Hypnobirthing West Sussex - Teachers' Directory
Growing up as the third eldest of eleven children, the magic of pregnancy, birth and the early days of childhood has always fascinated me.
I studied Social Anthropology at university and wrote my dissertation on the medicalisation of childbirth, studying hospital and home births in America, the UK and India.
Shortly afterwards I had my first child and I am now a mother of four.
During my third pregnancy I practiced hypnobirthing for the first time, so I know from personal experience what a positive impact it can have. All of my births have been medicalised to some extent, but hypnobirthing gave me the tools and ability to normalise the experience. I felt completely calm and at ease as well as in control.
I found hypnobirthing so incredible, in both its simplicity and effectiveness, that I had a real desire to share it with other couples. I trained as a KGHypnobirth teacher before giving birth to my fourth child.
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!
My name is Louise and I am a registered practicing midwife and founder of Let's Talk Birth and Baby. I started providing antenatal & hypnobirthing courses as result of having cared for many couples who came to the hospital having attended traditional classes only to find that they were not as prepared as they had initially thought. My midwife led hypnobirthing course explains the importance of acceptance in the process by using deep relaxation and visualisation and the antenatal course explores every birth eventuality to ensure that nothing comes as a surprise.
Hi, I'm Sarah, KG hypnobirthing 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 intruiged, 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 afterall!
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'm Jacqui. I have two lovely children. My background was in local radio until I had my children. I then retrained and became a British Wheel of Yoga teacher specialising in Pregnancy and Post Natal therapy. After successfully teaching pregnancy yoga for 12 years , Hypnobirthing was a natural addition to the therapy I offer. I am passionate about gentle positive birthing being fabulous for mum and baby.
I am Steff McQueen, a mum, KG hypnobirthing practioner and currently training to be a midwife at the University of Surrey! I developed an interest in hypnobirthing in 2010 after the birth of my daughter, Evie. I didn't know anything about hypnobirthing at the time, however had a wonderful midwife who enabled me to believe in my body and my mind during birth and I have never felt so confident in myself (something I was not expecting at that moment in time!)
I am extremely passionate about reducing the negativity and fear surrounding birth and about educating women of their choices, empowering them during pregnancy and birth.
It would be a pleasure to teach you during your journey.
I have the three best jobs in the world. Wife, Mummy and KGHypnobirthing instructor (in no particular order!). Each of my jobs has it's own unique set of challenges and I couldn't love any of them more.
Having had cancer at 18 I have spent a LOT of time in hospitals and as you can imagine a lot of those experiences have been less than pleasant and left me feeling helpless. (Let me assure you, I am FAR FAR from helpless!) When I found out I was pregnant I started to search for something that would give me back some power and control for the birth of my baby, something I felt in my heart ought to feel natural and instinctive.
Whether by luck or judgement I came accross a KGHypnobirthing class and I made the leap to book in (a little cautiously, half expecting to have incense and crystals waved around me). From the very first session I knew I had made the right choice (even my husband was convinced!!!) and from that moment onwards my passion for the KGHypnobirthing method has continued to grow. When my son decided it was time to make his way in to the world, the tools I'd learned from KG hypnobirthing kept me calm, in control and helped me make rational and informed decisions when thing didn't go as I had envisioned them.
I didn't have the "perfect birth", but we had exactly the right birth for us. This empassioned me even more to help expectant parents understand that birth is not one size fits all. Birth (and parenthood) when in the hands of the parents without fear or undue influence is, in my eyes, just like love. It's not the same for everyone, it might not happen exactly as you anticipated, it's not always the easiest thing in the world and probably isn't 100% perfect; yet somehow it is exactly right for you. This is the message I want to spread and what I want to set families on the road to acheive for themselves.