Nancy Keen is a mother, KGHypnobirthing (KGH) trainer and teacher. She runs Birth Right Hypnobirthing and has been a teacher trainer with KGH for many years. She makes her teaching fit around her family – they even get involved in welcoming couples onto her courses!
Teacher Training Testimonials
What a mind-blowing 3 days I have just experienced! Conducted by 2 experienced, knowledgeable, supportive, KGH teachers - Kemi and Nancy!
I have learnt so much, I have so much passion to go and pass on what I now know to impending parents. There is so much after care and support available. It feels like a little family that you belong to. Additionally, I met some lovely new people, from far and wide, all with the same passion!
It's an honour to belong to KGH.
Doreen (August 2019)
“I was a sceptic, sat at the back with my arms folded until the science came together and I saw that it was logical and made complete sense. I’ve been an evangelist ever since.”
Kemi Johnson is a KGHypnobirthing (KGH) trainer, teacher and an independent midwife. She runs Birth Joy and has been a trainer with KGHypnobirthing for many years. Here she talks about her discovery of KGHypnobirthing and how it has transformed her life.
“They come thinking it is about relaxation techniques but are often surprised by how much is about knowing their choices.”
Deborah Hanson is a KGHypnobirthing teacher, a midwife, a specialist midwife in infant feeding and a birth trauma practitioner as well as being mother to four wonderful children. She runs Birth Dreams in the Midlands after attending a hypnobirthing teacher training course with KGHypnobirthing in Birmingham in September 2016. Deborah believes that key to her success are real life stories, networking and word-of-mouth.
“It’s refreshing to feel I am actually making a difference. I consider Katharine’s methods to be the best.”
Flexibility is the key for Emma Bryant, KGHypnobirthing teacher living in Dorset. As soon as she had completed the hypnobirthing teacher training course in Bristol in February 2019 run by KGHypnobirthing, she wanted to get on with delivering the courses to new parents. Running her own business as E B Fitness & Well-being, Emma is a pre- and post-natal personal trainer and fitness instructor as well as a KGHypnobirthing teacher. Find out about her journey from territory sales manager to forging a new career in wellbeing.
Following her hypnobirthing teacher training course in Glasgow in April 2017, Abi Pratt has been delivering a variety of KGHypnobirthing classes around her main role of looking after her three children. She runs My Birth. Find out how she does it in this KGHypnobirthing teacher profile article.
If you are wondering what it is really like being a hypnobirthing practitioner, read this extensive article about Vicki Youdan, KGHypnobirthing teacher and breastfeeding peer supporter who runs Paratoi.
Vicki attended a hypnobirthing teacher training course in Bristol with KGHypnobirthing in April 2018 and is making a real success of her practice and says, “it has given me a whole new career which fits with my skills, values and family life – and THAT is truly priceless!”
"Birthing Archie was the best moment of my life and I feel that this is something I must help to share with other women. I am beaming with excitement to help mothers and their birthing partners to feel positive and calm during their birth, to feel comfortable with any decisions that they make and to know that they can have a birth that is right for both them and their baby.”
The friendliness of the trainers and how approachable they both were made it easy for me to go to them with any questions. The trainers’ enthusiasm and love for the course was infectious and has made me incredibly excited to go on and teach parents. The detailed pack of resources that will help to guide me through the course and the trainers’ detailed knowledge on every aspect of hypnobirthing.
What did I like about the course?
- The interaction between the 2 trainers – two very different types of birth “geeks” gave a good training experience.
- The training materials are so clear and well thought out.
- The wealth of knowledge from all the other participants in the course was brilliant – midwives, mums, teachers – amazing.
- The experience and knowledge of studies and facts to support or discuss around the topics.
I enjoyed every aspect of the course. The trainers are so so knowledgeable and have shared this so wonderfully with the group. I am excited to share this with couples in the future. As a midwife I feel the course has re-invigorated my passion and reminded me of why I first entered the profession which sometimes is hard to hold onto when working within the constraints of the NHS.
The amount of information was mindblowing and a revelation. To be in a room with people who share the same goals and to hear all of the ways women can be in control of their births has changed me and my life moving forwards.
The most useful aspects of the course were the full explanations about every procedure and every aspect of the birth process has been the comprehensive education I have ever received.
Having cared for many hypnobirthing families I can see that the level of quality in what couples are being taught with KGH is brilliant – Alison
I think it is not clear outside the course that it is an antenatal course with hypnosis/meditative techniques. - Helen
The course made me feel so inspired and empowered, not only as a KGH teacher, but also as a woman and a mother. I am so excited about teaching, and I can’t wait to get my business started and begin a new chapter of my life.