Hypnobirthing London - Teachers' Directory
Hi, I’m Jackie, a NCT & Hypnobirthing instructor. I live in South East London with my partner and our two lovely children.
I first came across Hypnobirthing around 8 years ago when I discovered, with elation, that I was finally pregnant for the second time. Whilst I was of course delighted, I was not looking forward to the birth at all.
A friend told me about Hypnobirthing – something I’d never heard of. I did my research, attended a course and then spent the rest of my pregnancy relaxed, feeling in control and having tools to hand to turn to if I had a wobbly moment. I even dared to look forward to the birth!
My daughter’s birth was calm, EASY, comfortable and pretty amazing and I felt like Superwoman afterwards :-D I felt on top of the world and the whole experience could not have been more different compared to my first birth.
Before completing my Hypnobirthing course I had no idea that birth could be this way.
My experience made me become very interested in all things birth, and amazed at how well Hypnobirthing works. I decided to train with the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) as an Antenatal Instructor, gaining my Diploma in Antenatal Education in 2012 via the University of Bedfordshire. I then went on and trained as a Hypnobirthing Instructor with Katharine Graves.
I love delivering both courses and love working with parents at this amazing time in their lives. Whether it’s your first, second, third or beyond pregnancy – the techniques you practise work at keeping you feeling calm, relaxed and clear headed. Take a look at our testimonial page to read some lovely birth stories direct from the parents themselves – www.baby-bumps.net/testimonials
Hypnobirthing is not about creating a perfect birth, but a positive one – and one where you feel prepared for whatever turn your birth takes on the day. You will be knowledgeable about what will be offered to you as you near the end of your pregnancy and during labour and know where to get more information and support if required. Whilst we most certainly focus on the type of birth you want, we also chat about any ‘what if? scenarios leaving you feeling fully prepared whether you choose to have your baby at home, in a birth centre or on the labour ward.
I am fully insured, a member of the NCT and the Hypnobirthing Association.
In addition to all things pregnancy and birth, I am also a Reflexologist with 11 years’ experience, specialising in Fertility and Pregnancy Reflexology and running Baby Reflexology courses for parents.
My inspiration to become a natural childbirth educator/Hypnobirthing teacher comes from my own birthing experience. After my wonderful, natural, pain-free and drug-free Hynobirthing experience, I wanted my friends and fellow women to experience the same joy and bliss of natural birth. I did my diploma in HypnoBirthing from the Hypnobirthing Centre UK (the KG method) accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, UK. I am a science graduate with a Masters Degree in Applied Microbiology which helps me understand the biology behind birthing. I also hold a Diploma in Nutrition. I hail from the corporate world of scientific publishing like Thomson Reuters & BioMed Central (Springer). I am well aware of the corporate culture; the work life and personal life balance for parents-to-be. I have designed my courses to accommodate these practical challenges of the day to day living. I am working hard to ensure every woman across the globe is made aware of this calm, safe, comfortable and delightful birthing experience for herself and her baby.
Hello, I’m Tracy, a qualified Hypnobirthing Teacher and Hypnotherapist based in North London. However, I believe my most important qualification is actually being a mum! As a parent myself, I fully understand what it means to want the very best experiences for your child right from the very beginning.
I discovered hypnobirthing only a few weeks before my son was born and in the short time I had remaining, I was able to learn some of the techniques to positively impact our birth experience. I remember wishing that I had discovered hypnobirthing sooner so I could have benefited from the full range of knowledge and techniques that it provides.
Whilst studying as a Hypnotherapist, I witnessed the wonderful ways in which people were able to use hypnosis and relaxation techniques to bring about states of calm and self-empowerment and I was determined to learn more about how this could be applied in pregnancy and childbirth. I then decided to specialise in hypnobirthing and trained under the guidance of Katharine Graves, the founder of the renowned KG Method of Hypnobirthing. I chose this particular method of hypnobirthing as it is a fully comprehensive birth education programme that is specifically designed for the UK birth system. It is also very simple and practical for hypnobirthing mothers and their partners to fit into their daily lives.
I am truly passionate about what I do and love spreading the word about this positive and effective approach to childbirth.
Hello! my name is Sonia,
I believe "Pregnancy and Birth" is a journey to be treasured for a lifetime.
Every baby deserves the best possible start and every mother deserves the support, knowledge and tools required for her to achieve the birth she dreams of. I am passionate about the work I do because It works. It is the difference between a negative birth story or a beautiful birth memory that will be with you and your family forever.
Sharing our positive birth stories is of service to our sistershood, our daughters and their daughters! Hypnobirthing is creating a positive birth-story revolution and I am proud to be a part of it.
This course will help you to recover your innate faith and trust in your body and its natural ability to birth, without fear. It will give you a wealth of tips and tools that you will use during labour (ie. breathing techniques, sensory anchors) and after. You discover all your “Birth Rights” and choices you have for the birth of your baby.
As a Hynobirthing mom I can honestly say that doing KG Hypnobirthing was the greatest decision I ever made for myself, my little girl and my family and I look forward to sharing this work with you.
I am a Qualified State Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Hypnotherapist and Hypnobirthing Teacher registered with the NMC, RCN and Hypnobirthing Association. I have over 30 years’ experience working within the NHS and private sector and I am committed to teaching expectant parents the wonders of the KG Hypnobirthing technique. As a midwife I will be able to explain some of the obstetric terminology that can confuse parents; My hypnobirthing classes will prepare parents emotionally, psychologically and physically in the antenatal period for their new baby and will empower them to question routine treatments and methods used in current obstetric practices.I am also a mother of three and only wish I had had the knowledge, skills and confidence to have been a hypnobirthing mum so I could have enjoyed the natural process of childbirth.Please read my website for information on course dates and my credentials as I look forward to introducing you to the wonders of Hypnobirthing so you can achieve a more relaxed, gentle and comfortable birth.
“Hypnobirthing is the most wonderful empowering experience that parents can bestow upon their unborn baby, bringing them into the world gently, calmly and naturally". I run group or individual sessions which are broken down into practical and theory , there is plenty of laughter and I am very approachable and friendly and have many "Hypnobabies in London and Bedfordshire area". I believe in evidence based practice and I continually strive for excellence and attend KG Hypnobirthing refresher courses and link with local antenatal services including the NHS and NCT, giving talks and attending active birth workshops. If parents remain skeptical please try a taster hour session which answers many of your Hypnobirthing question's and parents can experience a relaxation session !
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.
My name is Amy and I live in Crystal Palace with my husband and two young boys. I am completely passionate about working with and supporting parents-to-be. It is such a privilege to play a part in each incredible journey.
As a first time mum, I was recommended to go to NCT antenatal classes, which my husband and I found extremely informative and fun. After the classes we felt confident approaching birth and parenthood and met some great people locally who have become lifelong friends. When I became pregnant again I really wanted to have a calm and positive birth experience, so after lots of research we attended a Hypnobirthing course. My second birth was such a positive experience: calm, relaxed and I actually enjoyed it.
My experiences have inspired and driven me to support other parents-to be become confident as they approach birth and parenthood. Both NCT classes and hypnobirthing helped us in so many ways and I am now thrilled that I can help others at such a special time.
I am Gina Potts, founder of ZenBirth, a leading provider of KG Hypnobirthing in Kent and South East London. I am a hypnobirthing mother of two beautiful hypnobabies, and I have been teaching hypnobirthing since April 2011.
I first found out about hypnobirthing from a friend late in my first pregnancy. I read the book, and I knew immediately that hypnobirthing was for me. I passed the book along to my husband and he was also enthusiastic about the hypnobirthing approach. We took semi-private classes and when on to have a beautiful 'zen' birth experience with our son. You can read all about it on my website (www.zenbirth.co.uk).
I am passionate about hypnobirthing and supporting couples to have positive birth experiences. I hold a Diploma in KG Hypnobirthing (accredited by the Royal College of Midwives) and a Certificate in HypnoBirthing (Mongan Method). Additionally, I am an NCT-trained Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. And I regularly undertake on-going study and continuing professional development. I am a member of the KG Hypnobirthing Steering Group, an active member of the Hypnobirthing Association (UK), and have also been member of the HypnoBirthing Institute (USA).
Please feel free to contact me for a chat.
I am the mother of two children and I have been a childbirth educator since 1995, having trained with the NCT.
I have prepared thousands of couples for labour, birth and early parenting in Battersea, Clapham, Twickenham and the surrounding areas.
On a personal note, I benefitted enormously from Hypnobirthing while preparing for the arrival of my second child. The birth was fast and completely natural; it was a joyous experience, to be cherished forever.
I hold a Diploma in Antenatal Education, a Diploma in Hypnobirthing and I am a member of the Hypnobirthing Association. I thoroughly enjoy putting Katharine's training into practice.
KanBe Yoga is taught by me, Kandy; I teach privately and run group classes in London.Having spent years practicing, learning and, ultimately, teaching yoga; I have also spent many years in the corporate world. This experience helps to balance my teaching as I understand the pressures and demands of modern Western life. I am incredibly passionate about yoga and truly appreciate the balance that yoga and holistic therapy can bring to body, mind and soul.
Qualified Hypnobirthing teacher, member of the Hypnobirthing Association and mum of two
I am Dr Alice Len a qualified HypnoBirthing teacher with a Diploma in HypnoBirthing (HB) from the HypnoBirthing centre. I was instructed the Katharine Graves method by Katharine herself, which is a Royal College of Midwives accredited method and I am registered as a teacher at the HypnoBirthing Association website (where only qualified teachers can be registered.). I also have a BSc Class 1 Honours and PhD in Biomedicine and have been in the field of Biomedical research for nearly 20 years where I am currently still actively working in this field at UCL as a researcher and lecturer. My strong reason for choosing to teach HB was due to the significant difference it made to my relaxation state and the amazing success I had with implementing the technique into the birth plan for my first child and how it helped me to continue to have a positive frame of mind post birth. I remember starting the course in preparation for the birth of my first child with fear and walking out at the end thinking birthing is not as fearful as people make it out to be and I can do this calmly and with confidence. This mentality strengthened further with practicing HB and on the day of birthing my child I accepted the situation whole heartedly and took away the experience as a positive one. In combination with my strong research and teaching background as well as my advocacy for HB I wanted to 'spread the word' of the benefits of HB, this naturally led me to become a HB teacher. I absolutely love teaching it and knowing that I can and have made a profound difference for how parents to be approach the birth of their child gives me immense satisfaction.
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.
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.