Hypnobirthing Surrey - Teachers' Directory
Hi! I'm Liz Whitehead. I live in Lower Sunbury in Surrey with my husband Jonathan and son Alexander.
My experience with Hypnobirthing began long before giving birth - when I was actually 15 years old. Without knowing it, I used many of the Hypnobirthing techniques to over come the devastating side effects of chemotherapy. It was during treatment that I really started to appreciate the power of the mind. When I was diagnosed with cancer I underwent a rigorous regime of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and had pretty major surgery. It was at this point in my life I learnt how to use visualisations and positive mantras to aid my recovery. It really helped me maintain a positive attitude when things got tough.
I got through the whole ordeal in 2002 and went on to study and qualify as an RE teacher which I am still doing today.
Jonathan and I fell pregnant in 2015 after an unfortunate miscarriage and I knew straight away that visualisations, relaxation techniques and positive mantras were, once again, the way forward when approaching child birth.
I had heard about Hypnobirthing through numerous friends and after the 20 week scan immediately signed us up on a course. It turned out to be the best decision I have ever made. Not only was our birth calm and comfortable, I felt in complete control and actually enjoyed the whole experience.
Our son Alexander was born in the water with the lights down low and my mantras on repeat without the need for any pain relief. Afterwards I felt so incredibly proud of myself. I was empowered by the whole experience and I want to share that empowerment with all of you too.
My name is Helen and I live in Surrey with my two young children, husband and our cat Olive. Through-out both my pregnancies and births I used hypnobirthing. It truly did give me the births that I had hoped for, which were both calm and empowering experiences.
Through teaching KG Hypnobirthing I hope to share the wonderful benefits it can have on your own birthing experiece.
Hello, thank you for reading my profile my name is Paula. I am a Senior Research Midwife with 10 years experience within the NHS and a further 10 years as a registered Nurse.
I have always been very passionate about empowering women and providing them all the support and care possible. Often the approach within the NHS is clinical one regardless of necessity and that combined with working restrictions led me to explore avenues to provide extended support and care.
To allow me to provide this support and care for woman and their families making the most of the childbirth experience, I founded “The Nurtured Munchkins” a company that offers support Antenatally, during childbirth and Postnatally.
I offer KG Hypnobirthing classes, acupuncture, moxibustion therapy, baby massage and baby yoga classes. All classes are one to one in the comfort of your own home (or in Woking if you prefer) lets face it group classes aren’t for everyone, you might have a busy family life, don’t feel comfortable sharing feelings or thoughts with other couples.
I specialise providing support and classes to 1st time Mums, home births, IVF pregnancies and those with previous traumatic experiences.
Feel free to give me a call or drop me an email. I look forward to helping you find the right approach for you.
Suzanne Barclay Bsc Cert Hyp CS Dip Hb (KG)
I have three step-children, and I'm auntie to Callum aged 17 and Chloe aged 1. I have knowledge of IVF as I have been through the procedure myself. I am passionate about helping Mums to have the best birthing experiene they can have, and I believe the KG Hypnobirthing method will achieve this.
I can also offer a birthing photography service for Mums who would like a forever record of their little one entering the world.
Suzanne Barclay BSc Cert Hyp CSDip Hb (KG)
Hi! I have three step-children, and I'm auntie to Callum and Chloe. I have an in-depth knowledge of IVF having gone through the procedure myself.
I can also offer a birthing photography service to Mums who would like a forever record of their little one entering the world.
I am firstly a Mum to our two beautiful children (aged 5 & 7), I am also a qualified NCT Antenatal Teacher, Massage Therapist, Baby Massage & Baby Yoga teacher and currently a 2nd year Student Midwife.
My name is Lesley and I live in Haslemere, Surrey with my husband Jeremy and some of my 5 children. The children range in age from 27 down to 17 (4 boys and 1 girl). The whole period of my childrens' childhoods has flown past and I would not have missed any of it. ( Very fortunately I have not had to). Their births were varied and apart from a caesarean section for my first son who was breech, then a forceps delivery for my second child as he was slightly stuck, the other 3 children were born very easily and with no other birthing difficulties. Having watched them grow up (they are all adults now) they are now an absolute delight to me and I enjoy their company as fellow adults as much as I do any of my best friends.
Long before I had my own children I wanted to work in the neonatal world but it wasn't until 2008, when my children were old enough, that I had time to do an Access to Nursing & Health Professions course at Guildford College, and my aim back then was to become a midwife. I heard about Doulas for the first time just after I finished my course in 2010. After some research I understood that their ethos sat very comfortably with my own belief that childbirth is a natural process which, given the right tools and emotional suport, most women will come through with beautiful memories of a very primitive and wonderful experience to treasure all their lives. As a recently qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher I now have the perfect tools to teach pregnant couples how to have the best (and sometimes pain-free) birth possible for them. The sense of achievement for a woman is extraordinary and this should be available to all women; so it is with this belief that I feel that to be able in this part of a couple's journey into parenthood is an amazing privilege. I can offer you support in the form of practical help, emotional support (you may need both in varying amounts) and hypnobirthing techniques that can be also be used as coping skills in other potentially stressful situations throughout life. I also offer non-judgemental advice during the build-up to the birth and in the immediate post-natal period, as you adjust to your beautiful new addition.
Hello! My name is Jo Snellin and my aim is to guide you through a happy and calm pregnancy to a happy and calm birth.
I became passionate about birth and the magic of the female body and all it can achieve after the birth of my two children. My first son was born in 2013 at hospital, under strip lighting and with all of the drugs! I had very little understanding of how the female body works during labour and was unable to remain calm when things didn't quite go the way I thought they would. Luckily for me my baby was born healthy and happy but I felt disconnected from his birth and my body and constantly wondered what I could have done to prevent this. So, when I fell pregnant with my second son in 2015 I decided straight away that I wanted a different experience, so signed up to a KG Hypnobirthing class.
I learnt all about my body and the power of the mind and how if I allowed them to work together naturally and harmoniously during labour I could peacefully and calmly welcome my baby earthside. It was such a life changing, empowering experience that I decided there and then that I wanted to help other women experience this calmness during their pregnancy and labour.
Our bodies and the beautiful birth system within us are already perfect - I will simply teach you how to access it.
If you are interested in one of my courses or have any questions please contact me via my Contact page. You can also find me on Instagram @thehappybirthguide and Twitter @happybirthguide.
I came to Hypnobirthing like many Hypnobirthing teachers, through being pregnant, using it to birth and absolutely LOVING IT!
Hypnobirthing was first mentioned to me during my first pregnancy, where I had read everything about birth (I was totally prepared for any ante-natal quiz) and took a weekly pregnancy yoga class, all in preparation for the unknown event of birth which I was secretly terrified of. My best friend who was also expecting her first child was telling me about Hypnobirthing and I thought it sounded very much like what I was doing already, getting clued up on ante-natal knowledge and relaxing, so I decided not to pursue it further.
During my labour I knew there was a better way for me, my body and baby to birth but I didn't have the tools.
When I came to my second pregnancy, I knew I was willing to invest in myself as much as I had been baby items and having a good experience was priceless. I decided to look into Hypnobirthing for myself, my baby and also my husband who wanted to be a part of the experience.
I loved the whole experience of wellbeing throughout pregnancy and during labour, as well as the connection I had to my body. The sense of team it gave my husband and I and our son along the whole journey was so important in preparing us all for the transitions and transformations that were happening. We all enjoyed the birth experience and started family life calmly, positively and empowered.
Having had that experience I knew that better births were out there and every mother and family deserved to have them. I also knew Hypnobirthing was a great tool in enabling them. As a teacher I work without judgment about your birth choices and in full support of you having an informed and positive birth that is uniquely yours. I am always honoured and privileged to work with people at this stage in their lives.
Proud and delighted to be a KG Hypnobirthing teacher and a recognised birth doula registered with Douka UK.
My son was born in 2011, my daughter in 2013 and my third baby is due in May 2016. I will always treasure and look back on my pregnancies and my two natural, smooth and calm labours with pride and happiness and I am looking forward to my third labour too.
Giving birth to your baby is one of the most awe-inspiring, wonderful and potentially empowering and rewarding thing you will ever do but it can also seem to some as one of the most daunting or frightening things to do too, and memories of your labour will stay with you forever. This is why having a positive birth experience is so very important. As a fully qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher my aim is to help you have a wonderful, calm, smooth and empowering birth experience, learning skills that can also so easily be adapted to other situations seeking a calm, confident approach in your lives.
Hello, my name is Dariya and apart from hypnobirthing, I have a background in teaching dance, yoga and meditation. I have always been passionate about everything related with the power of the mind&body. I found about hypnobirthing when I got pregnant with my first baby and just thought It would be too selfish not to share it with other women. It did make a profound difference in my nearly 48 hour long labor and thanks to the hypnobirthing techniques and knowledge I managed to have a natural and pleasant birth. I am absolutely in love with this method as it provides a complete antenatal education and gives you the tools to have the best possible natural birth. After the course, you will be full of confidence and trust in the power of your own body to birth your baby beautifully and joyfully. An experience that will empower you for the rest of your life.
I started my career in the theatre industry where I worked for 13 years in London and New York before I was introduced to Hypnobirthing. After the birth of my daughter, I felt passionate about the power of the female and the right every woman has to have a positive birth experience. Six months later, I trained to become a Hypnobirthing teacher with KG Hypnobirthing, a course accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I now work with parents to build their confidence and give them the tools to not only make a difference to their experience of birth but to give their baby the best possible start in life. I also run the Positive Birth Movement, Redhill & Reigate and am a member of the Maternity Services Liaison Committee for Surrey and Sussex.
I am an experienced and passionate midwife with a focus on supporting women to achieve the best birth for them. I have worked 15+ years within the NHS so am aware of the boundaries and difficulties that can arise in the system.
As a private midwife I have the pleasure of developing a personal relationship with the women I care for and sharing my knowledge and passion for birth with them to enable them to have the birth they want.
As well as being a midwife I am a wife to a lovely very supportive man and a mother to 2 children, with whom I had fantastic empowering births due to support from a known midwife and confidence in my body's ability. When not at work or whilst waiting for the call to go to a lady in labour I can be found at studying to become and aromatherapist or on the side lines of a football pitch watching my son and daughter get very muddy.
I am a fully qualified and registered Hypnobirthing pratictioner with the Royal College of Midwives accredited KG Hypnobirthing course. I have a passion for empowering women and their partners (other half or nominated birth partner) to have the best birth possible for them. I can assist you in achieving a calm and relaxed birth where you are in control. I am also a mother of two hypno-babies and am passionate about more women gaining access to information that will help them achieve a comfortable and wonderful birth experenience.
Hypnobirthing is a form of natural childbirth which involves training expectant mothers how to use effective hypnosis techniques as part of a more calm and relaxed birth for them and their child. We believe that this gives you, as a mother, more peace of mind over your birthing, and also gives your birthing partner much more involvement in the birth in a very positive way.
KG Hypnobiring is growing, so wherever you are, we hope that you will be able to find one of our practitioners near you. Here in Surrey, we have members in Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, New Malden and Reigate, so wherever you live in the county, someone local should be able to give you support and training in hypnobirthing techniques for the birth of your baby.
Every one of our registered practitioners has been carefully assessed to ensure they fulfil our entry requirements, with extensive experience of teaching at least one of the recognised hypnobirthing methods.
Our Core Principles
Our members have signed up to our code of conduct, which ensures they are committed to enhancing birthing for mothers through natural childbirth, by teaching good quality practices. In addition, they work with us to promote hypnobirthing techniques in order to raise awareness of their effectiveness in achieving a relaxed birth for both mother and child.
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