Hypnobirthing Lancashire - Teachers' Directory
My name is Karen and I am mum to four children ranging from teenagers to toddlers. I am a Doula and KGHypnobirthing teacher. It is my passion to support and empower women and their families to birth their babies their way in a calm, relaxing and encouraging way. I have experienced hypnobirthing myself and wholeheartedly believe in its benefits to both mother and baby.
I'm Laura, a Pregnancy Yoga and KGH teacher, passionate about helping women to embrace their births and have positive experiences. I believe in giving women and partners accurate information to make informed choices and teaching yoga and relaxation, which also has amazing benefits for pregnancy and birth.
Here's a list of my qualifications:
Yoga 280hr teacher training, Birthlight Prenatal Yoga Diploma, KGH Diploma, BA (Hons) Dance and Culture, MA Gender studies.
Head over to my website to find out more about how I can help you today!
A BETTER WAY TO BIRTH.
Hello, my name is Leanne... I am a qualified KGH teacher, Hypnobirthing Mama & owner of The Lancashire Hypnobirthing Co.
I am an advocate for informed choice during birth and for supporting all women to have the best child-birth for them. By looking further in to HypnoBirthing and being here, you are already ensuring that you have all of the information, so that you can make informed decisions on what is best for you and your baby. The benefits of HypnoBirth for mum and baby are lifelong - so welcome! and remember, YOU'VE GOT THIS.
I always knew there had to be another way, a better way to approach child-birth. I found it frustrating that after announcing I was pregnant, more women would come to me with horror stories of birth than they would happy stories. So many spoke of the fear that I should be feeling about having to ‘push it out’. I felt deflated and a little scared. I hate the ‘one born every minute’ culture that has been created in today’s society…that somehow child-birth should be feared, that it isn’t natural and women’s hopes for it should be controlled and prohibited. I wanted to look back on the birth of Evelyn with amazement, pride and happy memories…and I do, thanks to HypnoBirth.
I went on to have the most INCREDIBLE experience welcoming Evelyn in to the world with my husband, Jason. I then went on to study with Katharine Graves and qualify as a KGHypnobirthing Practitioner (The KGH training course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and they are training many of our NHS Midwives across the country, too!)
My goal is to create a community, a safe haven where like-minded women can support each other through pregnancy, birth and beyond. I strive to deliver an informative, evidence based course in a calm, relaxing environment where parents feel supported, cared for and confident so that they can make positive choices throughout their birth journey. I am constantly developing our courses based on new research and evidence, client feedback and my personal interests, which at the moment is focused on supporting pregnancy after loss.
I can't wait to meet you! xx
I have two grown up sons who are now married and 3 grandchildren. I became interested in hypnobirthing when my daughter in law became involved with hypnobirthing to help her with her second pregnancy. I was able to witness how hypnobirthing helped her and how calm and relaxed she was.
I was fortunate to undertake the KGH Hypnobirthing diploma and assisted the local NHS maternity service to develop a service for the pregnant women in the Wigan area.
I saw at first hand how women enjoyed the sessions with their partners and who they reported their positive birth stories.
I am looking forward to leading more sessions with women to meet their individual needs.
I am able to offer
• one to one sessions in the comfort of your own home
• group sessions
• Special “BabyMoon” sessions at local Spa
• Talks to local groups
• Mother and baby and pregnancy events
Hi, I'm Jennifer, based in Aughton, Lancashire, mum to two small children and very flexible with my 1-2-1 sessions. I was a qualified midwife until just after my second child when I realised I wanted to assist women achieve a more positive birth exerience through birth preparation and hypnobirthing having experienced it myself.
Both of my children were born at home using relaxation and hypnobirthing techniques and I believe in choice, respect and options.
I have also recently qualified in the 3 Step Rewind Technique to help women and partners who have experienced traumatic birth or pregnancy events and am able to offer this technique as a stand alone service to help life the symptoms of PTSD for Traumatic Birth Recovery, or as part of Birth Preparation and Hypnobirthing Course.
After 37 years as a practising midwife, I remain as passionate as ever about promoting birth as a natural and very special event. I have recently retired so have been able to channel my skills and experience in helping ‘soon to be mothers’ like you best prepare for birth. Experience has taught me a mother’s body is perfectly designed for birth, yet mothers have a tendency to work against it. I believe KGHypnobirthing is the perfect way for me to empower you with knowledge and skills to help you achieve the best birth for you.
I am professional in my approach, trustworthy, warm and friendly (so I’m told!). I will support you from first contact on enquiry, throughout pregnancy and for the first month after birth. I will provide you with a chance for birth reflection within my support period, both as a positive means of birth recovery and as a celebration. We will also have fun along the way
I hold both a teaching and counselling qualification and have extensive experience in teaching Antenatal Education, Active Birth and Relaxation, along with providing De-brief, Birth Reflection and Breastfeeding Support.
Please don't hesitate to ring me should you have any questions at all, or wish to discuss a tailor made session.
My first Hypnobirthing baby was born in 2011. I was so blown away by the course and the knowledge I acquired, I knew I had to share this with other women. I actually don't think it's fair to send women to give birth without this information.
In 2013, I bought a 5m bell tent and used it as a PosItive Birth Space attending festivals such as The Green Gathering and Solfest sharing the techniques and signposting pregnant women to great sources of information.
In 2015, I trained as a KGHypnobirthing teacher and doula leaving my career in the NHS in Neuropsychology to help women have better birth experience full time in 2016. I have since become a Teacher Trainer for KGHypnobirthing.
Being a doula, I have a good understanding of how the maternity system works and how best to help you navigate it. I have one foot in the system but not both feet so this enables me to give you truly independent information.
I have appeared on BBC1, BBC Family and Education and BBC 5Live talking about how what I do can help women who have previously had traumatic birth experiences to experience better ones.
I write spoken word poems mostly about birth and have performed them at birth conferences both nationally and internationally.
Workiing with women and their partners at this special time in their lives is both a privilege and a pleasure.
Most people come to my course expecting some deep relaxation so they can access their innate birthing wisdom, but realise the course I teach is actually much more than this.
The course educates the conscious mind about birth including birth physiology and how to access and create more of the hormones you'll need to give birth. You'll gain an understanding of the evidence base as well as knowledge of our current local maternity system and how to work with it in a way that's right for you.
Should you be interested in working with me, please do get in touch. In the first instance, we can chat to see if we are a good fit for working with each other and we can go from there.
With Love and Super Birthing Vibes,
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.
Hello my name is Margaret. I am an established Advanced Hypnotherapist and a HypnoBirthing practitioner. I have been in practice since 2005 and receive many testimonials and recommendations for my work. I use a combination of techniques to get results for my clients. I provide complete antenatal and hypnobirthing preparation for a calm, relaxed, empowering and joyful birth.
Hello I’m Jenie and I am a fully qualified KG Hypnobirthing practitioner, birth and postnatal doula. I am also a mummy to two gorgeous little girls who I birthed using hypnobirthing (once in hospital and once at home).
I want to help other mummies be to have a positive experience of birthing their baby so they can look back on the time feeling positive and empowered.
I am based in Southport but cover South Lancashire and Merseyside. I offer private hypnobirthing courses in the comfort of your own home and groups.
I also offer pregnancy relaxation courses and stand alone sessions at Massage Therapy Rooms by Aimee, Birkdale as well as various workshops throughout the year.
I have a passion for helping families achieve a positive birth experience and offer support as a birth and postnatal doula (bump, birth and beyond support).
I have completed the full KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner training which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and I am a member of the Hypnobirthing Association which is FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal Educators) approved. I have completed the Developing Doulas Birth and Postnatal course and am a mentored doula working towards becoming a Recognised Doula with Doula UK.
I have also completed multiple Rebozo training courses, Closing the Bones and attended the Aromatherapy in Childbirth course which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I am also a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter for Breastfeeding Support Sefton.
KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course – Royal College of Midwives Accredited
Developing Doulas – Birth and Postnatal Doula Training Course – Doula UK Approved
Rebozo Training – The Rebozo Element/ The Doula Element Training
Rebozo Training – Selina Wallis – Magical Birth and Unlocking Birth
Aromatherapy in Childbirth – Royal College of Midwives Accredited
Aromatherapy Hand Massage - Day Course
Rebozo Online Early Adaptors Course - Ongoing Learning - Sophie Messager
Breastfeeding Peer Supporter - Breastfeeding Support Sefton
Closing the Bones Training- Sophie Messager
With 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 led 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 privileged 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 35 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 (KGH) 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 relaxation
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.
I’m a mother - I have four, now grown up, children. I am a qualified midwife, with a first class honours degree in Midwifery Studies, and 18 years clinical experience – in hospitals, the community and in independent practice. I currently work as an independent midwife and as a doula (professional birth support). I am qualified in a range of maternity complementary therapies. I am also a qualified hypnotherapist.
I came to Hypnobirthing through my work as a midwife. I initially trained in the Mongan Method 5 years ago, and I have also trained in Katharine Hypnobirthing. I am currently employed on a part-time basis as an “hypnosis midwife” working on an NHS/University of Central Lancashire clinical trial of the use of self –hypnosis for childbirth.
I have been a midwife for 26 years and respect the entire process of birth absolutely. I have helped at the birth of many hundreds of babies in many settings. The mind is the most powerful organ in the body and by easing the way for a peaceful mind, Hypnobirthing will allow women to have a positive birthing experience.
Through listening to all the mothers I have met I have found that around the time of childbirth women often seek therapies and techniques that will help them to remain calm and focussed during pregnancy and birth. I believe that Hypnobirthing is the most powerful technique that a woman can learn.