The Wise Hippo

I am so proud to say I am a Wise Hippo Instructor, the training of which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a 10 hour course (that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour classes). I provide a workbook and 5 x mp3s to support your relaxation practice at home.

This programme goes beyond just hypnobirthing, offering you tools for life. I can teach you how to trust your instincts and make decisions that are right for you in a calm and confident way, whilst allowing yourself to be guided by your emotions instead of controlled by them. It’s time for you to take control of your birth & beyond…

Have a look at what’s covered in each session & give me a shout if it sounds like your cup of tea. I look forward to sharing such an incredible programme with you.

Class 1
The picture of childbirth today
Defining hypnosis
Acknowledging pain
The physiology of birth and the impact of fear
Mind / Body connection
The impact of others
Taking charge of your thoughts

Class 2
Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
What is relaxation?
Positions for relaxation
Remember to breathe
Self-Hypnosis
Eyes open hypnosis
Time distortion
Anchoring
Birth partners script
Establishing a practice routine

Class 3
Prenatal bonding
Alternative options for promoting comfort
Medical intervention
Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
Interventions explained
Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
Physical preparations for birth
The mirror mantra
Fear release session

Class 4
Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch
Positions for birth
Ligaments and pelvis
Humming your baby down
Birth partner’s role
Using the techniques during labour
When your baby arrives
Sea of Serenity – Birth Hypnosis session
Your practice and preparation diary

Small group sessions: £290 / Private course: £450

Now booking the November course, please register your interest:

 laura@affinitybirthing.com | 07890 053 552

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