My name is Annie Barber and I hope that the information that you find here, answers any questions that you might have...If not, then please do get in touch via my contact details…it would be great to connect with you.
So who am I to be offering this range of therapies, teaching, coaching and support packages to you?
Well, in a previous “life,” I was as a nurse and a midwife within the NHS and private healthcare for more than 25 years …gosh where did that time go?! I held many varied positions and I would describe it as an extraordinary career where I was privileged to share a whole range of experiences with amazing, brave people.
However, I have always had an interest in alternative therapies and, over the years, have explored many. Learning the Bowen Technique was my first step away from my “day job” as a midwife and it really was the start of learning to work in a totally different way that supports clients in a truly holistic and fulfilling way.
Following Bowen, I studied to be a Reiki practitioner which then sparked an interest in Crystals and how each of them emit differing vibrations which can support us on our healing journey. Learning how EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) can help us to clear emotional blocks, address fears and phobias was a fascinating insight into how powerful our minds can be in creating “dis-ease” … which can result in lifestyle limitations as well as actual physical ailments.
Perhaps the greatest time of transformation and time of learning for me occurred at a time following a personal tragedy.
I started to learn the medicine and practices of the Peruvian Q’ero Shaman and realised that I could really only support others on their healing journey, if I had actually worked on my own wounds, my personal stuff. And this has to continued to be life changing for me. My personal work continues … as I delve deeper into ‘who I am’ and discover the ‘me’ that I came here to be, through shedding the layers of ‘what doesn't serve me now’, I am able to work with clients in a truly authentic and heart centred way.
This has really enabled me to reconnect with my passion for supporting women through pregnancy …but I do it in a different way than when I was a midwife! My work with women allows them to tap into what they've always known …the innate wisdom that women hold, so that she makes the journey through pregnancy and steps in motherhood in an empowered and confident way. This work is supported by my book “Wise and With Child”…written for those who want to connect with that wisdom which, I believe, is within us all.
What a privilege it is to do this and I feel enormously blessed to be working in this way. It is the wonders of the internet that enables me to connect with women, wherever they might be, as I live in a rural West Norfolk where I enjoy walking my rescued greyhounds in the wildness that the local countryside offers.