Joy - Birth Your Book and Birth Your Blissful Business
Thank you so much for your gentle understanding and encouragement over the last year or so, with our ‘Birth Your Book’ and ‘Birth Your Business’ sessions, Isabelle. I feel that I've been coaxed and supported on an incredible journey of recognising many blockages in some areas of my life and self – and then using some of your suggested techniques to clear them. How do you have the knack of knowing what I was needing to talk about and move forward with, haha??! :-)
‘Thank you’ doesn't say enough really ...
I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't done those initial sessions with you back at the end of 2019 – I don't think that I would have had the courage to leave the bank if I hadn't done them then! I will always treasure finding you through Z. and for opening my mind and my eyes to what is really living for me (not everyone else), and so much more. You are a truly special lady.
So, dear reader of this page, if you're thinking of writing your book or creating your business, Isabelle is the woman you should go to. I hope you find that her enthusiasm for your growth and projects are as helpful and transformative as I have.
Joy, editor, proofreader and writer
E.W. - Idea Ignition Day
I did the Idea Ignition Day because I was feeling stuck with my next steps in my business and feeling overwhelmed, stressed and emotional. The day worked really well for me. I was so emotional that I wasn’t sure I had picked the right day, but the way it unfolded was just right. I want to say a big thank you for holding the space and for supporting me with ideas for my business and how to move forward with it, and also with my writing and my money fears.
I now feel more able to handle everything and I had some insights which make everything a bit clearer for me, most notably around my emerging writing style. I am excited at seeing my poems coming together (you editing one of them on the day was really helpful) and the money exercise really helped me alleviate my money fears.
Thank you so much for this valuable day.
Dany - Birth Your Book
When Isabelle approached me to find out if she could be of any support to me with the writing of my book, I wasn’t sure I needed help. I felt confident in my ability to write as I had a lot of experience creating programmes which required workbooks to go with them. I also knew that I had the discipline to maintain motivation throughout the writing process.
After consideration, the reason I chose to do the Birth Your Book Programme was that I wanted to ensure my book didn’t just feel like a larger version of a workbook.
I found it very valuable to chat through writing ideas with Isabelle and really appreciated how she would also follow up with additional thoughts on a topic we’d been discussing, as she processed the ideas further in her mind between sessions (the tag line for my book being a fabulous example of this).
Isabelle blends a lovely mix of fun, creative inspiration and gentle encouragement with practical steps for self-publishing.
Isabelle also recommends trusted people you need on your ‘book birthing team’, for such things as editing, proofreading, formatting and book cover design – all saving time and energy.
Isabelle leaves you in no doubt that she is as passionate about you getting to the point of birthing your book as you are, and although I did not initially feel like I ‘needed’ to work with Isabelle, I am glad I trusted my instincts as it was 100% the right decision to do so.
Dany Griffiths, author of I Just Want to have a Baby: A Guide for Your Emotional Well-being on Your Journey from Fertility Despair to Fertility Freedom and creator of the Freedom Fertility Formula™
Karen - Feel the Freedom
I did the Feel the Freedom programme with Isabelle. She offers such a personal service. There is no one-size-fits-all about it. The first part of her sessions, she digs so deep with you into the feeling or emotion that you are having, which is nearly always an irrational one for me, to find out exactly what it is that you need to be working on; it is so precise and specific.
By the end of each of my sessions with Isabelle, I felt incredibly eased, like a weight had lifted from my shoulders and I was able to go into my calls with my potential clients, feeling entirely different, so positive. She has such a unique way of doing things, and really thinks outside the box. She's such a lovely person, so amazing to work with, I recommend her to everybody. Thank you so much, Isabelle, you're an absolute superstar.
Karen Bramall, founder of Baby Sleep the Night
Anna - Birth Your Book
Before working with Isabelle, although I had started the writing process, it felt heavy and uncomfortable. I wasn’t enjoying writing and I was avoiding working on my book despite knowing it was what I wanted and was being called to do. Isabelle helped me to recognise what was holding me back from writing and then enabled me to free myself from those blocks using EFT and other techniques.
I would say that the fears and anxieties that I held were completely eradicated. I no longer worry about what others’ opinions of my writing might be and I feel free to express what I want to say in the way that feels true to me.
Isabelle has also helped me to structure my book and break down the chapters into clear and manageable chunks, making the writing process feel light and enjoyable. The end is in sight for writing my final few chapters. I have a plan in place and a routine to my writing.
I’m so grateful to Isabelle for the help and inspiration she’s given me, moving me from overwhelm into ease with writing my book. I would highly recommend to anyone who feels at all stuck in their writing to speak to Isabelle about how she could help them.
UPDATE AFTER PUBLISHING THE BOOK
I’m so grateful for your support. I’ve been reflecting on the difference it made. My mentorship members asked me if I’d found the process stressful and I can honestly say that I didn’t. I did at times feel frustrated that it was taking me so long, when others can produce a book much more quickly. But in all honesty it wouldn’t be as good if I had rushed it, so I’m glad I took the year or so to write and publish it.
The sessions we had were so so helpful, motivating and calming, and the links to meditation and the moon were super powerful for my creativity.
Anna Le Grange, Mindful Breastfeeding Coach, author of The Mindful Breastfeeding Book
Hannah - Birth Your Book
Thank you so much for your help. I’ve been thinking a lot more about my book, I can see how all the chapters are going to flow now, and just knowing that you’re there to support me has given me a lot of confidence and has made me feel so much better about the whole book-birthing process.
Rena - Birth Your Book
Isabelle is a guide, a coach, a mentor who helps people work things out for themselves in their own time. They don’t need a path to follow, they don’t need signs to tell them which way to go and what to think and what to do. They simply need Isabelle to coax them along their own journey. She truly is an amazing Book Doula.
Rena Gough, The Happy Birthing Company, author of Keep Calm and Birth On and Don't Panic!: 5 Things Every Birth Partner Needs to Know
Heidi – EFT for life and business blocks
I may need to book myself continual life coaching EFT! It’s so beneficial. Love it. And you make it so clear, thank you.
All those years of staying small!! For what?!
I love how acknowledging feelings in EFT frees up and clears out the subconscious. And it doesn’t even have to be ‘heavy-going’. It can be light and magical.
And two more people would like to buy my product! So I’ve been inspiring people to cook for themselves and get creative in the kitchen. Life is opening up in wonderful ways.
Thank you so much.
Sophie – EFT for childhood and adulthood trauma
I approached Isabelle for EFT, initially because I was intrigued about it and wanted to try it out. It wasn’t long into the session that I realised it was going to help me at a much deeper level than I’d anticipated and it truly felt like opening a can of worms… but then it felt tremendously releasing! In fact, I wobbled for a few days afterwards and continued to tap out what had risen to the surface as Isabelle suggested. It felt like I’d left a heavy chained belt behind… Another session and we started to get to grips with the ‘why’ and then again, the ability to let go. I highly recommend Isabelle, not just for her EFT skills, but for her care and the extra mile she goes to ensure you are nurtured and on track.
Rena - EFT for blocks from childhood
I recently had an EFT session with Isabelle to clear out some of the blocks I have had since childhood, and I can honestly say that I had no idea I even had these blocks until we started discussing where the feeling of anger came from, but once I recognised it there was no stopping the examples from flowing through. It was like my mind had suddenly realised why I was so stuck with everything! After the EFT session, I felt so much clearer and happier about my next steps, and I am about to start on my third book as a result Thank you once again Isabelle, you are my saviour!
Rena Gough, author of Keep Calm and Birth On – 10 Ways to Survive Giving Birth and Don’t Panic! 5 Things Every Birth Partner Needs to Know
Amelia - EFT for block-clearing
I had an amazing EFT session with Isabelle! I have cleared so much stuff! I feel so much lighter, I’m excited to see what tomorrow brings. Thanks so much.
Katia – Sacred Money ArchetypesⓇ reading
Isabelle is a lovely down-to-earth person. She kindly gave me a SMA reading and offered her knowledge on Sacred Money ArchetypesⓇ. My mind was really opened and it allowed me to pinpoint things in my life that are currently holding me back, changing my view on money and myself completely. I’ve recently started my own small business 1 month ago and as a newly self-employed young woman, it’s been daunting to say the least, and hasn’t kicked off as much as I’d have liked it to.
Literally the same evening after speaking with Isabelle, I received 4 ‘out of the blue’ product orders. I took it as a sign that our conversation was really meant to be!
Thank you, I’m looking forward to coming to one of your workshops in the future x
V. – tailored hypnosis mp3 for anxiety
As I opened the laptop to see what I could do to feel better after waking up feeling oddly sad for no reason… I found your meditation again and it hit just the spot!! Thank you for reminding me! Your warm, reassuring voice took me right back to that glow in the heart again that I had felt when I first listened to it, back in the summer.
I really love this recording, first of all because you are a woman. A lot of meditations/hypnosis recordings on YouTube are by men, and those that are by women have that fake New Agey 80s voice – I don’t know how else to describe it, lol… Also because your voice is just so grounded and warm and like a normal woman’s – not trying to pretend to be some enlightened, otherworldly being. Plus I know you, so it feels extra, like I’m being cared for by an actual person.
It was soooo helpful in the summer when I was feeling anxious – then everything changed pretty rapidly shortly after without me really noticing. Now I look back and marvel at wow! was I really that anxious, not very long ago!?? It seems like time warp – that really wasn’t a very long time ago and everything has changed!
Thank you so much again for your help. I now feel so happy and content, and I’m sure it’s at least partly thanks to your personalised hypnosis recording.
V. Mitchell, California
Nichola - EFT for birth trauma
Last night I had the most amazing, beautiful, realising EFT tapping session with Isabelle in which we looked at my first son’s birth and everything surrounding it. She helped me to see that I wasn’t angry about the fact I had a C-section but I was angry that I felt disempowered by the people who were meant to be taking care of mine & my son’s life. I felt I wasn’t given any choice in my birth and that the decision was taken away from me. I was angry. I wasn’t affected by the surgery itself but it was the mental health impact that it had on me afterwards. I felt useless, scared, sad, frustrated & in a world of agony. I was sad I didn’t get the birth I had planned. I was scared I would hurt myself or my son because I couldn’t stand or walk properly. I was frustrated I couldn’t take care of my son the way I wanted to. And I just wanted to heal and for the pain to go away so I could enjoy being a mum! All of this combined with after-birth hormones, the fact I felt abandoned and unsupported by the health visitors and the fact my son wouldn’t feed properly and would scream as if he was in agony resulted in severe PND (postnatal depression).
But I’m glad to say two years later after fighting the good fight with the GPs & admitting I wasn’t coping I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. My son still suffers with his allergies & his skin, but we know how to help him now. I no longer feel disempowered because I can forgive the medical staff as I now see they were doing the best they could with the knowledge they had. And I can now forgive myself for the post-baby struggles I faced because I was learning how to be a whole different person.
Isabelle has helped me to free myself from the anger & sadness that was holding me back & she has helped to prepare me for the upcoming birth of my second son. I am a good mum. I am a strong woman and I feel empowered by the whole experience now ♥️
Thank you Isabelle for helping me to move forward and to see that it was all part of my journey and that my heart is now filled with gratitude for the experience as opposed to anger
Nichola Drew, Dunstable
H. - EFT for anxiety
Thank you for your offer of another EFT session. I am honestly very happy as I am. I have only used my tapping twice since we last saw each other, I feel at peace. I have recently recommended you to two of my friends. You really turned my life around, I never expected so many changes when I went to see you. I now realise it’s often not the thing we think we have to fix that is the problem. Thank you thank you.
Kamilya - EFT for trauma and anxiety release
I recently went back to Isabelle for EFT sessions (I had a taster session a couple of years ago and Isabelle was also our hypnobirthing practitioner for both our children’s births) as I wanted to help my 4-year-old son who is currently going through the diagnosis process for ADHD (not confirmed yet but it looks very likely). We realised that as his mother I needed deal with some issues first and learn the skillset in order to be in a position to enable my son to cope with his frustration, anger and interoceptive awareness issues. My son was also worried and anxious a lot, much like myself!
Isabelle helped me let go of negative feelings and memories that I had been holding on to and that were still causing me to have negative feelings about myself, she guided me through several stages of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, aka ‘tapping’) and helped me begin to forge new neural pathways with positive thoughts and feelings about myself.
I use the tapping method every day and sometimes in front of my son. He now sometimes starts tapping himself, saying positive affirmations like ‘I am a good boy’, ‘I am helpful and thoughtful’.
Isabelle also very helpfully suggested a ‘Worry Monster’ for Ethan, a toy that helps with his worrying, and provided me with a meditation mp3 that I use nearly every night to help me sleep.
I am in a much more positive place and it reflects on my children. Of course, my son still has meltdowns etc. but his self-control is improving all the time and we are all much happier for it!
Thank you Isabelle for giving us the tools to help us cope with the bad days and day-to-day life, I now feel like we are moving in the right direction.
Testimonial about Reiki
I had only had Reiki once before, a long while ago, but Reiki with Isabelle was a much more complete service. She took on board my current issues and focused on them specifically. I was so relaxed at one point that I slipped into deep meditation and connected with my third eye!
After both my sessions with Isabelle, I felt balanced, lighter, calmer and more confident, perfect for the day before a job interview (and yes I got the job!) I have been sleeping much better since my Reiki sessions too, no more waking up every few hours and difficulty getting back to sleep!
Isabelle demonstrated once again why she is my go-to person for any type of holistic therapy. She has a great intuition and is able to connect with the pertinent issues to use her therapeutic skills to the greatest advantage to her client. I also enjoyed and benefited from the use of crystals and spirit animal analysis.
Thank you, Isabelle, from the bottom of my (lightened!) heart.
Aine - EFT for overwhelm
I have had tapping sessions before and have never experienced such a definite and massive shift in my feelings about the topic as with Isabelle. This was fabulous. I admit, I found the voicing of negative things very uncomfortable, but it really helped me shift things. The whole process with Isabelle was brilliant. Afterwards, I felt so much lighter and able to think and talk about the issue dealt with from a very different place – all within an hour!
If you have anything you feel is overwhelming you, or stopping you from being yourself, or from being happy, then I would strongly recommend Isabelle. She’s clearly very knowledgeable, friendly, compassionate and amazing to work with.