WHEN TO ATTEND
I recommend that couples attend the course anytime from their 20th week of the pregnancy. The earlier you start, the longer you have to practice the all-important techniques of hypnobirthing. If you are doing the full course, it’s important that you attend with your birth partner, as they are a valuable part of the birth experience. Group courses take place at the East Dulwich studio, private courses take place in the comfort of your home or mine.
If you are more than 36 weeks pregnant and don’t have time to attend the full course, I offer one-to-one intensive courses with you and your birth companion, or alternatively you may want to consider an Essentials Workshop, which also serve well as a hypnobirthing refresher (see below). We also now offer a home-study audio programme which you can purchase here.
FULL COURSE PRICES
The cost of the full course includes best-selling hypnobirthing book, Your Baby, Your Birth, 3 MP3s, a course handout pack and a birth plan template. It also includes ongoing telephone/email support when you’ve finished the course, right up until you meet your baby.
Hollie de Cruz*, London Hypnobirthing director
The group course costs £395 per couple
Private courses cost £1250 per couple
*Hollie is currently on maternity leave and will be teaching again in Summer 2019.
Gemma Connell/Julia Elvidge*, London Hypnobirthing teachers
The group course costs £295 per couple
Private courses cost £650 per couple
*Courses with Gemma run on Fridays/with Julia run on weekends
Follow-up sessions are available if you’ve done a course with me and would like to refocus your relaxation in the run-up to your birth. We can use these sessions for whatever you feel you need to work on – whether it’s fear/emotion release, visualisation, or some deep relaxation work. We can also work therapeutically to encourage breech babies to turn, and for low lying placentas. Please get in touch for more information and prices.
4 HOUR “ESSENTIALS” WORKSHOPS
Due to an overwhelming demand for courses this year, I will be running one day woman-only workshops covering Hypnobirthing Essentials. The workshops will run at the teaching studio in East Dulwich on weekdays from 10.00am–2.00pm once every three months.
You will learn 3 breathing techniques, our signature massage technique, how to access and practice deep relaxation, making informed decisions in your care, how to work with your hormones and the physiology of labour and birth. However please note this is not a full hypnobirthing course.
There are 12 places available on each workshop and the cost is £195 per person which includes a course companion, 3 MP3s, a birth plan template, recommended reading list and a goody bag worth £40.
Check back soon for more dates..
BOOK YOUR COURSE
All courses (group and private) are 8 hours long, split over two 4 hour sessions. Courses take place over two Fridays (10am-2pm), or two Saturdays/Sundays (12-4pm or 10am-2pm). Did you know you’re entitled to paid time off work for birth preparation classes?
The address is Mission Bubble Studios, Unit 8 Blackwater Court, 17–19 Blackwater Street, SE22 8SD.
There is free parking available on the surrounding roads, it is well-serviced by bus routes on Lordship Lane and also from Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill stations. It is a 10 minute walk from East Dulwich station.
Tuesday course • 19th & 26th • fully booked
Friday course • 8th & 15th • fully booked
POSTNATAL & MOTHERHOOD EVENTS
YESMUM Moon Club • a monthly nurturing supper club for mothers, run under each beautiful full moon • 2018 dates are now sold out but we’ll be back with more in 2019! Watch this space..
Calm & Confident Breastfeeding workshop • a 2.5 hour woman-only workshop to prepare you practically and mindfully for feeding your baby.
Thursday 1 November 2018, 10.00am–12.30pm, £45 per person, book your place here.
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