parenting support

Learn how to parent in an aligned & conscious way that brings balance & harmony.

Village Birth provides parents with services to support their parenting journey, as well as a community to feel a part of along the way. No one should have to feel alone or isolated as a parent – we are normalising the conversations that need to be had and shared amongst us. Our team of professionals are trained in listening, holding space, guiding you through challenges, celebrating your joys, educating you with real life parenting tools that will change your family life and also offer ongoing support both privately and with regular community events.

Aware Parenting Support

Aware Parenting is a child-rearing approach based on research in the fields of attachment, child development, psychotherapy, cross-cultural studies and the neurobiology of trauma.

It was founded by Dr. Aletha Solter, a Swiss-American developmental psychologist who studied with Dr. Jean Piaget in Switzerland before completing her PHD. She has written five books and is internationally recognised as an expert on attachment, trauma, and non-punitive discipline.

The Aware Parenting approach is comprised of 3 elements – Attachment Style Parenting, Non-Punitive Discipline & Acceptance Of Feelings and lastly, Emotional Release of Feelings.

Most of us feel that we would like to do things differently to how our parents did it, even just in some areas. This paradigm offers us a new way to grow as a family and raise caring and compassionate children with strong attachment bonds.


Meet Sophie

With a double degree in Chinese Medicine and Human Biology, Sophie has been practicing Chinese Medicine for 11 years at a variety of Multi Modality, IVF Support and, Natural Fertility based clinics in Melbourne, Geelong and Jan Juc.

Her area of expertise and passion lies in assisting women on their hormonal journey’s including
– Supporting pregnancy
– Supplementing the postpartum period
– Helping to regulate cycles for hormonal balance

She also enjoys treating Gut Health, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep and Energy issues. Sophie’s treatments are relaxing, so anyone busy or stressed always floats out of the treatment room feeling calm.

During a session Sophie will treat you with Acupuncture – and if needed Moxa, Cupping and Tuina Massage. Those who would benefit also take home personalised Herbal Medicine to continue their treatment.

Although Sophie loves all things natural, she strongly believes in the power of integrating her treatments with other modalities her clients need for optimal outcomes, such as GP’s, Psychologists, Exercise Specialists and other Allied Health professionals.

Sophie is available for appointments in the Village Wellness Clinic on Mondays and Private Health rebates are available.