- 22 Pine Gardens
- Kingston Upon Thames
- KT5 8LH
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KG Hypnobirthing teacher. Retired Midwife with 25 years experience. Hypotherapist. Trained in Swedish Massage.
Supporting families to have the best birth possible.
Hello, I’m Marie Linton at Essence Hypnobirthing. I'm trained in two methods of hypnobirthing, The Mongan Method and KG Hypnobirthing. I'm a Midwife (retired) with over 25 years experience and a Hypnotherapist. I'm also trained in the art of Swedish Massage ( I.T.E.C.)
I live in Kingston Upon Thames and cover South West London and all areas in Surrey.
I'm currently teaching a private tailor-made Hypnobirthing course in the comfort of your own home. Perfect for busy couples who prefer flexible sessions and privacy.
I've had positive natural births with both of my own babies. They’re strapping teenagers now living very full lives which allows time for me to share the amazing benefits of KG Hypnobirthing .
During my midwifery career I've supported many women choosing to hypnobirth in a variety of settings, obstetric unit, the birthing unit, and at home including water births. It’s such a privilege to be present and support couples during this transformative time. I've had a long career as a midwife working in both the public and private healthcare sectors. Having this 'inside knowledge' I'm able to help you navigate these healthcare systems, which ensures you achieve the best possible birth for you and your baby.
While living in Sweden I was introduced to the practise of meditation and started to feel the benifits of quietening my mind. My general health and outlook on life improved dramatically. With this focus on the power of the mind and body connection and my love of supporting women I trained as a Hypnobirthing teacher in 2011. I went on to teach couples while living in Sweden and Dubai, I've taken these skills around the world with me making a difference to couples whatever their circumstances. Fascinated by the 'hypnosis' part of hypnobirthing I went on to training as a hypnotherapist with world reknown hypnotherapist and Author Beryl Comar.
As you've probably guessed, I’m quite obsessed about all things related to birth. Over the years I've attended heaps of birth related courses run by global birth educators, resulting in a big bag of birthing skills and info which I’ll share with you during the course: Spinning Babies, gentle massage techniques, mindful breathing, birthing positions and Rebozo to name a few. All of the birth information I share is based on up to date evidenced based research
I offer a highly personalised, bespoke hypnobirthing course. If this is something you’re considering, please get in touch and arrange a free, no obligation, taster session
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Why KG Hypnobirthing?
Essence Hypnobirthing is a complete childbirth Preparation class, Preparing you and your birth partner for a calm confident birth. Hypnobirthing is feeling those niggles and worries about birth slowly fade and replacing it with an inner calm and confidence.
The programme includes
*Complete birth parner involvment
*Hypnosis for building confidence and reseasing fears/ mind and body relaxation
*Breathing techniques for a confident birth
*Aromatherapy for birth
*Affirmations for birth/ positive birthing language
*Massage tecniques for comfort.
*Positions for a comfortable birth
*Pain relief options and comfort mearures
*The pros and cons of medical birthing procedures based on up to date evidenced birthing research
*Learn all about your amazing birthing hormones
*Information on where you can birth your baby and who can support you
*Support with writing your birth plan
*Introduction to breastfeeding
*introduction to mental health awareness for pregnancy and after baby is born
*Introduction to safe sleep for you and your baby
*Complimentary post birth visits/ birth reflection*
Darren and I used Marie and Essence Hypnobirthing for the birth of our first daughter and we were so thrilled we did. Having full time jobs and two other kids at home, we thought it would be too hard to make it to lessons but Marie was so wonderfully flexible and accommodating. The environment Marie created was wonderful and put both of us at ease. My husband had no experience in anything like this but the course was so factual that it made it so easy to understand why hypnobirthing was such a good idea and why it was so important to me. We both fully trusted that we had chosen the correct route. although we had learned enough to know that should things not go the way we planned, we could still use our hypnobirthing skills to keep in control and remain calm. By the end of the course, I was genuinely excited about the birth.
Our gorgeous baby girl arrived in July after an unmedicated water birth and we were out of the hospital and back home in less than a day. I could not have done it without the knowledge we had gained from Marie and I look forward to doing it all over again!
It feels great to share a positive birth story with everyone. I feel completely overwhelmed with the power and potential of hypnobirthing and how positive thinking, relaxation and practice can change a very challenging situation into something completely manageable and actually extremely positive and happy, I’m hypnobirthing biggest fan in Sweden”
As a fourth time expectant mum with one lovely nine year old boy, one termination and one miscarriage, I was utterly scared of everything going wrong again. When I booked the course I couldn't think of the birth, I just needed to develop a mechanism in order to calm down and start thinking positively. Marie helped me become emotionally stronger through the breathing exercises, as well as getting closer to my lovely husband about all my fears. All went well, my waters broke at 38weeks. I was very calm and able to cope with the surges and talk at the same time, even calming my husband who had seen me the first time around and couldn't believe the change. I got induced when I wanted to ( I asked my doctor to wait for a couple of hours and he did) and got the epidural ( not for the pain but in order to preserve energy after the birth, that's my view ). All went perfectly smooth in an almost serene room!
Marie's style was great and calming.The course was extremely great value for money. The flexibility was good & I felt that Marie really got to know both me & my husband to tailor the approach for our personalities.
Located in: Surrey