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Hypnobirthing London - Teachers' Directory

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Caroline Laskowska CHBP HPD DIPHB(KGH) (read more)
Location: Brighton and South London
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I am a fully qualified solution focused hypnotherapist specialising in hypnobirthing. I am passionate about passing on the knowledge to empower women to have a positive birth experience - leading to a confident start for them and their babies. Over the last five years I have taught many women and their partners who have had their babies in varied settings - at home, in hospital, by caesarean. Its not about having a 'perfect' birth - it's for all births! The simple and gentle techniques really can have a profound effect on mothers, fathers and babies.

I became interested in hypnobirthing after the birth of my daughter. I had a long labour with a lot of intervention and felt traumatised by the whole experience, which put me in a vulnerable place to start motherhood. I felt that I must have had an unusually difficult labour, only to discover when speaking to other mums that my experience was pretty common and seen as "just the way childbirth is".

This seemed wrong to me on so many levels. Why was this a normal experience? Childbirth is something the majority of women will experience in our lives, it is a natural process that our bodies are designed to do. It should be something we look forward to as a rite of passage, surely it shouldn't be such a trial? And I found that it really doesn't have to be!

In my search for answers I became interested in hypnotherapy and trained at the Clifton Practice in Bristol. I then went on to specialise in hypnobirthing. 

When I became pregnant again, I had my son at home in water using the hypnobirthing techniques I had learned and I had such an amazing time. What was the difference? I felt calm, confident and in control of my experience at all times. I was able to allow my body to do what it needed to do without interference from worries and anxiety. 

This time I came out of the experience of childbirth feeling empowered and strong and it meant that I bonded easily with my baby, felt confident in my abilities as a parent and recovered quickly physically. I was able to let go of my previous birth experience and move on. 

This is why I teach hypnobirthing. I am passionate about passing on this knowledge to empower women to have a positive birth experience - leading to a confident start for them and their babies.

Since my own experience I have taught many women and their partners who have had their babies in many different settings - at home, in hospital, by caesarean. Its not about having a 'perfect' birth - it's for all births! 

The simple and gentle techniques really can have a profound effect on mothers, fathers and babies.

Beatrice Pelissier (read more)
Location: London and Avignon to Nice
Phone: 0033695444471
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I have been teaching yoga and meditation to women since 2012. I have been certified as a KGHypnobirthing teacher in 2017 and used it myself as I gave birth in December 2017. It helped me a lot to overcome my fears and doubts and experience an amazing and serein pregnancy and birth as a result. 

I teach private or group in South of France and London, in English and French. 

J'enseigne le yoga et la méditation aux femmes depuis 2012.Aussi, depuis 2017, je suis practicienne certifiée KGH hypnobirthing. J'ai moi-même utilisé cette méthode pour mon premier enfant né en Décembre dernier. KGHypnobirthing m'a aidé à surmonter mes peurs et doutes pendant toute ma grossesse et ainsi permis d'aborder mon accouchement de manière très sereine. 

Je forme en cours privé ou en petit groupe à Londres ou dans le Sud de la France (région PACA)

Hollie Ford (read more)
Location: London and Devon
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I am Hollie a fully qualified KGHypnobirthing practitioner

 

 

I am also a registered midwife in a very big, busy London hospital after originally training in Devon. 

 

 

I have worked with woman and children in many different roles.  I am very lucky to have the pleasure of supporting new parents throughout their journey as a midwife.  I am very passionate about midwifery and empowering, informing women at this momentous time and being the advocate midwives are to be for the birth that is right for each individual and their baby.

 

Rachel Smith (read more)
Location: Walton on Thames
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Hi I'm Rachel, a mum, wife and hypnobirthing teacher living in Walton on Thames.

I used hypnobirthing when I gave birth to my son, George and I can honestly say that birthing my baby was the most extraordinary, wonderful and empowering experience of my life. In the weeks and months following the birth I kept re-living the experience in my mind with such fond and positive memories. However, not all my friends feel the same way about their births – so I decided to train as a hypnobirthing teacher so I can help more women to have positive births.

You can read more about me at: www.calmbirthsmith.co.uk/about-me

Carole Goddard (read more)
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Claire Thomas (read more)
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I am a happy mum of three and a self confessed pregnancy and labour O'Holic. My passion for antenatal care has been paramount in creating Bloom Hypnobirthing, something that I pride myself and the business on. 

Outside of Bloom I love to learn - I'm always reading!! I also am a huge CrossFit fan and when I'm not teaching courses, playing mum or maid I'm at the gym. 

Nutrition also plays a huge part in my role as a practioner and am a qualified Nutritional Therapist - you can be sure to have some tasty treats to try at one of my classes.

Overall I'd say my mission is to empower women (and men) to feel confident, happy and full of self worth when it comes to making the right decisions for themselves and their babies - whether that be what food they are eating, or creating a positive birth experience.

Anna Robertson (read more)
Location: London
Phone: 07534943944
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Hi I'm Anna and I live in East Dulwich, South East London with my partner and little boy Moses. Before embarking on this exciting journey I was a training manager at a homlessness charity. When I discovered I was pregnant in Januray 2016 I was terrified about giving birth. And then I took KG Hypnobirthing classes and I absolutely credit it with giving me the tools to have a wonderfully relaxing pregnancy, a four hour labour and a magical home birth!!  

Veronique Foley (read more)
Location: Canary Wharf / Docklands / Stratford / Walthamstow
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Sarah Slide (read more)
Location: East Village, Stratford, London
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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. 

Maryam Asghari (read more)
Location: Brockley and surrounding area, South East London
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I first heard about Hypnobirthing when I was only 12 weeks pregnant with my first son, Soren, from two dads who were very enthusiastic. I immediately started researching Hypnobirthing and went home and told my husband about it. I couldn’t wait to learn more about this amazing technique which would enable me to stay calm and birth our baby without fear.

My husband was less convinced but said he would come along and support me. We signed up to a local class and we learnt how the body responds to stress and anxiety in labour and found out about the physiology of birth. This  was a real ‘wow’ moment for both of us. Using the hypnotherapy scripts, I was able to train myself to trust my body and my baby and believe that a calm and relaxed birth was possible. I was even looking forward to giving birth and couldn’t wait to put all our hard work into practice. I managed to steer away from negative stories and created a bubble around myself so we could prepare for the births our way. I went from ‘give me all the drugs’ to a natural birth within the space of a few weeks.

Jemma McQueen (read more)
Location: London
Phone: 07948403018
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Hello. I'm Jemma, founder of Bright Births. and mum to Maya Ocean.

Whilst pregnant with Maya, I did what every expectant mama does and researched everything there is to know about giving birth. I was terrified, but committed to doing everything I could to have a natural and positive birth. A friend recommended hypnobirthing, and having convinced my incredibly sceptical husband to get onboard, we embarked on an unexpected but truly wonderful journey.

Having had a positive and empowering hypnobirthing experience with Maya, I was so inspired that I went on to train to become a hypnobirthing teacher with Katharine Graves - this is the only Hynobirthing course to be accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I am now qualified to teach the KGHypnobirthing course, and I am also a member of The Hypnobirthing Association.

But most importantly, I am fully committed to helping as many couples as possible have a positive and empowering birth experience.

Maria Banobre (read more)
Location: East London
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I am a trained KGHypnobirthing teacher, life + wellness coach with NLP training, meditation teacher and Reiki (energy) healer. My ethos is that a mother is a child's primary nurturer and teacher and in order to give a child the best start in life, the mother needs to have her health and well being needs met. There's a proverb that states "It takes a village to raise a child". In today's society we don't have the same infrastructure as mothers used to, especially in big cities. That's where I come in. My passion is to support mothers through every stage of motherhood so they are best able to support and nurture their child. Through my business Calm Mutha, I have created 3 programmes to help mothers through their mothering journey.

Calm Birth is a comprehensive antenatal training programme designed to release fear and build confidence during birth.

Calm Nurture is a wellness coaching program to help support mothers during the first 40 days of motherhood.

Calm You is a coaching program to help mothers connect back to who they are (aside from being a mother). Whether it be helping support a mother achieve career goals or set new goals for her future as a mother.

Joanna Moroney (read more)
Location: Hillingdon & Ruislip
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Beverly Knight (read more)
Location: The Albany
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Beverly is a registered counselling psychologist (HCPC), and a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). 

She is a ​registered KGHypnobirthing Practitioner DipHB (KGH) currently practising in central and South-East London.

Beverly Knight

MBPsS, DipHB (KGH)

Kylie Pattnaik (read more)
Location: South London
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Hi! My name is Kylie. I am a KG Hypnobirthing practitioner.  

In the past I worked as a home birth doula and pregnancy massage therapist for several years.  I am now a registered midwife in a busy London hospital.

Over the years I have witnessed many women sucessfully apply Hypnobirthing to remain in control throughout labour and achieve a calm birth.

I am passionate about learning and sharing strategies and tools that can help you to be empowered through your pregnancy, labour and birth. Strategies and techniques that can support the progression of normal labour and birth.

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Hypnobirthing London

Hypnobirthing produces effective, more stress-free childbirth to the mother and baby through the use of hypnosis methods to create relaxation.  Our teachers are here to teach and support you, so that you can achieve this relaxation during your birthing for you and your baby.

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We have teachers throughout Central London and Greater London, which means that wherever you live in the capital, you should be able to find someone who can support you and teach you hypnobirthing techniques for when you give birth.  Each of them has been trained and assessed by us, so you can rest assured that whoever you choose, you will receive the best levels of support possible.

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Each of our teachers also adheres to our code of practice, embracing ethics and best practice when teaching natural childbirth techniques, to enhance birthing for mothers.  We also ask them to promote hypnobirthing and natural childbirth, if they do not do so already, to help make it a more widespread choice for a mother and to become more widely understood, generally.

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