Hypnobirthing East Sussex - Teachers' Directory
Hello, my name is Hollie. I am a primary school teacher and mother of two boys and have lived in Brighton for 10 years. I discovered Hypnobirthing when I became pregnant with my second child. My first experience of childbirth left me feeling confused and powerless. This birthing thing was not for me, I thought. Then I got pregnant again! I decided to take the bull by the horns this time as it had to be different. And it was! My husband and I completed a hypnobirthing course which transformed our understanding of childbirth and our mindset. As a result, I had a wonderful and empowering experience of labour and birth. It gave us a whole new perspective on what childbirth is and what it can be. I have since become passionate about supporting women and their partners to create their very own positive birth stories.
I am a qualified practising midwife and Hypnobirthing teacher. I currently work locally in both a birth centre and a consultant led unit. I absoloutly love my job and supporting parents to be through such a special time.
Pregnancy and birth can be daunting if it is your first pregnancy or perhaps you have had a difficult experience before. I strongly believe that all women can have a positive experience whatever type of birth they have - yes Hypnobirthing can still be valuable during a caeserean section! Working locally as a midwife I have excellent knowledge of the local NHS trusts and policies. With this knowledge, a hypnobirthing course with me will teach you a valuable set of techniques to help prepare you for labour so that you let go of any fears and look forward to the birth of your baby.
I'm a mum of 4. I had my first baby in 2001 and that's when I became fascinated by pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. I had assumed that it all just happened as nature intended but that's not quite how things went.
Then I saw friends having birth experiences that left them feeling traumatised, they struggled with breastfeeding and often didn't get the support they needed to overcome the challenges they faced. I didn't understand what was going so wrong, so I started reading and became involved with groups that support pregnant and new parents.
But I wanted to do more, so I started training as a Breastfeeding Counsellor after the birth of my second baby. I went on to become an Antenatal Teacher and KG Hypnobirthing Teacher as well.
I have worked with parents-to-be in both individual and group settings. I have supported parents in a wide range of situations, including twin pregnanices, pregnancies after a traumatic previous birth experience, IVF pregnancies, single parents and same-sex couples.
I am a hypnotherapist, cognitive behavioural therapist and life coach. My passion is to make life easier and more fun, reduce anxiety and stress and help women live the life they want. Hypnobirthing fits into this perfectly. Using the KGH method I am able to empower pregnant women to make informed choices with confidence and to help them become as relaxed and contented as they can during their pregnancy and labour through teaching general ante-natal information along with great hypnotherapy techniques.
Hypnobirthing is my passion. It is such a privilege to be part of other peoples birthing journeys. I have 2 children, I used Hypnobirthing for the birth of both. I therefore speak from the heart when I say what life changing, empowering experience it can be.I took up Hypnobirthing because I wanted others to enjoy the same wonderful experience as me. I trained with Katharine Graves, whose course is aimed at the UK market. I have a Diploma in Hypnobirthing from the Hypnobirthing Centre, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Integrated Hypnotherapy and an NLP Practitioner certificate. I bring my Hypnotherapy experience into my teaching and provide support up to and beyond the birth of your baby.
My aim is to enable as many women as possible to have a positive, life changing birth experience.
My background is as a CIPD and NLP qualified personal development trainer, which I have been doing for the last 20 years.
Many of the techniques I use to help people become more confident are the same as those I use as a Hypnobirthing teacher; breathing, visualisations, positive affirmations, relaxation techniques and many more. Giving birth without fear is about re-training your mind to think positively about it. On my KG Hypnobirthing course you will learn skills to support you during your labour and birth and your understanding and practice of these techniques will also be invaluable tools in many other areas of your life.
I used these techniques to birth my own children and I can honestly say that each of their births were the most empowering moments of my life.
I believe every expectant mother should give herself the gift of knowing that this is possible for her too.
I’m a mum of two hypnobirthed babies, one 5 and the other 3. My career started off working in primary schools but after using hypnobirthing I decided to retrain after my first baby. Hypnobirthing totally changed the way I approached birth and I so enjoyed it that I want to share it with as many mums as possible. I trained in London under Katharine Graves on her course accredited by the royal collage of midwives. Since then I have gained a wonderful breadth of experience teaching families on varying paths with varying goals. My aim is to support you in facilitating the best birth for you and your family.
Hypnobirthing East Sussex
All our teachers have training in KG Hypnobirthing and assessed to ensure they have the skills, experience and level of professionalism essential to promoting good practice within the field of natural birthing techniques. All members are strong advocates of natural birthing as the method of choice for expectant mothers and have signed up to our code of ethics, committing to carrying out best practice at all times.
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