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We took part in this incredible workshop with the inspirational Gemma Nealon. It offered me the opportunity to be in a better place and completely transformed the whole way I thought about birth _ it was educational & changed my whole experience. Anyone that is expecting & interested in doing Natal Hypno- its the way forward!! DO IT!! It really works!!

—Bekki Robinson



Venue tbc:Kings Manor Hotel or live online workshop




Venue tbc:Kings Manor Hotel or live online workshop



Answers to common questions

*Group workshops start at 9am and finish around 530pm.

*The price of the workshop is per couple.

*You will receive further details of the workshops and a hypnosis track to start using after booking your place

*Price includes-

all hypnosis track, course resources, one free ‘Birth Calm’ class and £20 off a birth coaching session with Gem

Please see ‘terms and conditions’ below for cancellation policy




WHAT– Q&A with Gemma, peer support and birth inspiration followed by a deep pregnancy and birth themed relaxation and hypnosis.

WHEN– Thursdays (2030 till 2200 BMT)

WHERE– The comfort of your own home over Zoom so you can go straight to sleep afterwards

Feel free to wear your PJ’s and dial in tucked up in bed so you can fall straight to sleep afterwards.




£12 per class



£60 per block



Bespoke workshops just for you currently using Zoom.

Private & bespoke Hypnobirthing Birth Preparation classes tailored to your needs.  Many people choose this option when group workshops do not suit, for those planning Caesarian birth or need a last minute induced birth.

Gemma is also available for 121 birth coaching & support if you need a top up, some inspiration or are having a birth crisis!

Contact me for more details




Please get in touch for more information.

Hypnotherapy workshops

My midwife- led Hypnobirthing workshops cover Natural Pain Relief and Practical Birth Preparation from the Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh’s. During the Covid-19 pandemic I am offering my group workshops via Zoom. My hypnobirthing workshops will dramatically increase your chance of having a natural birth, whilst totally preparing you for anything that could happen on the big day. They are suitable for all births from Caesarian to home birth. I am passionate about sharing what I have learnt from supporting hundreds of couples through labour and birth, because I know it works.


Hypnobirthing Birth Preparation for all births, all ways

Focusing on natural pain management tools and techniques – namely breathing, relaxation and self-hypnosis. You will learn: • How fear or anxiety can have a negative impact on your body during the birth. • How to quickly and easily reduce adrenaline associated with fear and anxiety in labour. • Natural ways to work with your body to reduce pain in child birth. • Self-hypnosis skills to overcome fear and increase your confidence and trust in your ability to give birth. • Effective breathing and deep relaxation technique • Rapid trigger techniques to enter deep relaxation. • Adrenaline release technique.


Steps to help you process & release the fear of childbirth

☆An easy to follow tried and tested formula that will help you have a peaceful birth in all circumstances  ☆ #1 way to instantly access peace and calm during all situations that may arise ☆What to do in an emergency ☆How to birth without a birth partner ☆How to manage induction of labour ☆How to increase your chance of a natural birth ☆Powerful techniques to reduce pain during childbirth

☆Ways the birth partner can help the mother-to-be achieve a deeply relaxed state before and during labour ☆How to feel in control ☆Life changing techniques forevermore ☆and much more!

Frequently Asked Questions about my workshops

The price of the workshop includes free Hypnotherapy downloads and birth resources which are only available to workshop attendees. Each couple is sent a pre-course questionnaire to fill out, to help me gain a clear understanding of your hopes, fears, and any specific issues. The class is then specifically tailored to the needs of each couple. Please note that whilst I am a qualified and practising midwife, i do not offer any midwifery advice or care as part of this service. Please refer to your midwife or obstetrician if you have any clinical concerns regarding your pregnancy, labour or birth.


One-to-one sessions 

I am available for  private sessions in person or via Zoom. Individual sessions are ideally suited to couples who are less comfortable in group situations; circumstances that they would prefer to discuss in private; for those who are simply too busy to spare two full days or couples who live too far away to attend my workshop. Time is spent exclusively on the needs & experiences of only one couple. Furthermore, following workshop attendance I also offer Hypnotherapy & Birth coaching on an hourly basis. This can be extremely useful to those who may want some revision nearer the time of birth, or those who have attended my workshop for their previous birth and are expecting again. 

Please contact me for more information.

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By attending my workshops, a mother will benefit from learning how to: • Overcome any fear of birth she may have had. • Feel relaxed and calm at all times, especially in the lead up to the birth. • Increase her energy and well being. • Ensure good quality sleep. • Increase bonding with her baby. • Dramatically reduce the level of pain experienced in childbirth. • Increase her sense of being in control. • Reduced the need for intervention / drugs. • Increase her chance of having a calm, alert baby. • Enjoy comfortable breastfeeding. • Decrease the chance of postnatal depression. By attending my workshops, a father or birth partner will: • Have a better understanding of the birthing process. • Have the opportunity to discuss their fears, concerns and needs. • Enjoy watching the mother let go of her fears and learn to relax deeply. • Learn effective ways to support and help her during the birth. • Learn how to help her have the birth that is right for her. • Feel calmer and more relaxed about the forthcoming birth.
1-day Hypnobirthing Workshop


One-to-one (private) Workshops


Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Workshop Terms & Conditions In special circumstances, if sufficient notice is given requests for a refund will be considered on a case by case basis subject to any costs and after administrative costs. Evidence of these circumstances may be asked for and any refund is at the sole discretion of Positive Birth Scotland. If a course is full and the cancelled place is filled, a full refund minus admin costs will be offered. Places are not transferable unless by prior agreement as a waiting list may be in operation. Provision of a Hypnobirthing workshop is considered to have started when workshop joining instructions and pre-workshop questionnaires are sent out. If a workshop is booked and then subsequently cancelled, refunds are given on the following basis: An administration charge of £20 for one day and £30 for two days will be charged. When this is deducted a percentage refund will be calculated based on the number of days notice of cancellation received (prior to the start of the workshop). This notice must be in writing or by e-mail. After administration fees are deducted:

No. days notice give % reduction for 1 workshop
42+ calendar days 75%
32-41 calendar days 50%
22-31 calendar days 25%
21 days or ‘no shows’ 0%

Practitioner Cancellation and change policy In the unlikely event that I need to change dates or I am unable to run a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, I will ensure that either: an alternative Hypnobirthing practiononer is found to run the workshop on the original dates, or, I will run the workshop on alternative dates to suit all participants. If in the instance that an alternative date or practitioner cannot be agreed upon, participants will be entitled to a full refund.  
















My favourite thing was how much Xavier is able to be involved during the birth and to support me. He really feels like he knows what he can do now and not worried about feeling like a third wheel. I can’t explain how huge this is as he’s excited to be involved and that gives me a level of comfort that I wouldn’t have otherwise had. Also the self hypnosis techniques are simple so easy to practice and I’m already trying to apply them in other areas of my life which has been useful. All the information you’ve passed onto us has been invaluable and it has given me the confidence that whatever happens I’ll be able to handle it.

—Tammy & Xavier Seneque

We learnt that a natural and calm birth is possible. Everything was so interesting, informative and positive. We feel so prepared and ready now. Gemma is fabulous- so positive, encouraging and knowledgable. We loved it! Can’t wait to birth and put it all in to practice.. come what may!!

—Dougie & Lucy Kempsell

Fantastic workshop and so down to earth & honest – highly recommend! I have really enjoyed my day and feel really positive & energised.

—Anna McCashin

Gemma’s medical training combined with her passion & belief in the impact of Hypnobirthing was hugely reassuring. She is enormously personable, welcoming and exudes an empowering belief in all her students. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to educating parents to be and changing misconceptions around childbirth. This is important and necessary work. You are doing a wonderful thing Gemma!

—Helen Bain & Ben Ingle

As a worried expectant father, I learned so many ways to help my wife – as well as building my confidence to deal effectively with the medical team at the hospital.


This course should be on the NHS. All expectant parents can benefit.


So useful to have Gemma’s experience as a midwife in the NHS alongside her Hypnobirthing experience. The best part of the workshop were the hypnosis sessions and learning that the birth partner is not just a spare part. This is not hippy nonsense!


—Russell & Noelle

Gemma you are amazing and your enthusiasm towards the course/techniques is inspiring. Very good teacher & am very glad to have had the chance to learn and take part.


These are fabulous techniques for life. What fabulous anecdotes and delivery.

—Ruth & Isn Macallan

It was practical and down to earth & so useful. Gemma is so approachable and never made me feel like anything was a silly question.

—Becky & Manus

Gemma is very passionate & that is clear. Knowledgable from lots of different angles, great ‘range’ of advice on all of labour & pregnancy. Would recommend to anyone.

—Katy & Colin

It is clear Gemma knows the craft and delivers the presentation VERY well.  She is very friendly and open with loads of anecdotal evidence. Helpful that she has had such a broad experience in midwifery as well as in teaching. Good food & drink too!


—James & Mikaela West

Gemma has such high level of knowledge and is able to present with such a positive view of birth with the balanced view of acknowledging medical necessity. I think there is such a benefit to being taught by someone who is a midwife but has also used Natal Hypnotherapy herself.


Very useful, really glad we came. Great to meet like minded people. Gemma is very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and approachable. Very supportive. Thank you

—Siu & David

We really enjoyed the workshop & feel that it will be very beneficial for us and for our baby to continuing practising Natal Hypnotherapy. Gemma has helped us boost our confidence; she is really good and empowering.

—Marcela & Dimitris

Gemma is very positive about birth & professional yet approachable so we could ask anything. We both felt we learned a lot/got a lot from this course & will definitely recommend it others.

—Hilary & David

So very enjoyable and informative course. THANK YOU. The most important thing we learnt was the relaxation techniques, and especially the help and support the Dad can provide. We enjoyed all of it. Gemma is clearly passionate about she does- enthusiastic presenter.

—Rachael & Josh Bicknell

Money well spent. Feel very positive about birth and my ability to have a safe effective birth. Gemma is very inspiring & knowledgable. Great that she has the experience as a practising midwife as well. She instills confidence.

—Susie Gill

Gemma is brilliant! the course has made me feel calmer, and more confident about birth. Really glad we came! Feeling positive now.

—Chloe Patience & Ryan Moffat

We took part in this incredible workshop with the inspirational Gemma Nealon. It offered me the opportunity to be in a better place and completely transformed the whole way I thought about birth _ it was educational & changed my whole experience. Anyone that is expecting & interested in doing Natal Hypno- its the way forward!! DO IT!! It really works!!


Superb, really inspirational and motivating. Gemma addressed our fears and doubts and helped to alleviate them through her workshop. Nick and I are really excited about the birth now.

—Sophie & Nick

The best part of the workshop was seeing my parter feeling more in control and part of our baby’s birth. Gemma is really approachable and a very good teacher. I am feeling so much more prepared and excited about our baby’s arrival. So pleased we decided to do this workshop with Gemma.


—Lizzy Wilson

Gemma is supportive, warm, informative and calm! So lovely to have a midwife background- very reassuring. Could not have been better. We both feel a lot more relaxed, calm and prepare for a lovely birth now.

—Alison & Sandy Robinson

Fear can be conquered! The best part of the workshop was Gemma’s knowledge & positivity and the focus on natural techniques. It was well organised, comprehensive & a positive experience.

—Christy & Stuart McCleskey

It changed my whole perception of the role of the partner during the birth; I wasn’t clear what the role was before. Gemma was excellent, engaging, positive & enthusiastic.


Gemma is amazing! Informative, open and welcoming. We felt at ease to ask questions. We now realise what everyone loves about it. Amazing informative day!

—Annabel & Michael Higgins

We loved it! Gemma is excellent, enthusiastic and encouraging. The most important thing we learnt was breathing techniques and how to have positive experience despite intervention.

—Hannah Putsey & Nick Roberts

Frequently Asked Questions about my workshops

When should I do the workshops?

It is recommended that you attend the workshops between 28 and 36 weeks.

Does my birth partner have to attend?

Natal Hypnotherapy Workshops have been created in a unique way so they can be attended alone by a Mother if a birth partner is not available. Gemma believes that the best form of pain relief is support and therefore it would be most beneficial for you both if your birth partner attends the workshops with you. He or she will gain invaluable skills and knowledge to help you during labour. Birth partner’s attending Natal Hypnotherapy workshops normally report leaving feeling empowered and confident in their role as birth partner and mother’s feel reassured that they will be well supported when the special day comes.

Will the workshops be tailored to our individual needs?

Yes. Each couple is sent a detailed pre workshop questionnaire to fill out which will help me gain a clear understanding of your hopes, fears and any specific issues you may have; this information is of course completely confidential. The workshop is then specifically tailored to include the needs of each couple. In addition much of the work is done as a couple so you can create your own birth map, personalise suggestions, personalised hypnotic triggers etc.

What is the method of teaching?

The teaching approach includes the use of PowerPoint presentations, videos, interactive sessions, group work, couple work and hypnosis relaxation sessions.

Why do I need to do Natal Hypnotherapy workshops if I am already taking an NHS or NCT antenatal course?

Natal Hypnotherapy workshops are designed not as a substitute but as an excellent complement to other antenatal courses. They approach birth preparation from a very unique angle, covering areas not touched on by most other courses. Natal Hypnotherapy workshops focus exclusively on what you can do to help yourself to have the most positive birth experience regardless of how or where you plan to give birth. Most other antenatal education covers a broad range of topics from hospital procedures and protocol, breastfeeding, to how to wash and change a baby’s nappy. Gemma believes that whilst this is useful, on the Natal Hypnotherapy workshops you will learn dynamic skills to prepare yourself & your birth partner mentally, emotionally and physically for birth. The Natal Hypnotherapy workshops focus exclusively on what you can do to help yourself have the most positive birth experience, regardless of the type of birth you are planning. They teach you in-depth skills to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally as well as physically for the birth. Whether you want a natural water birth at home or are open to having an epidural in your local hospital, what you learn on these workshops will give you the confidence and ability to work with your body no matter what your birth choices are.