Prepare for a better birth experience
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
Absolutely not! There is no way you can get stuck in hypnosis. You would simply come back to normal awareness, even if the hypnotherapist left the room and went home. It is just like having a daydream, or a rest - you just come back to normal awareness naturally when you are ready.
Will I be aware of what is going on?
When listening to an MP3, or during a hypnosis session, some people drift off into deep relaxation and just feel as though they are in a daydream-like state - similar to when just about to fall asleep. Some people feel as though they have been asleep, but you will always be aware. You may not feel like interacting with the sounds and other things going on in your environment, it's more pleasant to just drift - but if you needed to come back to normal awareness for any reason - you would! During the birth, you will be fully aware and able to communicate normally.
I'm worried about the cost
You can book a course with a low deposit, and I also offer affordable payment plans - just ask and we can work out a way to help you. We can also look at arranging different courses and packages to suit your budget. Cost should never be a barrier to learning these skills. You are getting full intensive training from an experienced and qualified hypnobirthing coach, taking away many skills to help you through birth and beyond. Self-hypnosis is a skill for life. You also are getting a book, MP3, lots of course materials, refreshments for you and birth partner, and full support up until birth if required. It really is value for money!
How do I know your class is for me?
I have been teaching Hypnobirthing since 2013, and in that time have helped many women & birth partners have a better birth experience. I have used these techniques for one of my own labours and understand how much of a difference this can make. I have had four babies of my own and know how overwhelming pregnancy, labour & birth can be. I teach my classes in a very realistic, honest and down to earth style. I always go out of my way to make sure everyone attending gets what they need from it. I have no set ideas of how your birth should be, or what your choices should be, I simply work with you to your own needs - providing you with the tools and support you need to make your own birth choices.
Do I have to do the full day course?
I offer many different options. There's something for everyone. We can discuss what you want/need and tailor a package to suit you, your budget and your time. Whether this is a full day, half-day or hourly sessions - I can find something to suit you. I don't believe in the standard one size fits all approach!
Can I just read the book and listen to an MP3 at home?
This will give you an education on the techniques and the MP3 will help lots too. Lots of women have used just the book and MP3 with good effect. However, attending a class will give you many more practical techniques to use on the day and beyond. I also teach lots of techniques on the course that are not in the book, and can provide you with ways to make this work for you, adapting it to your unique personality style and situation. It will also give your birth partner the skills to use for you & them. Attending a face to face course will also give you chance to work on any particular fear or anxieties with an experienced therapist specialising in anxiety. I am trained in lots of up to date techniques as well as hypnobirthing and can adapt this to your needs and therefore you gain lots more by working with me. I am also there at the end of the phone anytime you need further help.