Hypnobirthing Buckinghamshire - Teachers' Directory
Nancy Keen BSc, PGCE, MHbA
I first discovered hypnobirthing in 2004 while pregnant with my first daughter. I was terrified of the prospect of a natural birth but went on to have a calm, pain free experience where I was in complete control. I have since had two fabulous home births using the hypnobirthing techniques.
Since 2005 I have helped many couples to birth confidently and calmly. I trained with Katharine Graves of KGH and now train trainers as well as running my parent courses.
Holding a BSc Psychology and Biology I recognise the importance of both psychology and physiology in the hypnobirthing training. The course educates and prepares the body and mind using well established biological knowledge about birth processes.
I spent ten years as a teacher giving me a catalogue of teaching methods to ensure you get the best from the hypnobirthing course.
Whether it is your first or fourth, each birth is a unique and emotional journey and I hope to help you to find the path that is right for you.
I have seen the difference that hypnobirthing makes in my own birthing experiences and of those that I have introduced to hypnobirthing. The KGH course I teach will give you the tools to have the positive, empowering, calm and comfortable birth that you want.
As well as being a KGHypnobirthing teacher, I am also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and run my own practice in Wendover.
When I am not working, I am busy looking after my two gorgeous daughters and my extremely nosy but loveable cat!
I am Ellie, a mother-of-2 in Buckinghamshire and a practising midwife. I am passionate about couples becoming informed about physiological labour and the options available, leading to a relaxed pregnancy and a positive & powerful birth experience, regardless of the unexpected turns this journey can take.
I've always been passionate about my role as a midwife and am lucky to do a job that I love and enjoy, however since having my son I have realised my dream to also focus on antenatal education.
I run The Village Midwife antenatal/postnatal courses and offer 1-1 and group hypnobirthing sessions on top of this. As a midwife, I have seen the effect that birth education can have on a woman and her birth partner's experiences and aim to empower them to have the best birth possible, as well as enjoy the antenatal and postnatal periods!
I am also passionate about providing this level of care to women coming to parenthood through all of the different ways possible!
I’m Ruth Prowse a qualified hypnobirthing practitioner through KGHypnobirthing. I qualified as a hypnotherapist in 2009 following a Psychology BSc at The University of the West of England.
I am also a hypnobirthing mum myself!
My name is Joanna Williamson and I am a mother of three, midwife and KG Hypnobirthing teacher. I used KG Hypnobirthing for the birth of my son in 2018 and my incredible birth experience made me keener than ever to share with others what I learnt on the course. I love teaching and supporting women and their partners on their journey to parenthood or indeed to a growing family! I switched 18 months ago from working on labour and postnatal wards to in the community where I now provide antenatal and postnatal care and attend homebirths.
HELLO, I’M JESS 👋
Mum of two, I’m proud to be a qualified KGH teacher, the only Hypnobirthing course to be accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
I stumbled across hypnobirthing when searching online for more information about birth and labour, probably just like you’re doing right now!
It’s safe to say with everything in the media, and everything I had learned growing up, birth was going to be painful, most likely traumatic, and I was scared.
Then I found hypnobirthing, and it changed everything! My whole mindset switched from being completely terrified about birth, to actually looking forward to it! No, I wouldn’t have believed it either, but here I am, so passionate about hypnobirthing that I’ve trained to teach it. Becoming a parent is such a pivotal moment in our lives. We will always remember our midwives and birth experiences, so I feel really strongly that we should do all we can make it the best experience possible.
It’s really normal and sensible to be sceptical of things we don’t know about or understand, and honestly, the name ‘hypnobirthing’ almost put me off. It sounds a little bit hippyish, but I promise there’s no weird chanting in circles, no strange zen-like hypnotic states which make you feel out of control - it’s the exact opposite.
Hypnobirthing can be used in every kind of birth, and it will make you feel empowered, calm and confident, and help you have a positive birth experience.
I hope to see you in class soon!
All of our members are skilled and experienced hypnobirthing professionals who have been through our assessment process in order to receive accredited status. They have all trained in KG Hypnobirthing and have signed up to our ethics code. This asserts their advocacy of natural childbirth and their commitment to promoting good practice in natural childbirth generally and in hypnobirthing specifically.
Hypnobirthing is a recognised method used in childbirth and promotes relaxation and calmness within the mother as a natural part of giving birth. You can find more information about hypnobirthing on our home page.
Hypnobirthing is an effective natural childbirthing method which brings a calmness to mother and baby through the use of hypnosis techniques for relaxation.
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