About Lina

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I support people to achieve optimum health and well-being. 

I see clients in-person for Bowen Therapy and Pregnancy & Childbirth Services in Shoreham-by-Sea (near Brighton), West Sussex. I also work with clients via video call. 

 

I have over 30 years experience.
 

I've been helping people for decades as a Holistic Therapist, Childbirth Educator, Birth Attendant (Doula), Registered Midwife and Bowen Technique Therapist.

For many years I have taught relaxation classes, including meditation and mindfulness. My relaxation audios have been used by hundreds of people, to bring peace and wellbeing to their lives.

I co-facilitate professional development training for Bowen Therapists to work with mothers and babies. These trainings have been held around Europe and Australia.

Lina's Background

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Midwifery Degree, Melbourne, Australia

  • Active Birth Teacher training in London with Janet Balaskas

  • Bowen Technique Therapist

  • Montessori pre-school teacher

  • Mindfulness Teacher

  • Massage Therapist (Therapeutic, Remedial, Shiatsu, Prenatal and Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release Massage)

Past Clinical Experience
  • Over 30 years experience attending births in a wide variety of settings including home and family birth centre

  • Midwife in the Melbourne public hospital system

  • Voluntary midwifery work in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

  • Registered midwife in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

  • Contributed to the Childbirth Education Teacher Training program for midwives and health workers at Melbourne's Royal Womens Hospital

  • Teaching Breastfeeding Classes and helping many new mothers with breastfeeding and newborn baby care

Advanced Trainings
  • Facilitator for Celebration Day for Girls - a mother-daughter workshop celebrating puberty

  • Infant Massage Instruction, Lactation Management, Women's Health, Natural Fertility Management and Counselling

  • Trained in Hospice voluntary work/ palliative care

  • Childbirth Education Training with Parents Centres of Australia (now Birth International)

  • Trained in Yoga (specializing in pre / postnatal yoga and restorative yoga)

  • Trained in singing, breath and voice-release work 

Professional Memberships
  • Advanced Practitioner Member of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia

  • Member of the Bowen Association of UK

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

  • Held memberships in The Australian College of Midwives, The Australian College of Doulas and the YogaBirth Association (UK)

  • Held Advanced Educator membership of the National Association of Childbirth Educators (Australia)

Publications

"Joyful Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond"
Relaxation audio for use during pregnancy and beyond

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Co-authored the chapter on pregnancy and birth in
"Using the Bowen Technique" book

by John Wilks and Isobel Knight (2014)

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Contributed widely to the book
"Choices in Pregnancy and Childbirth"
by John Wilks (2015)