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Hypnobirthing Kent - Teachers' Directory

Teachers

Lindsay Storer (read more)
Location: Ashford and surrounding areas
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My name is Lindsay, I am a qualified Hypnobirthing teacher and a licensed NCT Antenatal practitioner, I live in Ashford with my husband, two young children and our dog.  My own experiences have inspired and driven me to want to support other parents to become calm and confident as they approach birth or parenthood.

 

It is a great privilege to be a part of such a special time in people’s lives and knowing that I am helping parents to be to have a positive birth experience, has only fuelled my passion.

 

 

Edwina Cheng (read more)
Location: Bromley; Kent; SE London
Phone: 07931 861522
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My name is Edwina and as well as being mum to two gorgeous girls, I’m a KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner; ‘Birthing from Within’ Birth Preparation Mentor; Life Coach and experienced Registered Shiatsu Practitioner, specialising in pregnancy.  In a previous life, many moons ago, I was a Chartered Accountant!

As the founder of ‘Birthways’, I’m passionate about helping couples have a positive, empowering birth experience however events may unfold. 

My range of qualifications and professional experience allow me to offer you support on many levels (emotionally, mentally and physically) throughout your pregnancy. I will give you the tools to achieve the best birth for you and increase your potential of a calmer, gentler birth.  

You’ll learn ways to relax; release any fears and anxieties; build trust and confidence in your body’s ability to birth and feel fully prepared and aware of all your options.   

My passion for birth started during a postgraduate course in ‘Shiatsu for Maternity and the Postnatal Period’. This simmering passion ignited after my two amazing home births. Despite some unexpected events along the way, including a hospital visit, throughout my labour I truly felt a deep level of calm and at one with the powerful flow of nature and birth.   There’s nothing quite like that magic moment when you realise ‘I did it…We did it!!!’ The recognition that you stepped into the unknown; laboured; did what you instinctively needed to do to get through each moment and were now on the other side with your baby!  I strongly feel that my birth preparation significantly contributed to what I can only describe as a life-affirming event.  

When I’m not supporting pregnant couples, you may find me at yoga, cycling, playing tennis and being a ‘mummy taxi’ to my 13 and 10 year old daughters... amongst other things!

It’s such a privilege and joy to mentor mothers and their birth partners as they journey towards the birth of their baby and themselves as parents.  I love my role as a KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Birth Preparation Mentor and look forward to meeting and working with many more families for years to come. 

 

Gabrielle Nicholls (read more)
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As a clinical hypnotherapist and having previously practiced as a midwife, I  wanted to continue to support women through their child birthing experience. With my calm, nurturing approach to child birth, I can give you tools to enable you to have a calm, comfortable and confident birth experience. 

Gabrielle Nicholls (read more)
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As a clinical hypnotherapist and having previously practiced as a midwife, I  wanted to continue to support women through their child birthing experience. With my calm, nurturing approach to child birth, I can give you tools to enable you to have a calm, comfortable and confident birth experience. 

Gabrielle Nicholls (read more)
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As a clinical hypnotherapist and having previously practiced as a midwife, I  wanted to continue to support women through their child birthing experience. With my calm, nurturing approach to child birth, I can give you tools to enable you to have a calm, comfortable and confident birth experience. 

Gabrielle Nicholls (read more)
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As a clinical hypnotherapist and having previously practiced as a midwife, I  wanted to continue to support women through their child birthing experience. With my calm, nurturing approach to child birth, I can give you tools to enable you to have a calm, comfortable and confident birth experience. 

Rachel Dodd (read more)
Location: Kent
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After the birth of my first baby didn't go the way I had wanted I became increasingly interested in supporting parents both antenatally and postnatally in a way that respects their desires, instincts and goals. I have since become an accredited Breastfeeding Counsellor and now a Hypnobirthing Teacher. Through both of these I hope to give parents evidence based information that helps them to trust themselves, their bodies and their babies. My second birth, a hypnobirth was exactly as I had hoped my first would be. I felt calm and in control - a feeling I aim to pass on to all of the Mums and Dads I work with. 

Kim Davies DipHB(KG) (read more)
Location: welling, woolwich, bexely, sidcup, dartford, erith
Phone: 02088567532
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I am a qualified KG hypnobirithing teacher and hypnotherapist. I trained as a hypnobirthing teacher with Katherine Graves. The teacher training course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I am friendly, love working with people and feel passionately that women are given the opportunity to experience the best birth for them whatever the circumstance. My only regret has been that I was unaware of KG hypnobirthing programme when my daughter gave birth to my grandson. I am now making it my business to be up to date and aware of all new and latest information available that concerns child birth. I am a member of the KG Hypnobirthing Association as well as AIMS ( Association for Improvement to Maternity Services) I am also a professional member of the National Hypnotherapy Society and abide by the BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) code of ethics. I am also registered with ISO ( Data Protection Register).
Emma Bilby DipHb (KG) MHBA (read more)
Location: Kent
Phone: 07951 256 485
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I have worked in entertainment television for 10 years, which i continue to do, and absolutely love. But after having my son at the start of 2014, my husband and I couldn’t praise Hypnobirthing enough, it has literally changed my life! After seeing not only the effect it had on myself and Andy during the birth, but the amazing start in life that it gave our son, I decided that telling people about it wasn’t enough, so I signed myself up to train as a teacher at KG Hypnobirthing. I love being part of this ever-growing positive birth movement, and very much look forward to meeting and working with many more wonderful families for many years to come.

Julie Murray (read more)
Location: Kent
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Kate Barrett (read more)
Location: Margate
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Hello my name is Kate and I live in Cliftonville, Margate with my husband Nathaniel and our  two sons, Huxley & Beau. I learned about Hypnobirthing during my first pregnancy when it was recommended to me by a good friend who had experienced a wonderful 8 hour natural water birth. I did a Marie Mongan course and found it incredibly relaxing. I definitely feel that it helped me bond with my baby and my husband, as well as filling me with excitement and confidence for the birth of my baby. I ended up being induced as I was almost 2 weeks past my due date. This eventually led to a C-Section birth (not quite what I had planned), but I used the Hypnobirthing techniques during the labour and birth and they made a huge difference to the experience. My surges were intense but I can honestly say they were not painful and despite the unexpected outcome, I remained calm and connected. I was able to breastfeed immediately, went home the next day and had a very quick recovery. Yet I still felt, (and still do feel - over 3 years on), a sense of regret - a nagging kind of feeling that what had happened was unnecessary and that the decision process had been taken out of my hands. This made me want to revisit Hypnobirthing and I trained to be a Hypnobirthing teacher with Katherine Graves.

The birth of my second son was completely different to my first and although it also unfortunately resulted in an unexpected C-Section, (for what I feel were more necessary reasons),I felt in control and listened to and was therefore able to labour for longer using Hypnobirthing techniques which kept me calm and focused.

This time around, I felt empowered enough to make decisions that felt right for me when things did not quite go according to plan. Although on paper, this birth turned out to be more complicated than my first, I felt infinitely better about the experience. There was no sense of regret or lack of control, just a strong sense that what happened needed to happen and my husband and I made the decision that felt right for us. Once again, the techniques ensured I was calm and connected and helped tremendously through my surges, but this time I had the added benefit of feeing totally in control of how things progressed. This made all the difference and is for me, one of the most valuable aspects of the KG course.

Needless to say, I use what I learned during the births of my sons in my teaching along with my counselling experience (I have a Foundation certificate in Humanistic & Integrative counselling from BCPC). I am totally non-judgemental and non-prescriptive about how you choose to give birth. What matters to me is that you feel fully supported throughout your pregnancy and beyond which is why I also make myself available for as long as you need me after your baby is born. I truly am here for you.

I feel very privileged to be a Hypnobirthing teacher and share all I have learnt with parents to be. Hypnobirthing cannot promise the 'perfect' birth but I have experienced and seen the difference it makes. I am here to help you achieve the best birth you can as well as preparing you for any unexpected challenges that come your way.

 

Linda Tapson (read more)
Location: Rainham, Kent
Phone: 01634 387011
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I utterly believe that every woman is capable of birthing her baby naturally, without interference, in the vast majority of cases. I whole-heartedly trust in the wisdom of nature and in every woman’s intelligence and inner wisdom to know what is best for her and her baby. My experience as a qualified midwife has confirmed my belief and I have been privileged to be ‘with women’ for many, many, beautiful normal births. I have never ceased to wonder at the power and wisdom of the labouring woman and how, if left alone, she will know just what to do and when to do it - peacefully and in perfect control of her natural urges to birth her baby. 

As a psychotherapist, I am also passionate about the quality of the attachment relationship between a mother and her infant. There is a lot of literature that confirms my own experience and belief that the kind of birth a mother has directly influences, not only her early postnatal experience and relationship with her infant, but her psychological well-being and sense of self for many years to come. Birth is a rite-of-passage for every woman and I am privileged to be able to have the skills I need to help pregnant women to prepare for their birth and to maintain a sense of control and inner peace, whatever the outcome. 

Nicola Cassie (read more)
Location: Bexleyheath, Kent
Phone: 07939 017149
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I am 36, single parent and have one daughter who is 17 years old.  We live with my two dogs and we also have two horses one brought in rather a mad moment as I couldn't see him being so unhappy anymore (he now smiles).

3 or 4 years ago I decided I wanted to study to become a midwife and applied for a midwifery course, thankfully at the last minute I had to withdraw from the course.  I say thankfully as I then decided to study to become a doula and I'm so glad that I did! I love doulaing, love the fact that I am independant and can tailor my care to the woman, I feel that hypnobirthing is really going to enhance the care that they now receive. 

For the last two years I have volunteered as a doula at Darent Valley Hospital. Dartford and I love it! This journey then led to me being asked to train as a hypnobirthing teacher with some of the midwifes in October 2013.  

Sian Forrest (read more)
Location: Broadstairs, Kent
Phone: 01843 869311
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I came to Hypnobirthing through my work as a therapist ,specialising in treating pregnant women and children.  My daughter is also a Hypnobirthing teacher and we run courses together, as well as separately.  I have had four children of my own and now have three grandchildren.  My own experience of birth has been positive and I feel the best way to help others to achieve this, is through the gentle and empowering techniques we teach.  Birth is the most important time in one’s life for mother and baby and has the greatest effect on the rest of our lives.

 

I run class courses in Broadstairs and Margate

Gina Potts, PhD (read more)
Location: Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
Phone: 07946 390439
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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).

Please feel free to contact me for a chat.


Hypnobirthing Kent

Our qualified and accredited hypnobirthing teachers in Kent are in our local directory.  Their details include email and website addresses so you can contact them directly, as well as information on any upcoming courses and a short biography.  We hope this gives you the peace of mind you are looking for in your chosen teacher.

Why Choose a Hypnobirth?

Hypnobirthing and the use of hypnosis is becoming increasingly recognised as an effective method for giving birth as it helps the mother have a far more rewarding, relaxed and natural birthing experience than she may ever have thought possible. Not only that, but the baby is far more relaxed too as she has not felt any of her mother's stress or anxiety through the birthing.

Countywide Membership

We have members across the United Kingdom and beyond, with a number based throughout Kent, including practitioners in Ashford, Canterbury, Chatham, Cranbrook, Herne bay, Kings Hill, Medway, Maidstone, Rochester, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Tenterden and Tunbridge Wells.  So we hope you will be to find a course reasonably local to where you live.  Alternatively, many members can also provide individual classes, if that is your preference.

Accredited Teachers

Our teachers are trained in KG Hypnobirthing and are experienced in teaching expectant mothers how to use these methods as they progress through childbirth.  Each has been individually assessed to ensure they meet our high standards of practice, before they receive their accreditation from us.

Our Core Principles

All our teachers espouse our ethics and principles which include promoting good practice in the teaching hypnobirthing.  They are also committed to improving awareness of the beneficial effects of natural birthing techniques in order to increase their popularity.

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