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Hypnobirthing Classes

Hypnobirthing is a completely logical and extremely effective method that lets you discover the joy and magic of childbirth. Soundly based in established anatomy, physiology and psychology, hypnobirthing will teach you to use your natural instincts in order to have a safer, easier and more comfortable birth.

Childbirth can be an empowering and positive event in your life – one that you will want to remember. With the help of hypnotherapy for birth, my hypnobirthing classes will teach you techniques that will enable you to birth your baby in a more comfortable, calm and relaxing environment, and one where you are in control and you need less intervention from others.

With hypnobirthing you learn:

  • Fear release methods to allow you to be relaxed and confident for the birth
  • Self-hypnosis inducing deep relaxation
  • Massage techniques – stimulating endorphins, your body’s natural anaesthetic
  • Visualisation exercises to keep you grounded, serene and positive
  • Different breathing techniques for labour and and birth
  • How your mind and body work together efficiently and comfortably

Hypnobirthing not only prepares you and your birth partner for childbirth in a comprehensive way but also enables your baby to have a gentle birth which has been proven to result in a calmer baby. The classes will encourage you to develop life skills that can help you prepare for and enjoy both a positive birthing experience and the many rewarding years of parenthood that lie beyond.

The Hip way to birth your baby!

Group classes following The Wise Hippo programme are now being held in small groups (maximum 4 couples) on weekday evenings and weekends.

We want to empower all pregnant women, and their partners, to trust themselves and the choices they make, so that they can achieve the best birth possible and know that their baby had ‘the right birth on the day’. This life-changing education creates stong, confident parents who inherently trust themselves and, by using their natural instincts, make the choices that are right for themselves and their families.

For more information and to book your place on a course, please contact Claire Bushell on 07919 128966, email claire@newburywellbeing.com or speak to our Reception Team at The Wellbeing Centre on 01635 552874 (welcoming phone and drop-in enquiries Monday -Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm excluding Bank Holidays).

The Wise Hippo Birthing Course:

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour programme that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour classes. The course is currently taught on Thursday evenings 7-9:30pm at The Wellbeing Centre. Weekend courses may also be available from time to time.

The course costs £250 and includes The Wise Hippo workbook and 5 x mp3s to support home practise. Ongoing telephone and email support is also included to ensure that you feel confident and supported as you approach your brithing.

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme classes can be attended by Mum and Birthing Partner (normally the Dad but doesn’t have to be) ideally between 20 – 34 weeks of pregnancy allowing plenty of time for practice.

What is taught in each class is shown below:

Class one

  • Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus
  • The Picture of Childbirth today
  • The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials
  • Defining Hypnosis
  • Acknowledging Pain
  • The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear
  • Mind / Body connection
  • The Impact of Others
  • Taking charge of your thoughts

Class two

  • Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
  • What is Relaxation?
  • Positions for Relaxation
  • Remember to Breathe
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Eyes Open Hypnosis
  • Time Distortion
  • Anchoring
  • Birth Partners Script
  • Establishing a practice routine

Class three

  • Prenatal bonding
  • Choosing where to have your baby
  • Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
  • Alternative options for promoting comfort
  • Medical intervention
  • Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
  • Interventions explained
  • Benefits of a natural birth
  • Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
  • Physical preparations for birth
  • The mirror mantra
  • Fear release session

Class four

  • 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

For more information and to book your place on a course, please contact Claire Bushell on 07919 128966, email claire@newburywellbeing.com or speak to our Reception Team at The Wellbeing Centre on 01635 552874 (welcoming phone and drop-in enquiries Monday -Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm excluding Bank Holidays).


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  • Class details:

Facilitator:
Claire Bushell

When:
Thursdays 7-9.30pm

Cost:
£250

– Please contact the class facilitator for more information.