Hypnobirthing Scotland - Teachers' Directory
Hello, my name is Claire, I'm married to my lovely Husband, Graham and together we have two beautiful children; Georgia and Ryan.
I’d love to take a little moment to tell you how I found my love and passion for Hypnobirthing. It all started because I had rather a traumatic delivery with Georgia and this sadly affected me for some years after her birth. When I fell pregnant for a second time, I was extremely lucky to meet an incredibly kind midwife at my 16-week appointment. She quickly noticed my fears and anxiety and suggested I look into Hypnobirthing - I will forever be grateful to this very special lady.
This is where my journey towards the birth I'd always dreamed about began. I studied KGHypnobirthing and from the very first session I was converted to this logical, science-based approach to birth. Everything made so much sense! I loved the fact that my Husband felt empowered to have more of an active role, and the practice we had in the lead up to the birth of our baby boy brought us closer together. It was such a special time in our relationship.
I had a water birth with my little boy and he was born swiftly and calmly within a few hours of me going into labour. I only had a little bit of gas and air and one slight intervention was needed. He was so relaxed when he arrived that he didn't cry. It was honestly the best moment of my entire life and one that I still re-live over and over again. It really was AMAZING!
Whilst on maternity leave, I discovered that not only had KGHypnobirthing changed my life but it had also become my passion. I needed to help other women understand that birth could be something to look forward to and be met with confidence and calmness and that a positive experience is most definitely achievable and so, I decided that I would look into training to become a KGHypnobirthing Teacher.
I was trained by Katharine Graves herself and I am now qualified to teach the KG Hypnobirthing course, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I am also a member of The Hypnobirthing Association.
I’m Rose, a practising community midwife and qualified KG Hypnobirthing instructor from Manchester.
During my career I have been astounded by the strength that women show when they birth and become mothers. I have cared for a number of women who chose to hypnobirth and have seen the positive affects of hypnobirthing first hand. Seeing this, inspired me to complete my Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing instructor training in summer 2018, so that I could help women to achieve the best possible birth and have a calm and positive experience.
I strongly believe that everyone deserves to have a positive birthing experience and that good antenatal preparation plays a strong part in this. I feel passionate about empowering women to trust in their own body’s natural ability to birth and that all birth is beautiful however it happens.
I currently live in the West End of Glasgow with my husband and cat.
Hi, my name is Agnes, I'm a qualified mental health nurse and mindfulness teacher with 7 years of experience. I started a wellbeing business in 2018, specialising in one-to-one anxiety management, self-compassion coaching and talking therapy. I was profoundly affected by the birth of my cousin's baby using hypnobirthing. Beautiful baby India was born gently and easily at home in September 2018. Following this experience, I decided to add hypnobirthing to my list of services. My Mum and I teach KGHypnobirthing together. We're very close and I couldn't have asked for a more supportive and loving role model. I am yet to have children of my own but hearing the wonderful stories of people who have used hypnobirthing it seems like a no-brainer. I'm very excited at the thought of putting the theory into practice at some point in the future. For now, I have the honour of teaching a fantastic birth preparation course.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm delighted to offer KGHypnobirthing courses for expectant parents at this excitng (and sometimes nervewracking) time. As an experienced hypnotherapist, and practitioner/trainer of various energy healing therapies, my background is in holistic wellbeing, and I am fascinated by the mind's capacity to shape our experience. I'm also naturally quite sceptical, and enjoy research and learning in order to better understand and practice the most beneficial techniques available, which is what led me to use breathing and visualisation techniques during my first labours (many years ago), and to look for more specific training for birth preparation as part of my ongoing learning. I'm a mother of three (with a fourth baby due early autumn 2019), and have experienced both hospital and home births, and the varying approaches to pregnancy and labour over the 20-year span between my first and current pregnancies. I feel it is hugely important for parents-to-be to receive all the information, support and respect appropriate to a life experience as significant as the birth of a child, and see my role in offering the course as laying out as much information, and as many helpful techniques as possible to facilitate a truly positive experience of birth. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you might have about the course, or hypnobirthing generally.
My name is Ellie and I am the mother to a beautiful little boy. When I was pregnant, I didn’t know much abut being pregnant and I knew even less about giving birth. I just thought I would ‘wing it’. I did pretty much that and although my induced labour wasn’t too bad all I thought about after was why? There were so many questions. Why was I really induced? Why was it needed or was it procedure? Why were my waters broken for me? So many whys. I realised that because I didn’t know very much, I was led through my labour and not given the opportunity to ask for what I wanted. As a keen yogi I started up my own successful YoagBellies business when my little boy was 6 months as I didn’t want to go back to work as a flight attendant. Through years of continual training and development in the pre and post-natal world I discovered that you actually have a voice (the very one I didn’t have in my own labour). With this ever growing knowledge gradually over the years my pregnancy yoga classes became antenatal classes with their own dose of Hynpobirthing without me even realising it. It was then I decided to train as a Hypnobirther to add that other little touch of magic to what I teach. So here I am helping women and their birth partners seek a calm and confident birth experience and be fully informed of their options. My goal is to empower you through confidence and knowledge by providing you with the all important pregnancy toolbox, and positive mindset you need.
Do you want to have a safe and calm birth without fear for you and your baby? Do you want to feel strength and power during pregnancy and labour? Do you want to sleep better, worry less? Do you want to gain confidence in yourself, your body, your precious baby? Do you want to learn how to reclaim this pregnancy as your own? Do you want to build an unpenetrable bond with your birth partner and ensure full support from them when in labour? Do you want to understand the statistics and how to avoid unneccesary interventions? Welcome to Incredible You - Intuitive Birth. We are chilbirth geeks, advocates of autonomy, empowerers of women and positive birth enthusiast and will do everything we can to help you achieve your amazing birth! You can find us on Facebook @incredibleintuitivebirth and Instagram incredibleintuitivebirth or have a browse on our website www.intuitivebirth.co.uk, or simply get in touch to find out more or ask any questions you may have - we LOVE to talk HypnoBirthing
Hello i am a mother of two young adults, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a loyal friend, a god mother, a qualified practicing midwife and a KG Hypnobirthing teacher. I am passionate about all my roles but especially excited to teach new and exsisitng parents the path to a empowering, calm and confident birth jounrney whatever shape or form it may take. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your individual needs and any questions you may have.
A big hello and congratulations on your pregnancy! I have a passion for helping women to realise their potential. All mothers have a natural inbuilt ability to birth their babies and I am keen to empower you to unlock this inner strength. I see too many women in pregnancy and labour who are afraid of the birth that awaits them and it is wrong for something so natural to cause such stress and anxiety. I want women to be excited to meet their unborn baby and I know that giving you the information you need to make choices and prepare will do just that. I am blown away by the power the mind has over the body and I want to share this power with you to show that if you can think it, you can do it. Giving birth calmly and confidently is no different to any other activity you have encountered in life. Having become a parent myself and working as a midwife I can relate to the uncertainty of what lies ahead, but also draw on my experiences to show that it can be done and it is done daily around the world because our bodies were designed to work with us not against us.