Phone Consultation

Did You Know Isabelle is Available for Phone Consultation?

Books and DVDs are great, but if you have a specific question or an issue to which you can't find the answer in the Whole Woman materials, why not schedule a phone consultation with Isabelle or any of our other Certified Whole Woman® Practitioners?

The cost is reasonable and the peace of mind is priceless.

Better yet, why not schedule a personal visit? Call Isabelle for more details.

Training and Qualifications for Whole Woman Practitioners

Certified Whole Woman Practitioners have undergone a rigorous selection and training process. Women are selected for their educational background, passion for the work and life skills. The training involves about 500 hours of work, reading, writing, lectures and discussions.

Students are also required to spend a week with Christine Kent at the Whole Woman Center in Albuquerque NM for a practicum and final assessment to demonstrate their learning and qualifications for certification.

The purpose of all of this is to be sure that Whole Woman Practitioners are thoroughly prepared to help their clients who are committed to avoiding surgery and need and want the guidance of a qualified Practitioner.

Name

Isabelle Amand

New Haven, CT

Isabelle is currently unable to take on any new clients. Please check back in July of 2015.

My journey towards becoming a Whole Woman® Practitionner started 4 years ago.

My son was 3 years old. I felt like I had finally turned the page of his hard hospital birth and was now ready to get my old body back. I had just started exercising again when I woke up one morning to a bulging sensation in my vagina and urethra. I was diagnosed with cystocele - stage 1 or 2 depending on the practitionner who examined me - and told there was nothing to do until I was done having babies. Then surgery would fix me.

I felt broken and incapacitated. I, the babywearing mama, was recommended to no longer lift anything heavier than 5 pounds! And to do lots of Kegels, which however only seemed to make things worse: now I was leaking some urine, too.

Then I decided there had to be other options. From my birth experience, I knew the paradigm under which the caregiver attending your birth operates is the most important parameter in your birth outcome. I had the intuition that things were no different when it came to prolapse. Just as there's a huge gap between managed hospital birth and the midwifery model, there had to be another paradigm than your-pelvic-floor-is-broken-let's-fix-it-surgically. I called an herbalist and started taking herbs. And I found Whole Woman.

I improved my posture, my diet, and I stopped Kegels. Posture alone went a long way: I no longer felt like my insides were falling outside of me and that was great relief. Then slowly the bladder and urethral discomfort faded.

I am now 4 year post diagnosis and I consider myself healed. I no longer feel any symptoms and I am enjoying life. I started sudying homebirth midwifery. I started runnning again. I even had another baby. Her birth was easy and beautiful and my post-partum, prolapse-free!

I feel grateful and honored to help others realize the strength and perfection of their own bodies and serving women on their paths towards restoring the beautiful support system Nature gifted them with.