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, only 3-5 couples per course in order 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).
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.
The courses run online via Zoom and also comes with a bonus hour to have private one to one support. I want to offer this hour with each person/couple separately, to go through specific needs and considerations around pregnancy, giving birth or the postnatal time.
Group courses cost £250 per couple. For dates and booking keep scrolling or click here.
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 £340, Contact me for more information.
Contact me for a discount on any hypnobirthing course if booking alongside my other services.
Debriefs & refresher sessions
If you would like to have a debrief or refresher session, these are charged at £45 an hour. Please be in touch to book.
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 22 and 32 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.
Having someone support you during labour who understands birth physiology along with your personal care preferences is pivotal in helping to create an environment conducive to birth. Each place on the course is for the mother and one birth partner. You are of course very welcome to come on your own, but if you are planning on having someone else present to support you during labour, it would be hugely beneficial for them to attend. On occasion, I can welcome a second partner into the sessions, but this depends on available spaces and may incur an additional charge - please do ask if you would like two partners to attend with you.
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.