Holistic Practitioners


Peggy Lutes, RN, CH, CHBE, CHFT

Hypnobirthing, Hypnotherapy, Hypnofertility

What is Hypnosis?  HYPNOSIS is a state of mind that is characterized by deep relaxation, heightened imagination, and a high responsiveness to suggestions.  By quieting the conscious mind, the subconscious mind accepts new suggestions for positive change.  When you are deeply relaxed your mind functions more clearly which allows the subconscious to accept suggestions.  In order for hypnosis to be successful the client must want change.  You are ALWAYS in complete control; if you don’t like a suggestion, your subconscious mind will reject it.  No one can make you do anything against your will. You are awake, aware and able to accept or reject any suggestion.  You can emerge from hypnosis at any time. http://www.gentlehealinghypnosis.com/

Contact Peggy @ peggy@TheBirthCenter.com  or 302-737-8052

CranioSacralFascial Therapy (CFT)

Colleen McLaughlin, RN, LMT

Colleen is a former RN at The Birth Center and is thrilled to be back, offering bodywork sessions for babies. Prior to her nursing career, Colleen was a Massage Therapist for over a decade. She has taken her two loves, bodywork and supporting the mom/baby dyad, and is now a CranioSacralFascial Therapist for infants through adults.

CranioSacralFascial Therapy (CFT) is a gentle non-invasive bodywork therapy that helps to relieve some common newborn issues such as; nursing challenges, colic/reflux/constipation, birth trauma, torticollis, chronic ear infections, and more, by aiding in the release of tight areas of the body.  Tight babies are unhappy babies, loose babies are happy babies. When our body is loose it works better. Colleen experienced the benefits of this therapy with her own child and feels so blessed to be able to offer it to others.

Colleen is a Delaware and Pennsylvania State licensed Massage Therapist with 20+ years of experience. When she isn’t working, she is enjoying her time with the loves of her life, her husband and two young boys.

Learn more and get in touch with Colleen here.

Essential Oils

Jennifer Sikes, RN, BSN, Essentials Oils Consultant

Jenn began using essential oils 3 years ago with an increasingly wide range of applications and success stories to share with friends and family. A research-based nurse at heart, Jenn identified Young Living, a therapeutic-grade line of oils free of synthetics and toxins, as her exclusive choice for administering to mothers and their babies. As the designated oils consultant at The Birth Center, Jenn is passionate about equipping clientele with the knowledge and confidence to embrace the oily life. For more information visit: www.mamateatree.com

Classical Homeopathy

Barbara Bason, B.A., B.S., PCH, CBT, Classical Homeopathy & Bowen Therapy, LLC

Barbara has practiced classical homeopathy and Bowen therapy http://www.bowenusa.org/ since 1999 and 2002 respectively, providing holistic family care for pregnancy; infants, children; men and women of all ages; for chronic and acute conditions.

Barbara is co – leader and instructor for the Delaware Homeopathy Information group, offering monthly public meetings at Newark Natural Foods.

Homeopathy stimulates the individual’s self- healing mechanisms. Homeopathic medicine is effective in treating people with a variety of problems including injuries, acute illness, and chronic illness. For more information about homeopathy see the web site: www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org

Contact Barbara to schedule an appointment

Phone: 302. 322. 1077

Email: barbpract@aol.com


Health Coach

Kathy Samworth, University of Delaware Health Coaching Student

Health Coaching is a collaborative process that assists you in creating strategies for behavior change in order for you to live a more fulfilling life.

As of June 2016, Kathy is finishing up her studies at The University of Delaware in the Health Coaching Graduate Certificate Program. There is an exciting Health Coaching opportunity this summer at The Birth Center. I will be offering complementary Health Coaching sessions as part of her  practicum for the UD Health Coaching Graduate Certificate Program. This is an awesome opportunity for you to take a step towards living your best life! For more information go to www.kathysamworth.com

Kathy works part time as a pediatric Physical Therapist and teaches yoga in her home studio. She has a passion for dreamwork, tennis, photography and writing (check out her blog at www.dreamforyourlife.com). Kathy also loves spending time in nature and is grateful to live adjacent to the Brandywine Creek State Park where she hikes on a regular basis.

Email Kathy to schedule an appointment @ http://dreamforyourlife@gmail.com

Ayurvedic Practitioner & Meditation Teacher

Alison Driscoll, Mindfulness-awareness Meditation Teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner

Alison Driscoll is a mindfulness-awareness meditation teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner. She received her training in Ayurveda through the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and The Ayurvedic Institute and as a meditation teacher through Shambhala International. She has been practicing and teaching these modalities for over 20 years.

Contact Alison @ alison.smithdriscoll@gmail.com