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Hypnobirthing Hampshire - Teachers' Directory


Natalie Jackman (read more)
Location: Portsmouth and London
Phone: 07856672072
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Hi Im Natalie, a mother , a trained birth and postnatal doula,baby massage and yoga instructor and Baby sleep consultant. 

I became a hypnobirthing teacher so I could give mums to be and birth partners the confidence for a positive, calm labour and birth.


Julie Leonarde (read more)
Location: Christchurch, Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood.
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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.

Lauren Riddle (read more)
Location: Southampton
Phone: 07908104271
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I am passionate about helping othe mums feel empowered and confident during pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond. I know how scary it feels when you fall pregnant and don't know what's to come and only hear negative stories from people trying to help. I know from experience that it is also possible to eliminate all fear and instead to completely embrace birth and look forward to meeting your baby. 

When I fell pregnant with my first son in 2012, I was pretty nervous, scared even. I spent days searching google for something to reassure me about the task ahead. I found some information on hypnobirthing, and as a naturally logical and sceptical person, the statistics of the reduction in intervention rates alone were enough for me to want to find out more. 

 I booked a course and went along with two other couples. I practiced the relaxation techniques and surrounded myself with positive stories and messages throughout my pregnancy. As a result, I was incredibly calm and relaxed, and looking forward to meeting my baby.  I didn't feel scared at all, which was worlds away from how I had felt the day I looked at the positive pregnancy test. My labour began four days past the due date given to me and I had a seven hour, natural labour and water birth. My son was born and opened his eyes to look around whilst under the water! He was incredibly calm and didn't cry at all for a few minutes (until the cold air touched him for the first time).

Three years later I fell pregnant with my second son. This time, I didn't experience any of the fear or nervousness that I had felt with my first son. I did the course again to make sure I was fully prepared and again was excited to meet my boy. Labour started one day after my given due date and I trusted my body and spent longer at home with my husband and eldest son this time. I then travelled to the birth centre and gave birth to my second son with no intervention three hours later, in the same birthing pool as I had with my first!

I had spent 20 weeks visualising the births I wanted with both my boys, and both times had the exact births I'd planned. I'm not saying that this will be the case for everyone, but I do know that hypnobirthing will ensure you can be calm and relaxed and able to deal with anything. 

I would would like to be able to help other Mums experience even half of what I did. I would like to help other Mums feel confident and empowered, able to speak up and fully understand the amazing thing their body is able to do. 



Emma Batt (read more)
Location: Southampton
Phone: 07946534416
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Hello, I'm Emma, a Mother of one and a proud KG Hypnobirthing teacher. My journey with Hypnobirthing started when I was pregnant with my daughter. My husband and I attended classes and couldn't praise Hypnobirthing highly enough for helping us to bring our baby into the world in such a calm, happy and comfortable way. Her birth truly was my light bulb moment. . . I knew from then on that I wanted to help other women to enjoy such an empowering, magical experience and to enter into their last weeks of pregnancy and birth with excitement and confidence in what their bodies are designed so perfectly to do. 

Lucy Chapman (read more)
Location: Southampton/ Winchester/ Bishops Waltham
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 I have worked in Psychology for 6 years and now as a Hypnobirth practitioner. I am passionate about women's and men's relationship with birth.  I have a degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate diploma in Counselling Psychology.  I am fully qualified Hypnobirth practitioner, trained by KG Hypnobirthing Association. I am currently assisting in the Maternal and Child Mental Health research group at City University.  

I have experienced two very different births, which has given me an understanding of how unique each birth experience is.  I feel it is imperative to prepare women and men psychologically for the birth of their baby, in order to provide the most empowering and positive birth experience.  I aim to utilise the skills I have developed in my psychological training combined with the KG hypnobirthing tools to provide an easier, comfortable and more confident birth.

Joanna Curtis (read more)
Location: Alton, Hampshire
Phone: 07894 508504
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I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist registered with the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH). I originally trained in the Mongan Method of hypnobirthing with the HypnoBirthing Institute and subsequently trained with  Katharine Graves.I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), which can be an effective therapy for any mum-to-be who has previously experienced a particularly challenging birth.

I live in a village just outside Alton, Hampshire with my husband and two teenage daughters. I had my first baby when I was 38 and my second when I was 40. Although this was in the pre-hypnobirthing era, I was fortunate to enjoy a natural childbirth experience with both. I offer one-to-one hypnobirthing sessions tailored to your own specific requirements.

My aim: To empower you to feel calm, confident and in control, so that your birthing experience meets your positive expectations

Jane Harmer-Manning (read more)
Location: Lymington
Phone: 01590 679990
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My name is Jane and I am a qualified midwife, aquanatal instructor and Hypnobirthing teacher. I am the founder of Birthing Belief, a leading provider of KG Hypnobirthing in the New Forest area. I have been a midwife for 8 years both in obstetric and midwife led units. In the latter part of my career, I worked at Bournemouth Hospital in the midwife led unit and enjoyed supporting many women to achieve natural births either at the unit or at home or through waterbirth. I have since left the NHS and I am excited to start my new venture teaching aquanatal and hypnobirthing. I am passionate about educating women in pregnancy to believe in their bodies ability to give birth naturally, to help women to release their fears and to learn hypnobirthing techniques to help to women to trust their bodies and allow their minds to relax to give birth gently and confidently. I completed my Diploma in Hypnobirthing with the founder of KG Hypnobirthing Katharine graves, whose teacher-training course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). I have an ENB Aquanatal training qualification and enjoy teaching aquanatal to help women to keep fit and active safely during their pregnancy. I have been a breastfeeding counselor for many years and enjoy supporting mums to breast feed their babies successfully. I am married and live in Lymington with my three children Elliot, Alex and Freya. I have delivered many of my friend’s babies (and even my niece) and I am passionate about supporting women through pregnancy to help them to achieve the birth they wish for.
Erika Townend (read more)
Location: Sandhurst, Windsor and surrounding areas
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Running a busy home with two children, my partner and work as a Doula and Hypnobirthing Instructor, it can sometimes be tricky to balance life. I often find in these moments that I make myself some me time and put to use the fantastic hypnobirthing techniques that I was taught by Katharine. I very quickly remember how to slow everything down and gain perspective. Often I find my mind wondering to the women I am working with and I feel ….energised ….inspired ….in awe ….full of expectation ….and confident in our and their ability......then its game on!

Carla Garner (read more)
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I am Carla Garner, I live in Hampshire and have a grown up daughter and two step-children. As well as being a Hypnobirthing teacher, trained by Katharine Graves at the Hypnobirthing Centre, I have been a Hypnotherapist (DIP. I HIP) since 2005 and am a member of the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register). My background has been in complementary therapies and I have been a massage therapist since 1993, specialising in acupressure, Reiki and healing. From 2003-2009 I was trained by and then taught meditation and self- awareness courses at the school of Insight and Intuition in Richmond. From 2009- 2013 I became a trustee for the Iris Trust, a charity which implements mindfulness courses for women who have suffered from domestic violence.
Debbie Barnes (read more)
Location: Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 6DQ
Phone: 01243775295
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I am a fully qualified and registered hypnotherapist, hypnobirthing practitioner and teacher. In the hypnobirthing classes I help and support you so that you have the most wonderful birthing experience possible and I aim to deliver my classes in a friendly, relaxing manner, with a sense of humour.


I have been a teacher for many years and have a passion for helping people to achieve their goals. Through many years of training I now have an excellent set of skills that can help you to achieve the empowered childbirth that you desire. Whatever you would like to achieve through hypnobirthing, I will work with you to release your fears and replace them with a more positive and relaxed attitude thus empowering you to achieve the most calm, comfortable and confident birth that you can.

Heather MacKenzie (read more)
Phone: 01252 655275
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