Nancy Mae and I met through my need for guidance in my fertility journey. I felt such intense and beautiful resonance with Nancy Mae’s work, not just personally but also with the work that I do as a yoga therapist and self-care specialist. In my life, my work is very integrated into my life. I live my work and to see that in Nancy Mae, too, was very powerful for me. It generated a strong sense of community, which made me feel that we were in this together. I felt so much transformation and unfoldment working with Nancy Mae.
For me, generally it’s hard to find someone to help me with my process because I need to feel that the people I’m working with are also doing their work. I felt that Nancy Mae was doing her own personal growth work, not just trying to teach something that’s theoretical but actually experiential in her life. Nancy’s experiential relationship with the work she teaches was hugely powerful. It’s not something she read; it was something that she’d done.
Our journey was such an interesting and complicated one coming to these places where it felt like a dead end and then finding in the unfolding these new pathways. My blockages were not where I imagined they would be. I can talk to the baby’s spirit and I can meet Nancy there so well. But can I talk with doctors and fertility specialists? Nancy helped me to find my process, which was in a certain way backwards from many people’s experiences. For me the challenge was this more linear place, and Nancy helped me see this in a way that nobody else was able to because their own stuff was in the way. People would imply that it was so hard to get feminine and that was not hard for me. The hard part was cultural in some sense – it was to say, “I’m going to talk with a doctor.” I wouldn’t even think to do that.
The more I worked with Nancy the more I realized that it was about having a baby for me – and not about other things. This was really surprising to me because I kept on thinking, “It’s okay. I can let this go.” And every time I came to that conclusion I felt a strong, “No. This is something that’s going to happen. I just haven’t figured out the right way yet. We’re just working on it.” Nancy helped me to tune into this feeling. With Nancy’s help and guidance I’m happy to say that I’m a proud mama to a beautiful baby and I continue to learn from this unfoldment.
In getting to that place of training with Nancy it made sense to me to learn from her, as I work with women who are trying to get pregnant quite a bit. Nancy is a consummate professional in the realm of manifestation and I find the entire structure of the Energetic Fertility Method to be perfect. It’s an amazing container for dealing with a whole gamut of people, styles and learning modalities. So many people can be integrated into this one system because it touches so many different levels and it feels very integrated unlike so many other systems I know. For me, this is special because it’s inclusive instead of exclusive. I feel that my work with clients fits into that inclusive model.
While training with Nancy to become a coach for her Energetic Fertility Method 8-Week Online Course, I enjoyed observing Nancy Mae working. EFM is a strong container for a wide range of people and the course itself is an extension of Nancy Mae. Working with Nancy personally and listening to her help people process what was going on for them, I learned so much about communicating with people who are less familiar with the energetic and feminine aspects of the self. The way that Nancy is able to hold people is really supportive, openhearted and clear. Each of the steps that come up when Nancy is talking with someone is so much arising from Nancy’s personal experience with each person as an individual. There is no cookie cutter approach. There were a lot of times when I trained with Nancy and just listened to her because I learned so much about how to bounce energy back and forth to people in a way that’s supportive. Nancy is able to really see each person for the individual they are.
After Nancy and I worked with someone, we processed what happened. I got so much from the ways in which we talked and how it unfolded was very personal and powerful. As a mentor, Nancy is an excellent sounding board for all of the ideas that came up in my consciousness.
Professionally I really learned how to slow down in my work. When I’m working with Nancy Mae I hear myself more clearly. I become more and more reflective on what I’m doing, the words that I’m using, my thoughts and feelings as they arise, my sense of groundedness. Instead of just being a container for clients, I recognize what my containership means. Because my personal and professional work are so close to one another I’m more present at home. Through working with Nancy, I became more and more lucid with my own process.
If you are interested in working with Nancy Mae and being mentored into the EFM program, you have to be ready to face your stuff. You have to be ready to face the hard parts of yourself. This is going to help you to be a better self. There’s a real possibility and a real capacity for clients to project their hard stuff on you in this training and it’s really important for you to own your own stuff. That is part of being a good practitioner.