I am a registered midwife and qualified hypnotherapist and Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga teacher based in North Yorkshire. Until 2015 I worked as a midwife in a busy city hospital in West Yorkshire. I became interested in Hypnobirthing after seeing a woman using the tools of hypnosis in her labour and having a very calm, peaceful and controlled birth. I now work for a charity running a project called Baby Steps in Catterick Garrison. I teach hypnobirthing privately and I run weekly Birthlight pregnancy yoga classes in Stokesely.
I feel that if every woman could have the opportunity to learn the tools and techniques of relaxation, breathing, visualisation and self-hypnosis then the experiences of labour and birth for so many women and their partners could be transformed.
The more I researched the evidence for hypnosis and in particular the model of Natal Hypnotherapy™ developed by Maggie Howell the more excited I became about the opportunity to teach it to women and their partners. I trained as a Natal Hypnotherapy™ practitioner in 2013 and began delivering private workshops to friends and family members. The more I found out about hypnosis the more interested I became in how it could be used in other areas of life and this led me to qualify as a general hypnotherapist in 2015.
I am delighted to now be offering my own one to one Hypnobirthing courses for couples in North Yorkshire. I offer a free taster hour which is an opportunity to meet me and find out more about the workshops and the hypnobirthing. If you would prefer a group course I can put you in touch with other practitioners in the area.
Ideally the workshops should be taken when a woman is between 25-35 weeks pregnant but they can also be taken at any stage in pregnancy.
Anne Du Chemin, Registered Midwife and Qualified Hypnotherapist