Aimee Marden-Podd (read more)
I worked for 4 years in a Buddhist meditation and yoga centre where concentrating on your breath and relaxing your mind and body were the focus of every day. I also trained and worked as a counsellor for several years.
For the last 8 years I has worked in local Children & Family Centres working with families. I became a mother in 1992 and again in 2015....so only a slight age gap! Having heard about hypnobirthing, it seemed ideal. We had been running the fertility treatment marathon for 8 years with all it’s steep hills and u-turns when I finally became and stayed pregnant. I had huge anxiety and panic about ‘everything being ok’ and relaxing felt impossible. Gradually the ‘up’ breathing and scripts helped me loosen up and feel more calm.
Jenny Hood (read more)
Location: Rustington West Sussex
Nina Fox (read more)
Becky Spicer (read more)
Location: Worthing and surrounding areas
I have the three best jobs in the world. Wife, Mummy and KG Hypnobirthing instructor (in no particular order!). Each of my jobs has it's own unique set of challenges and I couldn't love any of them more.
Having had cancer at 18 I have spent a LOT of time in hospitals and as you can imagine a lot of those experiences have been less than pleasant and left me feeling helpless. (Let me assure you, I am FAR FAR from helpless!) When I found out I was pregnant I started to search for something that would give me back some power and control for the birth of my baby, something I felt in my heart ought to feel natural and instinctive.
Whether by luck or judgement I came accross a KG Hypnobirthing class and I made the leap to book in (a little cautiously, half expecting to have incense and crystals waved around me). From the very first session I knew I had made the right choice (even my husband was convinced!!!) and from that moment onwards my passion for the KG Hypnobirthing method has continued to grow. When my son decided it was time to make his way in to the world, the tools I'd learned from KG hypnobirthing kept me calm, in control and helped me make rational and informed decisions when thing didn't go as I had envisioned them.
I didn't have the "perfect birth", but we had exactly the right birth for us. This empassioned me even more to help expectant parents understand that birth is not one size fits all. Birth (and parenthood) when in the hands of the parents without fear or undue influence is, in my eyes, just like love. It's not the same for everyone, it might not happen exactly as you anticipated, it's not always the easiest thing in the world and probably isn't 100% perfect; yet somehow it is exactly right for you. This is the message I want to spread and what I want to set families on the road to acheive for themselves.
Nicky Edwards (read more)
Location: West Sussex
Phone: 07474 710234
I started my career in nursery management before progressing to lecturing health and social care and early years courses (A-levels) to 16-19 year olds. Over the last 16 years I have been part of the early training of midwives, nurses and nursery staff which was a platform for my interest in the human mind. A subsequent interest in human health and the body led to a career change to hypnotherapy, NLP and life coaching and I now run my practice full time working with clients from 5years to 72! A godmother to 4 of my friends children and having supported their pregnancy worries and baby questions hypnobirthing became a keen interest. My passion for the human mind is never ending and I am continually offering treatments, techniques and support systems.
Hayley Dickson (read more)
Location: West Sussex
Hi there, My name is Hayley and I am a hypnobirth teacher based in Worthing, West Sussex. I became passionate about hypnobirthing following the birth of my first Son in 2011. It was epic and I wanted to do it all again the next day! However I did give myself a few years rest and had a very magical hypnobirth with my second Son in 2014.
I have since followed my dream and trained as a hypnobirth teacher to share this knowledge and skills with other parents to be!
Please contact me and I would be happy to tell you more about the wonderful world of hypnobirth and how wonderful and empowering it can be.
Happy Birthing :)
Laura Cornish (read more)
I am a mum of a little boy, born in May 2014, and I used KG Hypnobirthing during my pregnancy and labour to good effect.
Before having my son I worked in childcare as the Assistant Manager of a nursery. As my maternity leave progressed I realised I did not want to go back to that environment and decided to discover new skills, as a result I am now a qualified Infant Massage instructor as well as a KG Hypnobirthing teacher. I am passionate about every woman having the knowledge to enable her to make her own decisions about her labour and feel that through this course I can help to do this.
Hypnobirth@WSHFT (read more)
Location: Emsworth, Chichester and Worthing
Phone: 01243 788155
We are a group of midwives and qualified hypnobirthing practitioners, using the Katherine Graves method. We have a wide range of experience of birth in both hospital and community settings and our aim is to support you to achieve the kind of empowering, calm and gentle birth that you want, no matter how or where you choose to give birth.
Debbie Barnes (read more)
Location: Chichester West Sussex PO20 1AJ
Phone: 01243 775295
I am a mum and have three children and also a teacher and an experienced hypnotherapist, hypnobirthing teacher and Doula. I have a passion for helping people and love helping expectant parents to overcome their fears and to give them tools to create as calm, confident and relaxed birth as possible on the day. It is such a positive and joyful aspect of my work and it is wonderful to watch you on the course, become empowered and knowledgeable parents. I work from a studio just South of Chichester and will sometimes, travel to other areas of west Sussex and Hampshire, particularly if I am your Doula as well as Hypnobirthing teacher.
Shirley Stump (read more)
Phone: 01428 643 318
My name is Shirley and I live in Fernhurst in the border of the three counties West Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire. We have three daughters. Two of these were hypnobirths. My third birth was at home and the most amazing experience I have ever had. Since then I wanted to help others to experience giving birth naturally and comfortably.
Birth and children are my world! I also run world music and movement classes for babies and toddlers called Yo Baby.
I am so passionate about spreading the Hypnobirth word, giving birth is a life changing experience. By practicing Hypnobirthing you are also learning new skills for life that you continue to use after your baby is born.
Here is my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HypnoBabyoDoula/
Debbie Tidey (read more)
Location: Brighton and Hove, Sussex
My name is Debbie Tidey. I am a mother of 2 and have personal experience of deep relaxation and self hypnosis during birth. My births were both normal vaginal birth but they were two very different experiences. I am a birth and post natal doula, registered with Doula UK, an antenatal educator, registered with FEDANT, and last but not least a KG HypnoBirthing teacher, taught by Katharine Graves and registered with the Hypnobirthing Association. I will also be a fully qualified and accredited Hypnotherapist in early 2015.
My journey to supporting women and their partners during pregnancy, birth and early parenting was inspired by my wonderful experience of having a Doula present at my second birth. I have always worked closely with families and babies but after such an empowering experience with our doula, I became passionate about birth. I have a strong passion to support women and couples through whatever choices they make and however their labyrinth of birth unfolds.