UPCOMING ONE DAY WORKSHOPS
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!!
- Vegetarian lunch & refreshments for mum & birth partner
- Handouts & prompts to use for preparation and during the birth
- Eight unique Hypnotherapy tracks for mum & birth partner
Answers to commons questions
*Private workshops are available via Skype or at home.
*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.
Please see ‘terms and conditions’ below for cancellation policy
Preparing for a Caesarian Birth?
I offer a workshop specifically designed to prepare you and your birth partner for Caesarian birth. You will learn tools to stay calm and relaxed, whilst letting go of any fears you may have concerning the birth so your baby can be born peacefully. It is possible to have a magical Caesarian birth!
Emergency Hypnobirthing coaching
If you have found yourself in the unexpected situation where you need to deliver your baby prematurely, or you labour needs to be induced and you feel unprepared for this please do get in touch. In some circumstances I am available for coaching 24 hours before you deliver face to face or via Skype. Techniques I will give you will be effective immediately and will hugely benefit both you and your birth partners childbirth experience. I have worked with couples who have had preterm, induced and medicalised birth, who have described the experience as ‘peaceful, amazing and beautiful!’
My midwife- led Hypnobirthing workshops cover Natural Pain Relief and Practical Birth Preparation from the Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh’s. 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.
Natural Pain Relief – hypnosis for birth
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. • Ways the birth partner can help the mother-to-be achieve a deeply relaxed state before and during labour.
Practical Birth Preparation
Focusing on the practical ways to help you prepare both physically, mentally and emotionally for the birth. You will learn: • Be taken step by step through the birthing process from a physical as well as emotional perspective. • Understand how the body works best during labour and what you can do to help it. • Gain a clear understanding of the power of hormones and how you can work with them. • Key signs to indicate that the mother may be experiencing a rise in adrenaline and what the partner can do to reduce this. • Gain a clearer perspective on why fear has become such a major player in birth today. • Unravel the myths behind the beliefs which lead to so much fear. • Learn practical tools and techniques to help Mum work with her body in the most effective way. • Understand the use and power of massage, water and other comfort measures in labour. • Explore the most effective ways to work with the medical team supporting them. • A special session for fathers helps them prepare appropriate questions for the medical team and plan the best support and comfort measures for the mother.
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/ Skype
I am available for one-to-one (private) sessions in the comfort of your own home or via Skype. 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.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
|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.
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!!
Fantastic workshop and so down to earth & honest – highly recommend! I have really enjoyed my day and feel really positive & energised.
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!
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!
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.
It was practical and down to earth & so useful. Gemma is so approachable and never made me feel like anything was a silly question.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Gemma is brilliant! the course has made me feel calmer, and more confident about birth. Really glad we came! Feeling positive now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.