About the Author

Betty Idarius is the co-director of Process Coaching Center and co-founder of Full Circle Wellness Resource Center in Ukiah, California. Full Circle serves to support, educate, advocate for, and empower individuals in all areas of physical, mental and emotional well being. Betty practices there as a classical homeopath, process coach and teacher.

Her background includes 30 years working with pregnant women and their families as a homebirth midwife, counselor, and educator. With a focus on empowering women to trust in their innate abilities to birth and parent wisely, Betty dedicated herself to fostering an experience of birth that was gentle, supportive, and honoring of the sacred. She was one of the pioneers of waterbirth in the U.S. and is featured in the documentary Waterbabies.

Homeopathic medicine presented itself as an ally in her quest of natural health and healing. Betty graduated from the Pacific Academy of Homeopathic Medicine in 1995, and continued her studies with homeopathic masters worldwide. Her special interest has been women and children’s health. She is the author of The Homeopathic Childbirth Manual: A Practical Guide for Labor, Birth, and the Immediate Postpartum Period.

In 1983, following her desire to understand the fundamentals of effective healing communication she co-founded with her husband The Oregon Center of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in Eugene, Oregon. Together, they worked with John Grinder, one of the originators of NLP, and his trainers, offering certification trainings in NLP, hypnosis using NLP, and modeling. She is certified as a Master Practitioner of the Art of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and a Practitioner of Hypnosis using Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Betty also has extensive training and experience in rebirthing, gestalt therapy, bodywork synthesizing Feldenkreis, Alexander bodywork and Gestalt Therapy, Family Constellation Work and indigenous wisdom and shamanic practices.

In order to heal deeper parts of herself, she began working with John Pateros in 2001. In Process Coaching she found the tools needed to Heal to Wholeness. She was certified as a Process Coach in 2003, and in 2007 was certified as a Process Coaching teacher. Her passion is bringing unconditional loving acceptance to the deepest feeling parts of self, and helping others do the same. She offers individual process coaching sessions and relationship coaching for couples, as well as classes in becoming your own healing practitioner.

Betty was interviewed for Sojourn Magazine on The Midwifery Model of Care. That interview can be read here.