"I hear and see the success of this method reflected back in comments from the people I teach"
Having successfully used hypnobirthing for my own two births, I decided to help other women benefit from it by becoming a teacher. Living far from most of the face-to-face training venues, and having two small children and a busy job, it was important for me to find a course that was available online and had a flexible learning schedule. It was also vital that the content was high quality. I'm a scientist, and I'm very thorough about anything I research and pass on to others. I was also hearing mixed reviews about hypnobirthing courses and resources, which can vary a lot in what they cover and how well they prepare women and their partners for birth.
The Natal Hypnotherapy practitioner training course was as thorough as I could have asked. It was straightforward and very flexible, and I found Maggie's approach to be a wonderful combination of clear, honest, sensitive, practical, informative and inspiring. Her materials and tips to help practitioners set up their own practices were equally abundant and thorough, which is enormously important for enabling trainees to get started and focus on their work, rather than having to figure out all the practicalities of insurance, venue considerations, props, handouts, etc. etc.
However, what continues to impress me most is the structure and content of the course Maggie designed for practitioners to teach to pregnant women and couples. Every time I teach the course I'm struck by the wisdom and careful thought that has gone into arranging the content and hypnosis sessions in such a way as to take pregnant women and their partners on a powerful journey towards confident, well-informed, calm birthing, letting go of fear along the way. And I hear and see the success of this method reflected back in comments from the people I teach, before and after they have given birth. I feel deeply confident that the course I'm offering is as good as hypnobirthing can get.
"The course was excellent - Maggie is a wonderful facilitater - engaging, encouraging and fun! "
"The course was excellent - Maggie is a wonderful facilitater - engaging, encouraging and fun! I had wanted to do the training for years and only just got round to it. I'm so glad I did - it will be such an invaluable tool for me in everything I do. I'm so looking forward to running classes at Chelsea and Westminster." Marianna
"I chose this course because I found NH so empowering and wondrous throughout my pregnancy and birth"
"I chose this course because I found NH so empowering and wondrous throughout my pregnancy and birth and I wanted to be able to share and pass this message on. The training has been fantastic!" Bea
"The course was thorough, in-depth and highly informative. This has been a real turning point in personal development."
"The course was thorough, in-depth and highly informative. This has been a real turning point in personal development. Daunting but inspiring and exciting. I found the content to be honest, frank and the most positive experience I've had in a long time. I will take these new skills away and apply them in all aspects of my life." Georgie
"The training was exceptional. Maggie was BRILIANT"
"I chose this course because I have experienced the benefits of NH - I found it extremely helpful and want other mums and dads to experience the kind of birth I had with my 2nd baby. The training was exceptional. Maggie was BRILIANT - very receptive to discussions / tangents but always able to steer us back to the course. Got the info across and interesting and fun way. Each section was taught in different ways which kept us alert and involved. Lots of opportunities for debate, discussion ad anecdotes. It felt like a very open learning space. Maggie is passionate4 and inspiring and the course was such fun it sometimes did not feel like a training course!" Megan
"The training was very clear, practical and professional"
"Being a clinical psychologist and coming from a professional health background, I found the professional presentation, website4 and material plus the accredited training very appealing.
The training was very clear, practical and professional - exactly what I was hoping for. Being somebody with a research background I was pleased and reassured that there was research backing up the clams made in the course. Maggie was extremely engaging - like a guru!!" Jess
"I have loved every moment of it, even some of the more challenging moments."
"I have gained so much more than I ever dreamt possible from this course. I have loved every moment of it, even some of the more challenging moments. I can confidently say that not only have I learnt a great deal, met some wonderful people but found the whole experience therapeutic and invaluable. I feel like I have the key to life - it's all rather empowering!" Dominique
"As a midwife, this course has and reinvigorated my passion for supporting the natural labour and birth"
"As a midwife, this course has demonstrated the process and uses of hypnotherapy in pregnancy and labour and reinvigorated my passion for supporting the natural physiology of labour and birth. NH has given me invaluable tools and skills that I am so excited to share with my colleagues and especially women to empower them and their birth partners. Maggie is amazing, inspiring, passionate and an excellent facilitator." Sian
"Maggie is a dynamic enthusiastic and friendly trainer; she encourages group participation and keeps discussion lively and flowing."
"Maggie is a dynamic enthusiastic and friendly trainer; she encourages group participation and keeps discussion lively and flowing. She speaks from the heart with the confidence and knowledge born or personal experience.
It was such a pleasure and luxury to be together with so many like-minded women. For me it was the coming together of years of working in the field using knowledge and skills picked up along the way. Having used your CDs for as long as they have been out, I am so familiar with the language, but the background explanation of the nuts and bolts of hypnosis was the final piece of the jigsaw. I am sooo pleased I signed onto the course and I am very excited to be a part of Natal Hypnotherapy."
"It was enlightening to see how simple yet comprehensive the approach"
"Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the training last week. I know you've run it several times before, but it must have taken a lot of time and effort to get it to run so smoothly. It was such a treat to be able to take some time out of 'normal' life and indulge myself in something I feel so passionate about and meet such great new colleagues to be"
"Maggie is inspirational and very down to earth, making her very approachable. It was great to find out the simplicity of the approach and that is not rocket science"
"The course was excellent. It was enlightening to see how simple yet comprehensive the approach is and everything was presented in a really enjoyable format"
"The course was perfect as it is. Maggie is inspirational. It is all so simple - birth does not need to be complicated. I loved the hypnosis sessions!"
"I felt the tuition was excellent and it was enlightening to learn about hypnosis in such a simple straight forward way. Loved 321 relax!"
"NH works! Maggie is passionate, inspiring, and credible. I really enjoyed every part of the course. It was great being with such like minded women who share the same passion and beliefs about childbirth. I like that with NH women can still be in control even if they have interventions and still have a positive experience"