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.
IT ALL STARTED WHEN…I became pregnant with our very own bubba, we felt wonderfully blessed, but very unprepared.
Although I knew logically my body could handle this process, my mind still ruminated with the where’s, why’s, what ifs and how the hecks? Or what I now call the ‘unhelpfuls’!So my search began to find the right support.
That is when I came across KGHypnobirthing and unbeknown to me this is where my journey into becoming one would begin.......
Whilst reflecting on my own experince using KGH, it seemed a natural path for me to take to become a KGH teacher.So I diverted my personal training and massage therapy business towards pre and post natal wellbeing care. Combining all of my years of knowledge and experience to empower other women and their families achieve healthy , active pregnancies and calm, confident births.
Hi I’m Laura - psychology graduate, CBT & hypnobirthing instructor, and mum to one lovely little boy!
During my six years delivering CBT courses I helped many overcome their anxieties through a combination of tools, relaxation techniques and empowering knowledge.
Then I had my son, and this is when my passion for pregnancy and birth began. Like most mums-to-be I was daunted by the thought of giving birth and was recommended hypnobirthing. This led me to experience an empowering birth which left me in awe of the whole process and what our bodies can achieve.
I quickly realised that I could go on to support couples in their journeys to the positive births which they deserve, just like I’d had.
I believe every woman should be able to enjoy childbirth for what it is, an amazing experience, and in the calmest, safest way possible.
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.
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