About Annette from Oztantra
From the Shy Nurse to Woman Empowered From Within
International tantric facilitator and author, Annette Baulch, supports women from all backgrounds to find their voices, their power and their self-love. She does this by supporting their exploration of their relationship to themselves, to their relationship and sexual selves and all this means – whether it is loving, expansive, wild, wanton or sacred! Annette’s skill is in inspiring women to step into their love, their power and authenticity as individuals in a safe and honouring, yet fun way.
She is passionate in supporting women and men to find self-acceptance and to maintain their individuality whilst discovering the joys of togetherness in relationship.
Annette has an online newsletter, holds online short courses; 3, 6 month 1:1 Immersions and 6 month Group Immersions on becoming your own Sovereign Goddess- a woman fully in charge of her body, her sexuality, her power, her voice, her inner wisdom and her magic, creating more of the life she longs for, and at any age!
Annette began life in a small town in rural Victoria, Australia. As a shy child who suffered from childhood sexual abuse, she developed chronic insecurity, an eating disorder, a long-standing back condition and a continual ‘voice of criticism’ in her head. She began her working life by desiring to help others which led to 27 years in nursing.
This included five years with Holistic Health Practitioner Dr Jo Horwood, where she began to understand the value of cultivating wellness, rather than simply treating illness. She then trained in emotional mastery and breathwork with Nicholas De Castella in Melbourne at the Institute of Heart Intelligence before operating her own breathwork practice and running ‘Celebrating the Feminine’ workshops tailored specifically for women.
From Shy to Shining Self-Acceptance
Since discovering personal development and tantra in the second half of her life she’s enjoyed her own extensive personal journey of exploring her life, her body, her emotions, and her sexuality, its taboos, pleasures and awakenings.
Annette has since explored the ins and outs of relationship with Graeme in ways she’d never known before. Funnily, she manifested similar challenges in this relationship that she had already been through in her previous marriage. The relationships themselves were very different, but she could identify the same patterns re-emerging. Why was this?
This led her to believe that what she was manifesting must be coming from within herself, rather than just through her relationships.
“I see my journey into selfhood as a journey into my heart. I delved into my vulnerability, into my own surrender and into love as a tangible, powerful, life and relationship sustaining force. I learned personally, that this is where my bliss lives. Through pleasure, orgasm, beyond limitation and need. Where we can meet beyond separation.”
This belief has become a foundational aspect of her work, one that has led her deep into her own truth motivating her to look intimately deeper into finding out who she was, she learned that accepting her sexual self and healing her sexual shame has been central to her full self-acceptance.
“For any of you who may be considering sexual healing any for your sexual shame, which I believe we all carry at some level, then take heart and dive in. Your journey will be different to mine, but I assure you, if you persist you will find that it is worth it.” – Annette Baulch
To learn about Annette’s personal journey click here to read about her healing of her sexual shame.
Qualifications and Skills
Annette holds a Diploma Certificate in Transpersonal Counselling. Her studies have included tantra yoga, emotional intelligence, embodiment practices, communication and relationship skills, breathwork, Inner child work and imago theory. She has completed ongoing study with other teachers of tantra and is a certified tantra practitioner with the Source School of Tantra, Hawaii. She is currently undertaking Layla Martin’s 12 month trauma informed VITA Coaching course.
“I feel the experience and wisdom from the thousands of couples and individuals I have been in contact with over the past 15 years, they continually astound me in their courage, beauty and wisdom.” – Annette Baulch
The Love of Working with Couples Sexuality
Annette loves working with Graeme and with relationship counselling and sex therapy for couples. The intimacy that she sees strengthened and the relationships that begin to thrive again inspire her every day.
The book that they have co-authored, ‘Coming Together’ has bridged a gap for clients who are not quite ready for a face to face discussion but are comfortable reading in their private time and space.
And of Working with Women
Annette has offerings just for women including 1:1 coaching sessions, her Sovereign Goddess offerings a multitude of ways online for women to get to know themselves and their pleasure better. She keeps a special place in her heart for her women’s workshop ‘The Power of Yoni’, a 5 day celebration of all things mysteriously feminine. There she channels Divine Feminine healing energy for women, sharing it in ways that change women’s lives. Annette has authored a guided journal for women to come home to themselves.
Take a look, her Yoni workshop might be just right for you!
Or to contact Annette for a conversation about your next steps email her here, or contact her on 0437 966696.