Katharine Graves - Founder of KG Hypnobirthing
Katharine Graves, leading hypnobirthing teacher, is the founder of KGHypnobirthing the original UK Hypnobirthing and The Hypnobirthing Association. She has personally taught KGHypnobirthing to over 3,000 couples, and KGHypnobirthing has trained over 2,000 teachers, a large number of them midwives.
Katharine is the author of the international best seller, The Hypnobirthing Book, which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, and has also produced a range of hypnobirthing, pregnancy and birth audios and has created a parents’ course which is taught by Katharine, the KGH teachers or is available as an online version. These have helped many thousands of women to achieve a birth that they afterwards describe as the most wonderful and empowering experience of their lives.
RCM Accredited Teacher Training
Katharine has developed the widely respected in-depth training course for hypnobirthing teachers, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. Uniquely, on this course you are trained by specialist hypnobirthing teachers often with a senior midwife in the hypnobirthing module, and the online Hypnotherapy for Hypnobirthing and Birthing Foundation modules are devised and presented by senior midwives and experienced hypnotherapists all of whom also have an impressive depth of knowledge in the other areas of the course. People have travelled from all over the world to train on Katharine’s courses, and she has trained KGHypnobirthing teachers internationally. Her courses are taught by KGHypnobirthing teachers privately, and in hospitals in the UK and across the world.
Katharine serves on the council of the Maternity and Newborn Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the HypnoFertility Foundation of America, the Association for the Improvement of Maternity Services (AIMS), the Association of Radical Midwives (ARM), and is an associate member of the Royal College of Midwives. She trained as a doula with Michel Odent, the internationally renowned obstetrician.
Katharine has been invited to speak at the Royal Society of Medicine conference on Hypnobirthing, and she often gives talks about KGHypnobirthing at conferences, universities and hospitals, and has written many articles on the subject.
Katharine is a regular contributor to news publications and has offered quotes, content and opinion on a wide range of birth-related topics including of course, Hypnobirthing in leading parenting magazines Prima Baby, Gurgle, Mother and Baby and has contributed to The Guardian, Daily Mail, Femail Online, Metro, OK and The Times. Other press contributions can be read here. She was interviewed on BBC Woman's Hour by Jenni Murray discussing Hypnobirthing, has recorded a podcast with Russell Brand and collaborates with celebrities from a wide range of fields who have an interest in natural birth.
She has four grown up children, and six grandchildren. Today Katharine concentrates on training medical professionals and teachers, and writing and speaking about all areas of natural childbirth. She also still teaches parents and loves sharing her knowledge with expectant parents in her hypnobirthing classes in London. Read more about why Katharine chose hypnobirthing as her career.