Workshops & Courses

NHS Confident Birthing Workshop

This is an introduction to relaxation and breathing techniques for labour and childbirth. This is a one-off attendance, NHS funded for anyone booked through Salisbury District Hospital to have their baby.

Advanced Hypnosis for Childbirth Courses

This course occurs each month on an ongoing basis. There is a choice of two Saturday half days OR one Saturday full day to complete the course. Each birth is unique, and easibirthing® is about empowering you to manage your individual experience, not fear it. 

We train you to use self-hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing methods to prepare mind and body for birth.

The easibirthing® method teaches you how to use hypnosis for pain management and aims to boost your trust in your body so you enter labour feeling calm, confident and in control. 

This is about reaching a state of deep relaxation, maintaining perception of control over the process and developing a positive attitude. 

It is about changing your expectation of birth so that you help rather than hinder the natural process, and develop valuable life skills for parenthood.

One-to-One Hypnotherapy Sessions

Pregnancy issues

Feeling anxious or low during pregnancy can be confusing and debilitating. Therapy can help you explore your thoughts and feelings and help you to enjoy the journey towards becoming a parent.

During early pregnancy, nausea, vomiting and tiredness are common symptoms. Around half of all pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting, and around 3 in 10 women experience nausea without vomiting.Nausea and vomiting usually start to get better after the first three months of pregnancy, and you’ll feel some of your energy returning. However, some women experience NVP for longer than this, and about 1 woman in 10 continues to feel sick after week 20. People sometimes consider morning sickness a minor inconvenience of pregnancy, but for some women it can have a significant, adverse effect on their day-to-day activities and quality of life.

Additional issues we can help with in one-to-one appointments using hypnosis and/or psychotherapy:

•   Turning breech babies

•   Tokophobia

•   Hyperemesis

•   Needle or hospital phobia

•   Antenatal depression and anxiety

•   Stress Management in ante-natal period

•   Mental preparation for parenthood

•   PTSD from previous birth experience

•   Postpartum / Post natal depression and anxiety

•   Insomnia, headache and breast discomfort

Childbirth

Advanced training can be completed in one-to-one sessions. 5 sessions are recommended to complete the full course, however less sessions can be tailored to your needs. Benefits are shorter labour, less complication, reduced chance of medical intervention, less need for pharmacological pain relief and an all-round more positive empowering experience.

Fertility

The mind has enormous power over the body, which is constantly influenced by our emotions, thoughts and beliefs.  There are many factors responsible for infertility, and our emotions can affect the delicately balanced hormonal system, which in turn controls ovulation, sperm production and pregnancy.  The focus of my work tends to not just about hopefully getting pregnant, but also about helping my male AND female client to re-establish control over their lives. It may be dealing with the emotional toll of the experience of infertility.

Positive Mental Health in the Post Natal period

Parenthood is surrounded by myths. There are myths about what it takes to be a good mother or father, about how to ensure your child thrives, about what material things you need, and about how a good mother should think, feel and act so that her child is successful and happy.

So in the vulnerable period of the weeks and months after your baby is born into the world, it can feel like whatever you do is wrong or ‘not good enough’. The ‘I should be’ or ‘I shouldn’t be’ tendency can feel overpowering at times.

We talk about the birth of a mother, and the birth of a father. Whilst being a parent is the real you, it is a part of you that never existed before. It is a new role requiring new skills and a completely new set of rules.

It is important that you have the right support available to enable a smooth transition to parenting so that you can enjoy the experience with your partner, any older children and your new baby. If you would prefer to bring your baby along to the appointment, then you are welcome to do so.

Becoming a parent can be fulfilling and enjoyable. However for some women and men it can continue to feel very daunting and overwhelming after the initial few days/weeks. Perhaps childbirth or holding their baby for the first time was not the wonderful experience they were hoping for. The reality is that, throughout the world, postpartum depression (PPD) and anxiety (PPA) disorders affect fifteen to twenty percent of new mothers; and 1 in 4 men can also show symptoms.  PPD and PPA can impact on individuals at one of the most pivotal times of life, it is vital that you receive appropriate support. We empower our clients to recognise and overcome them, and to regain a sense of control in their lives.

Training for Hypnotherapists                                                                    Childbirth, Fertility & Post Natal Mental Health Practitioner courses

Would you like to teach effective, easy to use techniques which will help women overcome fear, feel more in control and have a more positive childbirth experience?

Would you like to teach effective, easy to use techniques which will help women and men increase their chances of fertility and dealing with the psychological and emotional challenges of difficulties in conceiving?

Hypnosis and psychotherapy is also very effective support for the period of adjustment to becoming a parent both in pregancy and in the postnatal period, and can assist in the transition to this exciting, but sometimes daunting, new phase in a man and woman's life.

The benefits of using hypnosis for childbirth and fertility are renowned. There is an increasing demand for women wishing to use hypnosis to assist in conception and in childbirth, worldwide.

  • easibirthing® is a UK based model which was developed in conjunction with midwives and therefore complements UK birthing practices. It is designed as a flexible approach to adapt to each individual client; and to empower them to manage whatever course their birth experience takes.
  • easibirthing® receives nhs funding in parts of the country due to the evidence-base of this tried and tested model. There is currently a study awaiting publication by the NHS will see more than 800 first-time mothers undergo hypnobirthing trials in hospitals in Blackburn and Burnley, in order to assess the effectiveness of the treatment. This is thought to be the biggest ever of its kind worldwide.
  • easibirthing® is a registered trademark (the only one in the UK hypnosis for birthing world!) and therefore any practitioner using this trademark has been fully trained and qualified-a reassurance for the general public.
  • The CHBP and CHFP qualifications are the only hypnosis for childbirth and fertility qualifications in the UK which are independently accredited (ie. by the nchp).
  • For more information visit hypnosis for childbirth training information , hypnosis for fertility training information or post natal mental health training information 

Use the forms on the following pages, via the green headers on the left, to book a workshop or course. If the nhs workshop date you are interested in is FULLY BOOKED, why not consider booking one of our advanced hypnosis for childbirth courses

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