Consider that much of modern medicine has been about respecting the physician as the authority. This is not our philosophy. Rather, we see ourselves as equals for our clients to establish a mutual respecting relationship. This means creating a mutual goal for your wellness. We do not see ourselves as the fixer or the rescuer but ultimately a resource of information specific to the context of the encounter. The midwifery model of care was a great foundation for me as a clinician in that we seek for the woman to maintain her power and authority over herself. We want the responsibility of this work we do together to really be in the hands of the client, and while we share in that, we certainly are not the ultimate power and authority.
Our goal is to assist our clients in moving towards self-care and self-knowledge as a healthy person in an optimal state of living. We provide resources for that and loads of opportunities for connection, but we do encourage you to be independent and to see yourself as capable of healing yourself. Our bodies are well-functioning, complex organisms with needs and workings best known by those who embody that physical form. You are your own expert. Conventional medicine has not historically placed the interests of women or children first. The focus has long been profits, not wellness. Our clients seek an alternative.
As more and more women and men turn to natural methods of healing and seek to identify that underlying concern, to really govern themselves and learn to self-protect, we have discovered they are moving away from a system that sees them only as a mechanical organism that needs fixing. We are a guide. We extend compassion and empathy. We embrace science, but balance that with art. Health and wellness is about more than drugs, tests, and procedures. It's also about physical, emotional, and spiritual presence. We have resources for healing the whole person. We want to understand who you are today and who you see as your favorite self. To that, we will guide and support your efforts.