Hypnobirthing Essex - Teachers' Directory
I am a registered midwife, KGHypnobirthing instructor, former university lecturer, mother of two girls, and resident of Highams Park.
I have a first class honours degree in midwifery from King’s College London. My dissertation was on women’s experience of a diagnosis of tongue-tie. My training was at St. Thomas’ Hospital, where I currently work part-time. I had a lovely homebirth with my second daughter while I was a student.
Before training as a midwife I was a university researcher and senior lecturer in education development. I have lots of experience of qualitative research – talking to people about their experiences – in the context of healthcare and learning, and learning for healthcare practice. I had my first daughter at Whipps Cross Hospital while I was a researcher, just completing a project looking at teamworking on delivery suites.
I am a feminist and am deeply passionate about supporting women, managing expectations, smoothing the transition to motherhood and helping women to make informed choices. By teaching couples with KGHypnobirthing I aim to empower women to have a calm, comfortable and positive birth.
Hi and welcome to my listing. Congratulations on your pregnancy. These are very exciting times!
As well as a KGHypnobirthing teacher, I am a Therapist (individuals and couples), Life Coach, Hypnotherapist and an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner.
Following the 'hypnobirth' of my first baby in 2015, I decided to do the training to become a KG Hypnobirthing teacher.
To now be able to be a part of someone's personal pregnancy journey, to show them how / help them to have a relaxed, positive and calm pregnancy and labour is quite something. Combining this with my hypnotherapy skills and my experience as a therapist, works so well because I have found that they all go hand in hand.
If you would like to know more, or would like to work with me through your pregnancy, to ensure you have a beautiful, calm and relaxed birth, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am based near Brentwood, however I do travel to the surrounding areas and further afield.
As well as being a KGHypnobirthing teacher I am also a mother, midwife, doula and massage therapist.
I am passionate about helping women and their partners have a positive and empowering transition to motherhood.
I facilitate monthly Positive Birth Movement meetings in my home - all welcome. https://www.facebook.com/ThePositiveBirthMovementSouthEastEssex/
I also offer the 3 step rewind for birth trauma for healing past births - see my website here www.healyourbirth.com
I had a positive birth experience when my son was born but felt challenged in my antenatal care by an overly medicalised approach to childbirth, as well as the popular notion that childbirth is an inevitably painful experience.
I used Hypnobirthing techniques suggested to me by a friend and it was these small pieces of advice that really helped me to navigate the medical system and to have a positive birth experience.
Realising after my son’s birth how integral these techniques had been, I looked into Hypnobirthing in more detail- reading books and speaking to people about their own Hypnobirthing experiences - and realised that the techniques I had used were just the tip of the amazing iceberg that is Hypnobirthing. I was astounded by the way that the skills that Hypnobirthing provides, along with the knowledge of how the body works in childbirth, can free women from the fear often felt about childbirth, enabling them to look forward to the birth of their child and to have incredibly empowering, positive birth experiences.
And so I knew I had to be part of it! I carried out my training with Katherine Graves and began in my mission to empower women and their partners to experience childbirth as the wonderful, natural experience it is.
I’m a mum of three with a background in performance. Pre-kids life consisted of auditions, occasional acting jobs and a lot of temping! I was a stay at home mum for a good chunk of my three little poppets’ lives. 2017 saw my last little one embark on school life; cue Mummy’s chance to retrain and re-enter the world of work. Teaching Hypnobirthing ticks all the boxes for me; I get to talk all things birth and positivity; I can work around my family life AND I have the pleasure of meeting and working with parents during the most beautiful and exciting time in their lives - lucky me!
Welcome to The Hypnobirth School, congratulations you're pregnant! My name is Cheryl Samuels and I'm a midwife working in the Essex area. I trained with KGHypnobirthing after witnessing the amazing difference, when caring for women who were using hypnobirth techniques during their birth. They were prepared and informed but also calm, relaxed and positive, whichever road their birth journey took them. Attending a kghypnobirthing course will teach you everything you need to know, about how to have a calm and positive birth.
I am a fully qualified Yoga Teacher, specialising in Pregnancy Yoga, and offering Parent & Baby Massage & Yoga classes. More and more of my Pregnancy Yoga clients had begun asking me about Hypnobirthing and the KG Hypnobirthing Training provided perfect course for me to be able to offer this. Pregnancy Yoga and Hypnobirthing compliment each other extremely well, both aim to promote feelings of calm and deep relaxation in addition to developing confidence and trust with the physical body throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond.
I used hypnotheraphy before I was pregnant to help with the stress of IVF and it was amazing! I was able approach IVF with a much more positive attitude.
So when our first round of IVF was succesful, and I heard about Hypnobirthing I knew I had to do it and it was brilliant. So briliiant that I was inspired to train as a KG Hypnobirthing teacher to help spread the word of hypnobirthing and its amazing qualities.
After birthing both my childen using hypnobirthing techniques, I now want to share my experience and knowledge with other expectant mums and help them have an enjoyable and mindful pregnancy. I want them to be aware of the miracle of nature and help them prepare for the birth that they want.
Hypnobirthing techniques are simple and very effective - anyone can do them. Everyone is entitled to a positive birth experience...call me to find out more. Read my story on www.magicalbabymoments.com/about-me
I am a qualified doula and hypnobirthing teacher. I have extensive experience in child and baby care as well as working as a maternity assistant in the NHS for over 5 years. I am a qualified breast-feeding counsellor and teach mothers how to cope with babies with sleep problems. I have passionate belief in natural childbirth, in which hypnobirthing plays a huge part.
I believe in creating the right environment for everyone to benefit from a holistic way of life. My approach is to be as logical and as realistic as possible. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge. I have been teaching pre & post natal Pilates and Yoga for 12 years and last year when I fell pregnant with my first child I knew I wanted a natural birth. I researched all the schools of thought around this and found Katharine Graves method to be the most logical and comprehensive and guess what it worked! I immediately wanted to share this with other Mums to be, as why isn’t this the norm for women? Move over "one born every minute" Hello Hypnobirthing!
Before I discovered hypnobirthing, I enjoyed a successful career in store management for a major retailer. Since having my son, I cannot imagine anything more fulfilling than helping other parents to get the best out of their birth experience for themselves and their baby.
I am originally from South Yorkshire, but now live in Essex with my husband and our son. I regularly spend time in Yorkshire with my family, and therefore offer teaching in both locations- I am keen to make sure more and more people are learning about this amazing way to birth!
Accredited hypnobirthing classes in Essex are provided locally by our qualified teachers. Our directory includes a bit of information about them, contact details, a link to their websites and details of their courses. We trust each of them to help you towards having the birthing that is right for you and for your baby.
Why Choose a Hypnobirth?
More and more, hypnobirthing is becoming the method of choice for mothers preparing to give birth. It offers a calm and relaxing birthing for you and your baby, and helps your birthing partner give you real support.
All our teachers have trained in KG Hypnobirthing and accredited giving you reassurance that you will have a skilled hypnobirthing teacher. They have all been through thorough testing and assessment to ensure they have achieved the level of professionalism and expertise we have come to expect from our teachers.
Our Core Principles
Our members subscribe to our basic principles involving the promotion of good practice and training in relation to assisting mothers with childbirth. In addition, they are devoted to raising awareness of and knowledge about the use of hypnosis as an effective form of natural childbirth in order to increase its usage and popularity.