Renee McBride - Mind and Body Scotland
- Mind and Body Scotland
- 173 West Main Street
- EH52 5LH
- West Lothian
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“Changing expectations and Empowering Parents “
Birth has the potential to be one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives. Childbirth is a natural physiological process that a woman’s body is fully equipped for. Each birth is unique, and hypnobirthing is about empowering you to manage your individual experience, not fear it.
Renee McBride Dip CAH. HND Antenatal Ed. CNCH. MNCH. MSHF. BBRS. Dip Hb(KG). CHBP.
Mind and Body Scotland is owned by Renee who provides Hypnotherapy, aspects of pregnancy, birth and early parenting support including hypnobirthing and Brain Working Recursive Therapy. Renee began working as a Complimentary Therapist in 2003 after training as a Reiki Master and a Massage Therapist. Specialising in Antenatal Care and Parenting Renee became a Well Mother Practitioner 2007 and then trained with NCT graduating from the University of Bedfordshire as an Antenatal Teacher 2012. At the same time she completed her training and became an recognised Birth & Postnatal Doula with Doula UK and the Scottish Doula Network.
As her work progressed Renee recognised that Hypnosis would help many of her clients, i.e. those with phantom limb pain, those for whom massage was not appropriate e.g. clients with cancer and the mums that she had been supporting for a number of years with teaching breathing, positions for labour & birth and relaxations. The needs of her clients encouraged her to train in Clinical Hypnotherapy 2014 and to go further and specialise in Hypnobirthing 2014 & 2017, Weight Management & Eating Issues 2016 & most recently Psychosexual Dysfuction 2017 and Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) 2017.
Currently Renee is a Mentor of newly trained Doulas for Doula UK and a lay member of the NHS Lothian MSLC.
Renee’s range of qualifications and experience blend together to provide quality regulated therapy and her practice is approved by the C.N.H.C.(set up by the government to protect you). Renee works with a variety of people to help and support them through different times in their lives, from: school children, students, young childbearing age parents to people who have painful or distressing illnesses and people who have severe phobias, those suffering from food, alcohol, gambling, some drug addictions to those men and women in need of end of life support.
Clients for Clinical Hypnotherapy and BWRT from Livingston, Linlithgow, Bathgate, Uphall & Broxburn, Edinburgh, Bo’ness, Dunfermline, Kinross and Falkirk all consult with me in my Home Clinic Room at 173 West Main Street, Broxburn. EH52 5LH. Pregnancy Classes for Hypnobirthing are held in Broxburn, either in my own clinic or in the local community centre and parents travel from Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Fife, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, Larbert, Alloa and Glasgow, Strathclyde for the classes.
In my role as a Birth Doula I travel as far as is required by the birthing mum and births in recent years have been attended in Dundee, Arbroath, Johnshaven, Kinross, Dunfermline, Motherwell, Wishaw, Lesmahagow, Kirkcaldy, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayr, Livingston and everywhere in between !
Psychosexual Therapist at Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis.
Practitioner Member . The British Brain Working Research Society.
Dip CAH UK Academy of Therapeutic Arts & Sciences.
HND Antenatal Ed The University of Bedfordshire
In the KGHypnobirthing Course we will teach you a range of subject matter including the following;
Hypnotherapy and the power of language.
How mammals give birth.
The Uterus and how it works during labour & birth.
Fear and Confidence responses.
The effect of the mind on the body and breathing and visualisations for labour.
Relaxations that are preactical and easy to learn for practice at home.
Preparing your baby and body for birth including, lifestyle chices, posture, positions for labour & birth, perineal massage, pelvic floor exercises, breech babies and back to back babies.
The fathers role in pregnancy, labour, birth and early parenthood.
How to make choices and what choices are available for Home birth, midwife led units, and consultant units.
Water for labour and birth.
How to achieve the birth you want.
We don’t simply teach you , we explain our rationale with current gold standard statistics and research and we invite to you to discover more for yourself if you wish.
KGHypnobirthing is a ONE STOP SHOP for Antenatal Education.
We train you to use self-hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing methods to prepare mind and body for birth. We teach you to use hypnosis skills and aim to build your trust in your body so you enter labour feeling calm, confident and in control.
This is about reaching a state of deep relaxation, maintaining perception of control over the process and developing a positive attitude. It is about changing your expectation of birth so that you help rather than hinder the natural process.
So whether you are planning a home birth or birthing in hospital, a VBAC or a water birth, this training is designed to suit you.
I have to start by saying this woman has changed my life and I wish I had met her sooner. I fell pregnant in May last year. I have been sick morning, noon, night AND throughout the night, spending a lot of my nights falling asleep when I could on the bathroom floor. I struggled to even sit down without feeling sick and lying down was impossible so sleeping has been almost non existant. Come 8 months the sickness got worse (I didn't think this was possible) along with PUPPS (a very itchy, painful pregnancy rash) I was shattered and was really panicking that I wouldn't be able to have the natural birth I wanted due to being so exhausted. I have never been ill.....until falling pregnant, even a walk with our dog some days seemed like the end of the world, and the onset of this rash meant I couldn't even get clothes on and spent a lot of my day in the bath.... BUT that very night when I was at my worst I had the first of my hypnobirthing classes with less than a month till my due date! My first class with Renee McBride.... what can I say the woman performed a miracle. From that night on I haven't been or even felt sick once. I can eat, I can sleep, I feel the best I have felt throughout my entire pregnancy (and the end is the worst everyone tells me) the rash is clearing daily and I have such a positive outlook on my labour now, so much so that I asked Renee to be my Doula attending my home birth. I wish everyone could be a little more open minded and give these classes a go. I listen to the scripts she gave me daily for sickness, itching and labour. I feel I have learnt things I will use daily for the rest of my life I have and will continue to recommend hypnobirthing with Renee. Thanks Renee, you are one in a million and I can't wait for you to be our Doula
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To secure a place on a course a non refundable deposit of £95 requires to be paid at booking with the balance for the course paid in cleared funds 14 days before the course start date.
Dates for Courses 2017/18
All course days begin at 11am and end at 5pm
Venue 173 West main Street, Broxburn. EH52 5LH or the Strathbrock Community Centre, 189 West Main Street, Broxburn.
2017 December 16th and 17th
2018 January 6th and 7th
2018 February 17th and 18th
2018 March 10th and 11th
2018 April 7th and 8th
2018 May 12th and 13th
2018 June 23rd and 24th
2018 July 14th and 15th
The fee for the KGHypnobirthing course for dates specified on this website is £275.00
The fee covers the cost of your book and MP3 download and your course manual. The book will be posted to you before the course starts.
If you wish to arrange a private course out with the dates listed then this can be arranged to suit both our diaries. The fee for one to one training either in my clinic room or in your own home is £375
All KGHypnobirthing mothers can arrange further support either for clinical hypnotherapy for pregnancy sickness, turning breech babies, or fear of hospitals, needles etc. The fee for a session would be discounted to £50.
KGHypnobirthing clients can arrange, if dates match, to have Renee attend labour and birth with a 15% discount applied. See our Doula page for more details.
Located in: West Lothian