Hypnobirthing Hampshire - Teachers' Directory
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 take 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 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.
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 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!
I am a qualified hypnotherapist and counsellor and can offer you a relaxing and safe space to learn in. I have two teenage children and love to work with others to help develop that fundamental relationship that you will have with your baby right from the word go
My name is Charlotte and I am a KG Hypnobirthing Teacher and Doula based in West Berkshire. I am also Mum to 3 wonderful children, wife to 1 wonderful husband and a complete & utter birth nerd! When I had my first baby 13 years ago my passion for pregnancy and birth was born and I knew that somehow I had to do something to support & empower women to go on to have the positive births that they deserved.. just like I had. My second birth was equally as calm, relaxed and magical (she was born in her sac!) and I was even more determined to change the negative mindset that so many pregnant women find themselves in - that birth is a medical event & is going to hurt! I then trained to be a Doula in 2010 and was privileged to support many women through their pregnancies, births and early days of motherhood. Baby number 3 wasn't far behind and again my positive mindset, confidence, calm & relaxed attitude and understanding of the task ahead made for another quick, peaceful birth!! Being Mummy then took over my life and I had to put Doula duties on hold until my children became more independent... and then I discovered Hypnobirthing! I couldn't believe it, it was everything I had believed in and had practised with my own babies with scientific evidence to back it up and even better.. I could become a teacher! I didn't really have to consider it and soon trained to become a KG Hypnobirthing Teacher which is honestly the most wonderful "job" and I feel so lucky to be able to make a difference to pregnant women, their birth partners and their whole experience of pregnancy, birth and beyond.
I am a very proud Mum of 4, 2 being twins
I have extensive experience working as a Nurse, Midwife and currently a Health visitor supporting families from pregnancy through birth and beyond.
I am also priviledged to be a KGHypnobirthing teacher and love empowering Mums to have confidence in their bodies and reduce the fear and anxiety that is often associated with pregnancy and birth
I believe in the natural process of labour and birth and think that the KGH method provides a fantastic structure and set of tools to explain this to parents to be. I have over 30 years of experience, working as a nurse, midwife and health visitor combined and I draw on this knowledge along with my skills gained through KGH so that I can help empower women to have their optimal birthing experience. I love working with women and feel honoured to be working within this field. I feel really passionate that women are given the choices they deserve. I pride myself in the relationships I form to ensure they are supportive and non-judgmental.
I also love teaching yoga, specialising in pregnancy, postnatal and Mum and Baby yoga
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.
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