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"I learnt more about pregnancy and labour than I ever thought possible. It was brilliant...I could not recommend Hypnobirthing more highly to any couple. The best thing about the course was that it made Sarah and I closer. We now talk and touch more than we used to. Which is really helpful to Sarah and makes me feel like a better Husband which is really empowering."" Sarah and Will
Our relaxed and informal group classes are an excellent way to discover all you need to know to have the positive, calm birth of your dreams, We currently hold classes in Faversham, Maidstone and Folkestone. You'll meet like minded people and get to hang out with one of our lovely, often highly amusing and definitely very knowledgeable and engaging teachers. We keep the groups small (normally 2-6 couples) so that they are personal and there is plenty of time for lots info and a good chat too, no questions are off limits.
During the course you and your birth partner will learn
- To birth confidently & without fear
- How to use hypnosis in birth (hint - it’s not as hippy dippy as you might think!)
- How to use relaxation & breathing techniques
- How your birthing body works
- How to approach birth positively and the huge difference this makes
- plus much, much more
Your investment includes:
- The Calm Birth School book by Suzy Ashworth,
- 5 relaxation MP3s,
- Course workbook
- Our soon to be legendary goodie bags.
- Access to our ever expanding Facebook groups and members area packed full of resources!
And of course you get a bucket load of your teachers time too. We LOVE what we do and we want to teach you all we know and then some. Make use of us - we'd love to hear your questions up to the birth and afterwards - your birth story, help with breastfeeding and all about how parenting is going once your little one has arrived.
The classes are held either over two days (10pm - 4pm) or over three days (10am - 1pm) see our upcoming dates below.
Investment = £250 per couple
(15% off if you have already attended one of our 'Introduction to Hypnobirthing Workshops'). You can book your place by clicking on the links below. We ask for a £50 deposit to secure your place, however if you'd prefer to pay in full immediately that option is also available to you.
Faversham with Sophie @ Apotheca Natural Health, 14 West Street, Faversham, ME13 7JE
January Course: Saturday 20th and Saturday 27th, 10am - 4pm - Book here (1 space left)
February Course: Saturday 10th, Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th, 10am - 1pm - Book here (3 spaces left)
March Course; Saturday 17th, Saturday 24th and Saturday 31st, 10am - 1pm - Book here (2 spaces left)
April Course: Saturday 14th, Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th, 10am - 1pm - Book here
Maidstone with Christy @ Southcote Proactive Healthcare, 3 Sittingbourne Road, ME14 5ES
February Course: Saturday 10th, 17th and 24th, 9am - 12pm - Book here (3 spaces left)
March Course: Saturday 17th, 24th and 31st, 9am - 12pm - Book here
April Course: Saturday 14th, 21st and 28th, 9am - 12pm - Book here
Folkestone with Katy @ Core Therapies , 74 Tontine Street Folkestone , Ct20 1JP
Introduction to Hypnobirthing Workshop
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Want to find out more about this hypnobirthing stuff before you commit? Then our introductory workshops could be just your thing. Specially designed to give mums and their birth partners a taste of the excellent antenatal education and deep relaxation skills we offer at Kent Hypnobirthing. We'll explain how our honest, logical, science based approach will put you in control of your birth. No magic, just good old common sense.
"A real feeling of being part of a supportive community, even after just 2 hours" Ruth & Ian
"I learnt more about pregnancy and labour than I ever thought possible. It was brilliant." Will and Sarah
"I want to tell you that I was so happy and excited after the taster course - the teaching was inspired and down-to-earth. It really was so special and just the right thing for us. Thank you for a lovely morning *and* lovely cookies!" Rebecca and Seb
At the workshop we will
- Explain how this hypnobirthing stuff works
- Bust a load of myths around your birth choices
- Explain some of the breathing techniques hypnobirthing is so well known for
- Explain how you can use your mind to ensure that you have the most positive experience possible for whatever birth you have.
- Also the cookies are genuinely amazing.
The workshop is a brilliant opportunity to ask questions, meet other like-minded parents, and road test some of our hypnobirthing techniques. It's informative, useful, and often pretty funny, you'll benefit from a few hours of positivity, expert knowledge and parent-to-parent support.
Our workshops often book up a couple of weeks in advance so please book early to avoid disappointment.
£30 per couple (birth companions also welcome to attend).
Receive a 15% discount if you go on to book a full group or private course.
"The course was wonderfully executed, and we were able to fully engage with the hypnobirthing techniques in the comfort of our own home. Hypnobirthing not only prepared me for labour and birth, but it has also enabled me to take on motherhood, energised, calm and with a confidence and trust in my ability as a new parent."
Do group courses seem a little bit overwhelming? or perhaps you'd like the opportunity to ask all the questions? Perhaps you had a difficult first birth and you'd like to really explore what happened? Private courses may be just the thing for you.
All the benefits of the group course apply plus the sessions are taught in yours or your teachers home. Private courses are a wonderfully personal and intimate experience for those who really want to tailor the course to their needs, There are 3 x 3 hour sessions to suit your specific circumstances and to meet your unique needs. Timings are flexible and can be arranged at a time that is most convenient for you (we can make the course longer, shorter - whatever it is you need), Available from 20 weeks + of pregnancy.
Investment = £450
15% off if you have already attended one of our 'Introduction to Hypnobirthing Workshops'.
Contact us to arrange dates before booking
If you're reading all of this and thinking this all sounds great but there's no way I can find time for this, perhaps you or your partners work schedule won't work with our group classes or maybe you're in the last few weeks of your pregnancy and just have not got the days left to fit a whole course in - well don't give up just yet! Our Intensive Course may be just what you need.
Taught in one 4 hour session we'll teach you the foundations of hypnobirthing, so that you can feel prepared and ready for your birth no matter how long you have to go, We send you off with lots of homework to ensure you are getting as much from your session as possible. You also of course, get access to one of our lovely teachers too so can really tailor your class around your needs.
Investment - £285
Contact us to enquire about your teacher's availability, and book your course.
Closing the Bones
Closing the Bones is an ancient traditional practice originating from Ecuador. It's a nurturing and relaxing ritual for postnatal women. It closes the hips which literally open up during childbirth, helping to stablise the hips and recentre the body. Emotionally it can be a powerful experience, closing the circle of pregnancy and birth. It's a wonderful way to support a woman's recovery after childbirth, a way to celebrate the amazing capabilities of her body and a way to create a moment of peace, stillness and reflection on the journey into new motherhood.
It's a postnatal ceremony. It is a massage with warming, nurturing use of oils and a shawl or scarf. Suitable for any woman wishing to nurture her body and honour her journey, whether she birthed last week or decades ago.
Christy can come to your home to provide this gorgeous massage and ceremony. You are welcome to have your baby with you, or any special women to participate in the ceremony if you wish.
This also makes a very thoughtful gift for a new mum. To book this massage head here. Please email directly if you'd like to purchase a voucher: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the massage itself, please visit here
Online Course with The Calm Birth School
While we think the benefits of an in person course are amazing - being able to ask questions, tailor the course to your specific needs, support of your teacher, meeting other like minded mums and dads and ongoing support to name a few of them. We realise it's not always possible to make the sessions and we'd hate for you to miss out just because of lack of time.
The Calm Birth School Online Course could be the perfect answer! Click here to find out more about this video course by the lovely Suzy Ashworth, author of the very same Calm Birth School book we use in our classes.