Clinical hypnotherapy (hypnosis) involves deep physical and mental relaxation with altered consciousness, similar to day dreaming. Verbal triggers are used during the treatment to enable the subconscious mind to overcome habits, fears or unwanted behaviours.
Hypnotherapy can ease pregnancy sickness, help with extreme anxiety of birth or deal with a phobia of hospitals or needles. It can also help with smoking cessation or weight loss after birth. Research suggests that practising hypnosis relaxation during pregnancy can result in a shorter, easier labour.
Who teaches our hypnosis courses:
Ursula James and her team from Thames Medical Lectures teach our hypnosis courses. Ursula is Visiting Professor of Clinical Hypnosis at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Lorraine Flaherty is an international tutor in hypnosis, neurolinguistic programming and other psychological therapies and has a thriving private practice. The course is accredited by the RCM and by Thames Medical Lectures.
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Here’s what our past students say:
Hypnotherapy is an extremely beneficial mind-body technique, individually tailored to each woman, and empowering them with a tool for pregnancy, birth and for life. Expectancy's course is excellent and offers guidance on integrating hypnotherapy into midwifery practice. Sarah Bryan, midwife and Expectancy Licensed Consultant.
Our Clinical Hypnosis courses
The 4-day Clinical Hypnosis for Childbirth course for qualified and student midwives prepares you to individualise hypnotherapeutic techniques to help women to cope with some of the emotional issues that arise during pregnancy, birth or early motherhood.
A two-day Advanced Hypnotherapy add-on course covers smoking cessation, tocophobia and needle phobia in pregnancy. Midwives are able to use both our hypnosis courses towards full hypnotherapy training with Thames Medical Lectures.