Hypnobirthing Hampshire - Teachers' Directory
I became a mother for the first time just over 3 years ago and practised hypnobirthing techniques during both my first and subsequent labour.
KGallowed me, and my husband, to know what to expect in terms of our choices, our rights and various techniques to use during labour, and hand on heart, I can't imagine how it would have been without having had this knowledge!
Did you know there’s a name for someone who is totally and utterly petrified of giving birth? It’s called ‘tokophobia’. Well that was me, a tokophobic, for as long as I can remember…until a friend posted me her copy of Katharine Graves The Hypnobirthing Book, and I got myself booked onto a hypnobirthing course. After that I became such a huge advocate, I decided to become a Hypnobirthing Instructor myself!
My life before motherhood was vibrant and varied, I’ve always had a thirst for adventure. Some of the ‘crazier’ things I’ve done include sky-diving, shark-cage-diving (to be fair, that definitely wasn’t my idea), and trekking through Nepalese mountains. I’ve travelled quite a lot, which has been an amazing way to interact with people from all over the world, and see incredible sights.
However, without any doubt, my biggest blessing (and challenge) has been becoming a mother to my little girl. Life is still crazy, but these days my ‘wild risks’ tend to be along the lines of allowing my little girl to paint over our white rug without wearing an apron. But only with water soluble paints. And paper towels at the ready.
To find out more, drop me an email, or text, or visit my website www.ehypnobirthing.co.uk I hope to hear from you soon.
In 2007, I gave birth to my daughter using HypnoBirthing following my own course with the inspirational Katharine Graves herself. It was my own life-changing, positive birth experience then which led me to change career direction and bring the benenfits of Hypnobirthing to Bournemouth.
In 2010, as well as passing my hypnotherapy diploma with distinction, I qualified to teach Hypnobirthing. I haven't looked back since then and love helping expectant parents on their journey to calm labour and birth for themselves and their babies.
I originally trained and worked as a secondary school teacher. However, after having my daughter in 2009, I realised how important it is that families have access to heart based support in the antenatal and postnatal periods. I therefore trained as a Craniosacral Therapist who specialises in working with babies, and now work doing craniosacral therapy and teaching hypnobirthing, as well as co-running Alton Baby Centre where we offer a range of pregnancy and baby classes.
I am hugely blessed to live in rural Wiltshire with my husband Owen, and our daughter Isabel. We have a dog, a pony, ducks and a front hall full of muddy wellies. My background is in the outdoors and therapy. Originally I trained as a horticultural therapist, before moving in to the field of equine assisted therapy.
Currently I am a full time Mum. I support my wonderful husband, enjoying raising our daughter, and try to keep the house tidyish and the garden weed free. This is a big surprise to me having previously been focused and career driven!
We had a lovely straight forward homebirth with Isabel. My full birth story is on my website in case it is of interest to you. Please be reassured KGHypnobirthing is relevant and useful in every birthing situation. We had a beautiful homebirth, if you are planning a beautiful C Section or a beautiful hospital birth KGHypnobirthing is still totally relevant to you.
My dream is to see women empowered to have the birth of their dreams. It can feel like an uphill struggle, I am here to support you.
Hello, I'm Emma, a Mother of two and a proud KG Hypnobirthing teacher. My journey with Hypnobirthing started when I was pregnant with my daughter. My husband and I attended classes and couldn't praise Hypnobirthing highly enough for helping us to bring our baby into the world in such a calm, happy and comfortable way. Her birth truly was my light bulb moment. . . I knew from then on that I wanted to help other women to enjoy such an empowering, magical experience and to enter into their last weeks of pregnancy and birth with excitement and confidence in what their bodies are designed so perfectly to do.
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist registered with the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH). I originally trained in the Mongan Method of hypnobirthing with the HypnoBirthing Institute and subsequently trained with Katharine Graves.I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), which can be an effective therapy for any mum-to-be who has previously experienced a particularly challenging birth.
I live in a village just outside Alton, Hampshire with my husband and two teenage daughters. I had my first baby when I was 38 and my second when I was 40. Although this was in the pre-hypnobirthing era, I was fortunate to enjoy a natural childbirth experience with both. I offer one-to-one hypnobirthing sessions tailored to your own specific requirements.
My aim: To empower you to feel calm, confident and in control, so that your birthing experience meets your positive expectations
Running a busy home with two children, my partner and work as a Doula and Hypnobirthing Instructor, it can sometimes be tricky to balance life. I often find in these moments that I make myself some me time and put to use the fantastic hypnobirthing techniques that I was taught by Katharine. I very quickly remember how to slow everything down and gain perspective. Often I find my mind wandering to the women I am working with and I feel ….energised ….inspired ….in awe ….full of expectation ….and confident in our and their ability......then its game on!
I am a fully qualified and registered hypnotherapist, hypnobirthing practitioner and teacher. In the hypnobirthing classes I help and support you so that you have the most wonderful birthing experience possible and I aim to deliver my classes in a friendly, relaxing manner, with a sense of humour.
I have been a teacher for many years and have a passion for helping people to achieve their goals. Through many years of training I now have an excellent set of skills that can help you to achieve the empowered childbirth that you desire. Whatever you would like to achieve through hypnobirthing, I will work with you to release your fears and replace them with a more positive and relaxed attitude thus empowering you to achieve the most calm, comfortable and confident birth that you can.
There are a number of hypnobirthing accredited teachers situated across the county of Hampshire. Our members cover Eastleigh, Andover and Alton, to name but a few! Contact our professionally trained practitioners for information on hypnobirthing courses in your area on the above details.