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Evening & weekend Mindful Hypnobirthing classes. Oxford, Witney & Thame.  Plus a new Mindful Breastfeeding class!

I love giving birth! And yes, I get some looks when I say that out loud! I had my first hypnobirth over 10 years ago and am so grateful a seasoned hypnotherapist recommended I give HypnoBirthing a try. Hypnobirthing transformed what might have been a scary & painful experience into the best night of my life!

Hypnobirthing was created by an American Hypnotherapist over 27 years ago then Katharine Graves (also a hypnotherapist) created a course more suited to the British market.

Hypnobirthing is rooted in sound birth knowledge, confidence & empowerment but I also insist on high quality hypnotherapy skills & hypnotic techniques. 

So relax! I’m an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness practitioner & Trauma therapist. And best of all I’m a 3x hypnobirthing mama! My baby’s births were all natural (yet none of them went entirely to plan!) and hypnobirthing made them enjoyable and amazing. 

I’ve used & trained in different Hypnobirthing methods, so I know what works really well & what doesn’t! 

I share all my experience & give you the WHYs. So you learn deeper hypnotic skills for the birthing mind. And advanced hypnosis and fear release techniques. The fastest way to switch off fear & stay relaxed in the craziest of birth situations and more… 

Most importantly – Everyone receives post course support – group or private hypnobirthing.   You’re an individual and your journey is unique so I am always here for you.

 

Class 1 – Hypnobirthing

  • Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy – an introduction
  • The Power of words
  • Hypnobirthing – the logic of KG Hypnobirthing
  • Hypnobirthing MP3 & affirmations – tips for use & practice
  • Birth physiology & hormones – this is amazing
  • The mind – it’s vital role during birth
  • Fear, Tension, Pain
  • Hypnosis – calm trust

Class 2 – Body & Mind

  • Breathing – Up Breathing
  • Soften relaxation
  • Calming touch
  • Stroking relaxation
  • Short relaxations
  • Breech, back to back – and optimal positioning
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Perineal massage
  • Preventing tearing 
  • Hypnobirthing for cesarean – gentle c-section

 

Class 3 – Birth choices

  • Decision making
  • Due dates
  • Induction & Hypnobirthing – including membrane sweep
  • Inducing labour more naturally
  • Taking responsibility for birth
  • Birth partners – questions & partner’s role
  • Midwives & Obstetricians
  • Early signs of labour
  • Hypnosis – for confidence & power

 

Class 4 – Your hypnobirth

  • Birth place
  • Homebirth – the benefits of birthing at home
  • Note to midwife – setting the scene 
  • Hypnobirthing birth plan – writing a hypnobirthing birth plan
  • First stage – early labour, established labour, the transitional stage 
  • Second stage – what to expect, Hypnobirthing & birth partners role
  • Third stage – Hypnobirthing, birthing your placenta and more your partner can do to help!
  • More on birth partners
  • Hypnosis – visualisation of a calm, confident birth

 

Mindful Breastfeeding

Another course option: Mindful Breastfeeding can be booked as a standalone class or alongside any hypnobirthing course. I hear my mamas exclaim how amazing childbirth is – but wow! Why is breastfeeding so hard?! So I offer a solution – Group classes are £49 and a private 1:1 class £149. Birth partners are encouraged to attend.

 

You will discover how important the brain is in breastfeeding and how mindfulness techniques can help release you from limiting beliefs & emotions that many new mothers encounter. You will learn relaxation & mindfulness techniques that are useful before & after birth – Giving you the confidence to connect with your baby on an even deeper level.

You will learn:

 

 

  • How breastfeeding works
  • How to get breastfeeding off to a good start
  • Colostrum harvesting
  • Positioning & attachment
  • Common breastfeeding problems
  • Low milk supply & supplementation methods
  • Expressing & responsive bottle feeding
  • Early parenting neuroscience
  • The role of oxytocin in breastfeeding
  • The importance of self care
  • To trust your body & your baby
  • Learn to connect more deeply with your baby

Jan/Feb Hypnobirthing – Horspath Hub

Also known as The Old Methodist Church this is a spacious and welcoming venue. And best of all, it’s conveniently close to Oxford, Abingdon, Headington & Thame.

This course is suitable for any stage of pregnacy but after 20 weeks and before 35 is most usual.

Investment: £229 – no charge for birth partners

Dates:  Monday 25 Nov & 2, 9, 16 Dec 7-9.30pm

Free Hypnobirthing Taster – Horspath Hub

Do you want to book onto one of my courses? Have you already booked, but like the sound of an evening of mindful meditation and hypnobirthing insights?

This is suitable for any stage of pregnancy. And a good opportunity to ask lots of questions – sceptics welcome!

Investment: Free – partners welcome

Date:  Monday 6th Jan 7-8.30pm

Horspath Hub – January Mindful Breastfeeding

Also known as The Old Methodist Church this is a spacious and welcoming venue. And best of all, it’s conveniently close to Oxford, Abingdon, Headington & Thame.

Suitable for any stage of pregancy, the third trimester is most usual.

You will receive 4 Mindful MP3s and the La Leche’s League Book – The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding (worth £14.99)

Investment: £49 – no charge for birth partners

Date:  Monday 13th Jan, 7-9.30pm

Jan/Feb 2020 Hypnobirthing – Horspath Hub

Also known as The Old Methodist Church this is a spacious and welcoming venue. And best of all, it’s very close to Oxford, Abingdon, Headington & Thame.

Investment: £229 – no charge for birth partners

Dates:  Mondays 20th, 27th Jan, 3rd & 10th Feb 7-9.30pm

You will receive:

KG Hypnobirthing MP3 colour & calmness, The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves and the official KG Hypnobirthing Hypnobirthing folder. Plus a range of discounts with local pregnancy & postnatal services.

Horspath Hub – March 2020 Hypnobirthing

Also known as The Old Methodist Church this is a spacious and welcoming venue. And best of all, it’s very close to Oxford, Abingdon, Headington & Thame.

Investment: £229 – no charge for birth partners

Dates:  Monday 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd March 7-9.30pm

Witney Methodist Church – April 2020 Hypnobirthing

Witney Methodist Church is in the heart of Witney & right next to your midwives! And I have a fab cross-service offer with a Witney pregnancy yoga teacher – ask me about it!

Investment: £229 – no charge for birth partners

Dates:  Saturdays 18th & 25th 10am – 4.30pm

Horspath Hub – April/May Hypnobirthing

Also known as The Old Methodist Church this is a spacious and welcoming venue. And best of all, it’s very close to Oxford, Abingdon, Headington & Thame.

Investment: £229 – no charge for birth partners

Dates:  Monday 27th April, 4th, 11th & 18th May 7-9.30pm

New

Mindful Breastfeeding!

Trained by Anna De Grange IBCLC, this course can prepare you for Breastfeeding with ultimate knowledge & confidence.