Hypnobirthing Surrey - Teachers' Directory
Congratulations on being pregnant mama! It’s such an exciting time. My name is Rachel and I founded Hey Mama Hypnobirthing because I believe every woman should give birth feeling happy and proud of what her body and baby have achieved.
I started on this journey when I left home to study how the mind worked. My background in Psychology has given me an understanding of how the mind and body work together, like in labour.
I had my son in 2017 and at the time I thought knowledge is power so decided to take an NCT class and a KGHypnobirthing class. I was sceptical that it could actually have a profound effect on my birth, but it did. My waters broke 2 days before he was due after listening to a relaxation MP3 and talking to him, convincing him that it was perfectly safe to come. After 6 hours and no contractions I put on the same MP3 and yup you guessed it my contractions started. Safe to say 12 hours later once he was born I was amazed and overwhelmed with positive feelings towards my body and my baby. It was a great start to mamahood.
Now I couldn’t stop telling anyone how great hypnobirthing was but was surprised how few women knew how labour worked but also how incredibly designed their body was for birth.
If you have any other questions about what I offer please get in touch, follow Hey Mama Hypnobirthing on Instagram @heymamahypnobirthing or on Facebook.
You’ve got this mama!
I’m Kara Cox. Producer by day and Hypnobirthing teacher by night. Mother of two hypno-babies.
The mere mention of pregnancy and birth used to make me break out in a cold sweat. That was before I stumbled upon this rather mystical sounding hypnobirthing. I did the course. Did LOTS of practise. The rest is history.
Baby number one was a swift, calm, hospital hypnobirth. Baby number two was a mind-blowing breech home birth. Thanks to hypnobirthing I’ve turned my biggest fears into my greatest achievements and I would LOVE to help you do the same.
I am an accredited and registered solution focused therapist and clinical hypnotherapist. I live in Surrey with my husband, children and assorted pets. I enjoy walking, singing, reading and unexpectedly thanks to having small children, camping.
Hello! My name is Suzanne. I have been specialising in helping women during their pregnancy for around 20 years. I have been an Osteopath since 2000 and regularly run pregnancy and post partum clinics. I am also qualified as a Paediatric Specialist. I originally came across Hypnobirthing around 15 years ago and when I was pregnant there was no question about whether I would do a hypnobirthing course. It certainly worked for me. Within the first hour of giving birth I said that I would do it all again, straight away! I was full of energy and all ready for my new life as a Mum.
I am very passionate about Families enjoying their start out in life. If you have any reservations or questions I am happy to answer these, please do contact me.
Hello, I'm Anne, mother to one beautiful girl called Esme (hence my chosen company name). I have always wanted to work in healthcare, and after having my daughter I fell in love with the idea of being a midwife. So, I completed a college healthcare diploma and I am currently studying a degree in midwifery at the University of Brighton.
I developed an interest in hypnobirthing and I used techniques during my pregnancy and labour, which I found extremely beneficial. Having completed a KGHypnobirthing course, I am keen to share this gentle and empowering programme. I am extremely passionate about women feeling empowered and in control of their births.
Hello, my name is Sally. Qualifying as a clinical hypnotherapist has led me into many areas of hypnotherapy. Training as a KGHypnobirthing teacher quickly became one very exciting area for me to develop and enjoy.
I have two children and only wish that I had heard of hypnobirthing back then, (fifteen years ago!) to have had a better understanding of the natural birth process and how our bodies work and why would have been wonderfully beneficial.
After the birth of my second child I trained as a childminder which I moved on from as my children got older. Hypnotherapy has given me the privilege of helping people with a vast range of issues and KGHypnobirthing has expanded that privilege to empowering mothers to have gentle and natural births for themselves and their babies. An experience to be treasured.
I am Cranleigh based and also cover the surrounding villages nestled in between Horsham, Guildford and Dorking: Abinger, Albury, Alfold, Broadbridge Heath, Chiddingfold, Coldharbour, Dunsfold, Ewhurst, Forest Green, Godalming, Holmbury, Holmwood, Ockley, Peaslake, Rudgwick, Shalfold, Shamley Green, Sheere, Slinfold, Walliswood, Wonersh, to name a few!
Hi I'm Rachel, a mum, wife and hypnobirthing teacher living in Walton on Thames.
I used hypnobirthing when I gave birth to my son, George and I can honestly say that birthing my baby was the most extraordinary, wonderful and empowering experience of my life. In the weeks and months following the birth I kept re-living the experience in my mind with such fond and positive memories. However, not all my friends feel the same way about their births – so I decided to train as a hypnobirthing teacher so I can help more women to have positive births.
You can read more about me at: www.calmbirthsmith.co.uk/about-me
Hi, I'm Sarah, KGHypnobirthing teacher and Mum of two beautiful children, Kobe and Maia.
My love for hypnobirthing came after having my first child, to say I was terrified was an understatement. After hearing so many bad birth stories I was adamant I just could not give birth naturally!
I was then introduced to hypnobirthing, sceptical but intrigued, I needed to find out all I could about this! So after some research, I was surprised to discover that not only is it logical, gentle and evidence based, but also that it works. I felt excited about this, this was exactly what I needed, some positivity. Maybe I would be able to go through labour naturally after all!
The course was absolutely amazing. Hypnobirthing gave us the power to make informed decisions, along with the tools, skills and knowledge to release our fears and build confidence for birth. We felt truly empowered, feeling in control and completely positive and prepared for whichever journey the birth was to take.
We went on to have a beautiful calm and relaxed birth. Not once, but twice, this is not just luck, this is hypnobirthing.
I just couldnt praise hypnobirthing enough and after preaching to all of my friends and family about it, I felt the only way to share my passion and spread the word about hypnobirthing is to became a hypnobirthing teacher myself. It's amazing to be able to do a job you love.
I originally trained and worked as a secondary school teacher. However, after having my daughter in 2009, I realised how important it is that families have access to heart based support in the antenatal and postnatal periods. I therefore trained as a Craniosacral Therapist who specialises in working with babies, and now work doing craniosacral therapy and teaching hypnobirthing, as well as co-running Alton Baby Centre where we offer a range of pregnancy and baby classes.
I am a full spectrum doula. I provide birth and postnatal doula support
Being full spectrum doula means i can also support families in miscarriage and stillbirth doula support, non judgmental and non religious termination of pregnancy medical and non medical reasons doula support.
I am trained to give Ayurvedic yoga massage(AYM)
I am a Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Independent consultant
I suffered with postnatal depression with my first child for many many years after the birth. Although postnatal depression seems more commonly spoken about now, it wasnt when i had it and that experience made me passionate to help other women so no woman feels unsupported or alone in their journey to motherhood........A doula was born.
I breastfed all of my three children however struggled with my first two children due to lack of support. I was privileged recently to shadow a community midwife and help run co-ordinate her breastfeeding clinic. Hands on experience gave me an insight on the variety of different journeys mothers and their families face in breastfeeding.
Being a doula allows me to support women 1-2-1 whether its during pregnacy,birth or postnatally as women centred care is primary for me.
I have a clean drivers licence and cover all parts of London and out of London. If your not sure contact me. Ask me anything.......Always happy to help
Ayurvedic yoga massage therapist,
Neal's Yard Remedies consultant,
Home based childcare (Childminding CACHE Diploma Level 3),
Closing of bones,
OCN Breastfeeding Skills,including preterm and multiple babies.
Hello, thank you for reading my profile my name is Paula. I am a Senior Midwife with 10 years experience within the NHS and a further 10 years as a registered Nurse.
I have always been very passionate about empowering women and providing them all the support and care possible. Often the approach within the NHS is clinical one regardless of necessity and that combined with working restrictions led me to explore avenues to provide extended support and care.
To allow me to provide this support and care for woman and their families making the most of the childbirth experience, I founded “The Nurtured Munchkins” a company that offers support Antenatally, during childbirth and Postnatally.
I offer KG Hypnobirthing classes, acupuncture, moxibustion therapy, baby massage and baby yoga classes. You can choose the type of classes that better suits you:
GROUP CLASSES: Reduced number of couples per group so you will ensure you can enjoy the classes without feeling overcrowded. It is a great opportunity to meet new parents and share your experience with them.
ONE TO ONE CLASSES: one to one in the comfort of your own home (or in Woking if you prefer) lets face it group classes aren’t for everyone, you might have a busy family life, don’t feel comfortable sharing feelings or thoughts with other couples.
REFRESHER CLASSES: for those that already have some experience with Hypnobirthing but would like to have a 4 hours class to gain confidence and remember the techniques used in the past.
I specialise providing support and classes to 1st time Mums, home births, IVF pregnancies and those with previous traumatic experiences.
Feel free to give me a call or drop me an email. I look forward to helping you find the right approach for you. Make your pregnancy and birth the best experience of your life and give your baby/babies the best start of their lives!!
My name is Lesley and I live in Haslemere, Surrey with my husband Jeremy and some of my 5 children. The children range in age from 27 down to 17 (4 boys and 1 girl). The whole period of my childrens' childhoods has flown past and I would not have missed any of it. ( Very fortunately I have not had to). Their births were varied and apart from a caesarean section for my first son who was breech, then a forceps delivery for my second child as he was slightly stuck, the other 3 children were born very easily and with no other birthing difficulties. Having watched them grow up (they are all adults now) they are now an absolute delight to me and I enjoy their company as fellow adults as much as I do any of my best friends.
Long before I had my own children I wanted to work in the neonatal world but it wasn't until 2008, when my children were old enough, that I had time to do an Access to Nursing & Health Professions course at Guildford College, and my aim back then was to become a midwife. I heard about Doulas for the first time just after I finished my course in 2010. After some research I understood that their ethos sat very comfortably with my own belief that childbirth is a natural process which, given the right tools and emotional suport, most women will come through with beautiful memories of a very primitive and wonderful experience to treasure all their lives. As a recently qualified KG Hypnobirthing teacher I now have the perfect tools to teach pregnant couples how to have the best (and sometimes pain-free) birth possible for them. The sense of achievement for a woman is extraordinary and this should be available to all women; so it is with this belief that I feel that to be able in this part of a couple's journey into parenthood is an amazing privilege. I can offer you support in the form of practical help, emotional support (you may need both in varying amounts) and hypnobirthing techniques that can be also be used as coping skills in other potentially stressful situations throughout life. I also offer non-judgemental advice during the build-up to the birth and in the immediate post-natal period, as you adjust to your beautiful new addition.
I came to Hypnobirthing like many Hypnobirthing teachers, through being pregnant, using it to birth and absolutely LOVING IT!
Hypnobirthing was first mentioned to me during my first pregnancy, where I had read everything about birth (I was totally prepared for any ante-natal quiz) and took a weekly pregnancy yoga class, all in preparation for the unknown event of birth which I was secretly terrified of. My best friend who was also expecting her first child was telling me about Hypnobirthing and I thought it sounded very much like what I was doing already, getting clued up on ante-natal knowledge and relaxing, so I decided not to pursue it further.
During my labour I knew there was a better way for me, my body and baby to birth but I didn't have the tools.
When I came to my second pregnancy, I knew I was willing to invest in myself and my birth experience as they were invaluable to my wellbeing and that of my family.
I decided to look into Hypnobirthing for myself, my baby and also my husband who wanted to be a part of the experience.
I loved the whole experience throughout pregnancy and during labour, the connection I had to my body and the process was empowering.
The sense of teamwork it gave my husband, me and our son along the journey was so important in preparing us all for the transitions and transformations that were happening. We all enjoyed the birth experience and started family life calmly, positively and empowered.
Having had that experience I knew that better birth experiences were out there and every mother and family deserved to have them. I also knew Hypnobirthing was a great tool in enabling them.
As a teacher I work positively and realistically; supporting you in discovering the birth choices that are uniquely right for you and enabling your unique positive birth. As a Birth Trauma Resolution Practitioner I am also skilled in supporting those planning a healing birth or looking to overcome previous trauma as they prepare.
I am always honoured and privileged to work with people at this stage in their lives and each birth deepends my respect and fascination of birth and how to support it for families.
I understand that being pregnant is a very special time of our lives, and I am so happy to be able to help families to feel confident and supported throughout their journey.
Hypnobirthing is really a fantastic way to prepare with, and my experience so far is that it has a positive effect on labour and birth every time. I read more and more positive birth stories from my lovely couples who did Hypnobirthing with me, and I hope to receive loads more in the future.
I also work as a fitness professional, so I am familiar with motivating people, and help them to achieve their goals.
I hope I will see you in my class one day, and we can work together to achieve that beautiful birth you have dreamt of.
I started my career in the theatre industry where I worked for 13 years in London and New York before I was introduced to Hypnobirthing. After the birth of my daughter, I felt passionate about the power of the female and the right every woman has to have a positive birth experience. Six months later, I trained to become a Hypnobirthing teacher with KG Hypnobirthing, a course accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I now work with parents to build their confidence and give them the tools to not only make a difference to their experience of birth but to give their baby the best possible start in life. I also run the Positive Birth Movement, Redhill & Reigate and am a member of the Maternity Services Liaison Committee for Surrey and Sussex.
I am a fully qualified and registered Hypnobirthing pratictioner with the Royal College of Midwives accredited KG Hypnobirthing course. I have a passion for empowering women and their partners (other half or nominated birth partner) to have the best birth possible for them. I can assist you in achieving a calm and relaxed birth where you are in control. I am also a mother of two hypno-babies and am passionate about more women gaining access to information that will help them achieve a comfortable and wonderful birth experenience.
Janice Champion is a fully qualified and registered Hypnobirthing practitioner with the Royal
College of Midwives accredited course - KG Hypnobirthing.
Janice provides Hypnobirthing classes in Croydon and the surrounding areas and has worked with
many couples over the last ten years, privately and in groups, to make a positive difference to their
Janice is a qualified midwife, hypnotherapist and yoga teacher, bringing a depth of understanding
and knowledge of birth and an holistic approach to her classes.
Hello, congratulations on your pregnancy!
I have taught hundreds of women ‘how to’ use their natural instincts to bring about a safer, easier, more comfortable birth.
My journey began back in 2008 when I started teaching pregnancy yoga in the heart of London. The class was so popular and the mums-to-be seemed so stressed I decided to add some hypnobirthing techniques. I was so impressed with the results this naturally led me to offering couples the full hypnobirthing course.
Today I enjoy running classes and courses in London Waterloo and Purley Croydon.
If you are looking to enjoy your pregnancy and prepare for a calm and confident birth – however it shows up – Joyful Body Birth is for you.
I look forward to welcoming you.
Hypnobirthing DipHb(KG), Yoga Teacher & NLP Coach
I believe that birth of your baby is a unique incredible milestone that will be remembered and reflected on forever. A woman’s birth is very personal and the choices that are made for herself, her baby, and her family should be upheld and respected. As a Hypnobirthing teacher I will provide you with tools and knowledge that you too can achieve a calm, relaxing, peaceful and empowering birth. I am lucky enough and hugely blessed to have three sons, the birth of my first son and with no pain relief, was not the easiest of births. My second son’s birth was far quicker and also with no pain relief still not a very easy time. After his birth I decided to train as a hypnotherapist/psychotherapist, and a couple of years later I then fell pregnant with my third son, it was at this time I decided with all my new knowledge and determination that I would flow through this birth with no fear or pain. I began to change my thoughts and feelings about my previous births, I built on my confidence and alleviated any fears I had. I made myself a hypnosis relaxation tape (a tape - yes, it was a few years ago!) and after having to be induced I took myself off into my world of relaxation, I had no pain throughout contractions and when it came to push, I was calm, tranquil and at ease, again, without pain. My son was born and was the perfect baby (of course, just like all mothers would say!) he was calm relaxed and totally at peace. I left the poor midwife dumbfounded. The whole experience was such a unique, amazing, positive, life changing birth I knew I had to help other women to also achieve such an experience, I eventually found KG hypnobirthing, having trained with them and achieved a hypnobirthing diploma DipHP (KG), I now help other couples feel prepared and confident about pregnancy and childbirth through private or group classes. I have trained extensively in hypnotherapy/psychotherapy and Neuro–Linguistic Programming and hold a diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (Dip.THP) and an Advanced Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (Dip.AdvHYP) with the National School of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (N-SHAP). I am also a full member of The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR). I practice according to the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council code of ethics and have a full Professional Indemnity Insurance. I am also a certified Practitioner of the Usui System of Reiki Healing and is an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner.
My name is Mandy Mole and I am a HypnoBirthing Practitioner and retired midwife holding private classes for couples from my home in Woking, Surrey and in the M3 corridor (West Surrey, North Hampshire and East Berkshire/Buckinghamshire borders). I have 30 years experience in midwifery in various hospitals and Birth Centres in West Surrey and Berkshire gaining extensive experience in ante-natal, labour and post-natal care. I am also a qualified ante and post natal exercise instructor and have been teaching privately for the past 25 years. In 2008 I became a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and in 2011 a baby Massage Instructor so have added that to the services I offer. I am committed to personal and professional development and regularly attend training courses. I am registered with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) and I am a member of the RCM (Royal College of Midwives) I am a member of R.E.P.S (Register of exercise professionals) and FEDANT( fedaration of ante-natal teachers) I am affiliated with The HypnoBirthing Association, and I am also DBS checked. I have private insurance through REPS and FEDANT.
I am a mum, wife and a teacher of HypnoBirthing, BabyCalm and Baby Massage. I love all things Birth and Baby related.
I have been involved with HypnoBirthing since 2006. I trained initially with the HypnoBirthing Institute, the founding body of The Mongan Method. Prior to having my children I feared birth, but attending HypnoBirthing™ classes with my initially sceptical husband changed how we both felt about birth and we were able to positively look forward to both births. I work with expectant parents, across South London, North Surrey and North Kent on a Group and 1-2-1 basis helping them to achieve calm and enjoyable births.
Hello, my name is Carrie and I am a 39 year old mum of two lively boys, who spent 17 years working in recruitment for a global firm before re-training as a Hypnotherapist. I am a fully qualified, professional Hypnotherapist (Dip Hyp) and Member of the Hypnotherapy Society (MHS). My training is also Royal College of Nursing accredited. After having great natural births with my two children using Hypnotherapy techniques - relaxation, visualisation and deep breathing - I couldn't wait to train as a Hypnobirthing Teacher so I could share these really powerful tools.
I trained with Katharine Graves, the founder of The Hypnobirthing Centre, author of The Hypnobirthing Book and founding member of the Hypnobirthing Association. Her Teacher Training is fully accredited by the Hypnobirthing Association and Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Accredited.
I am a Registered Nurse trained in Aberdeen in 1979. I have loved my nursing career and all the opportunities it has provided. I have lived all over the world and I have been fortunate enough to use my nursing qualification to work in lots of interesting different areas, for example, setting up a health screening programme for local Indonesian Mothers to promoting women’s health in Dubai.
I have three children. Born in 1988, 1991, and 1994. My first was a long drawn out affair which ended in a c-section. The other two were completely different. I even enjoyed them, I was calmer and better prepared, I believed in my ability to birth.
I became a Doula in Dubai with Nurturing Birth in 2009. It was wonderful and fascinating to be part of the birth process and to give support to couples entering parenthood.
I came across hypnobirthing as a doula. I was lucky enough to support a Mum throughout her birth while she used hypnobirthing. It was such a beautiful, calm and empowering experience for her, her partner and her baby, that I decided to become a hypnobirthing teacher. I have since seen many babies born this way and feel so passionately about spreading the word.
I looked into doing my hypnobirth training with various schools, ie Natal or Marie Mongan but decided Katherine Graves was more relevant and would be better adapted to the UK. I have loved the course, the support and have met so many really inspirational people thorough doing the training.
I am a mother of 3 children and qualified as an Active Birth Teacher in 1997 and have been teaching pregnancy yoga, birth preparation classes and postnatal yoga for the last 15 years.
I also trained as a doula with the Paramanadoula training course.
I trained on Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing Course in 2010. I feel that the work I do as a yoga teacher and the practices of Hypnobirthing together give women a complete preparation for labour and birth. Also my experiences as a doula attending births give me the skills to really understand the support women need in labour and this is reflected in the workshops I offer.
Hypnobirthing is a form of natural childbirth which involves training expectant mothers how to use effective hypnosis techniques as part of a more calm and relaxed birth for them and their child. We believe that this gives you, as a mother, more peace of mind over your birthing, and also gives your birthing partner much more involvement in the birth in a very positive way.
KG Hypnobiring is growing, so wherever you are, we hope that you will be able to find one of our practitioners near you. Here in Surrey, we have members in Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, New Malden and Reigate, so wherever you live in the county, someone local should be able to give you support and training in hypnobirthing techniques for the birth of your baby.
Every one of our registered practitioners has been carefully assessed to ensure they fulfil our entry requirements, with extensive experience of teaching at least one of the recognised hypnobirthing methods.
Our Core Principles
Our members have signed up to our code of conduct, which ensures they are committed to enhancing birthing for mothers through natural childbirth, by teaching good quality practices. In addition, they work with us to promote hypnobirthing techniques in order to raise awareness of their effectiveness in achieving a relaxed birth for both mother and child.