Hypnobirthing is the practice of using hypnosis, deep relaxation, breathing and visualization techniques to create a calm, relaxed and most importantly positive, birth experience.

What is covered on the course?

  • Breathing and relaxation techniques

  • Hypnosis sessions for mum and partner

  • Self-hypnosis skills for labour and birth

  • Practical comfort tips

  • Letting go of fear

  • Managing stress levels

  • Induction

  • Physiology of birth

  • Importance of hormones

  • Positive affirmations

  • Practical tools and techniques for birth partners

  • Birth planning and mind mapping

  • Your rights and options in childbirth

  • Positive birth videos to boost your confidence

How does relaxation make a difference in labour? 

When in a relaxed, calm state, our breathing is even and rhythmical, ensuring an optimum level of oxygen is circulating the body. During labour, this helps to keep the baby stable, stimulates the production of birthing hormones, helps keep blood pressure steady, conserves energy and enables the uterus to work effectively. 

How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis is a natural state, which we all experience many times a day. It is a time when your conscious mind (analytical/rational) takes a step back and your subconscious mind (feelings/memories/emotions) comes to the forefront, much like in a daydreaming state. Once the critical, analytical part of your mind relaxes, you become more receptive to positive suggestions and affirmations.

Workshop Options

Group workshops

Group workshops are conducted in Derby over 3 sessions, 3 hours each, and are a great way to meet other expecting parents. They are small and friendly with no more than 3 or 4 couples per workshop, meaning there is plenty of opportunity for questions and group discussion.

£225.00 per couple, includes mp3 tracks of the hypnosis sessions to practice at home, refreshments and course materials.

One-to-one sessions

Tailored to meet your needs, at a time that suits you, one-to-one sessions can be conducted over a series of evenings, weekdays or weekends and can take place in the comfort of your own home or at my practice in Derby. One-to-ones are a really flexible way to get all the benefits of hypnobirthing, with the time to be able to focus on the issues that are really important to you.

£295.00, includes mp3 tracks of the hypnosis sessions and course materials. 

Please contact me to discuss any questions you have or to talk through the workshops options.

Workshop Dates

September 2019

Wednesday 11th 6.30-9.30pm

Wednesday 18th 6.30-9.30pm

Wednesday 25th 6.30-9.30pm

November 2019

Wednesday 13th 6.30-9.30pm

Wednesday 20th 6.30-9.30pm

Wednesday 27th 6.30-9.30pm

November 2018

Wednesday 14th 6.30-9.30pm

Wednesday 21st 6.30-9.30pm

Wednesday 28th 6.30-9.30pm

September 2018

Wednesday 12th 6.30-9.30pm

Wednesday 19th 6.30-9.30pm

Wednesday 26th 6.30-9.30pm

May 2018

Tuesday 8th 6-9pm 

Tuesday 15th 6-9pm

Tuesday 22nd 6-9pm

April 2018

Tuesday 10th 6-9pm

Tuesday 17th 6-9pm

Tuesday 24th 6-9pm

March 2018

Tuesday 6th 6-9pm

Tuesday 13th 6-9pm 

Tuesday 20th 6-9pm 

February 2018

One day workshop: Saturday 10th 10am - 4pm