Is Natal Hypnotherapy credible?
Yes - the training to become a Natal Hypnotherapy practitioner is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. This means that the leading midwives in the UK agree with and endorse the content of the training programme. Natal Hypnotherapy courses are now being run in several NHS hospitals around the UK.
Plus the CDs and book have won many awards, most of which were nominated by women who have used them.
What will I gain from doing the Natal Hypnotherapy Classes?
Most antenatal classes cover a wide range of information based topics such as what will happen during birth, all the procedures and protocols of our modern maternity system, pain relief options, breastfeeding, baby care skills, early days as a parent etc.
The Natal Hypnotherapy classes focus exclusively on emotional and practical preparation teaching you what you can do to help yourself have the most positive birth experience, regardless of the type of birth you are planning. The classes teach you in depth skills to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally as well as physically for the birth.
Whether you want a natural water birth at home or are open to having an epidural in your local hospital, what you learn on these classes will give you the confidence and ability to work with your body no matter what your birth choices are.
As one mother said:-
This course reaches the parts other courses cannot reach!
The first of the 2 day classes is on"Natural Pain Relief" and focuses very much on your mental preparation for birth, again an area often missing on other courses. It helps you address and overcome any fears, teaches you how to relax and use your breathing effectively and helps you understand why and how these things are so important.
The 2nd day is the "Practical Birth Preparation" class which teaches you and your partner simple, effective and practical tools and techniques to stay calm, relaxed and confident as well as helping you understand the physical as well as emotional map of birth. The emotional map is one which very few other courses touch on and yet for hundreds of couples who have done this course, they feel that this was one of the most important things they learnt.
Part 1 Natural Pain Relief - hypnosis for birth
The first part of the course focuses exclusively on natural pain management tools and techniques - namely breathing, relaxation and self hypnosis. Couples will learn:
1. How fear or anxiety can have a negative impact on your body during the birth
2. How to quickly and easily reduce adrenaline associated with fear and anxiety in labour
3. Natural ways to work with your body to reduce pain in child birth
4. Self-hypnosis skills to overcome fear and increase their confidence and trust in their ability to give birth
5. Effective breathing and deep relaxation technique
6. Rapid trigger techniques to enter deep relaxation
7. Adrenaline release technique
8. Ways the birth partner can help the woman achieve a deeply relaxed state before and during labour.
Benefits for the mother
By attending these classes a mother will benefit from learning how to:-
Overcome any fear of birth she may have had
Feel relaxed and calm at all times, especially in the lead up to the birth
Increase her energy and well being
Ensure good quality sleep
Increase bonding with her baby
Dramatically reduce the level of pain experienced in childbirth
Increase her sense of being in control
Reduced the need for intervention / drugs
Increase her chance of having a calm, alert baby
Enjoy comfortable breastfeeding
Decrease the chance of postnatal depression
How much does it cost?
Prices vary by location and venue
The 16 hour courses cost from £220 to £320 per mum-to-be and birth partners attend for free! Included in the price are 5 Hypnosis downloads including one specifically for the Birth Partner and a pdf of Maggie Howell's Effective Birth Preparation Book .
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How do I book?
You can read about our different practitioners and the locations they teach in by clicking here. Once you have decided where and which practitioner you would like, you can click on the buttons to make an enquiry and leave your details so they can get back to you.
Once your enquiry has been received you will receive an email with the further information and contact details of your practitioner. Your practitioner will then take your booking, provide you with pre course questionaires for you to fill out and return to your practitioner. This will be treated with complete confidence and will help your practitioner ensure that all your needs are met on the class.
Two weeks prior to your course, you will be contacted again by your practitioner to confirm all details and to discuss any specific concerns or issues.
You will receive a coupon code after the class which can be used to download the hypnosis tracks and the book.
All bookings are taken directly by practitioners - please look at the column to the left to find your nearest practitioner. Then contact them directly via the links for dates and booking.
All workshops are taught by licenced, qualified, insured and regulated Natal Hypnotherapy practitioners.
Please click here to find a class near you.