Honour ٠ Accept ٠ Release ٠ Trust




HART Holistic Support quote

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu

As a Rites for Girls Facilitator, I help the group create a safe space for each other. Each girl is encouraged to be herself, to dress and speak and behave true to however she is that day. Throughout the time they spend together each girl learns how to accept herself and others whilst experiencing the feeling of being accepted by a group of peers.


Taking Your Place Retreat Hart Holistic Support Karen Abi-Karam

It’s not uncommon to be faced with many decisions as you prepare to give birth: where to deliver, who to have present, how to respond to new information.


We both wanted to thank you for the wonderful support you gave us during the pregnancy and for giving us such useful advice. We learnt so much more from you than would have been possible from the traditional antenatal classes. I truly feel that my birthing experience would not have been as positive had we not met you.

– Josephine & Peter

In a Girls Journeying Together group, girls will learn about the changes that puberty brings, discuss the influences of peers, media, culture, and parents, prepare for their own first period and support one another. They get to know each other really well — well enough to dare to speak their innermost fears and heartfelt hopes, dream into their futures, clarify their values, talk of dating, diets, drinking, exams, and other teen concerns (only when the time is right), laugh and cry and play and feast, find mentors and in time become mentors themselves.


HART Holistic Support Birth Doula pregnant
HART Holistic Support Birth Doula baby

Acting as your advocate, I will work alongside your medical team to provide genuine continuity of care and help to resolve any issues that may arise during your labour.


A very big thank you from all of us for helping make the arrival of little C such a positive experience – your support and encouragement was very empowering and meant a lot to me.

– Anne

I bring with me a range of skills including massage, movement and meditation which we can draw upon throughout the birthing journey.  So, how ever your labour unfolds, you can be sure that I will stay with you until you are feeling settled with the newest addition to your family; however long that takes, at whatever time of the day or night.




As Quoted

Delighted to have been quoted in two recent articles for Telegraph online. EXTRACT Karen Abi-Karam is a milestone mentor and founder of HART Holistic Support. She says that marking milestones is essential for young people, as it “supports their self image” and “gives them a sense of community among peers”. “In these times, we can…

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