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 birthing person feels in labour, the more their birth hormones are able to work effectively. Clinical research shows that using hypnobirthing techniques in childbirth results in reduced sensation of pain, shorter labour and less intervention. I believe this deepened understanding of how your mind impacts your body will give you tools that will support your physical and emotional well being throughout pregnancy and beyond.
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE I am teaching this course online using Zoom. You will be sent a digital course pack and during the sessions you will be able to view my presentation as I teach. The course is taught through a combination of discussion, presentations and practical demonstrations. You will be sent my hypnobirthing tracks to download for your own practice at home and to play during labour.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Birth physiology, the science behind birth hormones and how to make them work effectively
The physical changes that occur during labour and what this means for you and your baby
The role of your nervous system, reducing adrenaline and how understanding this can help you create an optimal environment and manage pain
Demonstration of the uterus and understanding what a contraction is
How to use deep relaxation and hypnosis in your pregnancy to prepare for labour
Addressing and letting go of fears and practical tips for easing anxieties
What to expect and how to manage the different stages of labour, including breathing techniques and massage
Practical tools for both you and your partner to feel confident and prepared, especially during Covid-19
Ways to involve your birth partner and empowering them to be your best birth team
The options available and decision making tools
How hypnobirthing techniques can support you in the postnatal period and beyond
Hypnobirthing pack with all the information from the course
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 and / or an online support community.
ONLINE COURSE DATES
JUNE GROUP COURSE Tuesday 9th, 6.30 - 9pm and Saturday 27th June 2020, 9.30am - 12pm Plus 2 hour private follow up session.
Other group dates are available - please contact me to arrange. Online Group Course : £140 Two 2.5 hour sessions Private 2 hour follow up session
Online Private Course: £170 Two 3 hour sessions. Dates and times to be arranged at your convenience.
Please leave your details below, including your estimated due date if you are interested in joining me for an online Hypnobirthing course.
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.