Why I became a practitioner
Since using Natal Hypnotherapy CD's with my clients over the last 11 years, I have found that the majority of birth experiences of those women have been noticeably improved.
Women who practice the CD's at home regularly & who have a fundamental understanding of instinctive birth are more prepared physically, mentally & emotionally for the most important event of their lives. My core beliefs surrounding pregnancy and birth
Every woman & each birth is unique. I believe with positive pregnancy & birth preparation a woman can access her inner strengths, to feel empowered and confident to trust in her body's ability to grow a healthy baby and give birthMy experience of working with pregnant women and my personal experience of Natal Hypnotherapy
Having had 6 children, 14 grandchildren, and been involved in antenatal education since 1987, I have always had a passion for the whole birth process and a wealth of knowledge from which to draw.
As a birth doula since '94 and 106 births to date, I never cease to wonder at the miracle of it all.
I taught NCT antenatal classes for over 20 years. As a Gentle Birth Method Practitioner & Reflexologist I have been able to work with women with fertility issues, ongoing pregnancy treatments and personal care during labour. A combined package giving consistent tailor made sensitive support to thousands of women.
Having qualified as an NH practitioner in June '12, I am fortunate to be able to add this to my list of skills. Feedback from my classes
"This course should be on the NHS. All expectant parents can benefit."
"A must for all couples. A very bonding experience - empowering for both the mother and the father - better than any NCT or postnatal class I have ever attended. My little girl was born in 58 minutes! (from 3cm dilated to her being placed on my tummy). Her arrival was an amazing experience - I tell her she was born with love. I felt in control throughout the whole of my labour and much more knowledgeable about my body and what stage I was act. My little girl and I acted as a team - and it is something I will remember for the rest of my life.
"As a worried expectant father, I learned so many ways to help my wife - as well as building my confidence to deal effectively with the medical team at the hospital
"Fantastic course, so pleased we came, I would recommend it to everyone, it should be compulsory for all pregnant women, their partners and midwives. There was a wealth of information that was really useful especially the tools for birth. "
"It was very well structured and very informative to someone who was very sceptical at the beginning. The key parts for me were the breathing control and giving me the confidence to support my partner. The trainer was very good, very clear, was not judgmental and encouraged questions - the delivery of course was excellent."
"Thanks for a great 2 days. It was really useful for me to understand about the phases of birth and how to deal with the medical team and being given an important role in the whole process. I particularly enjoyed the hypnosis sessions and felt very comfortable asking any questions and talking about my fears"
"Understanding the physiology in plain English was great - it made me realize how natural it is and that relaxing is going to be far more beneficial than panicking"My related qualifications & Associations
Natal Hypnotherapist- June 2012
Doula Mentor for Doula UK since June 2009
Gentle Birth practitioner trained by Dr Gowrie Motha-June 2004
Birth Doula- since 1994
Reflexoligist specialising in infertility/maternity-April 1989
NCT antenatal teacher-taught over 20 years July 1988
SRN Middx and Great Ormond Street Hospital-1968
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