- Dublin, Ireland and Newcastle Upon Tyne Birth Centre at the RVI hospital
These highly successful workshops provide you with a complete mind and body birth preparation course. Hypnobirthing has become the generic term of using any self hypnosis in birth, however my courses integrate all of the techniques I have learned from Natal Hypnotherapy, Birthlight Yoga, Dona Int Postpartum Doula training and all the mindfulness and stress management techniques I learned with the Hypnotherapy Academy that I also teach in corporates, schools & sports teams. Similar to Gentle Birth courses, we do not promote pain free but instead give you a range of tools and techniques which you can practice and then choose on the day as you feel necessary. They help you deal with the sensations of labour, and can be utalised no matter which path your birth route takes - so you will leave the course with options for your Plan A, Plan B and even Plan C birth. Take a look at our our inspirational & varied Birth Stories.
This is full antenatal birth preparation course and includes areas that are not covered on the majority of other courses - one of those being your emotions and how you can track your progression and how you and your birth partner can respond at each emotional stage. See upcoming dates below.
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1 Day Course, 2 Modules:
The Hypnobirthing course has been divided into two modules; module 1 teaches the hypnosis skills, breathing techniques and the environment and module 2 covers more about the physiology of birth and why things happen when they happen, and what your birth partner can do to help at the different emotional stages plus a range of hands on comfort measures. One module is taught in the morning and one in the afternoon. They cost €130 per session if booked seperately and spread over 2 dates, however these have been discounted to €200 if booked together and taken as a full day course to enable the small group to bond and stay in touch if they like. Further details below on the course content and dates.
What stage in my pregnancy should we attend?
You can attend the course at any time during your pregnancy. It is never too late to attend the workshops, so even if you are a few days or weeks away from your due date, you will still benefit from attending. If you aren't sure which workshops dates would be best for your due date, please feel to call us on 0870911717, or email email@example.com
How big are the groups?
Courses are taught in various locations across Ireland and at the RVI birth centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The group sizes depend on the venue, but are usually between 2 - 6 couples at a time. This makes sure the group is small enough for a more relaxing environment.
Hypnosis for birth
The first part of the workshop focuses exclusively on natural pain and stress management tools and techniques – namely breathing, relaxation and self hypnosis. These skills can be utalised for home, hospital and caesarean births.
In the morning you will learn:-
* Natural ways to reduce pain in child birth
* Self-hypnosis and mindfulness skills to overcome stress, fear and increase your confidence and trust in your ability to give birth
* Your birthing environment
* How fear or anxiety can have a negative impact on your body during the birth and learn how to reduce it
* Effective breathing and deep relaxation techniques
* Rapid triggers to enter hypnosis during labour
* Ways your birth partner can help you achieve a deeply relaxed state.
MIND workshop - Morning Session
The Mind part of the workshop focuses very much on your mental preparation for birth, again an area often missing on other courses. It helps you address and overcome any fears, teaches you how to relax and use your breathing effectively and helps you understand why and how these things are so important.
BODY workshop - Afternoon Session
The Body workshop teaches you simple, effective and practical tools and techniques to stay calm, relaxed and confident as well as helping you understand the physical as well as emotional map of birth. The emotional map is one which very few other courses touch on and yet for hundreds of couples who have done this course, they feel that this was one of the most important things they learnt.
The second part of the workshop is a very practical session to help you and your birth partner prepare both physically, mentally and emotionally for the birth. During the afternoon you will be taken step by step through the birthing process from a physical as well as emotional perspective, learning practical tools and techniques to help you work with your body in the most effective way. We teach you and your birth partner emotional and physical signs to look out for during your labour as apposed to relying on guessing how far dilated you may be which can actually change depending on a number of factors!
In the afternoon you will learn:-
* Practical techniques to help you stay calm and relaxed during the birth including massage,
using a birth ball and birthing positions
* How your body works best during labour and what you can do to help it
* Practical tools and techniques for your partner to keep you calm, relaxed and ease
discomfort during the birth
* How your emotions change during the labour and signs to look for
* Effective ways to work with the medical team supporting you
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Full Workshops are €200 and you'll receive all downloads and coursework needed (Morning and afternoon sessions can be booked and taken seperately for €130 each). Plus full support after via email up until your baby arrives. A discounted one-to-one will also be offered on the day that you can book in at a time that suits closer to the estimated due date. Here we can go over anything you require and address any final concerns. Please see our workshops dates and availability below. Or for information on Private Bespoke packages, click here. To book a place, please email or call me for your FREE CONSULTATION.
*Once payment has been received, you will receive your first MP3 so you can get started straight away at home. An email confirmation with details on the course timings, what to bring, what to wear etc will follow. Along with a pre course questionnaire for you to fill out and return to me. This will be treated with complete confidence and will help me ensure that all your needs are met on the course and it is tailored to your needs.
When & Where
Group Hypnobirthing Workshops take place monthly at Rathmines Collective, Dublin 6, and quarterly at NHS birthing centre in the RVI Newcastle Upon Tyne. *Options for Wicklow & Waterford are coming soon! Contact me for information.
(Other dates, private workshops or evenings can also be arranged & quoted for direct. Please contact us).