Awakenings Holistic Healing Center


. Sensory Learning
. Body Ecology
. Conscious Conception
. Birth Services
. Pulsed Magnetic Fields
. Other Services

. Birthing From Within
. Nutrition
. Other Classes



Awakenings Holistic Healing Center
880 Lee Street #201A
Des Plaines, IL 60016

CALL 847.297.8280.
Or, email us to find out how we can help.

"I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful workshop. I really gained a lot from it, and I want to thank you especially for providing such a safe place to talk, laugh, cry and explore."
- Nora J.

"Sally was fantastic! She was like a homebirth guide, quietly doing or asking others to do whatever needed to be done. We appreciated her unconditional support and acceptance."
- Cari B.

"Creating the birth art was especially helpful because it allowed me to access some disappointment I didn't realize I had been carrying."
- Lisa T.

Birth Services
Helping families heal and thrive.


Birth Services
discover the tranformative power of the birth experience

With Awakenings Birth and Healing Services, you get the holistic support and mentoring you need in every stage of the birthing process: pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Birth Doula Services (Labor Support)
experience full nurturance, support

Labouring women and their partners thrive with the continous attendence of a trusted woman providing comfort and confidence. As a professional Doula, Sally Martin-Ranft works to nurture and protect the experience by encouraging each woman to give birth in her own unique way. She can work alongside your midwife or doctor to help provide the most complete care possible. Call Sally today at 847.297.8280 for more information.

Birthing From Within Classes
reclaiming birth as a rite of passage

"Birthing From Within" classes use a variety of approaches to help women give birth mindfully using their own emotional, spiritual and physical power. Based on Pam England's groundbreaking approach, the class will lead you in a process of self-discovery.

The 6-week class guides you and your partner to...

  • Build an instinctive, personal pain-coping mindset.
  • Explore questions and fears about labor, birth and parenting through multi-sensory explorations.
  • Tap into your own inner wisdom about your pregnant body, how you want to give birth and your journey into parenthood.

Learn more at the Birthing From Within web site. Awakenings Center founder Sally Martin-Ranft is a certified mentor.

Birthing From Within

Healing Your Birthstory Workshops
transforming your personal experience

These workshops offer a safe place to explore and heal your deepest feelings about the birth experience. We welcome any woman who needs support after a recent complicated birth or any previous birth event.

  • Rewrite the story of your birth experience.
  • Promote self-awareness, healing and celebration.
  • Access your creative powers. Use art exploration, small group support and sharing.
Call 847.297.8280 for more information or visit our BIrthing From Within page for more options.

home . about us . news . links . contact
w w w . c e n t e r f o r a w a k e n i n g s . c o m

2005-2006 Awakenings Holistic Healing Center. Photo by Rubberball Productions. Web site by Grotto Communications.

to home page