Emmalou Penrod is a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, retired schoolteacher, Certified Consulting Hypnotist and HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator. She used the Lamaze Method when she had her children. All 7 were delivered naturally, 3 in a hospital setting and the other 4 at home.
She ended her 24-year career as a teacher at a residential treatment facility for youth at risk. Most of her education career was spent as a special education teacher. She saw a need to bridge the gap that is sometimes formed between parents and the public-school system. She wrote the book, Navigating the Educational System, 5 Strategies to Get the Best for Your Child and started a podcast show, “In Support of Families” to provide useful information and support for parents.
She completed training through the National Guild of Hypnotists in November of 2018 and was Certified through them as a Consulting Hypnotist. She completed the training offered through HpnoBirthing® International and their certification process to become a Gold Seal HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator. She is in the process of completing certification in the Simpson Protocol, a client-centered approach to hypnotherapy.