Hypnobirthing London - Teachers' Directory
I live in Peckham with my husband James, son Joseph (5 years old) and daughter Iris (2 years old).
I am committed to doing everything I can to help you experience the empowerment of a gentle and natural birth with Hypnobirthing.
Hypnobirthing is logical, simple, practical… a very effective and complete antenatal education. I will teach you invaluable hypnobirthing techniques in a relaxed and supportive environment; very informative with lots of laughter too!
I am also an advanced Neurolinguistic Programming therapist (NLP). This is essentially a form of life coaching which uses tools to unlock unhelpful behaviours, thought patterns or habits, replacing them with more positive and helpful ones!
NLP gives me the expertise to provide not only the core Hypnobirthing techniques but also to offer tailor made tools and exercises to help parents–to–be get the most from my course. For example, if a mum-to-be says she simply don't know if she's physically or mentally able to have the birth she wants I have exercises to help her believe in herself.
I offer ongoing support after the course has finished and am on hand to help you and your partner get the most from your practice.
Through years of working with families as a practicing midwife, I have seen first hand how information and birth preparation can enable a family to experience birth in a positive light. I have advocated positive imagery around birth and encouraged women to feel in control and prepared for labour and birth in my work as a midwife. Completing my hypnobirthing training felt like a natural progression to enhancing my relationship with the families I care for. I feel Hypnobirthing has become an extension of my midwifery skills.
I am passionate about empowering people to achieve a birth that they can be happy with, regardless of the path that it takes. Hypnobirthing has given me the tools to be able to ensure that I can do this effectively for all the families I meet. This knowledge and skills combined with my compassionate, caring reassuring nature has put me in good stead to support families through this life changing journey of becoming a new family!
I have worked with children and families for most of my adult life and have been a hypnotherapist, psychosensory therapist and a master trainer for the past 7 years.
I do a great deal of work training school and children’s facilities staff as well as parents.
The work I do with parents ranges from those trying to become pregnant, being pregnant, giving birth to bringing up their children. It’s my passion and my whole life has been about finding out more about what makes us happy, healthy humans.
My husband and I have 3 daughters and 2 sons between us and we currently have 8 grandchildren.
I have always found women, pregnancy, birth and babies awe-inspiring and I believe bringing a brand new little person into the world is one of the most amazing things a woman can do. I believe in your innate capacity to birth and care for your baby; you are powerful! It is my absolute pleasure to care for mums and babies and my job is to encourage you to know your own strength and capability, that which is there in all of us. Every woman has the right to feel safe, relaxed and cared for and this enables the best possible birth experience and helps with the early attachment process. I also believe every woman has the right to choose how and where she births her baby whenever possible; I support your decision, be it a home birth, birth centre or hospital. So, a bit about me...I love my job! It is a real privilege to support families on such a precious journey. I love being outside in the sunshine, reading a great book with a ridiculously huge skinny caramel latte (and the odd cake here and there...). I enjoy my "me-time" and I also love to spend time with my wonderful friends going for dinner (Fondue night, dinner parties at mine, Mexican, Diner... I'm not a foodie, honestly) and also relaxing with my wonderful partner of eight years, Steve, at home, and spending time with my family. I may be getting old as I've really got into going for a slow walk everyday lately and looking at the trees (I never thought I'd see the day!) Oh, and I love a good box-set and my wild vice is...wait for it...aromatherapy candles. Whoooooo!
I offer a full range of services: from KGHypnobirthing classes, to normal birth preparation classes, aromatherapy for childbirth, mizan therapy massage, doula services, postnatal help as well as breastfeeding support.
Hello there, I’m Lydia. I have been a practising midwife for the last 7 years, as a midwife and pregnancy yoga teacher completing my hypnobirthing training felt like the natural progression for me. I was extremely impressed by the variety of content provided within the KG Hypnobirthing course. Having taught NHS antenatal classes and government initiative parenting courses I bring a combination of years of experience. I am passionate about supporting families on their birth and parenting journey and would love to share my positive experiences of hypnobirthing with you.
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.
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. If you wish to join a course with Katharine Graves she teaches once a month at St Thomas' Hospital. You can find out more details about her London Hypnobirthing classes here.
Our Core Principles
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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