Hello I’m Sarah, mum to two beautiful children, wife to a welsh man (we won't hold that against him though) and creator of Positively Blooming Hypnobirthing. A hypnobirthing workshop and online home study course that will help you birth your baby with a calmness and confidence that you wouldn't believe is possible.
I was born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex and had my first born in Southend hospital. It was an induction, with pretty much every intervention under the sun. When we fell pregnant with our second baby, a short 9 months later, I just knew I didn't want to go through 'that' again. It was my husband Richard who first suggested using hypnotherapy for childbirth. As a newly trained hypnotherapist he was all for it, I was the skeptic!
It was after much discussion, going something along the lines of, me "are you mad? you're not coming near me with that mumbo jumbo nonsense" and him "what do you have to loose?" So after a lot of thought on my part and no decent response to his question we invested our time, effort and money and discovered another way (don't you just hate it when they're right)!
I hypnobirthed my daughter in 2008, again in Southend Hospital but this time without any intervention (she popped out and we was back home a few hours later). Since then, I also have trained as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, along with this an antenatal educator. Utilising all these skills I've created Positively Blooming Hypnobirthing, a hypnobirthing workshop and online home study course focusing on the core principles of hypnobirthing and tonnes of applied psychology. With nearly a decade of therapicual skills and an abundance of experience and knowledge of hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and birthing basics, Positively Blooming Hypnobirthing is packed full of activities, audios, transcripts and the odd video to help you gain a fresh perspective on birth.
After years of working with parents on a 1-2-1 basis in London and Essex and more recently taking group workshops in Lincolnshire (yes we've relocated, I'm guilty of watching too many episodes of escape to the county). I decided to put all my findings together produce an online home study course too, gotta move with the times right?
We still hang out in the South East on a regular basis and when I get the chance I still love to work in-person in the South East too. (Rich seems to get all the celebrity clients visit him in our Leigh-on-Sea practice). The workshops are short and sweet giving you all the information you need for a positive birth experience and its easy for you to continue your practice in the comfort of your own home with the fully comprehensive online course materials. Fitting it in with your family and work commitments making it as easy as possible for you to have that calm, confident birth experience you long for. And just for good measure after you've completed the workshop or home study course if you wobble, I will catch you, either in-person (location dependant) or over Skype.
It's good to know isn't it that you can safely take those sh!t tinted childbirth spectacles off now. Together we will take some baby steps so you can pop on a pair of rosey, pink, lenses and really look forward to meeting your baby.
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