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Hypnobirthing London - Teachers' Directory

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Jackie Kietz (read more)
Location: Crystal Palace
Phone: 07790 207363
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Hi, I’m Jackie, a NCT & Hypnobirthing instructor. I live in South East London with my partner and our two lovely children.

I first came across Hypnobirthing around 8 years ago when I discovered, with elation, that I was finally pregnant for the second time. Whilst I was of course delighted, I was not looking forward to the birth at all.

A friend told me about Hypnobirthing – something I’d never heard of.  I did my research, attended a course and then spent the rest of my pregnancy relaxed, feeling in control and having tools to hand to turn to if I had a wobbly moment. I even dared to look forward to the birth!

My daughter’s birth was calm, EASY, comfortable and pretty amazing and I felt like Superwoman afterwards :-D   I felt on top of the world and the whole experience could not have been more different compared to my first birth.

Before completing my Hypnobirthing course I had no idea that birth could be this way.

My experience made me become very interested in all things birth, and amazed at how well  Hypnobirthing works. I decided to train with the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) as an Antenatal Instructor, gaining my Diploma in Antenatal Education in 2012 via the University of Bedfordshire. I then went on and trained as a Hypnobirthing Instructor with Katharine Graves.

I love delivering both courses and love working with parents at this amazing time in their lives. Whether it’s your first, second, third or beyond pregnancy – the techniques you practise work at keeping you feeling calm, relaxed and clear headed. Take a look at our testimonial page to read some lovely birth stories direct from the parents themselves – www.baby-bumps.net/testimonials

Hypnobirthing is not about creating a perfect birth, but a positive one – and one where you feel prepared for whatever turn your birth takes on the day. You will be knowledgeable about what will be offered to you as you near the end of your pregnancy and during labour and know where to get more information and support if required. Whilst we most certainly focus on the type of birth you want, we also chat about any ‘what if? scenarios leaving you feeling fully prepared whether you choose to have your baby at home, in a birth centre or on the labour ward.

I am fully insured, a member of the NCT and the Hypnobirthing Association.

In addition to all things pregnancy and birth, I am also a Reflexologist with 11 years’ experience, specialising in Fertility and Pregnancy Reflexology and running Baby Reflexology courses for parents.

 

 

Claire Robinson (read more)
Location: West Hampstead, London.
Phone: 07733328164
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Tamara O'Hara (read more)
Location: London's Southbank and Brighton & Hove
Phone: 07886784331
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An experienced, successful and professional psychotherapeutic counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist Tamara O’Hara Bsc Hons, Dip Hyp CS (HS Acc), Adv Dip PC, (MCS Acc) she is a member of The Hypnotherapy Society, The Counselling Society as well as the Hypnobirthing Association.
Tracy Awere (read more)
Location: Islington, London
Phone: 07957 675 141
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I am a fully qualified KG Hypnobirthing Teacher, Hypnotherapist and Counsellor.  However, I believe my most important qualification is actually being mum to one very active little boy!

I didn't discover hypnobirthing until after my son was born and I remember wishing that I had known about it sooner so I could have benefited from using it myself.  After becoming a hypnotherapist I saw the wonderful way in which people were able to use hypnosis and relaxation techniques to bring about states of calmness and self-empowerment and so I was determined to learn more about how this could be applied in pregnancy and labour.  I then decided to train in KG Hypnobirthing by Katharine Graves, specifically because this method is designed for the UK market and is also very simple and practical for hypnobirthing mothers and their partners to fit into their daily lives effectively.

Sonia Doubell (read more)
Location: London
Phone: 07949112773
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Hello! my name is Sonia,

 

I believe "Pregnancy and Birth" is a journey to be treasured for a lifetime.

 

Every baby deserves the best possible start and every mother deserves the support, knowledge and tools required for her to achieve the birth she dreams of. I am passionate about the work I do because It works. It is the difference between a negative birth story or a beautiful birth memory that will be with you and your family forever.

Sharing our positive birth stories is of service to our sistershood, our daughters and their daughters! Hypnobirthing is creating a positive birth-story revolution and I am proud to be a part of it.

This course will help you to recover your innate faith and trust in your body and its natural ability to birth, without fear. It will give you a wealth of tips and tools that you will use during labour (ie. breathing techniques, sensory anchors) and after. You discover all your “Birth Rights” and choices you have for the birth of your baby.

As a Hynobirthing mom I can honestly say that doing KG Hypnobirthing was the greatest decision I ever made for myself, my little girl and my family and I look forward to sharing this work with you.

 

 

 

Angela Duckett (read more)
Location: Bedfordshire, Herts, Bucks & East London
Phone: 07825474104
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I am a Qualified State Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Hypnotherapist  and Hypnobirthing Teacher registered with the NMC, RCN and Hypnobirthing Association. I have over 30 years’ experience working within the NHS and private sector and I am committed to teaching expectant parents the wonders of the KG Hypnobirthing technique. As a midwife I will be able to explain some of the obstetric terminology that can confuse parents; My hypnobirthing classes will prepare parents emotionally, psychologically and physically in the antenatal period for their new baby and will empower them to question routine treatments and methods used in current obstetric practices.I am also a mother of three and only wish I had had the knowledge, skills and confidence to have been a hypnobirthing mum so I could have enjoyed the natural process of childbirth.Please read my website for information on course dates and my credentials as I look forward to introducing you to the wonders of Hypnobirthing so you can achieve a more relaxed, gentle and comfortable birth.

“Hypnobirthing is the most wonderful empowering experience that parents can bestow upon their unborn baby, bringing them into the world gently, calmly and naturally". I run group or individual sessions which are broken down into practical and theory , there is plenty of laughter and I am very approachable and friendly and have many "Hypnobabies in London and Bedfordshire area". I believe in evidence based practice and I continually strive for excellence and attend  KG Hypnobirthing refresher courses and link with local antenatal services including the NHS and NCT, giving talks and attending active birth workshops. If parents remain skeptical please try a taster hour session which answers many of your Hypnobirthing question's and parents can experience a relaxation session !

Zoe Donkin (read more)
Location: Peckham / Nunhead in South East London
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I live in Peckham with my husband James, son Joseph (5 years old) and daughter Iris (2 years old). 

I am committed to doing everything I can to help you experience the empowerment of a gentle and natural birth with Hypnobirthing.

Hypnobirthing is logical, simple, practical… a very effective and complete antenatal education. I will teach you invaluable hypnobirthing techniques in a relaxed and supportive environment; very informative with lots of laughter too!

I am also an advanced Neurolinguistic Programming therapist (NLP). This is essentially a form of life coaching which uses tools to unlock unhelpful behaviours, thought patterns or habits, replacing them with more positive and helpful ones!

NLP gives me the expertise to provide not only the core Hypnobirthing techniques but also to offer tailor made tools and exercises to help parents–to–be get the most from my course. For example, if a mum-to-be says she simply don't know if she's physically or mentally able to have the birth she wants I have exercises to help her believe in herself.

I offer ongoing support after the course has finished and am on hand to help you and your partner get the most from your practice.

Amy Kufuor (read more)
Location: Crystal Palace SE19
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My name is Amy and I live in Crystal Palace with my husband and two young boys. I am completely passionate about working with and supporting parents-to-be. It is such a privilege to play a part in each incredible journey.

As a first time mum, I was recommended to go to NCT antenatal classes, which my husband and I found extremely informative and fun. After the classes we felt confident approaching birth and parenthood and met some great people locally who have become lifelong friends. When I became pregnant again I really wanted to have a calm and positive birth experience, so after lots of research we attended a Hypnobirthing course. My second birth was such a positive experience: calm, relaxed and I actually enjoyed it.

My experiences have inspired and driven me to support other parents-to be become confident as they approach birth and parenthood. Both NCT classes and hypnobirthing helped us in so many ways and I am now thrilled that I can help others at such a special time.

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.

Marie Coveney, DipHb, MHbA (read more)
Location: London, Battersea and Clapham
Phone: 07743 475439
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I am the mother of two children and I have been a childbirth educator since 1995, having trained with the NCT.

I have prepared thousands of couples for labour, birth and early parenting in Battersea, Clapham, Twickenham and the surrounding areas.

On a personal note, I benefitted enormously from Hypnobirthing while preparing for the arrival of my second child. The birth was fast and completely natural; it was a joyous experience, to be cherished forever.

I hold a Diploma in Antenatal Education, a Diploma in Hypnobirthing and I am a member of the Hypnobirthing Association. I thoroughly enjoy putting Katharine's training into practice.

Kandy Rohmann (read more)
Location: London
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KanBe Yoga is taught by me, Kandy; I teach privately and run group classes in London.Having spent years practicing, learning and, ultimately, teaching yoga; I have also spent many years in the corporate world. This experience helps to balance my teaching as I understand the pressures and demands of modern Western life. I am incredibly passionate about yoga and truly appreciate the balance that yoga and holistic therapy can bring to body, mind and soul.

Gillian Thompson (read more)
Location: Gerrards Cross
Phone: 07973 525098
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Qualified Hypnobirthing teacher, member of the Hypnobirthing Association and mum of two

Gill completed her teacher training with Katherine Graves of the hypnobirthing association, the woman who is credited with bringing hypnobirthing to the UK, before founding Simplyborn. Her aim is to offer professional hypnobirthing courses to professional women and their partners, bringing a sound, scientific and grounded approach to what many people may originally dismiss as an airy-fairy discipline. Gill is committed to helping make your experience of pregnancy and childbirth a positive and empowering one, and at this very special time in your lives  is keen that you enjoy the courses, hopefully having a few laughs along the way and leaving feeling energised and confident.

Gill became interested in hypnobirthing when pregnant with her second child. Due to a previous bad experience she turned to hypnobirthing having heard about the benefits it can offer both during pregnancy, through labour and beyond. ‘Whilst maintaining a healthy scepticism I decided to pursue it as an option for a natural, calm birth. I also thought it might help allay some of my fears and anxieties around my pregnancy.’ After reading  several books on  hypnobirthing  I totally bought into the theories and practices, and the idea that we in the west have been conditioned to expect childbirth to be painful, whereas in many cultures this simply isn’t the case. Childbirth is often over-medicalised and subject to a myriad of monitoring and interference that often is totally unnecessary. ‘  After undertaking  the hypnobirthing course herself  her daughter Emilia was born peacefully, swiftly , painlessly and calmly .

Gill lives in Chalfont St Peter, Bucks and offers courses to couples in the surrounding area of South Bucks. She is fully trained and insured to teach hypnobirthing courses.

 

Dr Alice Len PhD, BSc Hons (Class 1) (read more)
Location: N London - Muswell Hill, Highgate, Crouch End + EF
Phone: 07703573506
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I am Dr Alice Len a qualified HypnoBirthing teacher with a Diploma in HypnoBirthing (HB) from the HypnoBirthing centre.  I was instructed the Katharine Graves method by Katharine herself, which is a Royal College of Midwives accredited method and I am registered as a teacher at the HypnoBirthing Association website (where only qualified teachers can be registered.).  I also have a BSc Class 1 Honours and PhD in Biomedicine and have been in the field of Biomedical research for nearly 20 years where I am currently still actively working in this field at UCL as a researcher and lecturer.  My strong reason for choosing to teach HB was due to the significant difference it made to my relaxation state and the amazing success I had with implementing the technique into the birth plan for my first child and how it helped me to continue to have a positive frame of mind post birth.  I remember starting the course in preparation for the birth of my first child with fear and walking out at the end thinking birthing is not as fearful as people make it out to be and I can do this calmly and with confidence.  This mentality strengthened further with practicing HB and on the day of birthing my child I accepted the situation whole heartedly and took away the experience as a positive one.  In combination with my strong research and teaching background as well as my advocacy for HB I wanted to 'spread the word' of the benefits of HB, this naturally led me to become a HB teacher.  I absolutely love teaching it and knowing that I can and have made a profound difference for how parents to be approach the birth of their child gives me immense satisfaction.

Lottie Daley (read more)
Location: Kensington, Hackney, London - All Areas
Phone: 0777 2611835
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Now lottieHello!  My name is Lottie, author, writer and mum to two hypno babies - Mia and Lily. I'm a self confessed birth junkie and Doula having trained with the great Michel Odent in February 2013.

Being pregnant and giving birth is one of the most precious moments in life that should be cherished and experienced with gentle trepidation and positivity. Every baby deserves a beautiful calm birth and every mum deserves the support, information and tools to enable her to experience the birth she desires.

Informed choice is such a big issue for me. I believe that all women deserve to know that they are the only ones to 'allow' anything that happens to them or their body during pregnancy. We needn't live in undue fear.

I aim, with my courses to teach a calm and controlled approach to pregnancy and birth, and beyond. Incredibly passionate about breastfeeding, natural immunity and gentle attachment parenting I aim to share the knowledge I have gained since becoming a mum to help other mums to be (and dads) to benefit fully from the get go.

Read about my own birth story here in Good To Know.

I cover all London area including the following locations:

  • Angel
  • Barbican
  • Camden
  • Chalk Farm
  • Clerkenwell
  • Dalston
  • Finsbury park
  • Gospel Oak
  • Hackney
  • Hampstead Heath
  • Holloway
  • Islington
  • Kensington
  • Kentish Town
  • Leytonstone
  • Liverpool Street
  • Old Street
  • Shoreditch
  • St. John's Wood
  • Tufnell Park

 

Joanna Padzik (read more)
Location: London
Phone: 07554426098
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My name is Joanna, I have been living in London since 2006. I'm a Doula and Hypnobirthing therapist. I'm passionate about aromatherapy, homeopathy and emotional support. I have a deep understanding of the mind-body connection. In my free time I read, study and meditate. I love travelling. I have always known that I would love to work with women, support them, and empower them. Then one day I saw the documentary “The business of being born” which showed how disempowering the birthing process has become. I saw women who had lost the power to make even simple decisions about the birth. I froze and thought “it’s not possible that this is happening to women in the 21st century”. That is where my journey began. At first I wanted to become a midwife. But after volunteering at the Royal London hospital on the postnatal unit, I realised that this wasn't how I wanted to support women. I couldn’t imagine leaving in the middle of a birth at the end of my shift; I also noticed that many women were not properly (or not at all) informed about the choices they had. So I looked into becoming a Doula and got totally inspired by the role. I had attended the Mindful Doula course and after I finished I began to attend births as a Doula (the most wonderful experience in my life). Since then I have attended more courses to develop my skills and to be able to give better and better support to my clients (now I know that that part will never end, I love to know more, learn more and by that to become a better birth educator). For me being with women through their birth is the most rewarding thing I can do in my life, I love to be able to facilitate the growth of confidence in women, in their bodies and intuition. I’m always very grateful that I found such a wonderful path in my life

Hypnobirthing London

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.

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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.

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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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