"It's a crash course in birth psychology, teaching you how to reframe, visualise, and create a positive mindset around birth."
Sophie Fletcher, author of Mindful Hypnobirthing
The Wise Hippo Birth Preparation Classes - 10 hours
£425 (Muswell Hill)
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour course that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour classes. A workbook and 5 x mp3s will be provided for expectant clients to support your practice at home.
I currently teach group classes at my studio in Hertford, SG14. Refreshments – drinks and snacks are provided.
If you have chosen a third birth partner such as a Doula, Mum or sister they are free of charge.
Popular private 1:1 sessions for just you and your birth companion(s) at mutually convenient times. I also include ongoing phone and email support up to the birth and beyond as support is so important and just knowing you have someone there.
£120 (Hertford)/ £150 (Muswell Hill)
My most popular course! This is a 3 hour 1:1 private hypnobirthing workshop for you and your birth partner at my Hertford studio. This is a course I designed for those who don’t want to spend the full price of the course but want to know the fundamentals of hypnobirthing to prepare for the birth of their baby. It is a great way to bond with your baby and birth partner while feeling positively prepared and empowered for birth. You get 3x hypnobirthing MP3’s to use for your practice at home and on going support from me during your pregnancy. The workshop consists of:
Relaxation tools - including breathing
Birth planning in depth
Techniques for labour
You can also do a Relax, Breathe and Birth session in Hertford which provides relaxation tools and empowerment for birth. It is a 1.5 hour taster session which will cover how to birth confidently, fear release, some lovely relaxation tools for labour (breathing and scripts) and then a wonderful chat over tea and snacks where you can pick my brain. This is £10 and booking is essential, based at my studio in Hertford. This is an introduction to what The Wise Hippo course has to offer.
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme
The Picture of Childbirth today
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials
The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear
Mind / Body connection
The Impact of Others
Taking charge of your thoughts
Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
What is Relaxation?
Positions for Relaxation
Remember to Breathe
Eyes Open Hypnosis
Birth Partners Script
Establishing a practice routine
Choosing where to have your baby
Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
Alternative options for promoting comfort
Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
Benefits of a natural birth
Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
Physical preparations for birth
The mirror mantra
Fear release session
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