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Wise Hippo Hypno Birthing

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour course that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour sessions. A workbook and 5 x mp3s will be provided for expectant clients to support your practice at home.

For just you and your birth companion(s) at mutually convenient times, the course costs £400 at your home or my clinic. This also includes one free 45 minute pregnancy massage at the clinic to help you relax and get into the right zone, body and mind, to prepare for the birth of your baby.

What is taught in each session is shown below.

Session one: 

• Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus
• The Picture of Childbirth today
• The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials
• Defining Hypnosis
• Acknowledging Pain
• The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear
• Mind / Body connection
• The Impact of Others
• Taking charge of your thoughts

Session two: 

• Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
• What is Relaxation?
• Positions for Relaxation
• Remember to Breathe
• Self-Hypnosis
• Eyes Open Hypnosis
• Time Distortion
• Anchoring
• Birth Partners Script
• Establishing a practice routine

Session three:

• Prenatal bonding
• Choosing where to have your baby
• Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
• Alternative options for promoting comfort
• Medical intervention
• Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
• Interventions explained
• Benefits of a natural birth
• Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
• Physical preparations for birth
• The mirror mantra
• Fear release session

Session four:

• Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch
• Positions for birth
• Ligaments and pelvis
• Humming your baby down - birthing your baby
• Birth partner's role
• Using the techniques during labour
• When baby arrives
• Sea of Serenity – Birth Hypnosis session
• Your practice and preparation diary