Hypnobirthing London - Teachers' Directory
Hi, I’m Laura,
I am a Doula and Yoga teacher. I live in SE London with my husband in a home we lovingly share with our rescue dog and cat. I am currently pregnant with my first child. Until December 2017 I am fortunate to have a lot of flexibility. It has truly been so beautiful to work with mothers and mothers to be during this time.
I am here to support you in your personal and unique journey to motherhood. I love working with both pregnant mothers as well as with mothers and babies once their baby/ies arrives.
My aim is to offer compassionate and heart centred continuity of care to you during your pregnancy, labour and during the early stages after your new babies arrival.
I believe that the happiness and health of mothers has a huge impact on babies and in turn society. This fuels my passion for supporting women in creating awareness, empowerment, respect and positivity around birth as well as creating value around the role of the mother.
I have a holistic outlook but I am also realistic. I have no preconceptions about what birth should look or feel like, and no bias towards the method. My aim is simply to support you and give you the tools to optimise your process whatever that ends up being. I am proud to be a KGHypnobirthing teacher and to use that to support your birthing journey.
Prior to the birth of your baby I will help you to identify your options and feel well informed and confident in your choices in preparation for labour. I can be someone that you can trust to air your concerns with and listen without judgement as you healthily explore any fears or concerns.
As well as KGHypnobirthing I also teach Pregnancy and Mum & Baby Yoga as incredible tools to equip mothers emotionally, physically and mentally for pregnancy, labour and after child birth for bonding and wellbeing. This form of birth preparation cultivates connection, awareness and trust in the bodies natural intelligence. I teach movements and breath work techniques which can be effectively used in labour and practices such as relaxation, positive visualisation and mindfulness to help a mother to stay present. I bring a lot of the influence of this work into being a doula.
Additionally I organise beautiful Blessingway’s (the alternative to a baby shower) to honour a woman’s transition into motherhood.
Postnatally I have trained in Closing the Bones and love to offer this beautiful ritual as part of the closing cycle post the birth of my clients babies should they so wish.
My belief is that women are deeply intuitive about what they and their babies need. I want to help to fill you with confidence and positivity to trust your own instinctual wisdom – leaving you feeling strong and capable as you get to know your little one on the outside.
I strongly believe that birth completion is a really important part of the post natal care that a woman should receive. Should you wish to, we can take time for you to reflect on your labour so that you can move on from it positively. I offer the Closing the Bones ceremony as a beautiful tool to complete the circle.
In addition I can provide Postnatal Yoga and Holistic Massage therapy as well as many holistic post natal nurturing remedies.
It would be an honour to support you during this life changing time.
If you would like to arrange a meet up or call to get to know more about my offering please do get in touch by phone or email
I look forward to hearing from you should you feel that you would like to work with me.
I am a mum to three children (three very different births and three very different babies!). I love supporting families during the special time of pregnancy; through joys and challenges and the wide variety of events that pregnancy and birth present. I am qualified in psychology, to a post graduate level, and im also a trainee counsellor which enhances my work with families. The central theme of my support is that there is no "right" birth and no one version of a hypnobirth. My families go into their birth with tools that work across the entire spectrum of what may come to pass in the delivery room. Crucially they feel better prepared to remain calm and in control, confident that they can potentialy achieve a comfortable and enjoyable birth.
I run The Nurture Hub which provides a variety of services to families both pre and post natal. We offer Hypnobirthing course and unlimited follow up but also packages of support incorporating pre/post natal massage, baby massage, pilatesa and yoga. In early 2018 we will be adding career counselling, therauptic counselling and breastfeeding support to our service list. However we are not a large corporation; we are two likeminded and experienced fmothers/carers, committed to suporting families in our community and developing fun and fullfilling relationships with our clients. I offer discounts on other services to my KGH clients and im happy to come to clients homes.
I bring a unique set of skills to being a hypnobirthing teacher. I have been a Psychology teacher for 14 years. I am used to explaining complex information in a way that makes it clear and easy to understand, whether we are working individually or in groups. Many people have not been in a ‘classroom’ for many years and you may have apprehension about this which can get in the way of your learning. I am highly skilled at making you feel comfortable in learning situations, so that quickly you are able to take on board the information and skills you are looking for.
Added to this I am a qualified Hypnotherapist. I have a good appreciation and understanding of the relationship between the mind and body. I use a wide range of therapeutic skills including the power of language to help you bring about the change you are looking for. As a hypnobirthing teacher I can also help you overcome related fears and worries that may arise when we start talking about giving birth.
I'm Kim and I'm passionate about all things relating to pregnancy and birth. It all began when I was pregnant with my first and I read all the books available and watched 'One Born Every Minute' all the time. Fast forward 9 months and I sadly had a rather traumatic birth experience. So when I fell pregnant again 10 months later, I immediately felt anxious about the birth. I used hypnobirthing techniques to control the anxiety and fear. It taught me that birthing a baby is what a womans body was designed to and WILL do beautifully and subsequently the birth of my second child was healing, empowering and if I'm totally honest, life changing. I would go as far to say that nothing has defined me more as a person than my birth experiences and I would love to help people achieve the birth I had the second time round.
My name is Joelle and I run Body Birth and Babe teaching KG Hypnobirthing classes.
I am an experience midwife working on the birth centre at St Thomas' Hospital so have extensive first hand experience of the benefits of Hypnobirthing and how amazing it really is! For years I have been fascinated by how calm and in control Hypnomumma's are, and what a positive birth experience they achieve. This led me to persue my interest in Hypnobirthing and train as a KG Hypnobirthing teacher with Katherine Graves.
My teaching is very down to earth, light hearted and practical. I bring my expertise knowledge of birth and in-depth understanding of how the maternity services works to my teaching to equip parents with skills they need to navigate this system effectively and receive the care they want.
I went on to use Hypnobirthing throughout my pregnancy and labour - which you can read about here - but even after my baby was born I couldn't stop thinking about what a difference it had made to us. So, when the time came to return to work I decided to train as a Hypnobirthing teacher. I trained with KG Hypnobirthing, the only Hypnobirthing teacher training course in the UK that is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and went on to establish Your Birth Hypnobirthing. Through my personal experience and training I can assist you in achieving the best birth for you and your baby.
My classes cover a full antenatal preparation in four key areas; The power of the mind, Relaxation, Your options, and What to expect. I'm factual, honest and open during the course, and I will be there to answer any concerns you have. I have built strong relationships with local NHS hospitals and birthing centers, and can provide you with the most up to date information about local services and options for you.
I used KG hypnobirthing when I had my daughter in 2016 and was able to have her naturally at home as I hoped. It was an amazing experience and one I cherish now but the path to it was not straightforward. I believe that hypnobirthing gave me the confidence and self belief I needed to plan and get the positive birth experience I felt was right for our family.
Many mothers I meet still are desperate to share their birth stories, perhaps to find peace with them. Some are positive but many more are full of regret. I realised then how very different my experience was and became even more grateful. Helping women in my area feels like an amazing thing to be able to do.
I am passionate about empowering women to have the birth they want, without fear and being able to look back and have fond memories of that amazing moment. I would also support them before and after labour using my professional training in naturopathy. I have been passionate about natural remedies since the age of 12. I love the holistic approach-we are not just bodies, we are also minds and souls- and we need to lovingly take care of all three.
Hypnobirthing produces effective, more stress-free childbirth to the mother and baby through the use of hypnosis methods to create relaxation. Our teachers are here to teach and support you, so that you can achieve this relaxation during your birthing for you and your baby.
We have teachers throughout Central London and Greater London, which means that wherever you live in the capital, you should be able to find someone who can support you and teach you hypnobirthing techniques for when you give birth. Each of them has been trained and assessed by us, so you can rest assured that whoever you choose, you will receive the best levels of support possible.
Our Core Principles
Each of our teachers also adheres to our code of practice, embracing ethics and best practice when teaching natural childbirth techniques, to enhance birthing for mothers. We also ask them to promote hypnobirthing and natural childbirth, if they do not do so already, to help make it a more widespread choice for a mother and to become more widely understood, generally.
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