Advanced Hypnosis for Childbirth ( Hypnobirthing ) courses

Advanced Hypnosis for Childbirth ( hypnobirthing ) courses of one-to-one sessions take place at our offices in 15 New Street in Central Salisbury. For the complete standard training we would recommend a series of 4 x 1.5 hours one-to-one individualised sessions tailored to your needs attended anytime from 20 weeks in your pregnancy. However sessions can also be held earlier or later in your pregnancy if needbe, subject to availability. If you were only able to attend 1 or 2 sessions, then content would be tailored accordingly, by mutual agreement, for you to achieve maximum benefit. Birth partners are encouraged to attend the sessions with you if it is possible for them to do so. Each session costs £95 for 1.5 hours duration. Early booking is advised as we do usually have a short waiting list for new clients. 

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If you wish to discuss particular requirements or have any questions about the sessions, we would be happy to discuss them with you. There are a variety of day and evening clinics available so that they can be held at your convenience.

Our hypnobirthing training is termed 'advanced' as all our easibirthing® practitioners are required to already be qualifed hypnotherapists or hypno-psychotherapists so they have have an advanced expertise and knowledge of the psychological processes involved and how our brain works. This means that easibirthing® hypnobirthing training will not only teach techniques such as relaxation but will also teach how to manage sensations of pain and discomfort by re-programming the brain's response to messages from nerve endings.

Birth has the potential to be one of the most wonderful experiences of your life.
Childbirth is a natural physiological process that a woman’s body is fully equipped for.
Each birth is unique, and easibirthing® is about empowering you to manage your individual experience, not fear it.
We train you to use self-hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing methods to prepare mind and body for birth. The easibirthing® method teaches you how to use hypnosis for pain management and aims to boost your trust in your body so you enter labour feeling calm, confident and in control.
This is about reaching a state of deep relaxation, maintaining perception of control over the process and developing a positive attitude.
It is about changing your expectation of birth so that you help rather than hinder the natural process, and develop valuable life skills for parenthood.

The standard training will include:
  • Psychological and hormonal conditions of an undisturbed birth/hypnosis
  • How to achieve the CCC ideal mental state during birth
  • De-hypnotising and reframing negatives messages
  • Managing induction and first stage labour
  • Dispelling fears about cervical dilation
  • Reactive and preventative hypnosis for managing pain and discomfort
  • Birth partner’s role when hypnobirthing
  • Baby’s experience of birth
  • Transition & Stage 2 Labour hypnosis
  • Psychologically adjusting to when it doesn’t go according to plan
  • Tools to stay empowered with choices and challenges in birth
  • Hypnosis for birthing the placenta & breastfeeding

Bespoke hypnotherapy sessions are also available for:

  • Fertility (Natural conception OR combined with assisted fertility eg. IVF)
  • Pregnancy support
  • Turning breech/posterior babies
  • Relieving morning sickness & Hyperemesis Gravidarum
  • Overcoming Tokophobia (Psychotherapy & hypnosis recommended)
  • Preparing for Elective Caesarean Section
  • Post Natal Depression support
  • Post Natal Anxiety support
  • Adjustment to parenthood
  • Help with bonding with your baby
  • Relationship counselling

Below are some Salisbury women's descriptions of their childbirth experience following attendance of the advanced course:

“I knew exactly what to expect and was able to imagine what was happening. Felt calm during labour and know I can do it again.”           Amanda, 1st baby
"Wonderful, amazing-a testimony to hypno & faith!"   Joandi, 1st baby
“Very moving, amazing bringing our baby into the world. Strengthened mine and my husband’s relationship, we were a fantastic team."     Sarah, 1st baby
"An absolute essential-as necessary as a birth plan. I couldn't birth without this course in my armoury."                          Kelly, 3rd baby (attended course for all 3)

Have a look at our youtube video of women talking about their childbirth experiences after attending the course easibirthing hypnobirthing salisbury also has a youtube channel with a range of hypnobirths to help increase your confidence. In addition there are a number of useful fertility, birth and parenting related videos. 

What are the benefits of using the ‘easibirthing’® method?

  • Reduce or eliminate fear
  • Produce pervasive relaxation
  • Significantly diminish or eliminate the need for medication; thereby eliminating its risks and post-delivery effects for both mother and child
  • Increase the rate of spontaneous vaginal birth, reducing the need for intervention 
  • Shorten the period of labour; by reducing anxiety during each stage
  • Make it possible the management and control of sensations of discomfort
  • Promote a steady recovery
  • Foster and increase positive emotions during the entire birth process
  • Help you create of an experience which has positive memories attached
  • Reduce incidence of post-natal depression
  • Stimulate and maintain a strong energy level into the post-delivery phase
  • Promote lactation for breast-feeding
  • Calmer, more laid-back baby

We work closely with the nhs Maternity Services and the National Childbirth Trust in Salisbury. Many of our women and couples also choose to attend a local nct antenatal preparation course. easibirthing and nct attended together complement each other perfectly to build your confidence to give birth and to prepare you for feeling empowered to make the right choices for you during birth. 

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Laura's Birth Quote

 I felt calm and in control, without panicking as I would probably have done without the hypnosis training.  Able to deal with situations as they arose, and focus on the present moment, dealing with each contraction or situation at the time rather than worrying about what might or...

Laura, 1st baby

Claire's Birth Quote

Powerful but positive.

Claire, 1st baby