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Hypnobirthing West Sussex - Teachers' Directory

Debbie Tidey (read more)
Location: Brighton and Hove, Sussex
Phone: 07792395609
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My name is Debbie Tidey. I am a mother of 2 and have personal experience of deep relaxation and self hypnosis during birth. My births were both normal vaginal birth but they were two very different experiences. I am a birth and post natal doula, registered with Doula UK, an antenatal educator, registered with FEDANT, and last but not least a KG HypnoBirthing teacher, taught by Katharine Graves and registered with the Hypnobirthing Association. I will also be a fully qualified and accredited Hypnotherapist in early 2015.  My journey to supporting women and their partners during pregnancy, birth and early parenting was inspired by my wonderful experience of having a Doula present at my second birth. I have always worked closely with families and babies but after such an empowering experience with our doula, I became passionate about birth. I have a strong passion to support women and couples through whatever choices they make and however their labyrinth of birth unfolds. 
Hypnobirth@WSHFT (read more)
Location: Emsworth, Chichester and Worthing
Phone: 01243 788155
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We are a group of midwives and qualified hypnobirthing practitioners, using the Katherine Graves method. We have a wide range of experience of birth in both hospital and community settings and our aim is to support you to achieve the kind of empowering, calm and gentle birth that you want, no matter how or where you choose to give birth.
Rachel Watkins (read more)
Location: Mid-Sussex, Haywards Heath & surroundings
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I bet you’re thrilled you’re going to have a baby.

A bit nervous too?

Don’t worry - that’s completely normal and soooo not your fault.
The way modern society talks about birth is unhelpful at best and at worst, enough to make you scour the internet for ways to get out of it.

The bad news is that there isn’t a way out. The good news is it doesn’t have to be scary, messy, excruciatingly painful, and something you have no control over.

There is another way.

I’m Rachel - Hypnobirthing Teacher, and mum of 3. I’m here to guide you to a calm birth.

If you want to know how, then grab my free and insanely practical guide on the 5 unexpected things you must do to prepare for your baby’s birth … It’s time to start to feeling excited and confident you can do this. Head over to and get yours now.

Helen Close and Pat Castleman (read more)
Location: Chichester, West Sussex
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We are both mums and practicing midwives working in a local hospital.  We have both become fascinated with the unquestionable benefits of hypnobirthing following the birth of Pat's grandaughter when we first saw the wonderful calming effect it had and since then we have been hooked!

We have cared for many women using hypnobirthing techniques in all kinds of births and been amazed with its power and have also loved seeing how it brings couples together to really prepare together for the birth of their babies.

We are trained to teach the KGH programme of hypnobirthing  and the training undertaken is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

Vicki Serpell (read more)
Location: Shoreham-by-sea
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My name is Vicki and I am a primary school teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner. I am also the proud mum to two hypnobirthing babies. Before falling pregnant with my first son, I think I had the view that birth is painful and something to be feared. However, early on in my pregnancy I started to challenge these views and this is when I came across hypnobirthing. The more I read the more it began to make sense to me. Having grown up on a farm I was so used to seeing animals give birth and began to question why it is any different for humans than any other mammals. ​ I excitedly signed up for a hypnobirthing course with my partner. After the first session exploring the history of birth and the science behind it, I was hooked! I left each session with a 'lightbulb' moment and was talking about hypnobirthing to anyone who would listen. My partner began quite sceptical, however we left each session more and more excited to practise the skills we were learning. I felt like the relaxations helped me to connect with both my partner and my baby. I no longer felt afraid to give birth - something I never thought I'd say. ​ Three years on, and two positive births later, I decided to train as a KGHypnobirthing practitioner to help other couples to have a positive birth experience. Hypnobirthing is now listed on the Worthing hospital maternity notes as one of the methods for pain relief therefore hopefully more and more women are hearing about how to change their births. Hypnobirthing just makes sense to me. It is simply listening to your body, understanding the physical process and using relaxation techniques to release fear. I would love to work with you and thank you for visiting my page.

Maddie Thompson (read more)
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Rachel Bell (read more)
Location: Lindfield
Phone: 07900257914
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I received my Midwifery degree with distinction in 2011 from The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen before moving to London to work in a large maternity unit. The majority of my time was spent within the Midwifery Led Birthing Unit facilitating mostly waterbirths before caseloading my own antenatal women in the community. Fed up of city life I then relocated to village life, firstly in Surrey and now settled in Lindfield (West Sussex). With the move came a new job in in the surrounding community providing antenatal care, postnatal care, homebirths and antenatal education sessions to the women in my care. I qualified as a KG Hypnobirthing instructor in early 2017 after witnessing women using the techniques in labour. I was astounded at how calm, relaxed and confident they were for their own birth and it inspired me to try and provide these tools to the other women in my care going forward. I have also since used these skills for the births of my two children, Euan and Iris. I found that these skills were key to me achieving  relaxed and positive birth experiences, even with the need for a medical induction with my first birth.

In my spare time you can either find me on long walks with the kids accompanied by my busy Border Collie Pippa or tending to my chickens in the garden. I can't wait to meet you all and support you on your very special journey.


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