Hypnobirthing is a powerful tool for women and their birth partners. It can help you to feel more in control and empowered during labour. It is a great support whatever kind of birth you are planning to have and provides a platform to let go of any fear around birth. Through hypnosis women gain more trust in their body and experience feelings of safety and relaxation. It is this in itself that helps the body to produce all the right hormones to give birth as calmly as possible. Though various relaxation tools and hypnosis techniques a strong mind-body connection can be made that supports the birthing process. This is important for a positive experience during birth and early motherhood.
Daniella Dean - doula and hypnobirthing teacher
This course is a fully comprehensive birth preparation course, benefiting the birthing woman, her baby and partner.
During the course you will:
Understand in depth the birthing process and the hormones needed.
Learn how fear and anxiety can have a negative impact when giving birth and how to reduce it. Through hypnosis you will learn to work with your body - not against it.
Master simple relaxation and breathing techniques for birth and beyond
Natural ways to manage pain and discomfort during labour
Learn self and partner led hypnosis to feel empowered during birth and early motherhood
Deepen your connection with your body, baby and partner
Partners gain knowledge and skills to truly be able to support the labouring woman
Practical techniques to help you stay calm and relaxed during birth, including massage, use of a birth ball and different birth positions
Learn about the medical system, potential interventions and tools for informed decision making during labour
Learn how to embrace your labour, no matter how it unfolds
You will receive over 2 hours of different hypnosis tracks, home activities, a course pack and goodies. You will also receive ongoing phone and email support from Daniella until your baby is born.
Course options, information & booking
These intensive and interactive courses run over 12 hours. Group sizes are kept small and intimate, giving space to share information, techniques and practical tools in a relaxed and informal way with plenty of opportunity for discussion and everyones questions.
You will receive a handbook with information you will learn on the course, further hand-outs, three hypnosis downloads in my familiar voice to use prior and during your labour and full telephone support until the birth of your baby.
In addition to joining the course, women will gain a free taster session to a bi-weekly online women's circle for other pregnant women or new mums (more info here).
Group courses cost £250 per couple. For dates and booking keep scrolling or click here.
With many covid safety measures in place it is a joy to be able to offer face to face courses again. In the event of a lockdown courses will shift to online. Courses are currently held at the gorgeous Wild Box Studio.
£25 discount if booked alongside my doula birth support package or with any other of the BBS doulas (or money back later if you do the course and then decide to book one of our doulas)
if you are unable to join the group course in person you are welcome to join the live group via zoom and I can post the course pack to you. Private courses can also be held online if people prefer or are not within an hours drive of Bristol.
If you cant make any of my group courses or if you have had a previous birth experiences that you need to address before focusing on your current pregnancy, I offer private courses in your home that are bespoke to your individual needs and concerns. They are 10 hours at a time that is convenient to you. This tailor made course includes the option of a follow up session nearer to your due date at a discounted rate. You will receive a handbook with the information you will learn on the course, further hand-outs, three hypnosis downloads to use prior and during your labour plus a personalised hypnosis download and full telephone support until the birth of your baby.
The course price is £420, Contact me for more information.
Debriefs & refresher sessions
If you would like to have a debrief or refresher session, these are charged at £50 an hour. Please be in touch to book.
Receive a free taster session in the Connected Mama Circle
when booking on any hyypnobirthing course.
Click here for more info
At what point in pregnancy to attend a hypnobirthing course?
Women are welcome at any point in pregnancy, however the earlier you start the course, the more time you have to practice the tools learnt and listen to the hypnosis tracks. Taking the course anytime between week 20 and 30 of your pregnancy would be a good time. That said, If you are feeling very anxious, you may benefit from doing a hypnobirthing course earlier and it may be a better option for you to take part in a private one-to-one course. Also on the other-hand, I have heard of women who take part in the final weeks of pregnancy and do little practice with the tracks and tasks yet still feel the hypnobirthing course very much benefitted them.
Is it possible to pay in instalments?
Yes do get in touch if you need a payment plan.
Is it worth the money?
Yes! joining a hypnobirthing course will teach you how to have the best labour you can under whatever circumstances present. Instead of worrying about your labour, you can take action to change the skills you have and way you think about labour and how your baby’s birth is going to be. Hypnobirthing will enable your partner to have an active role during labour and birth and the confidence to help you when you most need support. I mean, ask yourself this, how much did you spend on your baby's pram or a beast pump, those things come and go, but the memories of your birth will stay with you forever. It is definitely worth the money!
I am a solo mama, can I still join?
Absolutely, will you be having a friend, family member or doula support you during the birth? Why not being them along so they can learn some tips to best support you in their role as birth partner.
Where is the course held?
At a gorgeous venue/ yoga studio - The Wild Box - in BS3 central Bristol.
Why take part in my course?
I chose to train as an Independent practitioner and be accredited by MamaSerene (Dani Diosi) because this training is unique in that it has enabled me to write my own course content and record my own hypnosisis tracks. This feels important to me that attendees will hear my voice on the tracks they get sent home with - this is a rare thing amongst hypnobirthing teachers. This continuity supports the very essence of how hypnobirthing works; creating a safe, supportive and familiar environment for a women to be held by. I also feel confident and proud that my course content is fully comprehensive in preparing for birth. I have created this course inspired by my training and from years of experience working as a doula along side birthing women and their partners; seeing first hand what would be of support to be prepared with.