Course summaries

Visualisation and Self Hypnosis for Birth

Course by Dr.Gowri Motha, Founder Gentle Birth Method
23rd, 24th, 25th June  & 27th, 28th, 29th October 2017

Teach the principles of self hypnosis and the value of visualisation to soften the impact of labour and the birthing process.

Use of detailed anatomical imagery during visualisation to describe the birthing process to educate and remove fear of birth.

Pre-condition “Endorphin” release for physical comfort during birthing.

Teach management of contractions/surges with breathing and visualisation techniques.

Acknowledging the baby in the womb as a sentient human being and encourage the baby to present in the optimal fetal position for birth.

Precondition mothers for birth with a hypnotic birth rehearsal.

Help mothers to know that they can be emotionally in control of their feelings during the whole birthing process.

Practical training

Hands-on training in the group

How to set up and teach a self hypnosis and visualisation course for pregnant mothers and partners as birth preparation

Original scripts by Dr. Gowri Motha are given to each participant.

For more information you can contact Dr. Motha:

Movements for Birth – Alexander Technique

Course by April Pierrot MSTAT
Dates to come

Day 1 – Functional Birthing Anatomy from an Alexander Perspective

Day 2 – Preparing the Pregnant Pelvis for Gentle Birth

Day 3 – Posture, Movement and the Pregnant Pelvis
(Note: Day 1 is a prerequisite for days 2 and 3)

This course is aimed at professionals who are working with pregnant mothers. Its objective is to integrate the application of Alexander technique principles into Gentle Birth Method and body-work preparation.

Participants will acquire an approach to working with posture and alignment in relationship to the anatomy of the pelvis as it pertains to giving birth.

Emphasis on correct posture and movement during pregnancy in itself will prepare the pregnant pelvis for natural birth by encouraging appropriate uses of the reflex “mechanisms” of the body as per Alexander Technique.

The course provides a detailed understanding of functional birthing anatomy
and the bio-mechanical process of birthing.

For more information you can contact April:

Yoga Micro Movements

Course by Dr. Francoise Freedman PhD, Founder Birthlight
18th, 19th, 20th August 2017

Birthlight maternity yoga distils Francoise Freedman’s life long development of simple and effective body based practices to enhance women’s experience of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum.

Extensive anatomy and research is presented in a direct way with priority given to embodied knowledge.

Designed with a midwife this acclaimed course equips midwives and maternity professionals with knowledge and skills that empowers women and couples to be at ease and approach birth with calm confidence.

Birthlight Yoga is accessible to all women, regardless of their state of fitness, through original sets of flow sequences, chair yoga, micro-movements of the pelvis, and steps to deepen breathing and relaxation practices to facilitate the intrapartum and the postpartum.

Birthlight has a double meaning. Giving birth without strain and anxiety, and bringing to birth a spiritual dimension of awareness “light” offering an understanding of the true magnificence of Birth.

Birthlight  maternity yoga has been accredited by the RCMA for 10 years and has gained points for midwives worldwide including Australia and New Zealand.

Birthlight yoga has proved effective in various countries with women from many different backgrounds. With non-verbal communication skills crossing language and cultural barriers with compassionate care.

For more information you can contact Francoise:

Early Years – Transition into Parenting

Course by Ann Herreboudt
MA Psychoanalytic Studies, Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist UKCP Registered, Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife
17th, 18th June 2017

Aims – To provide participants with the tools and knowledge to cope with the normal ante-natal and post-natal experience.

Key learning outcomes 
An understanding of the emotional journey of the foetus, the mother, the father and the newborn.

To have a broad understanding of the normal intensity of emotions that pregnancy and birth and parenting brings.

To enable the participants to determine when the process is slipping from normalcy and giving participants the skills and knowledge to restore normalcy.

To have the knowledge of how to support and direct these families to appropriate resources.

For more information you can contact Ann: