| BIRTH • LIFE • ETC
Courses & Coaching for Fertility, Birth and Parenting
Online or in-person in Brighton and Hove
ALL COURSES* AND SESSIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE VIA ZOOM
*option to change to in-person (or a combination of both) according to altering pandemic guidelines
Hypnobirthing is a system of birth preparation which is overflowing with common sense. It has become massively popular over it's 30 year history simply because it works. It also appears to have a substantial repelling force-field around it because people hear the 'hypno' bit and think "Uh Oh, hippy alert" and swerve towards more 'traditional' ante-natal education.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! You're probably feeling excited and a tad nervous? Possibly wishing you could go back (or forward) in time? Maybe you know whether you're having a boy or girl ... and have started a list of names? And then there's the small matter of giving birth! You really want the birth of your baby to be something you'll love to remember BUT it seems like horror stories are everywhere and it's pretty scary?
YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE! I'm a highly experienced hypnobirthing teacher, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist practising in the Brighton, Hove and Lewes area of Sussex. I also train and mentor other therapists, plus I'm a mum of 3 - so you're in very experienced and safe hands! On my birth preparation courses I mix the most useful bits from 'traditional' antenatal classes with a thorough training in the tried-and-tested hypnobirthing skillset. If you want your birth to be a positive and empowering experience then the combination of ...
lots of practical knowledge
a rigorous training in relaxation skills, and
an uber-prepared birth companion
...will help you achieve the best possible birth
As a Solution Focused Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist I offer individual sessions to help you achieve your birth and family goals.
Using a combination of psychotherapeutic and mind/body techniques, I focus on various key areas:
BIRTH TRAUMA AND TOKOPHOBIA
POST NATAL SUPPORT
The name is a bit misleading. Instead of being told "how to parent" think of it as learning an ingenious system of communication for any age and relationship.
Using the structure of the brilliant Parent Effectiveness Training model you'll learn counselling skills, life skills and relationship skills, including how to:
Have really effective two-way communication
Understand your child's behaviour
Respond constructively to negative emotions (your own as well as theirs)
Resolve conflict so nobody feels they've 'lost'
Help your children solve their own problems
Build strong relationships
Recognise and effectively express your own needs
Equally sanity-saving for toddlers or teens!