When you’re going through something as painful and isolating as infertility, turning to professional support can be a game-changer. But sometimes, it can be challenging to find the right support.
The best support comes from someone who not only has the professional experience & expertise, but who understands first-hand what you’re going through.
Hello and welcome
I’m Sarah and I'm an infertility coach and a yoga & meditation teacher based in Australia.
For the past 20 years, I have been teaching, guiding and supporting others to help them flourish and feel their best.
I founded Open to Life to support women who are dealing with the stress and grief of infertility so they can learn the strategies and the skills they need to feel positive about themselves and their lives again, before they hold their baby in their arms.
It took me 10 years to become a mother, and I eventually did so through international surrogacy and egg donation after numerous pregnancy losses, many rounds of IUI & IVF, multiple surgeries to remove borderline ovarian tumours, a Hashimotos diagnosis, a hysterectomy and an endless amount of grief and turmoil.
There came a stage on my journey where I reached my lowest point. I felt broken like never had before, as if I was in a pit of grief that I could never climb out of.
When I finally hit rock bottom, I felt no choice but to muster the inner fortitude to commit to forging a path back to my centre so I could find a way to get my life back and feel happy again, before I became a mother. To do this, I drew on my 20 years of professional experience around supporting others and combined this with over 2 decades of studying a range of modalities targeted at facilitating personal transformation.
Once I started applying this wisdom to my life in earnest, I experienced a profound shift on every level of my being. It wasn’t easy and it didn't happen overnight, but eventually (and paradoxically) when I reached the toughest part of my journey to become a mother, I came to experience a level of joy and inner peace that I had never experienced before. I softened into a state of equanimity that could not be swayed by external events in my life, no matter how tumultuous they were.
After experiencing this awakening, I was inspired to create Open to Life so that I could share the knowledge, wisdom and experience I had gained on my own path to support other women going through a painful journey to motherhood. It’s the kind of support that I wished I could find for during my own journey and the kind of support that I know will benefit you.
I can support you with navigating infertility so can feel...
Positive about yourself and your life again
Confident in your ability to manage the highs and lows of your path to parenthood
Clarity about how to make decisions and move forward on your journey
Empowered to reduce the impact negative thoughts and emotions have on you
Able to surrender and remain open to moving forward with grace and ease
When working with women, I draw on the expertise gained from being a qualified meditation teacher, a yoga teacher and an accredited coach and integrate this with my formal training in acceptance and commitment therapy, ego state therapy, neuro linguistic programming along with neuroscience and nervous system health.
I combine all of this with my 20+ years of experience as a facilitator and educator to support, empower and inspire women through my Navigating Infertility podcast, the Reclaim Your Life signature online program and the Open to Life blog.
I find this work deeply fulfilling and am grateful for the opportunity to have run a successful coaching and training business, Flourish Consulting for over 12 years now.
Over the past two decades, I’ve undertaken formal studies into meditation and eastern traditions and their associated philosophies and practices. More importantly, in 2001, I embarked on an in-depth personal exploration into these traditions as they relate to my own life and I continue this exploration to this day.
All of my experience has culminated in a unique blend of Science, Soul & Wisdom, enabling women who are in the grip of despair from infertility to step off the treadmill so they can soften, loosen their grip, transform their mental and emotional patterns and tap back into their inner strength and wisdom.
With a proven track record, I help women experience a level of transformation that enables them to Open to Life (as it is) with gratitude and acceptance, and cultivate the capacity to experience equanimity even in the face of adversity.