HYPNOBIRTHING "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood". - Marie Curie
Teaching you effective, practical techniques for a calm and positive birth experience
"Hypnobirthing turned my fear of birth in to excitement and total respect for birth and that is what allowed us to have such a positive experience"
The aim of the course is for you and your birthing partner to feel informed and prepared for the birth of your baby, teaching you effective, practical techniques no matter what type of birth you are planning.
Hypnobirthing works on the principle that the more calm and safe the mother feels in labour, the more the essential birth hormones are able to do their job. I bring everything back to science, with evidence based information- explaining how the nervous system, mind and body are intrinsically linked with birth physiology.
Clinical research shows that using hypnobirthing techniques in childbirth results in reduced sensation of pain, shorter labour and less intervention. I discuss how to use the tools learnt on the course for all types of births, including caesarean birth and the different scenarios that might occur, to enable you to make informed decisions at every stage of your labour. I believe that having the skills to calm your mind can be hugely beneficial in all areas of life, particularly throughout motherhood, so we will explore how to prepare for the fourth trimester.
GROUP COURSE DATES
APRIL 2020: ONE DAY INTENSIVE- PENRYN Date: Sunday 19th April Time: 11.00am - 5pm Venue: ZedShed, Commercial Road, Penryn, Cornwall £120
MAY 2020: TWO DAYS - CARBIS BAY Dates: Sunday 17th and 24th May Time: 9.45am - 1.15pm Venue: Una St Ives, Laity Lane, Carbis Bay, Cornwall £140
PRIVATE COURSE IN YOUR OWN HOME 6 hour course - £180 3 hour refresher course - £110
Using deep relaxation and hypnosis so that the mind and body work together
Learning birth physiology, the science behind birth hormones and how to make them work effectively
Knowing the options available so that you can make informed decisions for your birth
Practical tools for both you and your partner to feel confident and prepared
What to expect during the different stages of labour
Ways to involve your birth partner and empowering them to be your best birth team
Addressing and letting go of fears and practical tips for easing anxieties
Exploring your care preferences including information on other comfort measures and pain management
How to use the relaxation techniques to support you in the postnatal period
Tailored for you, with ongoing support and in a comfortable small group setting
Hypnobirthing pack with all the information from the course
MP3 Hypnosis recordings to listen to at home
My hypnosis music to listen to as part of your preparation and to add to your birth playlist
Full telephone support until the birth of your baby. You can contact me if you have any last minute worries or questions
Follow up after the birth of your baby to hear your story
Invitation to a reunion meet up for mothers, babies and partners
TO ANSWER SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS...
WHEN TO DO THE COURSE I welcome women to come to my classes at any point in their pregnancy, but the earlier you start the course, the more time you have to practice the tools learnt and listen to the hypnosis recordings. Taking the course anytime between week 25 and 32 of your pregnancy would be a good recommendation. That said, women have found benefit from doing a Hypnobirthing course earlier, particularly if they have anxieties, and have also found great benefit from starting a course in their final weeks of pregnancy.
BIRTH PARTNERS Having someone support you during labour who understands birth physiology along with your personal care preferences is pivotal in helping to create an environment conducive to birth. Each place on the course is for the mother and one birth partner. You are of course very welcome to come on your own, but if you are planning on having someone else present to support you during labour, it would be hugely beneficial for them to attend. If you are planning on having more than one birth partner, it would be best to bring the same person to all classes, as the skills learnt build on from the previous session. On occasion, I can welcome a second partner into the sessions, but this depends on available spaces and may incur an additional charge - please do ask if you would like two partners to attend with you.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTINUITY Through my work as a doula I recognise the importance of continuity for mothers during their pregnancy. When you come on my course you will be welcomed into a supportive environment where there will be laughter and home made cakes! I want you to feel at ease, a space to be yourself, where your voice is heard. This is important because firstly, I want you to have a positive experience and secondly, because if you are in a place of calm, where your mind and body are open to suggestions, then the preparation we do for labour is more likely to have impact. Hypnobirthing works by setting positive anchors which are embedded in the mothers subconscious through practice and repetition.
ACCREDITED BY MAMASERENE You may have realised through searching for a Hypnobirthing course, that teachers have been accredited by many different organisations. I trained as an Independent practitioner accredited by MamaSerene (Dani Diosi) because this training is unique in that it has enabled me to write my course content and record my own scripts meaning that you will hear my voice on the course and continue to do so at home when listening to the recordings. This continuity supports the very essence of how Hypnobirthing works; embedding anchors that ground the mother to feel safe and secure.