HypnoBirthing®, devised by Marie Mongan, has been used for nearly 25 years but it was unheard of in Jersey until 2003 when our daughter Mia was born. Mia was the first baby born naturally with no pain relief using HypnoBirthing® in Jersey.
Initially, the midwives were a little sceptical about HypnoBirthing® as it was not something they had heard about, however, when I walked calmly into the maternity ward 7cm dilated with my second baby 18 months later, the midwife said "great, you're doing HypnoBirthing - makes my job easier!!"
With each birth I needed no pain relief, had no tearing and a quick recovery and each baby took to breastfeeding with ease, as a result of the techniques I learned on the course.
Now a fully qualified Hypnotherapist myself and trained by and affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute from 2004 for ten years, I have trained dozens of couples in HypnoBirthing. Read some of their stories here. And I can teach you how to also experience a calmer, more comfortable birth as nature intended.....
Having used hypnotherapy for the birth of my two children, I trained as a clinical hypnotherapist in 2004 with the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy
My specialist interests are the use of hypnotherapy in childbirth and also to compliment my practice as a speech and language therapist in the treatment of stammering and voice problems. However, I have released a wonderful relaxation recording to address everyday stress for all - whether you are pregnant, a parent, an employee or a student. See my testimonials for more details.
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I offer speech and language therapy support for children and adults, within the specialist areas detailed below.
Clinical services include formal assessment (using standardized tests), informal assessment (play based observational assessment), discussion with adults involved, individualized goal setting, and individualised therapy programmes.
I will identify your/your child’s learning strengths and use these to help overcome communication difficulties. Assessment, goals and therapy programmes are reviewed and updated regularly to provide effective therapy and to help you/your child make progress towards set goals.
I welcome your phone calls and emails to discuss my services and availability. Contact me now to discuss how I can help.
If your need is out of my specialty remit, I will refer you on to another speech and language therapist with a specialist interest in your particular need.
I am proud to be a part of an initiative 'Peaceful Pregnancy in Dumfries and Galloway' along with other professionals in the area to promote a calm and relaxed pregnancy and birth experience. Along with HypnoBirthing, did you know that you can attend wonderfully relaxing pregnancy yoga classes with Moira Forsyth - perfect to learn breathing techniques, look after your ever-changing body, encourage baby into a perfect position and learn valuable relaxation techniques - compliments HypnoBirthing perfectly!