Hi, I’m Cathy and I teach Mindful Hypnobirthing group workshops and private classes across Somerset.
In light of current public health advice, all future sessions will be facilitated remotely via Zoom until further notice – physical distancing with social connection!
Having taught psychology for many years, I have always been fascinated by the power of the mind, in particular the significance of the mind-body connection. Following the births of my own two children, I recognised the importance of this connection in relation to birth experiences, together with the value of positive, informative and empowering antenatal preparation. I went on to train as an Antenatal practitioner with the NCT and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with many expectant parents as a qualified antenatal practitioner since 2012.
Mindfulness is another significant area of interest of mine, and having completed a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme (MBSR) I became aware of the many successful applications of mindfulness, including its application to birth and parenting. Together these experiences inspired me to train with Mindful Mamma in 2017 to bring together elements of psychology, antenatal education, hypnobirthing and mindfulness to enable expectant parents to have a positive birth experience and develop important skills to support them in the transition to parenting. It really is a pleasure to teach Mindful Hypnobirthing, please see below for examples of feedback from those who have attended a group, private or Zoom workshop:
“We were disappointed that our one day hypnobirthing course had to be moved online due to the Covid crisis, but we were pleasantly surprised how well it worked in this format. We were relaxed at home, learning hypnobirthing techniques where we will continue to practice them and where we will use them to establish a calm early labour. I feel much happier and more confident about my first birth experience since doing this course and my anxiety about the impact of Corona virus on my birth experience have reduced significantly” (Emalee)
“I would highly recommend your class to everybody! Thank you for enabling us to have the positive birth we so desperately wanted” (Lindsey)
“I thought that one day may not be enough to learn everything I felt I needed, but it was perfect, thank you!” (Jess)
“Cathy was a brilliant practitioner who made us feel so at ease and happy to speak openly in the group. We had a great day and learnt so much. I an now facing the birth with confidence and excitement” (Jemima)
“I will highly recommend this course to any friends who are expecting a baby” (Chris)
Group workshops (maximum of 3 couples)
Group workshops are still available via Zoom for £140 per couple (including access to follow up mp3s and additional resources). Sessions can be held for just one couple or up to three maximum. Sessions will now be split over two days.
Monday 11th, 18th & 25th May 2020 – 7-9pm each day – click here to book
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th June 2020 – 10am-1pm both days – click here to book
Friday 19th & Saturday 20th June 2020 – 10am-1pm both days – click here to book
Please email me at email@example.com for more information, to discuss alternative dates or to set up a booking. We have had some problems recently with emails not being received – if you don’t get a swift response via email, please feel free to contact me via Facebook or Instagram in case I have not received your email.
The best time to book your class is at 25 -36 weeks pregnant.
Contact or follow me on facebook at Somerset Mindful Hypnobirthing or on Instagram somerset_mindful_hypnobirthing
- BSc Psychology
- MSc Health Promotion
- PGCE Adult Education
- Diploma Antenatal Education
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course
- NCT Antenatal practitioner (Excellent Practitioner)
- Mindful Mamma Hypnobirthing Practitioner
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Local Parenting Links
Venues used are:
Red Brick Building, Glastonbury https://redbrickbuilding.co.uk/
Ninesprings Natural Health Centre, Yeovil http://www.ninespringsclinic.org/
Ash Hill Natural Health Centre, Chard http://www.ashhillclinic.com/
The Old Stores Studio, Evercreech https://theoldstoresstudio.wixsite.com/theoldstoresstudio