Reflexology for Fertility: A Comprehensive Practitioner’s Guide to Natural and Assisted Conception. Written by Barbara Scott and illustrated by Harriet Combes. Published by Watkins; 304 pages; ISNB: 9781780289014.
This is the first book to be published on the treatment of the male and female reproductive conditions using reflexology. The book provides a step-by-step guide, providing practitioners with a structured format on how to gain the information they will need from their clients, how to interpret that information, how to plan treatment and what techniques they will need to use. This allows practitioners to work, not only with clients who are trying to conceive, but with a wide range of reproductive conditions.
The reflexologist Barbara Scott is the chairman of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists and acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading experts in working with couples undergoing assisted fertility treatment.
Harriet Combes specialises in Maternity Reflexology, Reproductive Reflexology and Natural Fertility and is Secretary to the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists. Harriet offers treatments at The Practice Rooms in Salisbury.
Harriet also runs course to help reflexologists gain a real understanding of how to work with fertility clients. As a co-author of this book, she highly recommends reading the book alongside a course. Specialised courses are run throughout the country, including Bath, Exeter, Salisbury and Southampton. Here is what a recent trainee said about the specialised training delivered by Harriet Coombes and accredited by the Association of Reflexologists:
“I have recently taken Part 1 of Barbara Scott’s Reproductive Reflexology course and I am so glad I did. Barbara has written and developed a very comprehensive fertility package, giving us in depth knowledge into the world of fertility and coupling this with the skills to use reflexology as an aid to help couples to conceive. Harriet Combes delivered it brilliantly, it was easy to follow, well explained and good fun. Since completing part 1, I have been working on my case studies and have had numerous questions that I have emailed to Harriet. She has responded very quickly to them and given me the help I needed in order to help my clients and build my confidence in this area. I would thoroughly recommend this course and I would definitely say that Barbara’s work is in good hands with Harriet as the tutor. I can’t wait to take Part 2 soon.” Alex – Feb 2016
For more information please visit: http://www.serennaturalfertility.co.uk
Perspectives, Spring 2016 – Links to other articles in this issue
An interview with the art psychotherapist Cyndy Walker on the nature and the advantages of art therapy.
An exploration of the history and the practice of ‘Body Mapping’ with the psychotherapist Annette Schwalbe.
TPR spoke to the hypnobirthing specialist Kirsty Wick about the complexities of childbirth and her multifaceted approach to helping expectant mothers prepare for the event.
Dawn McHale discusses the benefits of creative writing both as a technique for self-development and as a means of complementing therapy.
The healer and shamanic practitioner Hannah Pearson explores the links between wellbeing and self-development.
Morwenna Lewis has chosen a poem for this issue of Perspectives and explains its special significance to her.
Treatment swaps are valuable both as a means of discovering different types of therapies and of supporting one another’s practice and wellbeing. This column relates some of our practitioners’ experiences.