Expecting a baby and looking ahead to the birth? Wondering how to get yourself prepared? Just want to take some time for yourself to relax and get your mind in the right place? Want to learn some mind calm skills for parenting? 
Get in touch to discuss your options and we can put together a package tailored to you.

email - hello@clairemarrontherapy.co.uk

Phone 07782551543


 
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Pregnancy Guided Relaxation

Take time out for yourself during pregnancy to experience complete mind and body relaxation.

  • Increase feelings of well-being, physically & emotionally.

  • Deal with anxiety & stress and feel more confident. 

  • Cope better with physical and emotional changes. 

  • Manage fatigue - relaxation is great for renewing your energy levels!

An hour-long session involving guided relaxation hypnosis, where you will focus on breathing, mind-calming, and physical and emotional calm.

Available on a one-to-one basis in your home or live online.

£35 per hourly session with block booking reductions available.

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Parenting Mind Calm

Life as a parent can be stressful at any stage. With the parenting mind calm sessions, you can take time out to focus on yourself. 

An hour's escape from the world may be just what you need to refocus your mind and regain your energy.

  • Increase feelings of confidence.

  • Deal with anxiety & stress and feel more like you again.

  • Cope better with the demands of parenting.

  • Manage fatigue and sleep better.

 

An hour-long session involving guided hypnosis/relaxation focusing on lowering stress, and feeling calmer and more confident.

Available live online only, for now, face to face in my Middlesbrough venue at a future date.

 

£35 per session with reduced rates for block booking  

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Pregnancy,Birth & Beyond

With you every step of the way.

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Birth Preparation Power Hour

  • A one-off session focusing on mind calm for birth - around 60-90 mins.

  • Guided relaxation & hypnotherapy session

  • A valuable breathing and mind calm technique to use after the session.

  • Suitable beyond approx 34 weeks

 

Available one to one in your home or live online.

Fee - £70

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Hypnobirthing Express Essentials

Not sure about the full hypnobirthing course and just want to learn some basics?

This course is suitable as a refresher or if you are completely new to hypnobirthing. Ideal if you want a course that will focus on mind calm, relaxation, and self-hypnosis aspects, without all the practical birth education.

3 hours in duration.

Available one to one in your home or live online.

Fee - £125

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Birth Preparation & Hypnobirthing

in-depth course

An in-depth course covering all aspects of hypnobirthing and practical birth preparation.

  • Learn effective ways to work with your body to enhance pain-relieving endorphins

  • Overcome fear and concerns about birth 

  • Learn effective breathing, relaxation, and visualisation techniques to feel calmer and more in control.

  • Learn all about the practical side of labour - what to expect and coping techniques for all stages.

In addition, your birth partner will gain -                         

  • A full toolbox of techniques to help you through all stages of labour

  • An understanding of the birth process and what you need

  • Easy, effective ways to help keep you calm in labour

  • Stress management & mind-calm skills they can use in everyday life, well beyond birth - lots of birth partners tell me they use this for sports, workplace stress, and more! For birth stories showing every type of birth, from home birth to c-section, see birth stories

 

For more information on the course click here

Fee - £250 private 1-1 course - 6-7 hours

Includes all course materials, and ongoing support until birth including an additional birthing power hour session before the big day.

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Caesarean Birth Preparation Course

Hypnotherapy can be very beneficial for caesarean birth. By using self-hypnosis and effective relaxation techniques, you can manage fears, calm your mind and make informed decisions. With a planned caesarean, we can completely personalize the whole course to you, including a specific caesarean preparation hypnotherapy MP3, focusing on preparing your mind for caesarean birth with suggestions for effective post-birth healing. You can still have some control over how your birth happens - during classes we can discuss lots of ways to make the birth a better experience for you and your birth partner. All of the hypnosis and hypnobirthing techniques can be adapted to caesarean birth - and if anything they can be even more effective in keeping you calm. 

For more info and caesarean birth stories click here

Caesarean Hypnobirthing Course - 4 hours

£125

Available face to face in your home or live online.

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 Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to start hypnobirthing classes?

The ideal time to begin the course is between 24 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. This is because it's a good idea to give yourself time to practice breathing techniques, self-hypnosis, and relaxation in addition to classes. However, people do attend later on - the latest a client has attended my course was two days before birth! While it isn't ideal to leave it this late, you can still really benefit.

What if i'm already doing antenatal classes?

Hypnobirthing is a perfect compliment to a standard antenatal course. Lots of people do a hypnobirthing course alongside a standard birth education class.

What if I need a c section?

If you have a c section, hypnobirthing can help so much in these circumstances, allowing you to feel calm in a situation that could be quite scary. If you are having a planned c section, we can do a specific workshop/class focusing on c section so you are fully prepared. If you are having an emergency or unplanned c section, the techniques you have practised before birth can easily be used in this situation. Knowing what questions to ask, having valuable easy to use mind calm and relaxation techniques can help you make c section a positive experience. See here to read about how this can help.

What is Hypnobirthing? How does it work?

Hypnosis helps deal with fear, overcome any anxiety associated with pregnancy and labour, and increase self-confidence and trust in your body’s ability. Using hypnosis techniques can reduce fear and tension, which can help lessen pain during the birthing process. 

Through hypnosis (similar to guided visualisation) you have the opportunity to "experience" a calm natural birth over and over again in your mind. In this way, once the actual birth begins, your body is familiar and comfortable with the rehearsed responses and so reacts accordingly. By reducing the fear and anxiety, tension is reduced in the body, and so pain is lessened. Without all the adrenalin and fear, the body is more able to get on with the job of labour. Hypnotherapy can give you the ability to achieve deep levels of relaxation, understand the stages of labour, how to work with your body in all the stages, allowing you to overcome any anxieties and change your perception of birth.

Is it only for drug-free, intervention-free or straightforward birth?

You can use hypnotherapy no matter what type of birth you have. Whether you are wanting a home birth with no drugs, or a planned c section in hospital, an epidural, no matter what - hypnobirthing techniques can help you. It is about helping you gain a sense of control where possible, & adapt better to any deviation in birth plan. You are equipped with skills to calm, relax & empower, no matter what path your birth takes.

Can it give me a pain-free birth?

No, this is not the aim of hypnosis for birth. Women can have much less pain in labour when they use hypnosis. However, we are not aiming for a pain-free birth, we are aiming to use techniques which will enable you to remain calm, in control, more comfortable and help your body flow through labour. These techniques enable you to deal better with however your labour may go. Some women, myself included, will still say it was painful, though they cope far better with the pain when they have good techniques to manage it.

What if it doesn't work?

This depends on what you expect to happen for it to have "worked".

It is a myth that if you experience pain or need intervention in labour, that hypnosis hasn't worked. What happens is we work together to equip you with skills that you take away and build upon, to take into labour. You have effective pain management, calming, adrenaline reduction, and communication skills and much more - the list goes on. You learn self-hypnosis to be able to take yourself into a deeply relaxed state in any situation - not just birth. You really gain so much from this, that no matter how your birth goes - it has helped you in some way!