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
“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.
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.
“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.
"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.”
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!”
I am a midwife with 10 years experience and I recently had a baby. I have seen the wonder that is hypnobirthing as a caregiver and now I have experienced it myself and I feel that the more women we can help to learn about it the better.
When I did the KG teacher training, I was delighted to learn that you share the same ethos as me. What I thought didn’t exist in the market does in the shape of the KGH course. I thought that Hypnobirthing courses seemed to exclude women whose births don’t follow the ‘normal’ pathway and I was relieved to see that KGH is not like that at all, it is inclusive and about supporting all women. - Penny (Midwife, Hypnobirthing Teacher and Hypnobirthing Mum)
I wanted to email you to express my gratitude for the support provided by KG Hypnobirthing. Not only did I teach my first paying clients last weekend, who found me through the teacher directory on the KG Hypnobirthing website, I am also currently on-call for my first doula client who found me via KG Hypnobirthing's list of hypnobirthing doulas.
Within three months - with no money spent on marketing my business - my course has virtually paid for itself!
Thank you so much for this week virtual Teacher Training.
It was a wonderful week, very fulfilling and enlightening. I have found it so interesting and can’t wait to learn more and build my knowledge. It has been great to meet you and learn from your extensive experience.
I haven’t had children yet but this week alone has really eased my own fears surrounding birth, It’s been so helpful and informative. I hope I can do as good a job for others in the future.
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)
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.