KG Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing Cumbria - Teachers' Directory


Kate Scully (read more)
Location: Kirkby Stephen
Phone: 01768 342456
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hi, My name is Kate and I am 41 years old. I am a mum to 6 children ranging in age from 18 to 2 so I am pretty well versed in the journey that pregnancy and childbirth takes us on. My birth experiences have been very mixed, and I have come to realise how vitally important a positive birth experience is to both mum and baby, ensuring they both get off to the best possible start together! My aim is to offer parents an opportunity to learn a full antenatal programme in the safety and comfort of my home here in the beautiful Eden Valley. We will go on a journey together learning the power of our bodies and how important relaxation and positivity is to ensure the best possible birth for each individual woman.

Tamsin Graham (read more)
Location: West Cumbria
Phone: 07805189824
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I set up West Cumbria Hypnobirthing after having my son, Ruben. I had completed a hypnobirthing course whilst pregnant as I felt unsure about what to expect in labour and wanted to be in control of the decisions around my care. Initially my husband was sceptical about hynobirthing and how it could assist us however; once the first session was completed he engaged with the course and was excited for his role during the birth.

I had heard many negative stories surrounding labour and birth and they were often experiences with trauma, pain and medical intervention. Whilst I think we have to be very thankful for the availability of medical intervention when required, many people I have spoken with didn’t have the birth experience they wanted. Leaving them with the feeling that they were not in control.

Hypnobirthing can assist you and your birth partner in making decisions to ensure you have a controlled and calm birth. This will lead to a happy Mammy, happy Baby and great way to start Family life. 

You can also find me on Facebook @westcumbriahypnobirthing



Anita Crosby (read more)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brenda Tuer (read more)
Location: Penrith
Phone: 07851889513
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a midwife with over 20 years experience.  I am fully comitted to supporting women to achieve a birth experience that they can look back on with positivity and joy.  A good birth experience empowers parents to meet the many challenges a new baby brings with confidence.  Whilst it is not possible to promise anyone a perfect birth, as some events are beyond our control, I will support you to develop the skills and positive mindset that will help you to embrace your baby's birth so you are able to meet your baby feeling calm and confident and in control.   Giving birth is a major life event and is a period of your life that you will remember forever, the KG Hypnobirthing course increases the chances that you will be remembering your birth experience for all of the right reasons.  I hope that you invest in this course for you, your baby and your future as a family.

Emily Sheppard (read more)
Location: Carnforth, Lancashire
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My name is Emily and I am the mother of a wonderful son. I am a qualified hypnobirthing teacher with a diploma in Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing (KGH), which is accredited by The Royal College of Midwives.

I first came to hypnobirthing whilst I was pregnant with my first. I wanted a home water birth and so a hypnobirthing course seemed like the sensible thing to do in the hope to achieve this and I did. I had a very calm, relaxed, quick birth in water at home without any pain relief (except for the water ~ I just never felt like I needed any), even though my baby boy was completely back to back. 

During the course, before the birth of my baby, I found that I had a real passion for birth and I just couldn't read enough about it. This passion continued after my son was born and so in my eyes, the next step was to train as a hypnobirthing teacher myself, in the hope that I could help other women achieve the birth that they want and that is RIGHT FOR THEM!  


Hypnobirthing is more than just positive thinking and breathing exercises ~ it is a complete in-depth antenatal course. It enables a woman to work with her body, which is designed to give birth. It releases the fear and negativity that she has been programmed with from an early age (from dramatized T.V births for example or stories from family/friends or even possible from a personal negative birth experience) and replaces it with calm confidence for the birth of her baby. It covers labour and birth preparation and provides women with the  knowledge to enable them to be confident in their choices rather than making decisions based on fear. It teaches relaxation techniques to help achieve a calm, comfortable and often drug free birth. 

Hypnobirthing is a wonderful asset to facilitate a natural birth however, it is also extremely beneficial to any kind of birth, wherever and however that birth happens. It is also beneficial to baby  as the hormones the mother produces are passed on to the baby. If mother is relaxed, baby is relaxed which is especially important in labour. It also helps facilitate breast feeding right away and generally makes for a more chilled out baby afterwards as they are already accustomed to relaxing while the mother relaxed.

For many people, the word 'hypnotherapy' conjures up strange images of stage hypnotists apparently making people cluck like a chicken or eat an onion thinking it's an apple. In fact, hypnotherapy is merely the use of words used in a more focused and positive way to help people let go of some of the negative ideas they have acquired in life. It aims to induce deep relaxation (if practiced regularly) which is all hypnosis is - an induced state of relaxation! We all go into a state of hypnosis at least twice everyday (particularly when we are falling asleep and waking up) and so we know it is nothing to fear, we can not be made to do anything we do not wish to do. In this state of deep relaxation, the beneficial suggestions about birth, are able  to penetrate straight into the subconscious enabling a more positive view on labour and birth.

Fathers often come to the class unwillingly and a little bit skeptical, though once they have started, they see it is logical, that it is based on science, anatomy, psychology and common sense and they go away having really enjoyed the course and being the best advocates for the method. 

By using the tools, such as breathing techniques and positive visualization, language and affirmations for relaxation taught in the hypnobirthing classes, a birthing mother can easily enter into a state of deep relaxation or self hypnosis. In this state of deep relaxation, the birthing muscles are able to work as they are meant to in an efficient and effective manner.

Janet Naylor Cumbria and Lancashire (read more)
Location: LA9
Phone: 07815807693
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My name is Janet Naylor. I have over 35 years experience of working with pregnant women and their birth partners. I am a mother of 3 grown up children and have personal experience of self hypnosis during my own births (Hypnobirthing). I am a midwife. I have given birth at home and in hospital. In the 1980's I was truly inspired by Dr Michel Odent and Ina May Gaskin. Together with my own experiences this lead me to become a doula accredited by Michel Odent. I later trained as a midwife. As a doula I worked in the North West of England.I have a strong passion to enable and support mothers (and partners) to have a positive birth experience.


In my role as a doula and midwife I have been priviledged to have witnessed many calm and beautiful births unfold, many using self hypnosis or Hypnobirthing. I have been fortunate to have observed many water births, home births,and hospital births, including VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean).


For over 30 years I have supported and empowered women and their birth partners to make informed choices regarding their labour, birth, feeding and early parenting. I currently work within the NHS as a midwife in a midwifery led unit and in community.


I originally trained in The Mongan Method (USA  HypnoBirthing). I am now also practising The Katharine Graves (KG) UK Hypnobirthing. I teach 4 classes or a more condensed course over 2 separate days. I understand that people have busy lives, so as far as classes go, I can be flexible to accommodate your individual needs, either in a small group or on a one to one basis,


In addition to my Hypnobirthing teaching role I work privately as a reflexologist, offering -

Pre conception and Fertility enhancement with Reflexology and Fertile Body Method of Hypnosis.

Reflexology in Pregnancy

Reflexology for all womens health and relaxatio


I offer private Antenatal Classes, preparing for labour and birth, helping you to do a birth "plan or preference sheet", role of the birth partner and much more at dates and times to suit your busy lives.

In addition to this I offer sessions to prepare for when your baby is born, which include breastfeeding and the postnatal time ie life with your new born, early parenting, bonding, parenting roles, what is normal, changing nappies,bathing baby etc.


Please contact me to discuss your personal requirements and my availability.



Hypnobirthing Cumbria

KGHypnobirthing has been featured in:

The Sunday Times The Guardian Radio 4 Woman's Hour Prima Baby & Pregnancy OK! Mother & Baby  The Telegraph Daily Mail


Hypnobirthing shop

Visit our online shop for:

The Hypnobirthing Book
CDs and MP3s


Pregnancy Affirmations - Free Resources

Want to feel positive and confident every day of your pregnancy?

Sign up to receive our Daily Statements designed to keep you feeling great!


Sign Up

Sign Up

Hypnobirthing Book - Free Download

Subscribe to our newsletter and we will email you the FIRST CHAPTER of our best selling book.

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. To find out more about the cookies we use see our Cookie Policy.

I accept cookies from this site
EU Cookie Directive plugin by