Workshops

Positvebirth Workshops combine my many years experience working as a Midwife both in the UK and Melbourne, my experience as a Childbirth Educator and my training as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner. 

Positivebirth Workshops are interactive and fun Hypnobirthing classes that will prepare you mentally, emotionally and physically for a calm positive birth experience. They are filled with evidence based information about choices and options in birth and you will leave with tools, tips and practical skills to be present and calm and relaxed in your preparation for birth and on your birthing day.

Positivebirth workshops run as

One day Hypnobirthing Workshops Mindful Hypnobirthing Workshops or

Two day program based on Hypnobirthing Australia program.

Also offered are private workshops, refresher workshops and an online option.

They are held in Collingwood and Canterbury in Melbourne


Hypnobirthing?

I have trained as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner. Hypnobirthing uses relaxation, visualisation and focus on the breath in preparation for birth. The ‘Hypno’ part describes the self-hypnosis techniques to ensure you address any fears you have about labour and to feel relaxed and in control on the day of your babies birth.

Our society immerses us in a culture which presumes labour is to be feared and has an inherent distrust in women’s birthing bodies. Is it any wonder women are scared of giving birth? As a Midwife it is the most common thing I hear from women who are pregnant: 'I am frightened.’ Hypnobirthing addresses these fears, in a deeply relaxed state we are able to accept the idea that women’s bodies are designed to birth and birth can be an amazing and positive birth experience.  It replaces this fear with self-belief and a change of mindset. These techniques also allow you be in a calm relaxed state during labour and crucially gives you skills to stay there. This state can be described as the ability to shut out what is happening around you and focus internally or on the task.


Your birth partner

There is one other crucial element in this preparation … your birth partner. You have an amazing birth coach right by your side and together we will explore how your partner can step into this role.  Join me at a workshop to explore how to make this happen, how to create the birth team you want. If you have other amazing people supporting you on your birthing journey such as a friend or doula they are so very welcome to attend the workshops with you.

 

You only need to want to have a positive birth experience. No one can predict how your birth unfolds but we can prepare with tools and knowledge to ensure you are involved, informed, empowered and have a positive mindset in preparation for birth.

Positivebirth workshops run as One day Hypnobirthing Workshops (Mindful Hypnobirthing to accompany the book Mindful Hypnobirthing by Sophie Fletcher) and a two day full program based on Hypnobirthing Australia program.

Also offered are private workshops, refresher workshops and an online option.

They are held in Collingwood and Canterbury in Melbourne