"I have worked with expectant mums and there can be a great deal of anticipatory anxiety, especially, with those giving birth for the first time"

Birth

Following a recent study in 2018, it was found that around one in five women were afraid of giving birth and some studies have shown this number to be even higher.

I have worked with expectant mums and there can be a great deal of anticipatory anxiety, especially, with those giving birth for the first time, however, it is not just first-time mums that can experience anxiety and/or fear of giving birth.

As within much of my work, trauma can sometimes be a significant factor, especially, where there have been complications in a previous birth or miscarriage.

 

Along with this, people are more likely to share the harrowing stories, than my birth was a dream and TV shows such as, One Born Every Minute, are looking for the more dramatic than straight-forward, I would imagine. I appreciate there will be positive stories being shared, perhaps it is just easier to find the stories where things did not quite go to plan, and how and what we search for on search engines can play a part in what we discover.

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"Hypnotherapy can be an effective way in which to, reduce the length of labour, enhance the bonding between, mum, dad, and baby, whilst also boosting post-natal recovery"

Hypnotherapy provides a great way to tackle any fear, and even just the simple art of relaxation techniques can help mum remain calmly and confidently in control.

Hypnotherapy is more widely recognised than ever, thanks to advocates such as, the Duchess of Cambridge and other celebrities. As well as working with expectant mothers, it is also wise to help dads as well, so, both mum and dad, manage stress and anxiety, allowing them to feel as calm and relaxed as they can possibly be.

Whilst I do not run hypnobirthing classes, I do help couples on an individual basis, some start early, in their quest to learn new techniques and coping mechanisms as they head towards the due date, often I will be asked to help nearer the time.

A handy technique I possess, involves eye movement therapy and this can be a god send, where anticipatory anxiety is high, and it is especially useful for mum.

We all know the importance of relaxation, so, I would advise starting as early as possible, in doing whatever we can to keep things such as, blood pressure levels normal.

Hypnotherapy can be an effective way in which to, reduce the length of labour, enhance the bonding between, mum, dad, and baby, whilst also boosting post-natal recovery, and the beautiful thing is, we are making use of a very natural and organic way in which to achieve this.

If there has been a traumatic birth previously, I would recommend processing any negative memories associated with this, although, it is important to add, it would be best to leave this until as near full term as possible, and even better still, resolve this prior to become pregnant again. I would also advise, seeking medical advice before tackling trauma whilst carrying a child.

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Why choose me to help?

Around 1% of UK Hypnotherapists complete an advanced hypnotherapy qualification and whilst I am unsure of the actual numbers within each professional body, and even less so overseas, I know that this is the case with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and within my membership of the General Hypnotherapy Register. I have made the effort and investment required to complete this next phase of my professional development and can call myself an Advanced Practitioner.

In studying for my Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma (NQF 6), I was fortunate enough to study with ex-Sheffield Hallam University lecturer Doctor Paul Peace, Philosophy (PHD), Psychology, and Karen Bartle who holds a master’s degree in Health/Medical Psychology.

Throughout my career as a Hypnotherapist, I have been fortunate to study with people whom I consider to be some of the best in the business and in addition to studying with Karen and Paul, I trained with Matthew Ferguson and he has worked with Olympic athletes, Doctors and Psychiatrists to name but a few professions and he has over 25 years’ experience of Hypnosis and Clinical Hypnotherapy, and he also shared some fantastic knowledge and expertise with me.

I was also, fortunate enough to study with Nick Davies who created the BLAST Technique®

The studying I completed with Nick, sees me able to resolve negative memories through eye movement, and this is one of the most valuable skills I possess. I have studied numerous times with him and there are less than 50 Advanced BLAST Technique practitioner® in the world (3/2/21), of which I am one.

In short, I have an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, I am a Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic programming, a skilled eye movement therapist, a qualified Advanced BLAST Technique practitioner®, as well as also being a Motivation Therapist and Coach. I have helped thousands of people and I am confident that my help will positively make a difference, however, rather take my word for this, I would encourage you to read the reviews left by others, you can do this by clicking the link below.

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So, if you are looking for a skilled hypnotherapist, with a wealth of experience in helping people to excel in their chosen discipline or field, then I recommend you get in touch, knowing that I can help wherever in the world you might be.