Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Date:
Hypnobirthing Course with Kirsty Gallacher Next held on Sat, 1 Sep 2018 at 2:15 pm - 6:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat 1 Sep 2018 - Sat 8 Sep 2018

A course run over two consecutive Saturdays covering everything you need to know about hypnobirthing and how it can help you with your birth. The course is for pregnant women and their birth partner.

 
What is HypnoBirthing?


Most of us are familiar with the use of hypnotherapy to help overcome fears, like flying. Similarly, hypnobirthing can help to remove worries, concerns, and negative associations in relation to childbirth. By developing a solid understanding of the biological and psychological elements of childbirth, you will come to realise how a woman's body is perfectly designed to allow her to birth her baby physiologically (i.e. naturally), so that any doubts and negative associations are replaced by calm confidence and a positive approach. (Try thinking powerful -vs- painful….).

Hypnobirthing teaches techniques which work with the natural, physiological process, to help you maintain a quiet, calm confidence as you progress through labour and birth. However, there may be times when nature needs a helping hand, and these techniques are of equal (maybe even greater) value, where labour doesn’t unfold so smoothly and intervention is suggested. By exploring the use of intervention and learning simple tools and techniques, hypnobirthing will also help empower you with the confidence to accept, delay or even say ‘no' to intervention.

These tools, combined with the simple and gentle self-hypnosis and breathing techniques you will learn together, can have a profound effect, helping labour and birth to be an empowering and joyful experience.


Session 1

Introduction to hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing
Natural labour - how the muscles of the uterus work, the autonomic nervous system and the hormones of labour
Language & positive affirmations
The power of the mind & how the body follows where the mind leads
Upward stage (early & active Labour): breathing & visualisatios, positions, things to do, massage
Position of baby
Relaxation and scripts to work on at home


Session 2

Recap of upward stage
Downward stage (from transition to birthing baby & placenta): breathing & visualisations, positions, things to do
Due date, induction & ways to encourage spontaneous labour
Pelvic floor & perineal massage
Cascade of interventions & the role of birth partner
Fear releasing & building confidence

 

Cost:  £195

Cost is for two people, and includes MP3 download and online resources.

 

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Yoga for Labour and Birth with Kirsty Gallacher Sat, 13 Oct 2018 at 2:15 pm - 6:30 pm


 
Being calm, quiet and relaxed can optimise the release of hormones which are crucial to the flow of a natural labour and birth - most importantly oxytocin (which promotes the surges of the uterus) and endorphins (our natural pain relief).


Learning how to breath and relax can help you maintain a 'birthing bubble', producing a state of inner calm, and enabling you to switch off from distractions, noise, light, people, and anxiety - especially useful if you're in a hospital setting.


Gentle movement can also help the flow of labour, as can simple change of position, and indeed a static position. Being able to practice these movements and positions in advance means that you know what to do when the time comes, without having to think about it.


When it comes to birthing your baby, the most natural position for expelling anything from our body is squatting. However, in our culture and with the work most of us do, this is not something that comes naturally to all of us. Working on postures which help build the ability to squat more comfortably can help, but we'll also look at alternative positions for birthing your baby.


We will cover the following:

Breathing for labour

Positions & movement to help labour flow

Massage for labour

Relaxation techniques to calm & quieten the mind, and keep the birthing space free from stress and anxiety

Breathing to birth your baby

Postions for birth

Meditation to release worries, doubts, concerns

Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)



Cost: £80
For you and your birth partner. Includes MP3 download & handout.

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Hypnobirthing Course with Kirsty Gallacher Next held on Sat, 3 Nov 2018 at 2:15 pm - 6:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat 3 Nov 2018 - Sat 10 Nov 2018

A course run over two consecutive Saturdays covering everything you need to know about hypnobirthing and how it can help you with your birth. The course is for pregnant women and their birth partner.

 
What is HypnoBirthing?


Most of us are familiar with the use of hypnotherapy to help overcome fears, like flying. Similarly, hypnobirthing can help to remove worries, concerns, and negative associations in relation to childbirth. By developing a solid understanding of the biological and psychological elements of childbirth, you will come to realise how a woman's body is perfectly designed to allow her to birth her baby physiologically (i.e. naturally), so that any doubts and negative associations are replaced by calm confidence and a positive approach. (Try thinking powerful -vs- painful….).

Hypnobirthing teaches techniques which work with the natural, physiological process, to help you maintain a quiet, calm confidence as you progress through labour and birth. However, there may be times when nature needs a helping hand, and these techniques are of equal (maybe even greater) value, where labour doesn’t unfold so smoothly and intervention is suggested. By exploring the use of intervention and learning simple tools and techniques, hypnobirthing will also help empower you with the confidence to accept, delay or even say ‘no' to intervention.

These tools, combined with the simple and gentle self-hypnosis and breathing techniques you will learn together, can have a profound effect, helping labour and birth to be an empowering and joyful experience.


Session 1

Introduction to hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing
Natural labour - how the muscles of the uterus work, the autonomic nervous system and the hormones of labour
Language & positive affirmations
The power of the mind & how the body follows where the mind leads
Upward stage (early & active Labour): breathing & visualisatios, positions, things to do, massage
Position of baby
Relaxation and scripts to work on at home


Session 2

Recap of upward stage
Downward stage (from transition to birthing baby & placenta): breathing & visualisations, positions, things to do
Due date, induction & ways to encourage spontaneous labour
Pelvic floor & perineal massage
Cascade of interventions & the role of birth partner
Fear releasing & building confidence

 

Cost:  £195

Cost is for two people, and includes MP3 download and online resources.

 

Learn More