THE BIRTHING BODY
Your personal experience of giving birth is important for you and your baby and the memory, conscious or subconscious, will stay with you both for ever. That is why preparing for the birth is so important.
My courses and individual sessions are designed to prepare your mind and your body to give birth calmly and confidently- to come into your power as a mother and offer your baby the best possible start in life.
Sessions contain elements of somatic awareness to help you connect to the wisdom of your body and trust the instinctual responses that will help you through your labour. We learn Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing techniques to train the subconscious mind to remain calm under pressure and in so doing create the optimum conditions for a painless, relaxed birth. Breathing techniques, positions for labour as well as a clear understanding of the anatomy and physiology of birth are all attended to. We will cover topics such as the induction, explain what medical interventions might be offered and why.
The birthing body is not just for you but for your birth partner too. Partners are better able to support when they understand what is happening and have the practical skills to be fully involved and supportive. We will practice Hypnobirthing visualisations and breathing techniques, massage, support positions for labour and observations skills so they can tune into your needs more easily and there will be space to discuss your partner’s expectations as well as your own.
The techniques I work with are tried and trusted, KG Hypnobirthing is approved by the Royal College of Midwives in the UK and I chose to train in it because of the integrity and experience of its founder, Katherine Graves. My training in Somatic Education and Therapy has been with the Institute of Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy. I am accredited by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.
I teach the full Birthing Body programme for first time parents on an individual basis . Prices start at 450€ for 10 hours training, for yourself and up to two birth partners in the comfort of your home.
If this is not your first birth I offer a special individual training at my praxis for 350€ ( can also be organised in the comfort of your own home - email me for pricing)
Prices are inclusive of the KG Hypnobirthing book, MP3 of visualisations and comprehensive written materials.
"Hypnobirthing changed my life completely! It turned the biggest fear of my life into the most empowering experience of my life!" Sophia
"It was amazing! I am so so glad I had prepared with Hypnobirthing, and so grateful to you for preparing me mentally and filling me with such positivity and knowledge. Baby Séamus is so calm and chilled, we are having a lovely first few days together! " Pauline
"The thing about Hypnobirthing is that it works!" Chris