Hypnobirthing Lancashire - Teachers' Directory
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
My background is in mental health, having worked in an array of different areas, yet specialising in my passion for pre and postnatal mental wellbeing.
I graduated university with a First Class Honours in Counselling & Psychotherapy and went on to study as a Parent & Baby Wellbeing Consultant with classes in
- Pregnancy Relaxation & Baby Confidence
- Baby Massage
- Postnatal Wellbeing
My hypnobirthing journey started with my own personal experience, having utilised it throughout my pregnancies and birth journeys with my children, and welcoming this to my clients is truly exciting.
My personal journey was one of overwhelm and anxiety as I started my journey as a young Mum. My own experience of pre and postnatal anxiety and depression led me to advocate for women to become more educated and informed around their pregnancy journeys and birth choices. I have dedicated my professional development to just that and I am honoured to be part of such a great organisation with KGHypnobirthing who encompasses the birthing experience to be that of women's empowerment and choice.
I’m Katie and I trained with KG Hypnobirthing in 2020. I am a trained and qualified baby massage and baby yoga instructor and first aid trainer. I am based in Bury, where I also run baby massage and yoga classes and first aid sessions for parents at local venues through my business Blissful Babies.
Having come across lots of mums that didn’t have positive birth experiences, it made me want to do something to help and to get the message of hypnobirthing out to my local community. As a mental health practitioner, wellbeing is really important to me and I want to help parents prepare for the birth of their baby in the most positive and supportive way.
I have worked with children and families for over 15 years and I continue to work in a senior management position within a large primary school.
I am passionate about supporting parents and love the work I do.
Hi! I’m Kirstie, a qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher and owner of feelgood parenthood. I’m also a mama of two hypnobirthed babes, and a huge advocate for informed, positive birth.
My own experience of hypnobirthing led me to train as a teacher, because I truly believe that EVERY woman (and birth partner) has the right to a positive birth experience – however that looks to them – and that means feeling informed, calm, and empowered to birth the way they want to. That’s where KG Hypnobirthing comes in; it’s the first step on your way to feelgood parenthood!
I am passionate about supporting individuals and couples to prepare for their birthing journeys and to tap into their own instincts and resources, whatever circumstances surround their pregnancies.
My passion for hypnobirthing was first ignited during the birth of my first child, my daughter, who is now 5. I was introduced to the hypnobirthing techniques by a friend, who gave me a book to read, and this was the basis of my birth preparation for my first child. Whilst I admit that at this stage I was a little sceptical, the techniques that I had learnt helped me to achieve a natural, calm water birth in a midwife led unit, which left me feeling in awe of the whole process and more importantly, my own strength. For my subsequent births I totally embraced the concept of hypnobirthing, having seen and experienced the benefits first hand. The relaxation technique, calm state of mind, and belief in my body, that i had developed during my second pregnancy helped me to achieve the most beautiful water birth in the comfort of my own home and surrounded by my beautiful family.
The birth of my third child was also just as beautiful- a drug free water birth, during which (as cliche as it sounds) I felt almost elevated onto another level. Completely empowered! I cannot say my births were pain free, but manageable and not at all dominated by pain or fear.
I now want to help other women feel the same way about the birth experiences, and it is so simple to achieve. It is about becoming connected to ourselves as women and trusting what and who we are.
I am passionate about helping women to see the strength and capability within them during pregnancy and birth. Deep down we already know how to birth our babies and have been doing so for centuries. It is our divine feminine power within us. I simply want to support you to tap into this power and knowledge.
I'm Jo Taylor, a hypnobirthing mum myself to Aaron in 2014 and Julia in 2018, KGH made a profound difference to my knowledge, understanding, mindset and belief system surrounding birth, so I qualified to pass it on!
On a personal level I chose and experienced two beautiful home water births. On a professional level, I advocate for education and choice and women trusting their own intuition in knowing what is right for them.
Having supported dozens of pregnant women and partners for a couple of years now, I have seen the positive impact my classes have in helping couples take ownership of what they want for their birth experience.
You can book tickets for upcoming courses and classes via my website or email me with any queries. I'm always happy to chat!
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I am the mother of two wonderful sons who were both born quickly and calmly in birth pools at home using hypnobirthing.
I came to hypnobirthing on a parents course while pregnant with my first. I always knew I wanted a home birth and I was fairly confident about giving birth, but I had heard a few “horror” stories and so I wanted to ensure I full prepared myself so I knew what to expect.
Everything in the course made perfect sense and I loved taking the time out each day to relax knowing that it was going to help me achieve the calm, comfortable birth I wished for. And it worked!!
The course also opened my eyes as to how society in general perceived birth and to how the ‘system’ worked in the maternity care services and I was saddened by the facts that women often feel nervous or even scared about labour/birth when it should be one of the most exciting times of a womans life and that some women do have a very negative experience of childbirth and this just didn’t sit well with me. We all know that birth can deviate from our “ideal” but whichever path a birth takes, whether it be completely natural, an induced labour, instrumental birth or even a C-section, it can still be and should be a very positive experience, where the woman feels in control, is given all of the information and options and is supported in all her decisions. These thoughts and feelings are what gave me the incentive to want to do more. To be able to inform and empower women and to help them achieve a birth experience that they will treasure for the rest of their lives is the reason why I love doing what I do and I am so privileged to be a part of their journey!
My own evolution towards KGHynobirthing is what inspires me to create an empowering experience for KGH mums and their partners. I became passionate about understanding the stress response within the body when I experienced an extreme, stress induced, anaphylactic reaction around 7 years ago, after working and pushing too hard, both physically and emotionally. This led to my practice and dedication to the depths of yoga, meditation and mindfulness and began a continuing journey of self-discovery and development of awareness. From my initial Yoga teacher training in India, I went on to study Yoga Nidra, Pregnancy Yoga & Yoga for Immune & Respiratory Health, the knowledge from each of these courses and experience of them, has helped shape me, and led me back to my original passion for helping and connecting with others. I discovered KGHypnobirthing through my drive to create a nurturing environment throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond, for both mother and baby.
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.
I have 3 children and have worked in famiy support all my adult life. I have been a Doula since 2011 and set up as a not for profit in 2014. I have recieved various pots of funding in order to provide support to all families. Running Snowdrop Doula CIC providing free support across Lancashire and the UK.
I am also a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, specialising in Trauma and perinatal mental illness.
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.
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've been a midwife for the last 15 years, helping hundreds of babies to meet their mums. I've worked in many clinical settings, attending women and their birth partners in every conceivable place they could give birth. Throughout my time as a midwife, I have been filled with a sense of wonder at the whole process of pregnancy, labour and birth. The power of a woman to give birth is mind blowing. The only word to describe it is magic!
The birth of your baby is one of the greatest events of your life. It is the transition from couple to family, or the growth of your family. It is your experience to own, not for others to control. KG Hypnobirthing enables you to retain that control for yourselves, to work with birth professionals and with each other to make your baby's birth your own.
I have observed many women (both professionally and also by my wife during the birth of my daughter) use hypnobirthing techniques with great results. Invariably they have described positive birthing experiences, even when the birth unfortunately didn't go to plan. KG Hypnobirthing enables women and their partners to stay calm, focused and in control of their experiences.
I believe that hypnobirthing is a skill for life, not just for the birth of your baby, and will lead to a great experience for you and your partner.
I'm based in the gorgeous northern town of Ramsbottom, I'm a Doula UK Recognised Birth Doula and the Northern Teacher Trainer for KG Hypnobirthing. My clients live throughout Manchester, parts of Lancashire and Cheshire and further afield via skype or zoom.
Meeting your baby for the very first time has the power to be one of the most magical and transformative events in your life. Setting up your birth so that you feel love and calmness helps the birth hormones flow effectively. Your body takes over and you can tap into your instincts that know how to birth a baby. That is what I can help you with.
In general, people know so little about birth and I am on a mission to change that!
I leave no stone unturned so you'll know everything you need to know to have the best experience possible. If you have a birth partner (which, these days, is usually but not always dad), I have a strong emphasis on teaching them what to do so they are not just a spare part. They will know what best to do to help you faciliate your baby's birth in the best way.
This helps you all bond together and start parenthood feeling strong.
Please get in touch. In the first instance, we can chat to see what it is you are looking for and what I can do to help you achieve that and we go from there.
Sending you Love,
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