Hypnobirthing Ireland - Teachers' Directory
I have 3 children, from teens to tots. When pregnant with my first child, hypnobirthing was an unknown however I was aware of hypnotherapy and the power of positive thinking. Having grown up in the countryside I remember seeing animals birthing calmly and naturally in the field, continuing eating in between surges. I started to look at the psychology behind it as I wanted to have that level of calm too. The lack of anticipation and expectation enabled them to peacefully deal with one surge at a time allowing their body to instinctively birth their young. It was beautiful. This knowledge combined with consciously hypnobirthing in later years shaped the way I approached the births of all my children (though none were born in a field!).
I studied midwifery in Trinity College Dublin and trained in the Coombe Women's and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, where I currently work. I am also a certified hypnobirth practitioner, registered with The Association of Hypnobirthing Midwives as well as The Hypnobirthing Association (both RCM accredited organisations). I have always been interested in the miracle of childbirth and the inner strength that women possess, sometimes unknowingly. As a midwife on Delivery Suite in the Coombe Hospital, I see first hand the strength that women (and their partners) have.
I have worked with hundreds of clients since opening my Hypnotherapy Clinic in Kilkenny in 2006. I came to hypnotherapy almost by accident – my background is in banking – but after my first class I knew that I had found my new career. As a qualified and experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Trainer and NLP Mind Coach, I completed my Hypnobirthing Teacher Training in the UK with Katherine Graves. This comprehensive course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives UK. I am a member of the Hypnobirthing Association. Perhaps most importantly, I am a mother of two wonderful children. I understand completely the worries and fears faced by expectant mums. I am passionate about teaching couples how to overcome these fears and look forward to enjoying the best possible experience of childbirth.
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