I first discovered hypnobirthing in 2004 when pregnant with my first daughter. Having been told I was able to have a natural birth I was completely terrified!
While watching some documentaries on birth a short film came on about one woman's experience of hypnobirthing. The woman had previously had two horrendous births but the film showed a calm, serene labour and a very happy mother. Google was immediately consulted and research was conducted into this wonderful birthing method.
I was very fortunate to train with Olivia Seck of Birthing Wisdom and went on to use hypnobirthing methods very successfully for one hospital birth and two home births. Since then I have been evangelical about hypnobirthing and have provided support and advice for family, friends and clients desiring a more positivel, calm birth.
In 2011 I took the long desired step to become a fully qualified hypnobirthing teacher. I trained with the inspiring Katharine Graves of KG Hypnobirthing, founder of the Hypnobirthing Association, which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. The course that Katharine teaches has been tailored more towards British parents and our health system.
Having completed the necessary studying and assessment I am now a member of the Hypnobirthing Association and earned a Diploma in Hypnobirthing. Additionally holding a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and Zoology I recognise the importance of both psychology and physiology in the hypnobirthing training. The course educates and prepares the body and mind using well established biological knowledge about birth processes. There is no magic!
Before becoming a hypnobirthing teacher I spent ten years as a qualified school teacher which gives me a catalogue of teaching methods and techniques to ensure you get the best from the hypnobirthing course.
I have seen the difference that hypnobirthing makes in my own birthing experiences and of those that I have introduced to hypnobirthing. The techniques that I will teach you will give you the tools to have the positive, empowering, calm and comfortable birth that you want.