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Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing is a complete in-depth antenatal training programme designed to release fear and build confidence during birth.

My own and other parents’ experiences have taught me that while every birth is different, using self-hypnosis and mindfulness techniques enables us to get the best out of whatever situation we find ourselves in during labour and birth. My aim is for parents-to-be to feel empowered by the knowledge and skills they will gain from this effective hypnobirthing method, so that you can have the confidence to trust in your body’s natural ability to birth, your own resources, and your instincts for birthing and parenting.

I am here to help to you create the most positive birthing experience that you can have. I am a practising hypnotherapist and counsellor and it was during my training where I became interested in how hypnotherapy and combined with mindfulness techniques can help people find acceptance and manage chronic pain.

Why use my method?

Although I am not a replacement for your NCT class or NHS preparation class, what I teach provides the essential link and tools that weaves these other pieces of knowledge you are gaining into an experience which puts you in control of your birth.

Taking the time with me to learn about how your mind works and how you can make it work for you in this most precious of times is essential for your success. The fundamentals of managing your mind through birth are physically empowering, emotionally enhancing and spirit lifting.

I have had extensive training not only in hypnotherapy techniques but as part of my continued professional development and specialist training on hypnobirthing with Louise Baker.  My hypnobirthing processes are based in best hypnotherapy and hypnosis practices are flexible to take into account who you are and what you really want.

The hypnobirthing sessions are with you and your birthing partner, ensuring that your unconscious mind has understood the suggestions and accepted them. In personal settings you can be free to learn at your own pace discuss how your experience is meeting your needs and I help you learn how to manage the whole experience in a calm and relaxed way.

About Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing is a calm comfortable and natural way to give birth.   Mother nature created an amazing set of physical and psychological processes to aid you and prepare you for birth.

Stories, myths and misunderstandings have crept into the whole area of birthing. You are probably already working with your team and I want you to know that great my job is to introduce and teach you how to have your most comfortable birth using hypnosis and hypnotherapy

The Benefits of Hypnosis and Birthing

For a calmer, more relaxed and gentle birth, hire a HypnoBirthing practitioner. Proven benefits include:

  • shorter labour
  • elimination or reduction of the need for conventional pain-relief methods (gas and air, epidural etc.)
  • reduced likelihood of ventouse, forceps and caesarean section
  • increased chance of successful and long-term breastfeeding which improves mother–child bonding
  • increased self-esteem and decreased risk of postnatal depression

This program is best undertaken in private sessions so that you and your birthing partner can thoroughly learn the hypnotic skills needed for the most relaxed, stress free and comfortable birth that you can achieve for your baby.

The session content is outlines below not much detail that’s because I offer a personal consultation to all prospective Hypnobirthing clients and their partners or birthing partner. All my clients receive a recordings as the work goes on outside the sessions too.

The program I have created incorporates best practice from hypnosis and pain relief, breathing for stress management and advanced training for pain relief in childbirth.

I also work with ladies whose initial experience of birth was difficult and who needed extra help to get prepared for their next birthing experience.

Program Structure

  • The program:
  • Session 1 : Getting started – the language of birth, relating to your body. What is hypnosis?
  • Session 2 : Releasing negative thoughts or fears about birthing and or past births. Why calmness is so important.
  • Session 3 : Creating comfort, conditioning responses – Deep and Instant Hypnosis
  • Session 4 : Hypnosis – Teaching partner to induce instant Hypnosis
  • Session 5 : Planning the Birth – Moving locations – Anchoring calmness – Bringing it all together
  • Session 6: Optional session to alleviate any anxiety or stress.

A couple of the sessions may be divided in half to ensure that there is plenty of time to practice, gain confidence and for your partner to be sure of their role and skills.

You will be provided with recordings with background music which takes you into the hypnotic state. You will be expected to do your homework and listen to the recordings as this will quickly increase your confidence in your ability to go into trance and stay there regardless of what is going on.

Professional Fees

The program is available for a fee of £325.00 and ideally needs to start 8 – 10 weeks before your due date. We can start later but we’ll need to double up the sessions. I’ve listed a 6th session which is entirely optional where I will work with the mother right up to her birth to alleviate any issues including anxiety or stress, so please feel free to ask.