marie linton - Essence Hypnobirthing
- Essence Hypnobirthing
- 122 Oliva, Street 5, Victory Heights
- Dubai Sports City
- United Arab Emirates
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I'm originally from the UK but for a number of years, I've been twirling my way around the world, living in Sweden for 3 years before moving to Dubai in 2014 with my family. From Summer 2018 we are heading back to the UK to live where ill be based in Surrey. I have two lively teenagers, Max and Ruby and had very positive birthing experiences with both children. Wherever I am in the world I take my love of hypnobirthing with me, taking every opportunity to share the hypnobirthing joy.
I'm a UK qualified midwife and hypnotherapist. I'm trained in two methods of hypnobirthing and also trained in the art of Swedish massage. I regularly attend retreats, study days and workshops run by world renown birth experts. The most recent being Janet Balaskas Active Birth retreat
I'm fascinated by pregnancy and birth. After all these years I continue to be amazed that every women's birthing journey is unique and it's such a privilege to be part of this life transforming journey. I love adapting the Essence Hypnobirthing course to suit your individual needs.
My midwifery experience spans working in six major London teaching hospitals and the local communities, supporting women and families during pregnancy, birthing and beyond. I've witnessed and supported many wonderful births at home, in the birth centre, hospital, dry land or waterbirth. Hypnobirthing, no matter what your circumstances can make a difference, helping you achieve a calmer more confident birth.
I'm a member of the Hypnobirthing Association, The Royal College of Midwives and Evidenced Based Birth with access to their extensive subscription only libraries.
I provide a bespoke, flexible, fun hypnobirthing programme. Week by week you and your partner will grow in confidence and feel completely supported in your birthing journey.
Essence Hypnobirthing is a complete childbirth Preparation class, preparing the mind and body for birth. Join the course and meet new friends, share your experiences and grow in confidence together.
The programme includes
A variety of relaxation techniques
Practical preparation for you and your birth companion
Let’s demystify the hypnosis element of hypnobirthing once and for all. During the sessions, while you’re relaxed, you will listen to focused, positive child birthing messages. These messages and suggestions, because you are in a relaxed state, are absorbed at a subconscious level, in a way becoming a new reality.
You will become an expert in the relaxation and breathing techniques giving you the skills to keep focused and present during birthing.
Learn to use your imagination to create a deeper relaxation with the use of positive imagery.
Gain an understanding the fear-tension-pain cycle. Strategies to help take any fear or anxiety you or partner may have out of childbirth.
Gain knowledge of your birthing body and mind.
We will take a look at pregnancy and birthing from your baby’s perspective and the wonderful ways to encourage bonding after the birth.
You will learn the importance of a calm peaceful birthing environment.
Discover the importance of using positive birthing language.
Learn massage techniques, which encourages your body to produce its own natural analgesia during birthing and techniques to protect the perineum during.
We will discuss the importance of informed choice, with access to reliable scientific research which will help you make decisions for your pregnancy and birthing.
Your birthing partner will develop the skills to support you during birth, and have the confidence to be your advocate and spokesperson if necessary.
It’s all about attitude
A great hypnobirthing attitude for you and your birth companion is keeping an open mind, have commitment to practice regularly and have a strong sense of wanting to be empowered for your birthing journey. After completing the course you will feel prepared and in touch with your natural instincts and ultimately have the tools to birth in a calm, confident more joyful way.
Darren and I used Marie and Essence Hypnobirthing for the birth of our first daughter and we were so thrilled we did. Having full time jobs and two other kids at home, we thought it would be too hard to make it to lessons but Marie was so wonderfully flexible and accommodating. The environment Marie created was wonderful and put both of us at ease. My husband had no experience in anything like this but the course was so factual that it made it so easy to understand why hypnobirthing was such a good idea and why it was so important to me. We both fully trusted that we had chosen the correct route. although we had learned enough to know that should things not go the way we planned, we could still use our hypnobirthing skills to keep in control and remain calm. By the end of the course, I was genuinely excited about the birth.
Our gorgeous baby girl arrived in July after an unmedicated water birth and we were out of the hospital and back home in less than a day. I could not have done it without the knowledge we had gained from Marie and I look forward to doing it all over again!
It feels great to share a positive birth story with everyone. I feel completely overwhelmed with the power and potential of hypnobirthing and how positive thinking, relaxation and practice can change a very challenging situation into something completely manageable and actually extremely positive and happy, I’m hypnobirthing biggest fan in Sweden”
As a fourth time expectant mum with one lovely nine year old boy, one termination and one miscarriage, I was utterly scared of everything going wrong again. When I booked the course I couldn't think of the birth, I just needed to develop a mechanism in order to calm down and start thinking positively. Marie helped me become emotionally stronger through the breathing exercises, as well as getting closer to my lovely husband about all my fears. All went well, my waters broke at 38weeks. I was very calm and able to cope with the surges and talk at the same time, even calming my husband who had seen me the first time around and couldn't believe the change. I got induced when I wanted to ( I asked my doctor to wait for a couple of hours and he did) and got the epidural ( not for the pain but in order to preserve energy after the birth, that's my view ). All went perfectly smooth in an almost serene room!
Marie's style was great and calming.The course was extremely great value for money. The flexibility was good & I felt that Marie really got to know both me & my husband to tailor the approach for our personalities.
Located in: Dubai