Hypnobirthing Essex - Teachers' Directory
I used hypnotheraphy before I was pregnant to help with the stress of IVF and it was amazing! I was able approach IVF with a much more positive attitude.
So when our first round of IVF was succesful, and I heard about Hypnobirthing I knew I had to do it and it was brilliant. So briliiant that I was inspired to train as a KG Hypnobirthing teacher to help spread the word of hypnobirthing and its amazing qualities.
My HypnoBirthing journey begun in 2011. I was so excited about being pregnant and then hit by complete fear at the reality of what it meant... I had to give birth. All the negative birth stories I had ever heard came to the forefront of my mind. It was then after doing lots of research I came across HypnoBirthing and I am so glad I did.
In 2015 I gave birth to our second child with HypnoBirthing and was overwhelmed again by the power and confidence I felt and still feel to this day.
So now I am a qualified KG HypnoBirthing teacher and want to spread the HypnoBirthing positivity and let other parents know you can have an empowering experience, you can have confidence in labour, you can overcome all the negatives surrounding labour and you can have the birth that is best for you and your baby.
Jan Smith - Witham, Essex
KG Hypnobirthing is a complete antenatal package. My 15 years as a midwife enable me to draw on a wealth of practical experience as well as up to date knowledge of local hospitals. All these combine to bring you a truly comprehensive Hypnobirthing course as you prepare for your baby's birth.
I work in a Birth Unit alongside the Consultant led unit where I positively promote Hypnobirth, active birth, water birth and aromatherapy, and am sensitive to each woman's birth wishes. I am enormously privileged to have been present at many hundreds of births. I have seen the power of Hypnobirthing first-hand many times and am excited that the word is spreading and more and more women are discovering for themselves how effective Hypnobirthing is.
I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you.
I am a member of the Hypnobirthing Association and have qualified as a professional Hypnobirthing practitioner with Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing.
I am a qualified doula and hypnobirthing teacher. I have extensive experience in child and baby care as well as working as a maternity assistant in the NHS for over 10 years. I am a qualified breast-feeding counsellor and teach mothers how to cope with babies with sleep problems. I have passionate belief in natural childbirth, in which hypnobirthing plays a huge part.
I believe in creating the right environment for everyone to benefit from a holistic way of life. My approach is to be as logical and as realistic as possible. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge. I have been teaching pre & post natal Pilates and Yoga for 12 years and last year when I fell pregnant with my first child I knew I wanted a natural birth. I researched all the schools of thought around this and found Katharine Graves method to be the most logical and comprehensive and guess what it worked! I immediately wanted to share this with other Mums to be, as why isn’t this the norm for women? Move over "one born every minute" Hello Hypnobirthing!
Before I discovered hypnobirthing, I enjoyed a successful career in store management for a major retailer. Since having my son, I cannot imagine anything more fulfilling than helping other parents to get the best out of their birth experience for themselves and their baby.
I am originally from South Yorkshire, but now live in Essex with my husband and our son. I regularly spend time in Yorkshire with my family, and therefore offer teaching in both locations- I am keen to make sure more and more people are learning about this amazing way to birth!
Mama of 2 boys, from Yorkshire, now living in Essex. My life goal is empowerment of women and their families In birth and early motherhood. No matter how you look at it, it's a super challenging time, it takes a village that most of us don't have. I'm building one for my mamas (*no actual bricks*).
My name is Gemma Barry. I have enjoyed over 10 years working as a children’s nurse and have been practicing in complementary therapies for the last eight years.
During my time as a complementary therapist I started to focus on Pregnancy Massage and Pregnancy Reflexology and very quickly become interested in the effects of relaxation on pregnancy and into birth. This lead me to research the benefits of HypnoBirthing and it quickly became apparent that this would be an invaluable tool for my pregnant clients and I trained to become a teacher.
I feel privileged to work with pregnant women and can offer Pregnancy Massage, Pregnancy Reflexology, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga to complement my HypnoBirthing classes, offering huge benefits to both the mother and baby. By working with expectant parents I am able to show them how to use simple techniques throughout pregnancy and during labour to ease symptoms and promote relaxation. Once your baby is here baby massage and yoga is a great way for mums and dads to bond with their baby and show parents ways in which to sooth their baby holistically.
I am Gina Potts, founder of ZenBirth, a leading provider of KG Hypnobirthing in Kent and South East London. I am a hypnobirthing mother of two beautiful hypnobabies, and I have been teaching hypnobirthing since April 2011.
I first found out about hypnobirthing from a friend late in my first pregnancy. I read the book, and I knew immediately that hypnobirthing was for me. I passed the book along to my husband and he was also enthusiastic about the hypnobirthing approach. We took semi-private classes and when on to have a beautiful 'zen' birth experience with our son. You can read all about it on my website (www.zenbirth.co.uk).
I am passionate about hypnobirthing and supporting couples to have positive birth experiences. I hold a Diploma in KG Hypnobirthing (accredited by the Royal College of Midwives) and a Certificate in HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method). Additionally, I am an NCT-trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. And I regularly undertake on-going study and continuing professional development. I am a member of the KG Hypnobirthing Steering Group, an active member of the Hypnobirthing Association (UK), and have also been member of the HypnoBirthing Institute (USA). I am registered and insured by FEDANT (the Federation of Antenatal Teachers).
Please feel free to contact me for a chat.
My name is Steph, Mum to three beautiful boys, a Birth & Post Natal Doula and Hypnobirthing Teacher.
I first learned of the benefits of Hypnobirthing when I attended a birth as a Doula in early 2011. My client was having her third baby and was using Hypnobirthing during the birth process, as she had done with the last two births also. She delivered her baby at home, in a calm and quiet atmosphere with no pain relief. She had achieved the birth SHE wanted. It was an empowering experience to be part of and I just knew that this was something I had to learn more about.
I embarked upon looking for ways in which to learn this skill and found Katharine Graves. Her teaching methods suited me completely. Having completed the necessary studying and assessments, I am became a proud member of the Hypnobirthing Association and earned a Diploma in Hypnobirthing in May 2011.
I have had the honour and privilege of teaching many clients over the last two years and nothing makes me happier than hearing their birth stories afterwards.Of course I also get to witness a lot of these births first hand too and as well as seeing how ecstatic the new parents are at the results, the reaction you see from Midwives and other Health professionals is priceless! More and more Midwives are becoming aware of the beneifts of Hypnobirthing, and extremely welcoming of it.
What I have learnt from Hypnobirthing is that it emotionally prepares you for the birth, come what may. And to me that is the most important part! We can achieve anything we want to if we put our minds to it. If ONE woman can have an empowered birth that she feels in control of, than ANY woman can!
Accredited hypnobirthing classes in Essex are provided locally by our qualified teachers. Our directory includes a bit of information about them, contact details, a link to their websites and details of their courses. We trust each of them to help you towards having the birthing that is right for you and for your baby.
Why Choose a Hypnobirth?
More and more, hypnobirthing is becoming the method of choice for mothers preparing to give birth. It offers a calm and relaxing birthing for you and your baby, and helps your birthing partner give you real support.
All our teachers have trained in KG Hypnobirthing and accredited giving you reassurance that you will have a skilled hypnobirthing teacher. They have all been through thorough testing and assessment to ensure they have achieved the level of professionalism and expertise we have come to expect from our teachers.
Our Core Principles
Our members subscribe to our basic principles involving the promotion of good practice and training in relation to assisting mothers with childbirth. In addition, they are devoted to raising awareness of and knowledge about the use of hypnosis as an effective form of natural childbirth in order to increase its usage and popularity.
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