I have been a Midwife and Nurse for 20 years. I love working with women and families to achieve the birth they have always hoped for. You baby’s birth should be the happiest day of your life, not one that you would rather forget.
Hypnobirthing will help you to achieve a more gentle birth experience. Mum’s love it and babies also gain in so many ways. From the significant benefits of repeated relaxation during pregnancy, all the way through to having a more calm, and happy Mum during those early challenging few weeks.
A great hypnobirthing program is the perfect preparation for birth. It combines both accurate information about the process of birth, and what to expect, with powerful practical tools and simple techniques that will alleviate your anxiety and ensure you begin this journey with your new tiny human in the most positive way possible.
You will learn how having a positive approach, based on trust in your body and your innate abilities, has the most incredible impact on how your labour will unfold. Hypnosis is so effective because when your conscious mind is filled with calm and confident thoughts, there is no room for fear and anxiety to creep in. Such a simple premise that will have a truly profound impact.
Having an experienced birth professional design and facilitate the program takes your preparation to the next level. It means you don’t have to take two separate courses. You can trust that all your questions about what to expect during labour and birth will be answered professionally, with an understanding of current evidence - based practice and hospital guidelines. You’ll learn about what you can do to help your labour be more efficient, natural ways to be more comfortable, and also pain relief options from the hospital. There are extra presentations on Induction of labour and Caesarean births, all bases are covered.
As a clinical hypnotherapist and an experienced midwife and childbirth educator, I have developed a course that fits in seamlessly with the hospital system.
With A Focused Birth you’ll also learn about so much more than just labour and birth. We’ll cover breastfeeding, caring for a new baby, and understanding how to have a smooth transition into life as a new family. It really is all the essentials in one package.
In addition, as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and psychotherapist I offer individual appointments to address any specific anxieties you may have, so that you are in the best place emotionally before your baby is born. I specialise in previous pregnancy loss, Birth anxiety, Fertility treatments, and existing anxiety. Hypnotherapy is unique in it’s ability to bring about rapid change. Past clients are amazed that having a change of perspective is possible in a single session.
A realistic and holistic approach to pregnancy and motherhood. I would absolutely recommend A Focused Birth to everyone. Justine approaches all topics with realism, personal experience and facts from a long and successful career as a midwife. This course gave my partner and I more information that we even knew that we needed. It covered a range of topics from understanding the different stages of labour, to breastfeeding, to how to be a good birth partner. One of the best and most surprising things to us was that Justine was more than happy to offer support to you, even after the course has finished. We cannot thank Justine enough for all the information that she has provided us with and we cannot recommend her highly enough.
Do you want to feel excited about your baby's birth?
Do you need to reduce your anxiety instantly?
Would you love to have a more restful night's sleep?
I'll send you a free Pregnancy Hypnobirthing audio track - Take that first step to enjoying your pregnancy more, and begin looking forward to a calmer, more positive birth.
I have over 20 years experience as a midwife in the UK and Australia, working in both private and public hospitals. I have helped thousands of women in every scenario, from homebirths and water-births, births with complex issues, intervention, and caesarean births.
I currently work in a busy Melbourne Hospital, and am passionate about supporting women and families be as relaxed and confident as they can be whatever the circumstances. I divide my time as a midwife between the Birth Centre and the Child Birth Education Team. This means I am upto date with current research, policies and procedures when it comes to all things birth related.
In addition, I am a government accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist, with an Honours degree in Psychology. In my private practice I specialise in treating anxiety, trauma, fertility issues, pain management and phobias, as well as hypnobirthing techniques.
Bringing together these sets of skills, knowledge, and experience I can guide and prepare you to have the positive birth experience that you desire.
Next courses starting July 8, and August 21