Hypnobirthing Maidenhead: Berkshire & South Bucks
Dr Ruchi Bakshi
Dr Ruchi Bakshi, Mindful Mamma Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Clinical Psychologist
Maidenhead based, covering Marlow, Windsor and Beaconsfield
I was drawn to Hypnobirthing during my pregnancy as I wanted to develop and add to my “psychological tool kit” to support me during the birth of my first child, no matter what direction the labour and birth took. The Mindful Mamma programme stood out to me, as it uses tried and tested evidence based techniques, has a great understanding of physiology and psychological theory, including neuroscience, the limbic system and attachment. Importantly, it also promotes realistic labour and birth with a non judgemental stance, which is an essential ingredient in promoting positive postnatal wellbeing.
I have over 12 years experience working in the NHS as a Psychologist. This has included specialising working with children, their parents and their families for the past 8 years. Firstly in an inner London community service and currently in a leading children’s hospital in central London. I have trained in a number of models including CBT, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness and Mindful Mamma Hypnobirthing. In my practice as a Clinical Psychologist, I have observed how effective Mindfulness can be with a wide range of presentations, including fears, anxiety, stress and pain with children and adults.
Combining Mindfulness with Hypnosis/ Hypnobirthing, works well to help build resilience, confidence as well as addressing both known and unknown fears/ anxiety; empowering couples to experience positivity and calmness in their labour and birth. I am interested in the emotional journey of parenthood from pregnancy to birth and beyond, and am passionate about supporting parents on this journey to feel more positive and prepared.
You can find me on Instagram: @Ruchi.MindfulPsychologist
I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist.
The Mindful Hypnobirthing Antenatal Classes
I offer one day group antenatal workshops in a relaxed therapeutic environment. Class size is limited to encourage discussion and space for learning and practice. I also offer private individual classes in the comfort of your own home.
The workshop provides you with practical Hypnobirthing and Mindfulness techniques as well as an enhanced understanding of the psychology of birth. We will work together in collaboration to help you feel prepared for your journey into parenthood.
Please contact me to discuss courses and preparation for c-section births, also referred to as abdominal birth, gentle c-section and sacred section.
The workshop will focus on:
- Hypnosis and Mindfulness techniques including those that accompany the bestselling book Mindful Hypnobirthing by Sophie Fletcher
- The supportive role of the birth partner
- To feel confident and look forward to your baby’s birth
- How to work positively with your healthcare providers
- The opportunity to reflect, discuss, share questions in a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment with an experienced Clinical Psychologist
- How to be in control and let go of any fears you may have
- Why environment matters and what to do about it
- Ongoing support leading up to your baby’s birth
When you book a class you will receive:
- An exclusive class only online resource area, with MP3 tracks to reinforce the techniques
- Ongoing support from the Mindful Mamma community and your Mindful Mamma Practitioner
How much are the classes?
Group Classes: Are currently run in central Maidenhead. Please do enquire and submit your interest for classes in other locations, and subject to demand further group courses can be arranged.
Cost of group class: £150 per couple, including a £35 non-refundable deposit.
Private Classes: These can be arranged at a date or dates and times to suit you in the comfort and convenience of your own home, subject to availability. For instance you may wish to complete the class in one day, or alternatively spread the course over two or three evenings. I cover Maidenhead, Cookham, Windsor, Marlow, Beaconsfield and neighbouring areas in Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire.
Cost of private course: £235 per couple, including a £35 non-refundable booking fee (that is paid directly to Mindful Mamma). Upon completion of a private course you will receive access to the Mindful Mamma Gold MP3 list; the collection of all Mindful Mamma tracks and an antenatal take home goodie bag with affirmation cards and other treats. Please contact me to discuss private classes further before booking.
Please feel free to get in contact and e-mail any questions about the course or special requirements on: DrRuchi.ClinicalPsychologist@gmail.com.
I am happy to offer a free 30 minutes phone consultation to discuss the Mindful Mamma course and answer any questions. Please e-mail me to arrange.
I look forward to supporting you at this special time.
Sunday 29th September 2019 – FULL
Timings: 10:00 to 17:00. Address The Old School Hall, All Saints Church, Church Close, Boyn Hill Maidenhead, SL6 4HE.
Please contact me via e-mail on DrRuchi.ClinicalPsychologist@gmail.com to express your interest for group classes later in the year. Based on demand I will be running further group classes in the near future.
Private Classes: Please contact via e-mail on DrRuchi.ClinicalPsychologist@gmail.com to discuss further
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Gas and Air: gasandairblog
Positive Birth Stories: posotivebirthmovement
Tell me a good birth story: tellmeagoodbirthstory
Mindful Hypnobirthing: Sophie Fletcher
Why Love Matters: Sue Gerhardt
How to grow a baby and push it out: Clemmie Hooper
What No One Tells You: A guide to your emotions from pregnancy to motherhood: Alexandra Sacks & Catherine Birndorf
Spiritual Midwifery & Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth: Ina May Gaskin
2019: Mindful Mamma Practitioner course with Sophie Fletcher
2017: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training
2014 – 2017: Narrative Therapy Training, Institute of Narrative Therapy and The Dulwich Centre
2011 – 2016: Mindfulness Training, in House, CAMHS
2011: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, DClinPsy, Royal Holloway University of London
2008: Clinical Psychology, Masters MRes, University of Birmingham
2005: Psychology BSc Hons, University of Reading