Hypnosis; “A state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.” (APA, 2014)
My name is Lucy Shutes; I bring my deep experience as a hypnobirthing practitioner as well as my skill and knowledge as a qualified nurse and birth doula. You will learn Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing techniques which will help you relax and keep focused during the birth of your baby. I will show you how to use self-hypnosis to relax, and zone into your labour, along with your partner. This is whether you are planning a vaginal birth or a gentle caesarian section.
I am currently offering classes using a mixture of ZOOM from the comfort of your home, and face to face, anywhere in the world, focused and engaging sessions, at a time to suit you.
Individual/Private Course The price for this full course is £250. I offer one-to-one, (couple) teaching using my depth of knowledge as a nurse and experience as a hypnobirthing teacher and doula since 2009. The entire course takes 10-12 hours and is designed to help you gain confidence in your own ability to birth your baby. Putting you first, with the loving support of your partner and the expertise of the midwives, working as a team to move your baby Earth side! Scroll down to find out more about what is involved.
Planned Caesarian Birth £60 per session 2hrs. Lots of women are choosing caesarian births and learning hypnobirthing techniques to help remain calm and focused. Specific information on what happens before, during and after the casesarian along with practical advice can all help keep you informed as to the best way to birth your baby when choosing a caesarian.
Top Up Session/Refresher £60/Session 2hrs This session is for parents who have already completed a course or antenatal classes/NCT groups and would like a private one-off session to concentrate on a particular aspect of birth for example relaxation techniques or some extra help with breathing for labour. Or if you just fancy a refresher.
Group Sessions I have currently suspended my group sessions until such a time we can all safely be gathered together in the Douladen. However, you are welcome to bring your support person whether thats a relative, friend or doula. If you have a question you would like to ask me , or if you would just like a chat about how I may be able to help either email me via the contact form or my phone number is; 07526116850.
What is involved with a Hypnobirthing Course? The full course is 10-12 hours in total. Taught over 2 hourly sessions and spaced throughout your pregnancy, in an informal and restful environment learning life-skills at such a momentous and exciting time in your lives. I recommend starting your hypnobirthing course around about your 25/26th week of pregnancy. This allows time to fix up dates into your pregnancy which are evenly spaced, but within sight of your 'guess dates'. This means you can really focus on the practise and benefit from the result. It will take daily practise to establish the trust and belief in yourself to enable the 'switch off' button when you go into labour. The daily practise will become like cleaning your teeth, the more you do it, the more you will want to do it as you feel the positive changes happening in you, around you and for your baby. It is always possible to tailor-make a Hypnobirthing course to suit you and your life style, so just contact me for a chat about your particular situation. Example of what is included in my course: Breathing techniques. Massages including Rebozo, Focus on individual needs and or concerns, or specific requirements unique to you and your pregnancy, Labour unfolding, Evidence based information, Relaxations, Including a 3-step rewind session Birth Trauma if this is needed, Tapping, EFT, - if required or requested The 4th Trimester, including Hypnobreastfeeding A scheduled Zoom session once your baby is born to chat about how things went, and to offer any feeding support.
"The birth would not have ended up as such a positive experience if it wasn’t for your help! Dan was amazing throughout the birth, especially when the contractions were so strong. He knew just what to say to help me keep focused". Hannah 2020
For more information, either call me on 0752 6116 850 or send me an email via my contact page here.
"Personal and exclusive tuition, inspiring and thought provoking. Lucy is a centred woman who awakens confidence and self belief in pregnant women and their partners". Stephanie.
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