Updated: Jun 1, 2021
What if there was a gentler way to unwind and relax with you and your baby? What if you connect and have a relationship with your baby even before it's born?
As a doula and prenatal yoga coach, I was constantly on the lookout for new things to add to my tool kit for mothers and babies. Ironically it was my own pursuit to get pregnant that led me to the Access Bars. My husband and I had been trying for over six years to have a baby without success.
And I was beginning to realise the future that I had planned was not going to occur, and I was devasted.
However, when I had my Bars run, I realised that I knew there was something else possible.
It's hard to describe, and I just knew that even if I didn't have words for my future possibilities, I had a future.
The Access Bars is a hands-on process discovered and developed by Gary Douglas in the US 30 years ago. The Bars are points on the head that are touched gently by a practitioner. People have had all kinds of results, the most common being they feel relaxed and happy afterwards.
People have even claimed that Access Bars has saved their lives. It certainly saved mine and my marriage.
The first time I had my Bars run was at an Access Bars training day, and it was there first time in six years that I felt any kind of relief. I couldn't wait to start using the Access Bars with my pregnant clients.
Having worked with pregnant women for 13 to 15 years, I had experienced how pregnancy and birth can be very unpredictable. All manner of things can show up, and much of what's going on in a woman's psyche, thought process, and emotional state can be a significant factor in how a woman delivers.
I instinctively knew the Access Bars was going to make a considerable difference to my clients. And it was far greater than I could have ever considered. When I started doing the Access Bars on my clients, I would give them two or three sessions prior to birth. Often clients would fall asleep, it was relaxing, and they loved it.
The really astounding change was that I went from attending births typically anywhere from twelve to twenty-four four hours and sometimes longer to eight to six hours labours maximum.
Sometimes we would arrive at the hospital, and the baby would be born 30 minutes later, and I'm not exaggerating. It was incredible.