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Oxford KG Hypnobirthing – 12 hour Course Content

Session 1 – The logic of KG Hypnobirthing

  • What You Want to Achieve in Birth (or avoid!)
  • Katharine Graves Hypnobirthing – Why it has become known as The Best
  • How the Mind Works – Conscious & Subconscious mind, stress & fear of birth
  • Unbendable Arm – A demonstration of the power of the mind
  • Lemon Tree Script – Hypnosis Practice
  • Negatives – The impact of negatives on your birth perspective & experience
  • Words – How to use their power for good (not bad)
  • Other Mammals – From Mice to Mammoths – Why they get birth right & we get it wrong (expect for us hypnobirthing mamas that is!)
  • Muscles of the Uterus – What your birthing body is really doing, the power your mind holds to help power you through & how it can cause pain (or not!)
  • Fear, Observation & the creation of Pain
  • Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems – Fight/Fight & Pain
  • Calm Trust Relaxation – Hypnosis Practice
  • Oxytocin & Endomorphins
  • How to birth like Bolt!

 

Session 2 – Hypnobirthing Techniques

  • Power of the mind: Up Breathing & Visualisations
  • Power of the Mind: Down Breathing & Visualisations; When to start & when to use
  • Head & Face Relaxation – Hypnosis Practice
  • Soften Relaxation – Hypnosis Practice – A Fear Release
  • Calming Touch – Hypnosis Practice
  • Statements for a Gentle Birth – Positive Affirmations – Hypnosis Practice
  • Colour & Calmness – Hypnosis Practice
  • Anchors for a quick trance state
  • Babies most usual position for birth
  • Back to Back babies – why back to back presentation is becoming more common, prevention & turning and why it might not be a problem after all!
  • Breech Babies – turning techniques, the changing mindset of the medical profession & how to turn a Breech Baby with hypnosis
  • Caesarean section – Gentle C-Section, Microbirth and why Hypnobirthing rocks C Sections
  • Pelvic floor exercises – how to & why they reduce pain in birth!
  • Perineal massage – why they’ve got to be worth a shot
  • Tearing in Birth – how hypnobirthing helps prevent it & why it should never happen anyway
  • Positions for birth – how to increase your pelvis by 30% and what the NICE recommendations say all birthing women should be allowed to do
  • Further reading for the inspired

Session 3 – Preparing your mind for a Hypnobirth takes more than you think!

  • Due Dates – The stress, the myths, the nosey neighbours, the WHO, the continental drift and the difference of the first baby
  • Stretch & Sweep – The facts, your rights, the risks, the law & informed choice
  • Role of the birth partner – consolidation & emphasis
  • Hospitals – protocols, the medical-legal situation & the dilemmas
  • Defensive Medicine
  • Midwives & Obstetricians
  • Induction – what you REALLY need to know
  • Prostoglandin gel – side effects & risks
  • Artificial Rupture of Membranes
  • Prostoglandins & the breaking news
  • Artificial Oxytocin drip – the risks & how so many hypnobirthing mamas do it differently
  • Continuous foetal monitoring – pros & cons, your choices
  • How baby copes
  • Natural Inductions – the myths busted & the surprising facts
  • Onset of Labour – Show, Release of membranes (function and risks), Surges
  • Infection – VEs, Group B Strep, Birth in Water
  • Ultrasound – the medical dilemma
  • How all this can effect your mind, your body & your baby
  • Confidence & Power – Hypnosis Practice – Fear Release

 

Session 4 – Your Hypnobirth

  • Where to birth – what the statistics tell us about safety and intervention
  • Homebirth – the pros & cons(?)
  • Birth Partners role – why you are mamas most valuable resource & how to shine
  • Early labour the hypnobirthing way
  • Up stage
  • Birth preferences & a letter to your midwife
  • Hospital transfers
  • Leaving your home – the first intervention & fear
  • Why your body may not fit a timeline
  • Transition or Fear? – Why labour can stall & when your body is just taking a well deserved rest
  • How to restart labour naturally
  • Vaginal Examinations – time to think & choice
  • Established labour – what is happening, what you can do & what your partner can do
  • Down stage of labour
  • The Adrenalin Effect
  • Microbirth – the life long benefits for baby
  • Golden Hour – what is your right to have
  • 3rd Stage of labour
  • Developing Life – Hypnosis Practice
  • River – Hypnosis Practice

 

And the Hypnotherapy cherry on top!

We all do it – us Hypnobirthing Teachers. We add a piece of ourselves to the course. I’m a 3x Hypnobirthing mummy, a hypnotherapist, have 10 years  teaching experience including biology, psychology & NLP. Here’s a list of some of the bits I add into the course as we are going. During courses I also turn breech babies & lift past negative experiences.

  • Pain – the amazing truth about pain, why there’s no such thing as a pain signal or pain receptor & how to change your birth
  • Hypnobirthing Stories – myself and the all my mamas that rocked their birth
  • Why hypnobabies are so different
  • The birthing mindset, the creation of Stress, Tigers, Fear of birth, the Brain-Body connection, REM, Stress Bucket, The secret to a positive & stress free life & the secret of a good nights sleep
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming, Birth and how to loose the fear of any future event
  • What happens when the subconscious mind can’t think backwards & how to use this to your birthing benefit
  • The crucial role of the anterior cingulate in the success of your life & birth
  • Mindful birth & Hypnobirthing – the astonishing parallels
  • The simple hack to fool your mind & body into being calm & relaxed
  • Why morphine has nothing on you!
  • Glove anaesthesia – how to make your body numb at will
  • Microbirth, Microbirth & Microbirth!
  • The positive way to talk to your child
  • The number tip to raising a calm, confident child
  • Post birth – what to expect
  • Breastfeeding – insider tips, the amazing benefits for you & baby on top of microbirth & why you really need to buy a cabbage!