Alexa completed two different Hypnobirthing Training Programmes: KG Hypnobirthing with Katharine Graves and Natal Hypnotherapy with Maggie Howell. She is also training in Imagery with Claudia Raiken.
Hypnobirthing during childbirth is based on the theory that to experience an easy and comfortable birth, women need to have an understanding of the way in which the uterus functions naturally during normal childbirth along with the ill effects of the fear-tension-pain cycle on the birthing process. Birthing women and their support partners are taught non-pharmacological strategies, such as relaxation, meditation and visualisation, that allow the body to birth normally without restrictions to assist in less painful, easier, more comfortable birthing.
DreamBirth is a method developed by Catherine Shainberg in the US which uses quick and simple imagery exercises to help mothers communicate directly with their creative force within to easily and enjoyably create the birth they desire.
Alexa offers a complete birth education programme, that teaches simple but specific self hypnosis, imagery, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better birth. You will learn an array of techniques to help you remain completely in control. When the body is relaxed during labour, it tends to progress better and the experience is often more comfortable and enjoyable. You will learn fear release techniques to overcome any negative feelings you may have about pregnancy/birth or after the baby arrives and it can help mothers to come to terms with a previous traumatic birth. You will be informed about your choices as a woman giving birth and feel empowered and in control of your body.
Private Sessions for Couples or Single Mums:
Three sessions of 2 hours on dates and time of your own convenience of personal birth coaching
This in-depth workshop will teach you how your body works, and will give you information, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises. It will help you release your fears and build your confidence so you look forward to your baby’s birth. It will give you a positive mental attitude which will transform your experience of pregnancy and birth.
It also includes:
3 sessions £450 (2 hours each) at your home. You also get unlimited access to my Prenatal Mindfulness class on Wednesdays 10am
Refresher £150 (2 hours) at your home
Hypnobirthing is much more than just self-hypnosis or hypnotherapy for childbirth:
Most importantly, you’ll learn how to put yourself back in control of your birth – rather than blindly turning your birthing experience over to your doctor or midwife.
Hypnobirthing doesn’t mean you’ll be in a trance or asleep. Rather, you’ll be able to chat, and be and in good spirits – totally relaxed, but fully in control. You’ll always be aware of what is happening to you, and around you.
Hypnobirthing doesn’t require any particular belief system, or prior experience. Some of our mums (and especially their husbands!) have been very sceptical at first – until they experience it for themselves.
Just imagine welcoming each surge! Feeling peaceful… relaxing… and even smiling as your baby comes closer to you!
Hypnobirthing allows you to experience birth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the birthing muscles of your body from functioning as Nature intended them to.
Email Alexa to book.
“The best experience of my life – crazy, hard but amazing!
I met Alexa when I’ve started to attend pregnancy yoga at TriYoga Camden. I felt connected to her style of yoga teaching and as I’ve read about hypnobirthing before, I was interested in exploring this option of giving birth. My husband and I did the hypnobirthing course with Alexa at our home. The breathing and relaxation techniques, the in-depth written materials with lots of practical advice, the recordings but most importantly the confidence that Alexa injected us with become the core of our knowledge that was key in me having the birth I always dreamt of – peaceful, natural, a life changing experience that made me feel like a warrior. Only if you are a mother that gave birth you would understand how tricky it can be to advice someone who is going through birth, as each birth is different, it can really only be done by someone who has gone through assisting with giving birth many many times. And while Alexa couldn’t be with us during the actual birth (we’ve decided to move countries to start our family life somewhere else), her sound advice even from far, has helped us to take the right steps once the water broke and I was ready to go. In the end, I had a natural painkiller free birth into a water pool. Alexa was definitely a main influence to have the courage to do it my way. We are still connected and I come to Alexa for advice post-pregnancy. She always has a lot of it. Thank you Alexa.”