All courses are taught by an experienced HYPNOBIRHING MIDWIFE. The best time to commence the Hypnobirthing course is from 23-32 weeks. This gives you loads of time to practice and to enjoy during your pregnancy. However if you are over 32 weeks, don’t be alarmed you can still participate and still greatly benefit from Hypnobirthing.
You don’t need to be a first time mum, Hypnobirthing can be used regardless of the number of births you have had. Hypnobirthing is used to dispel fears and anxieties regarding childbirth now or to overcome a previous difficult birth experience.
A Hypnobirthing course is for you and your birthing partner, who may be your partner in life, your mother, sister, friend or whoever you choose. Or if you prefer you can do it solo.
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****DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) I AM NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL LIVE ONLINE COURSES UNTIL WE CAN GET BACK TO FACE TO FACE. PRICES LISTED BELOW EACH COURSE****
*You have a variety of programmes to choose from. You can pick which one you prefer or mix and match.*
BOND WITH BABY..
The Best Start Solution, CONNECT and BOND with baby (pre-natal bonding) programme is a unique session that is ideally attended between 16 and 25 weeks but is beneficial to parents and baby at any point in pregnancy.
Whilst being pregnant for most is a time to celebrate and be joyful it can also bring with it many concerns and worries. The physiological and emotional changes that occur can offer their own challenges for women in our multi-tasking, time poor, busy culture too.
We can teach you how to deal with any situation that arises in a way that is right for you and for your baby. No more feeling guilty if something makes you feel ‘bad’.
We can give you the tools to increase your energy levels whenever your need, let go of negativity and enhance your self-esteem.
You will also learn some great ways to bond and interact with your baby which leads to the best bit about this session…
Whilst you are learning some great stuff, dare we say life changing stuff, your baby will be benefiting too.
"Medical science has now been able to provide ‘proof’ with increasing evidence that a baby’s parents’ lifestyle, emotions and external environmental factors are all important to their development." (The Wise Hippo)
Investment: – Friends course £59.00
- Private one-to-one £99.00 (ONLINE £89)
Price includes, a client booklet, nurture emails with additional information and support from a specialist, blow away your worries MP3 and Quiet time with your baby MP3.
Part 1- The Birth Belief Generator - Confident
Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus
The Picture of Childbirth today
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials
The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear
Mind / Body connection
The Impact of Others
Taking charge of your thoughts
Part 2 - The Balanced B.R.E.AT.H.S. Toolkit -Calm
Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
What is Relaxation?
Positions for Relaxation
Remember to Breathe
Eyes Open Hypnosis
Birth Partners Script
Establishing a practice routine
Part 3 - The Birth S.P.A.C.E. Planner - Consider
Choosing where to have your baby
Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
Alternative options for promoting comfort
Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
Benefits of a natural birth
Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
Physical preparations for birth
The mirror mantra
Fear release session
Part 4 - The Flexible Birthday Formula
Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch
Positions for birth
Ligaments and pelvis
Humming your baby down – birthing your baby
Birth partner’s role
Using the techniques during labour
When baby arrives
Sea of Serenity – Birth Hypnosis session
Your practice and preparation diary.
All classes taught by an experienced Hypnobirthing midwife.
2020 Group Option
2 days completes the course
Day1 - Saturday 11th January 10-4pm.
Day 2 - Saturday 18th January 10-4 pm.
Day 1 - Saturday 7th March 10-4pm.
Day 2 - Saturday 21st March 10-4pm.
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Day 1 - Saturday 18th April 10-4pm.
Day 2 - Saturday 25th April 10-4pm.
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Day 1 - Saturday 9th May 10-4pm.
Day 2 - Saturday 16th May 10-4 pm.
Day 1 - Saturday 13th June 10-4pm.
Day 2 - Saturday 20th June 10-4pm.
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Day 1 - Saturday 11th July 10-4pm.
Day 2 - Saturday 18th July 10-4pm.
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Day 1 - Saturday 8th August 10-4pm.
Day 2 - Saturday 15th August 10-4pm.
Day 1 - Saturday 12th September 10-4pm.
Day 2 - Saturday 26th September 10-4pm.
Day 1 - Saturday 3rd October 10-4pm.
Day 2 - Saturday 10th October 10-4pm.
Day 1 - Saturday 14th November 10-4pm.
Day 2 - Saturday 21st November 10-4pm.
INVESTMENT: £235.00 for you and your birth partner to attend.
Light lunch provided on the days.
****VIRTUAL LIVE birth course ONLY - £220 ****
Your Wise hippo book will be posted to your address.
As well as your classes, Also Included with your BIRTH programme is:
A workbook to support what is learnt in each class and to enable you to practice at home
8 fantastic mp3s to support your practice at home
Access to your own client area on the Wise Hippo website
Lots of amazing birth affirmations to help you feel calm and confident about your birth
Ongoing support from an experienced midwife; during classes and up to the birth of your baby.
Support from the Wise Hippo Facebook group called
An opportunity to talk with like minded people in a group setting.
Please note minimum of 2 couples in a group course to take part.
Private one-to-one programmes are tailored to suit individual needs for those who prefer private tuition and to have the flexibility to choose times.
Private one-to-one full birth course
The course is a total of up to 15 hours. (this includes a complimenary refresher class 2-3 weeks before your due date). details of what is included with the course as above with group birth course. - £345.00
Private Friends course
4 classes over 4 weeks. Each class will last 3 hours long- up to 12 hours. - £220.00
Private Solo Hypnobirthing course
6 hours including a break. Course includes a book, MP3, handouts and support from an experienced Midwife.
Investment - £195.00
(contact me for next available dates)
Private Intensive Hypnobirthing course
(For people who do not have time for the full course)
6 hours long including a break. Includes a book, mp3, handouts and support from an experienced Midwife.
Investment - £195.00
Private Refresher Hypnobirthing course
5/6 hours long including a break, tailored to suit individual needs.
Investment - £180.00
Early Parenting Programme
To prepare women and their partners for early parenting.
The F.U.S.S. Free format - Care.
F. – FEEDING
This session is about exploring whether breastfeeding is right for you as well as helping you prepare for it if that is what you wish to do.
During this session you will have the opportunity to gain practical knowledge of feeding and also gain an insight into how other new mums found this and coped with it.
Without learning this whilst still pregnant you may find that it is harder than you thought and give up way to easily on something that you really wanted to do.
You will build the confidence to Breastfeed if that’s what you decide.
And in particular breastfeeding and what you are going to learn in this session is some amazing practical knowledge to help prepare you for your breastfeeding journey.
You will also find in your resources section a workbook that will help make sure that you are also emotionally prepared for breastfeeding too, along with some really useful scripts covered before your baby is born and afterwards.
We will also cover bottle feeding in this session for those who wish to.
U – UNDERSTANDING YOUR BABY
You will gain practical knowledge, demonstration and participation for caring for your newborn baby.
You will learn to let go of any concerns regarding taking care of your newborn baby. Building confidence in caring for your baby. You will have access to baby video clip on the Wise Hippo site.
S – SLEEP SESSION
You will gain practical knowledge on sleep patterns of a newborn baby letting go of any concerns regarding your baby’s sleep patterns. Building confidence in the ability to cope with your baby’s sleep patterns. As part of the programme you will have access to sleep video clips and workbook on your client area.
S – STATE SESSION
You will gain practical knowledge on taking care of yourself from an emotional perspective, learning to put yourself first. You will hear from our Mindset Mastery Expert, and with this you will know that you can handle anything that life throws at you.
You will be able to enjoy those days that run like clockwork because you will know that you helped make that happen, and you will also be able to cope with the days that don’t, because you know that sometimes life can throw you one of those curved balls, don’t you?
Without this you may feel like you are drowning in overwhelm and wondering whether you have got what it takes to be a good mum or dad.
During this session you will learn about how Positive Parents are M.A.D.E.
Manage (your emotional state)
Dealing (with others)
Enough (know that you are)
Investment:- Friends - Session -
Normally £129.00- *Discount applies if you do the birth course -
Private one-to-one Session-
Normally -£188.00 - *Discount applies if you do the birth course -
price £168.00 - arranged at times to suit individuals. Includes, all practicals, workshops, scripts throughout.
*minimum of 2 couples for the above group session to take place*
THE BUMP, BIRTH & BABY PACKAGE.
The ultimate BUMP,BIRTH & BABY Package.
Covers all of the above programmes. A total of 21 hours over 6 modules.
Investment: Private one-to-one £565.00
Private Confident C/Section Course
This one-to-one course is for anyone who has already made the decision to have or need a c/section, which is the 'right birth on the day for you and your baby, a decision made with a positive understanding of why a c/section is the right choice. The course is specifically designed for c/section to cover hypnosis and breathing techniques for pregnancy and birth, reducing anxieties/fears. Birth partner involvement, negotiation, building confidence, birth plans and informed choices to name a few.
If you are undecided or have doubts about c/section, you may consider doing the negotiation section of this course so that I can support you to make the right choice for you and your baby, whilst in discussion with your medical team. Then when you make the decision you can complete the rest of this course (if you decide c/section or consider doing the full birth preparation course. This way the decision will be right for you.
Whats included in the c/section course:
* 3 x up to 3 hour classes plus a complimenary post birth class.
* Preparation digital workbook for c/section.
* your own digital login with access to all course materials.
* video footage (as shown in class)
* 2 sample c/section birth plans.
* 7 mp3s specifically tailored for c/section.
Investment - Negotiation section only - £30.00 (up to 60 mins)
Full confident C/section course - £245.00 (if you do the negotiation session the £30.00 will be deducted off price)
As well as all the above courses for anyone who has concerns about birth I have the following specialised areas that can be focused on during a one -to -one course or as a follow on private session:
VBAC (vaginal birth after Caesarean)
Breech turn session
Birthing the Placenta
Relax, Breathe and Birth Session
Undecided? Or require more details and experience? This is an information session with a difference. It gives you all of The Wise Hippo essentials packed into up to 2.5 hours that you won’t want to miss. It is also a fantastic opportunity to learn and experience more about Hypnobirthing. In this session you will learn practical and positive techniques for you to use during your birth and labour.
Investment - £39 to be paid at time of booking (non-refundable)
A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is required to secure each of the above courses.
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I look forward to hearing from you to aim for a calm, confident, relaxing birth for you, your partner and your baby!