Now taking bookings for group and private Hypnobirthing with Antenatal courses in person or online.
Hypnobirthing in Kent
My name is Elizabeth and i am a clinical hypnotherapist, hypnobirthing practitioner as well as a baby massage and baby yoga instructor. I trained with Katherine Graves of KGHypnobirthing and update my training regularly. I provide hypnobirthing services to parents who wish to learn in a group setting or privately at a time which is fitted around their schedule. Courses can be face to face or via Zoom.
I teach mostly private clients for Hypnobirthing, either at your home or online. It is so nice to meet parents in their home environment where they feel more at ease and relaxed. Taking time out from your busy life and holding 'space' for you and your baby's journey is so important in this busy world. Many parents don't have the chance because of work and family commitments to take the time to contemplate birth and so Hypnobirthing gives you the time and opportunity to do so. A private Hypnobirthing course either at your home or online is £195. Each session lasts roughly 3 hours over 4 visits and as this option is a private booking, we can work on any specific fears or past negative experiences around birth using gentle therapy techniques. If you have a pregnant friend or are part of a pregnancy group, you can organise a course at your home too and receive a special discount.
Group courses are organised by request or when numbers allow. Unfortunately, with the rising costs of hall hire it has become uneconomical to run group courses. However, i do teach group courses via Zoom and if there at least 4 couples face to face in a hall. Group courses allow you to meet other couples and make friends in a small friendly environment. There are regular breaks and plenty of time to practice and ask questions. Refreshments are provided. Group courses are priced at £195 and last roughly 3 hours per session over 4 days. If you have a pregnant friend or are part of a pregnancy group, you can organise a course at your home and receive a special discount.
I am passionate about helping women and their birth partners feel confident and empowered for birth. Birth is an exciting and important time and with planning and my guidance i can help you have a positive birth experience. If you have specific fears around birth, you can speak to me privately and we can do something about it. I use Emotional Freedom Techniques to help dissolve and neutralise negative and unhelpful thinking patterns.
Hypnobirthing can change your your birth experience for the positive by changing your mindset around birth and helping you feel in control of your body and your choices. My Hypnobirthing course teaches a woman how to work with her body , to trust her instinct and to build confidence and trust in herself. Many woman come to a hypnobirthing class because they hear negative stories about birth or may have certain fears and insecurities around birth. A hypnobirthing mother wants to change this perception so that they can release fears and assumptions and have a positive birth experience. You are investing in yourself , your baby and your birth by planning in advance so that everything is instinctual on the big day because all the work has been done on the lead up to birth. Just like you would plan for a holiday, a wedding or a dinner party. I'm sure you wouldn't leave those things to someone else so why would you do that with birth!
When can i start Hypnobirthing?
You can start a hypnobirthing course from 20 weeks, however i have taught hypnobirthing as late as 40 weeks. The earlier you start, the more practice you can put in so that the tools become instinctive. Hypnobirthing is for any birth which includes c-sections, home births, hospital births, unusual births and when you opt for an induction. So, any birth! Hypnobirthing is based on science and logic. The science of how your body works, the science of how your mind works and how when you get these two areas working together, you become an empowered birther.
What is Hypnobirthing?
A Hypnobirthing course is an antenatal course but with the extra bonus of being able to use relaxation skills, logic, birth breathing tools, affirmations and self-hypnosis to help you enjoy and feel more relaxed about pregnancy and birth. Many people worry about the 'Hypno' part of hypnobirthing so let me explain what this is so as to put your mind at ease. Hypnosis is a natural state which our mind enters several times a day. It's when we have a single focused attention on an idea or concept using visualisation and words and over time this becomes a new program for our minds to follow. So a bit like using day dreaming. Sometimes when we have done something many times such as driving, this becomes such an embedded program that it becomes instinctive and we don't need to really think about it. This is what we aim for in Hypnobirthing.
In hypnosis you are totally in control and still hear everything going on around you. You can also come out of hypnosis anytime you like, just by opening your eyes, so you can't be stuck or be made to do anything you don't want to. You have free will at all times. In Hypnobirthing our focus would be on positive birth outcomes, relaxation and using the mind/body connection to help have a comfortable birth. It's about programming your mind in a positive way. We have a saying in the hypnobirthing world, 'Where the mind goes, the body follows'. This is very true and we explore this in a hypnobirthing course.
Sometimes when watching a sad or funny film you may find yourself laughing or crying. This is because the mind becomes focused on what you are watching and reacts as if it's really happening. This is good example of how the imagination can influence how your body reacts. Also if you wake up scared or sweating from a bad dream, the mind has perceived the situation as real and the body has reacted. Even though you know it was a dream, the mind thought the threat was real.
Now imagine you have been brought up around negative birth stories and images from television. Your mind may have a perception of birth as being a threat. This is where hypnosis and antenatal education can neutralise any fears you may have so that birth is a more positive experience.
The Hypnobirthing course is around 12 hours of teaching and usually taught over four days. By meeting for a few hours each week, you can relax, take in the information a little at a time and also benefit from the relaxations which will positively program your mind and body for a positive birth experience.
You will learn the physiology of birth but also your rights and choices so that you and your birth partner will have the ability to make calm and logical decisions. You will be positively empowered and prepared for a birth that is right for you. I truly believe that calm confident mums birth calm, confident babies and children and adults!
I also teach an essentials hypnobirthing course with includes all the relaxations plus a wee bit of science so that the logic of hypnobirthing all makes sense.
You will receive
* A Hypnobirthing book
*A Free online baby massage course
* Relaxation MP3s
* Parents information Pack
* And of course my support throughout your pregnancy and birth and beyond.
Private 1:1 home visit £195
Group Course £195
Essentials 3 hour course £59
Other KGHypnobirthing Teachers
I also have access to a network of other KGHypnobirthing teachers all over the world.
Jen Tapson is one of my recommended associates covering the Medway area. She runs All Birth Hypnobirthing and is just as passionate about birth as i am. She teaches group courses and private courses. Her website can be found here https://jentallbirth.wixsite.com/hypnobirthing
Elizabeth Blanch from Positively Empowered Hypnobirthing is a lovely hypnobirthing teacher who can be found in Bedfordshire. I have known her for many years and she has amazing testimonials from her Hypnobirthing mums. You can contact Elizabeth here Elizabeth Blanch - Qualified Hypnotherapist, Corporate Hypnotherapy, KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Dip.Hyp, Dip (KG) HB - www.positivelyempowered.co.uk | LinkedIn
What is Hypnobirthing?
Watch this quick fire video to find out what hypnobirthing is and how it can help you prepare for a calmer more positive Birth.
Hypnobirthing helps to dissolve fears such as fear of pain, worries about tearing, coping, fear of the unknown and much more.