Hi, I am Amanda Dunsby, a qualified Integral Coach® and Fertile Body Method practitioner based in Cape Town.
After working for many years in the human resources field, I discovered my real passion, coaching, and completed the Professional Coaching Course through the Centre for Coaching (UCT Graduate School of Business) in 2011.
After I got married in my late thirties, it came as a huge shock when, far from the honeymoon baby we had hoped for, the diagnosis (after more than a year of hugely stressful investigations) was “infertility”. Fortunately my treatments at a local fertility clinic were eventually successful, resulting in my pregnancy with our fraternal twins who were born at the end of 2013. I can attest to the stress, disappointment and challenges created by infertility, and know just how hard it is. My children are living proof though that fertility treatment can and does work, and that one must never abandon hope!
I worked with a Fertile Body Method (FBM) therapist while I prepared for and underwent fertility treatment. I found it incredibly supportive, nurturing and helpful, and the coaching helped me to set realistic goals and feel more relaxed, confident and optimistic. I also downloaded the FBM IVF Companion CD and used it regularly. I felt like I was able to ‘get my head right’ and as a believer in the mind-body connection, strongly feel I gave science a helping hand.
I feel drawn to work with those facing similar challenges, so I completed the FBM training in April 2016 to supplement my integral coaching® skills. I am delighted to now be able to offer specialised fertility coaching to people who are trying or struggling to conceive and grow their families.