Hypnobirthing Somerset - Teachers' Directory
Hi, I’m Laura, a qualified KGHypnobirthing teacher DipHb (KG), proud hypnobirthing mum, registered midwife BSc (Hons) working within the NHS in Bristol and the founder of Little Passengers. I now live in the stunning surroundings of the Mendip Hills in Somerset with my husband and little boy, after 12 years of loving life in vibrant Bristol.
With years of experience of caring for women in labour in both midwife-led and high-risk obstetric settings, and attending home births as a community midwife, I see teaching KGHypnobirthing as a natural extension of this wonderful role. I am passionate and skilled in supporting women and their families to have a calm, positive birth experience and transition to parenthood and I know first-hand that hypnobirthing helps to achieve this. I see that those women (and partners) that have practised hypnobirthing are different. They are confident and empowered. They are open-minded and trusting of their bodies, able to let labour progress as nature intended it, gently but powerfully. It led me to seek out & use hypnobirthing for my own pregnancy and experience a birth that I can enthusiastically say I enjoyed. I feel so lucky to be able to say I loved giving birth, despite not all circumstances surrounding my pregnancy being ‘low risk’ and despite all the ‘baggage’ around birth complications and intervention that I carry as a midwife! I teach KG Hypnobirthing because I want others to feel about their birth the way I do about mine. And if it worked for me, then it can work for you!
I believe every pregnant woman needs to know about the difference hypnobirthing can make. I so commonly care for couples who arrive in labour already fearful of what’s happening and the ‘things’ that may go wrong. So it makes sense to me to reach out to couples during pregnancy and help enable women to eliminate those anxieties and doubts, to trust their instincts and be able to leave all the ‘what if’s’ to the midwife in the labour room. What an enormous a privilege it is to teach KGHypnobirthing and be able to help make such a truly special time for couples even better.
I'm an experienced psychologist and Hypnobirthing mum of 3 with personal experience of birthing, both with and without hypnobirthing training.
I built my hypnobirthing practice following ten years plus NHS experience of course facilitation, specialising in CBT and Mindfulness based groups for all types of anxiety.
I can work with parent pairs, individual parents or with groups of parents and birth partners to overcome past experiences, fears and phobias and build confidence in your personal choices and unique birth preferences.
Please take a look at my website for detailed information about my skills and practice.
Over the years as a midwife, I have supported a considerable amount of women during the birth process. Women who are hypnobirthing are fearless, confident and birth better – I want all women to have this positive birth experience and this prompted my enthusiasm to teach. I have worked in all maternity settings including wards, obstetric units and even did some training in rural New Zealand! I am currently working as a community midwife in Bristol – helping women in their pregnancies and those choosing to birth at home. I am also a breastfeeding peer support worker, assisting women however they choose to feed their babies. I live in Cheddar and in my spare time I enjoy walking the dogs and doing all things horsey!
I used hypnobirthing techniques in my third pregnancy. It profoundly affected my views of birth and led to a wonderful experience that I will forever cherish. My aim is to share this knowledge to help other mothers to feel empowered when giving birth and have their own wonderfully positive experience.
I am a qualified hypnotherapist and KG Hypnobirthing teacher. A mother of three and a grandmother to seven, I have been privileged to be birth partner at three of those births.
My passion for empowering women to have the birth that they want and deserve, arises from my own personal experience of birth, and I find nothing more rewarding than supporting mothers to achieve a calm, gentle and confident birth.
I also offer additional professional support, to mothers who may have experienced a previous traumatic birth, are exceptionally anxious about the birth process, or have other issues that they would like additional help with.
I'm Estelle an experienced Hypnobirthing practitioner of over 7 years standing and hypnotherapist of some 15 years., qualified and experienced in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Hypnofertility Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling, REIKI (master practitioner/teacher), Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Childbirth Education.
My simple aim for those who take my course is that they have the best "birth experience" possible on the day, be it the first time or the 3rd time - each time is special!
All our teachers have been trained in KG Hypnobirthing and reached a level of skill and expertise we expect from our teachers. Each teacher is given an assessment by us to ensure their suitability and professionalism.
All our teachers subscribe to our core ethics, promoting good practice in the teaching and promotion of natural birthing techniques. They also commit themselves to raising awareness of and knowledge about hypnobirthing and natural childbirth. This is to help broaden general understanding and enable knowledge of its effectiveness to reach a wider audience, particularly expecting mothers.
The use of hypnobirthing as an effective method for giving birth is increasing as medical professionals and mothers are appreciating its benefits, not only for the mother but for the baby as well.