had no plan, no savings and a full time wage to replace - was this scary? YES! But i trusted that i would find a way to make things work - I had to.
A range of classes and workshops for my local community of mums
A business that allowed me to work the hours that suited me and family
A business that lit up my soul because it was making such a difference to other women
A business that quickly earned me more money than my full time job!
There are now over 400 Wildflower Trained Practitioners all over the globe- the ripple effect this is having is huge. Wildflower is also an approved Training Provider for a number of NHS Trusts & Nursery Franchises