Sjanie is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and menstruality educator specialising in fertility. During her years in practice, both privately and as part of an integrated medical team at the Zita West Fertility Clinic, she has successfully treated many couples with fertility problems.
Sjanie developed The Fertile Body Method which is a unique approach to treating fertility problems using hypnosis and other mind-body approaches. She is passionate about sharing what she knows and continues to teach The Fertile Body Method to therapists throughout Europe and in South Africa. In September 2009 her book The Fertile Body Method: Practitioner's Manual was published, the first of its kind to outline the application of hypnosis and mind-body approaches to treat fertility problems. The Fertile Body Method: Practitioner's Training DVD produced in March 2011 brings the theory in the manual to life, with demonstrations and live therapy sessions.
Since developing the Fertile Body Method, Sjanie has trained a worldwide community of FBM therapists. She continues to contribute to the growing field of fertility and mind-body medicine through writing, teaching and most recently co-founded the new Blossom & Be online fertility support community.
Over the past few years she has further developed her work to acknowledge the menstrual cycle as the foundation for women's wellbeing at all levels. Sjanie is co-founder of Red School, pioneering a ground'breaking approach to women's physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing based on the menstrual cycle and the journey from menarche to menopause.