Hypnobirthing London - Teachers' Directory
I currently work as a midwife at Kingston Hospital having three years midwifery training at St Thomas' Hospital, where I gained invaluable experience and knowledge caring for a huge array of women and families.
Prior to studying midwifery, I completed a Masters in Child Psychology and a BSc in Educational Studies with Early Childhood Studies. I am proud of my knowledge I have gained over the years and I have always admired the power of the human mind.
I have cared for hypnobirthing mums who have experienced analgesic free births and those who have needed emergency caesareans. Each birth is unique, powerful and emotional. I have seen hypnobirthing work and I believe removing fear and negativity can make the experience of pregnancy, labour and birth a magical one.
Hello congratulations on your pregnancy. I'm a mother of three, formerly a birth/postnatal doula now second year Midwifery student and used hypnobirthing with my last child I come to you with understanding, personal experience of hypnobirthing and tons of knowledge
I have been a qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher since 2017 and cover London,Kent ,Surrey and surrounding areas.
I'm a empathetic person who enjoys seeing birthing people in control of their birth. Teaching the course I aim to equip you with power aka knowledge. Knowing your body and the amazing things it can experience.
Removing childbirth fears and seeing each contractions as a good thing is my thing
'Because with each contraction bring you closer to meeting your baby'
I am trained in Ayurvedic yoga massage, Robozo and closing of bones(postnatal massage)
OCN Breastfeeding Skills,including preterm and multiple babies.
Hi, I’m Laura, The Holistic Doula
I am here to support you in your personal and unique journey to motherhood. I love working with both pregnant mothers as well as with mothers and babies once their baby/ies arrives.
My aim is to offer compassionate and heart centred continuity of care to you during your pregnancy, labour and during the early stages after your new babies arrival.
I believe that the happiness and health of mothers has a huge impact on babies and in turn society. This fuels my passion for supporting women in creating awareness, empowerment, respect and positivity around birth as well as creating value around the role of the mother.
I have a holistic outlook but I am also realistic. I have no preconceptions about what birth should look or feel like, and no bias towards the method. My aim is simply to support you and give you the tools to optimise your process whatever that ends up being.
Prior to the birth of your baby I will help you to identify your options and feel well informed and confident in your choices in preparation for labour. I can be someone that you can trust to air your concerns with and listen without judgement as you healthily explore any fears or concerns.
I teach Pregnancy and Mum & Baby Yoga as incredible tools to equip mothers emotionally, physically and mentally for pregnancy, labour and after child birth for bonding and wellbeing. This form of birth preparation cultivates connection, awareness and trust in the bodies natural intelligence. I teach movements and breath work techniques which can be effectively used in labour and practices such as relaxation, positive visualisation and mindfulness to help a mother to stay present. I bring a lot of the influence of this work into being a doula.
Additionally I organise beautiful Blessingway’s (the alternative to a baby shower) to honour a woman’s transition into motherhood. Postnatally I have trained in Closing the Bones and love to offer this beautiful ritual as part of the closing cycle post the birth of my clients babies should they so wish.
The Birth of your Baby
As your doula my aim is to enhance the labour environment by holding a space where you feel nurtured, safe and empowered to tune in.
Once in the flow of labour l will help you to get in the zone so that you can focus – offering encouragement and reminding you just what a powerful goddess you are. I will serve as a calm and grounded anchor for you throughout the varying stages of labour.
Whilst I am entirely there for you – I am not a replacement for your chosen birth partner – my support extends to them, to be their ally, and to help facilitate an empathetic, intimate and loving connection. My training in Holistic Massage means I also have some nifty massage techniques I can give you or offer your birth partner guidance on. I can offer various rebozo techniques to help support you during your labour process as well as some labour related aromatherapy.
I can come to your hospital to offer support with breastfeeding post the birth of your baby should a longer stay be required (depending on individual hospital rules).
Supporting your Transformation into Motherhood
I offer practical and emotional support during the first few weeks to ease you into parenting your own way. I can offer lots of practical assistance as well as a listening ear and a reassuring hug to help you navigate options available to you.
My role is to nurture you in this precious time, enabling as much rest and recuperation as possible so that you can give your baby the best of yourself. Perhaps allowing you time for a relaxing bath, some sleep or just simply some space.
Reintegrating you into home life could mean helping you in looking after your baby and or other little ones, assisting with feeds and nappy changes, assisting with breastfeeding, helping you to navigate new equipment, setting up your nursery, discussing various parenting methods, helping around the house, grocery shopping, cooking, making tea (cake and biscuits a necessity), running errands or even taking care of small furries.
My belief is that women are deeply intuitive about what they and their babies need. I want to help to fill you with confidence and positivity to trust your own instinctual wisdom – leaving you feeling strong and capable as you get to know your little one on the outside.
I strongly believe that birth completion is a really important part of the post natal care that a woman should receive. Should you wish to, we can take time for you to reflect on your labour so that you can move on from it positively. I offer the Closing the Bones ceremony as a beautiful tool to complete the circle.
In addition I can provide Postnatal Yoga and Holistic Massage therapy as well as many holistic post natal nurturing remedies.
It would be an honour to support you during this life changing time.
If you would like to arrange a meet up or call to get to know more about my offering please do get in touch by phone or email
I look forward to hearing from you should you feel that you would like to work with me.
Training and CPD:
- Doula course facilitated by Kicki Hansard of BirthBliss Doulas with specialist lactation focused training from Indira Lopez Bassols
- KGHypnobirthing Teacher (recognised by the Royal College of Midwives)
- MANNTA Maternity Nurse Course
- Triyoga 2 year Yoga Teacher Training
- 1:1 Embodied Relational Therapy Yoga Training
- Birthlight Pre & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training
- Closing the Bones & Deeper Closing the Bones Massage & Rebozo Techniques
- Wysewoman Aromatherapy for Birth workers
- First Aid training
- 3 hour Paediatric First Aid Course
Relevant Volunteering Experience:
- London Tongue Tie Clinic with Katherine Fisher – an international board certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Up and coming training:
- Holistic Massage Training with Quantum Metta
- Rebozo for Birth workers
Enhanced DBS check in place
Love, Support and trust. I believe every woman has the right to be supported by a friend. With her birth journey and with her new family. Someone to listen to, to understand her situation and to reflect her emotions.
My name is Liat and I am a mother to 3 beautiful girls. When I had my first baby I was washed over with lots of love and care for this tiny creature. I rediscovered myself and I felt like motherhood is my job, my profession. I couldn’t wait longer and when my eldest was 2.5 years old I had my second daughter. From family of 3 we became family of 4 and after 4 years we had one more addition to our family and I became proud mother of 3.
I know that birth is an emotional experience. It is the most happy, exciting and scary moment in our life.
My offer to you is a completely exclusive ongoing support during pregnancy. I will be available for you from 38 weeks (or earlier as per your needs), face to face, texts, WhatsApp, emails…
I will do my best to make sure you feel safe and confident in any way you choose.
When it’s time, I will be entirely with you. I will help you stay calm and feel loved and support. After birth I will meet you again at your home, making sure you and your family are taken care of.
Postnatal Care, it doesn’t matter if you are a first or a third time mum, you still need support! I am offering my experience as a mum of 3, helping you and your family to bond and recover from your amazing experience.
My care will be whatever you need including breastfeeding support, cooking you hot meal, rubbing your feet and babysitting your baby so you could shower and rest.
Birth preparation I also offer birth preparation in your convenient place like your home. Some parents only need a short session to remind them how birth starts, what to do in every stage, positions, breathing and more.
KGHypnobirthing I am excited to offer a KGHypnobirthing class. KGHypnobirthing is life changing for every woman.
I will be very honoured to help you try to get there.
I believe in good energy and a good connection.
My name is Michelle Pearson, I am based in Homerton in Hackney, East London and became a fully qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner in 2006, training originally with the American Mongan Method and then updated my training with the more UK based KGHypnobirthing. I have helped hundreds of couples achieve a calm, comfortable and gentle birth for themselves and their babies, in Hackney, Walthamstow, Forest Gate, Stratford, Leyton, Stoke Newington, Islington and beyond!
I became interested in birth after having my own two children, Ella and George who are now officially grown-ups - time has flown! My first pregnancy was thrilling, I loved being pregnant and feeling all the amazing changes taking place in my body. Ella’s birth was at home, eight hours long and although a good experience, compared to many, it was intense from the start and I didn’t really have the understanding or the tools to support myself and so it took a long time to recover physically and emotionally. Leading up to my second birth I felt more fearful - would I be able to do it again? It was another home birth but this time much quicker and with my body’s previous birthing experience, I was able to let go and feel the power of my body. I felt exhilarated and so proud of myself after George’s birth.
At that time, I began to realize how fearful we as women can become as we get closer to giving birth. I wanted to find a way of helping more women feel empowered and confident in their body’s natural ability. I began to dream of working in the birthing world and to be able to help women, their partners and babies have a more positive experience at this life changing time. (my grandmother was a midwife in India - perhaps it's in my genes!)
One day, whilst working in my job as a Production Manager on a women’s magazine, a chance conversation with a colleague and friend, led me to find out about Hypnobirthing. It’s philosophy and common sense approach reflected my own instinctive feelings of how birth could be and soon after I found myself training to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner. Since then I have helped hundreds of couples have calm, confident, positive birth experiences.
I am committed to continuously updating my skills by attending birth workshops, courses and lectures. I have also trained with Michel Odent known for his role in promoting natural birth and water birth. I completed my Doula training with 'Developing Doulas' in 2013 and became a recognised Birth Doula with Doula UK.
I hold a Practitioner Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy and a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Hypnosis and NLP.
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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