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 The Hypnobirthing Book, 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
*Courses with Hollie run on Tuesdays
Gemma Connell/Julia Elvidge*, London Hypnobirthing teachers
The group course costs £295 per couple
Private courses cost £650 per couple
*Courses with Gemma/Julia run on Fridays
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.
Hypnobirthing Essentials, Monday 30th April 2018 • book now
Hypnobirthing Essentials, Friday 10th August 2018 • book now
BOOK YOUR COURSE
All courses (group and private) are 8 hours long, split over two 4 hour sessions. Courses take place over two Tuesdays (10am-2pm), or two Fridays (10am-2pm or 1-5pm). 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 • 3rd & 17th • fully booked
Friday course • 20th & 27th – book now
Tuesday course • 3rd & 17th • book now
Friday course • dates tbc
August 2018 (no full courses)
Essentials workshop • Friday 10th • book now
Tuesday course • 11th & 18th • book now
Friday course • dates tbc
POSTNATAL & MOTHERHOOD EVENTS
YESMUM Moon Club • a monthly nurturing supper club for mothers, run under each beautiful full moon • BOOK NOW for our May supper • join the waiting list for more 2018 suppers here
Calm & Confident Breastfeeding workshop • a 2.5 hour woman-only workshop to prepare you practically and mindfully for feeding your baby.
Friday 18th May 2018, 10.00am–12.30pm, £45 per person, book your place here.
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