Originally the course was run as face to face group sessions in Melbourne, and was working well until we were all blind sided by Covid. So I pivoted to running the course online, and it's working really well. The feedback has been great, and I'm excited to be able to open the reach much wider to welcome people from Perth, WA or anywhere in Australia.
Most of the courses include wonderful families from a combination of States who are all enjoying the convenience of not having to travel, to park, to take more time out of their day as they benefit from getting all the same information whilst being comfortable in their own home.
Being online is particularly useful when your busy work schedules might mean you can't both be around for all of each session. You can choose to sign in from separate locations, or catch up what you've missed, with a recording of the session.
My husband and I are due to have our first baby in a few weeks and we would like to thank Justine for helping us prepare. We are both going into this feeling reassured, knowledgeable, confident, composed and most of all relaxed thanks to Justine and the program she has put together. Justine is a wealth of knowledge and has provided/ taught us a number of different strategies we can implement during child birth to manage the pressure/pain. We highly recommend Justine, A focused birth and her amazing program for any expecting parents, especially if you want to have a natural birth. Again - thank you Justine!
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.
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 course starting 6 May 2021