One Day Intensive-Fill Your 'Birth Coping Toolbag'                                       10-5pm                                    Group Workshop- £190;  Private Workshop- £315

This empowering and practical one day workshop focuses on enriching the variety and depth of birthing tools and coping strategies that you and your birthing partner may draw upon during labour and birth.

Our time together will be filled with a balance of practical suggestions and experiential moments which will help you have powerful insights and create your own unique set of coping skills. In addition to practical information, great importance is placed on mental and emotional preparation.  Birthing partners will also learn how to be an effective support.

This one-day class is great for those with limited time or who want to immerse themselves in their birthing preparation. .The day is suitable for couples and birth partners to be there, but it is equally fine to come on your own. The workshop supports any birth option parents may choose although it will not go into medical complications/ interventions or provide medical advice.

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We will cover a variety of topics including:

pain coping practices and developing a pain coping mindset;
dealing with fears and anxieties;  
how to cope with unexpected/unwished for circumstances;
exploring optimal birth positions;
creating and maintaining a supportive birth space to help you birth
Shiatsu acupressure massage…
Partners will discover practical ways to be a true support during labour.


Dealing with Fears and Anxieties Workshop-3 hrs Private Workshop - £135 

'Fears need to be flushed out and tamed before you're in labour otherwise they're liable to come up when you least expect it and bite you!'

In this workshop, you will discover why it's so important to face your anxieties and how unresolved worries can impact on your birth.  We'll explore techniques and practices to manage and tame the fears or anxieties coming up for you using a variety of creative practices including visualisation and NLP. 

      Strategies to Manage the Intensity of Birth                                                10-3pm                                      Group Workshop - £140;  Private Workshop - £225

It would be more useful to think of childbirth as a series of intense (not necessary all painful) experiences rather than as one painful event

During this workshop, we will explore a wide variety of ‘pain coping practices’, both natural and drug related. Even if you are planning to take pain relief, at some stage of labour you may need to cope with the intensity of labour (possible delay in administering an epidural; labour may be too advanced to administer…) Therefore, it is always useful to have pain coping practices under your belt. 

Couples will develop a pain coping mindset and learn how to ‘birth in awareness’ - being able to tap into what is needed moment by moment during their labour.  Birth partners will find different ways of being a true support to the birthing woman. 

Pain-coping practices include breath awareness, non-focused awareness, centring, optimal  positions for labour and birth, shiatsu massage and acupressure, visualization and  belly bowl breathing.

We also talk about the compassionate use of epidurals and drugs, making this class perfect for mothers choosing unmedicated birth, mothers choosing to give birth with drugs and for those who are still undecided. 

Many of these “pain-coping” practices are also excellent tools beyond birth when coping with the stresses of parenthood.  


            Women Only Antenatal Workshop                5 Session Series (2.5 hrs each) £285 

These women-only sessions aim to increase your confidence in your body’s ability to birth.  In addition to practical suggestions, you'll have the opportunity to prepare emotionally and mentally for labour and birth.

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Meet other local mothers-to-be and experiment with the different strategies you may need for birth, in a calm and supportive                                                       environment.

'Birthing from Within' Refresher Workshop 

Perfect for those who have given birth before but are feeling they need to refresh their birthing tool bag as well as learn new things!  It's also a chance to process previous births.  Please contact me for details.