We really want you to feel better about birth AND skilled to deal with it!
Many antenatal courses teach you "what" (theory), but we also teach you and your birth partner "how" (practice) and "when" (what to notice), so you feel more calm, confident and empowered during the rest of pregnancy, as well as in labour, and even afterwards too. Our online classes are live and interactive, not pre-recorded, so you take part, ask questions, practice as we go, and we're on hand to help, adjust, suggest, etc, so you get the most from your time and money. We help you explore a variety of ways you can continue to practise after the course and in advance of labour, so by the time labour begins you and your birth partner don't just feel calm and confident, you will also feel skilled to respond in a physical, practical way.
Many clients tell us that they take our course because it also provides them with invaluable life skills for dealing more calmly with stress and adversity. They see it as a sound investment.
To enable us to meet your needs more flexibly, we decided to devise and launch our own, independent hypnobirthing course: "WOW! Hypnobirthing". (And yes, there's a reason for the name and it's probably not what you think!) This means that we're not affiliated with any organisation, so we can present a course that is completely adaptable to your needs rather than following a prescribed format. We've taken what we think are the most important aspects of all the antenatal courses we've ever taught so you learn what's actually going to help on the day. We help you link mind and body, because in birth the two are inextricably linked.
If you want to know what qualifies us to do this, between us we hold professional qualifications in antenatal education, hypnobirthing, midwifery, counselling and hypnotherapy. We have devised and facilitated antenatal education for a variety of organisations for around 20 years each and have worked with thousands of new parents. We have also trained a variety of students including midwifery, counselling and hypnobirthing students.
Our WOW! Hypnobirthing course is interactive, adaptable and responsive. We'll be in touch with you before your course to find out more about you and your particular concerns or needs. We will listen to you, make suggestions, discuss things, answer questions. We'll use background and theory to help you understand and put things in context. We'll help you tap into the more creative side of your mind so that you are more open to positive possibility. You'll learn self-hypnosis and self-calming techniques so that you remain in control of you. You'll be able to practise working with your body and your breathing so by the time labour starts you will both slip seamlessly into working together and finding your unique rhythm and flow. We aim to help you reduce fear and anxiety and build confidence through clear explanation and physical practice. You will prepare your mind and body for a calm, confident, empowering birth, however and wherever your baby is born.
You can download any of these amazing positive birth stories from women and their partners who benefited from our hypnobirthing courses. They felt calmer and more capable, even if their birth journeys took unexpected turns. Hypnobirthing isn't just for "natural" birth!
Wondering how you can feel strong, empowered and capable too?
All you need to do first is contact us with any questions and to arrange a date and time to meet.
Then we'll ask you to complete a booking form and we'll send you payment details.
After that there will be a bit more paperwork so you have the opportunity to let us know about any particular concerns you'd like to address during your course.
We usually offer a choice of attending our monthly two-day "WOW! Hypnobirthing" antenatal courses as part of a small group or of taking the course privately in one day. Unfortunately, for now we are just offering our course privately due to Coronavirus. The advantage of this is that each course is slightly different as we have the skills and experience to adapt everything more closely to your individual situation, creating a bespoke, personal course just for you. We'll show you how to maximise the opportunities for positive, calm and confident birth, wherever and however it happens on the day.
For best results we recommend that having attended our WOW! Hypnobirthing course, you then keep practising all your new skills on the run up to your baby's birth. To help you, you will receive 5 exclusive hypnobirthing audio downloads to listen to with the familiar voice of your practitioner rather than a stranger and with our specially composed relaxing background music, course materials and information sheets and a list of things to create and practise, so you can keep your momentum going.
If you're still not sure if WOW! Hypnobirthing is for you, please contact us so we can help you decide. We won't be pushy!
We don't make any promises of a pain-free natural birth because that would be unprofessional. However we believe that our WOW! Hypnobirthing courses will help you feel more calm, more positive, will reduce fear or anxiety and build confidence and will provide you with realistic easy-to-learn techniques to help you and your birth partner manage your experience much better, whether you're planning a home birth, hospital birth and if you need more medical care.
The cost of a private 1-1 WOW! Hypnobirthing course is £250, including 5 audio hypnobirthing downloads with the familiar voice of your practitioner and our own bespoke relaxing background music, course materials and information sheets. If you choose to work with us online we offer a 10% discount, bringing the course to £225.
We welcome clients from all over Southampton, Salisbury, Winchester, Romsey, the New Forest, Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. Of course, with the option of working with you online it doesn't matter where you live!
Our hypnobirthing practitioner training is accredited by
the Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
"Zana's relaxed and friendly approach made me feel immediately comfortable around her and very trusting of what she was doing. Zana's "hypno voice" was fantastic."
"Would definitely recommend"
Mark - Suzanne's husband
"Really enjoyed the day and feel confident I have the techniques I need for a peaceful and calm birth." Emma
The beautiful New Forest Wellbeing Centre, where we hold our group courses (when we're able to)
If we work with you online rather than in person, we will offer a 10% discount on our usual private 1-day course rate.
Recent clients said this after their private 1-day online course:
"We honestly cannot thank you enough for the Sunday, and we have barely stopped talking about [it] since! You have given us, knowledge, confidence, lots of work to do in preparation for the birth, and we are very grateful. The course was enjoyable, informative, thought provoking and pitched perfectly."
You can also read about our WOW! Hypnobirthing courses on our dedicated WOW! Hypnobirthing website