Hypnobirthing Dorset - Teachers' Directory
My name is Sophie Annett and I have been a practising massage and holistic therapist for 13 years. I trained to become a certified Infant Massage Instructor in 2013 giving me a chance to lead many courses in this wonderful, ancient process. After using KGHypnobirthing with the home-birth of my son, I became increasingly amazed and awe-inspired by its immense power and simplicity. I knew it was a tool that I wanted to share with as many expectant mothers and their partners as possible and feel incredibly privileged to now teach it. I am easily accessible, teaching both from my home in Lyme Regis or from your home and can travel between Dorchester and Exeter easily.
My name is Sophie Laycock and I have been a practising massage and holistic therapist for 13 years. After using the simple yet hugely powerful methods of KGHypnobirthing during the home-birth of my son, I became increasingly amazed and awe-inspired by its power and simplicity. I knew it was a tool that I wanted to share with as many expectant mothers and their partners as possible and I feel incredibly privileged to now teach it. I am easily accessible, teaching both from my home in Lyme Regis or from your own home and can travel between Dorchester and Exeter easily.
I am a registered Midwife and Health Visitor. My passion has always been natural birth. I had a homebirth myself and have supported many women and their families to birth at home. I am no longer practising as a Midwife and am currently practicing as a Health Visitor. I am passionate about child birth and supporting birthing in a natural and safe way. I am also a fully qualified Hypnotherapist and am really excited to be able to put all my knowledge and skills together to be able to teach couples/families in hypnobirthing empowering and supporting them to achieve a more natural and safe way to birth and welcome their new baby into the world.
As a midwife, I have witnessed the powerful experience of women who have used hypnobirthing techniques for a calm, gentle and positive birth experience.
After seeing this many times, I progressed to becoming a qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher, which is a course accredited by the Royal College of Midwifery. I am a member of the Hypnobirthing Association and insured by Holistic Insurance, I do not provide medical advice to my Hypnobirthing clients. I am DBS checked and just as important for you to know as the fact that I hold the necessary paperwork, is the abundance of enthusiasm I have for teaching KG Hypnobirthing, this means much more than a job to me.
I have been trained to be a hypnobirthing teacher by Katharine Graves. I have home educated my son and now he is off on his adventures, I thought it was time for me to have mine! I have been involved with AIMS (Assoc. for the Improvement in Maternity Services) for many years on the committee and as Publications Secretary. I have a good knowledge of the issues surrounding birth and decided to teach hypnobirthing to get closer to the mums. I am continually amazed at the power of hypnobirthing and love passing on the techniques and message to couples.
I'm Estelle an experienced Hypnobirthing practitioner of over 7 years standing and hypnotherapist of some 15 years., qualified and experienced in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Hypnofertility Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling, REIKI (master practitioner/teacher), Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Childbirth Education.
My simple aim for those who take my course is that they have the best "birth experience" possible on the day, be it the first time or the 3rd time - each time is special!
All teachers in our directory have training and been accredited in the KG Hypnobirting method. This includes being assessed to ensure they have the skills, experience and level of professionalism essential to promoting good practice within the field of natural birthing techniques. All members are strong advocates of natural birthing as the method of choice for expectant mothers and have signed up to our code of ethics, committing to carrying out best practice at all times.
The use of hypnobirthing in natural birthing is increasing as understanding about it becomes more widespread, as it promotes the use of hypnosis techniques to create a more peaceful, stress-free birth for mother and baby and we have more information about it on our website.
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