Here are just some of the thoughts of my clients who have kindly given their feedback
Here are just some of the thoughts of my clients who have kindly given their feedback
I contacted Anne in the hope of feeling more positive about my birthing experience. It was all too easy to remember and focus on the negatives rather than the positives, and I strongly felt that I could never have another baby because I had experienced such a traumatic labour. My daughter was ten months old yet I still avoided taking about her birth and was terrified of becoming pregnant again, despite always wanting a big family. I hadn't considered how dramatic the change in my feelings would be after our first session. Anne helped me to focus on what my "perfect birth" would look like, and I came to realise that the positive aspects of my labour weren't far from the "perfect" I envisaged. I went from being terrified of becoming pregnant again, to feeling really empowered by my previous experience, and actually positive about doing it again! I'd never experienced hypnotherapy before; it's nothing like you see on TV, I would describe it more as relaxation techniques combined with mindfulness, but that doesn't do it justice. The mind is an incredibly powerful tool, and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone suffering from birth trauma. It's changed my focus on my previous birth and given me a really positive outlook on the prospect of having a second child.
As a very skeptical, realistic individual I didn't have a positive opinion of hypnotherapy. However, after speaking with Anne and having an open-mind, I thought I'd give it a go. What. A. Decision. I. Made! It was as if Anne pulled out multiple thorns I had been carrying all my adult life. I had no idea I had been carrying these feelings. After a few sessions with Anne, I can honestly say I feel like a whole woman for the first time in my life. I'm now self aware of me, my emotions, my being and my decisions. Absolutely incredible. I'd highly recommend hypnotherapy with Anne to anyone.
I came to visit Anne for a reason I wasn’t sure could be dealt with by hypnotherapy as it relates to a mother / daughter relationship, but Anne immediately calmed my thoughts and said that hypnotherapy can tackle all sorts of issues. In my first session with Anne, I knew I had come to the right person. Anne was supportive and caring and had a deep understanding of my worries. I was concerned that I wouldn’t necessarily ease in to the hypnotherapy, but Anne was there with a calming voice and the right questions to work through my situation. Thank you Anne for your help and support.
My daughter suffers with severe anxiety and we have been seeking a way to give her the tools to manage it. I am fortunate to be a colleague of Anne’s and knew I could trust her. We spoke about my daughters anxieties prior to our appointment and some of her favourite things so that when they met, all would be familiar to her. Anne was warm, calm and welcoming and my daughter settled straight away. They spoke about how the worries made her feel and the session was so focused and I saw my little girl open up. I understood more. Toward the end we relaxed into a personalised script that made both of us drift away. At the end of the session she was given a helium balloon to take her worries away. We now listen to the script every night before bed and we do a lot more talking. We talk over problems and acknowledge them before sending them away. My daughter now has the skills to manage her own anxiety with the help and support of us. It is so empowering to know that we, as parents, have the ability to help our little girl and that the support of Anne is always there.
"I had been suffering with a very complicated family relationships and my childhood experiences for many many years. I had never talked about my childhood to anyone apart from my husband, but I know it was always giving me a negative energy. I didn't know much about hypnotherapy, so I didn't know what to expect or if it would work. I was very nervous when I went to see Anne for the first time, but she made me feel relaxed and welcome. Her approach was very calming and it was very easy to follow her instructions in a very relaxed situation. It was a strange but pleasant feeling after the session, I felt very refreshed and started to think very positively. Anne is an amazing hypnotherapist. I highly recommend her to anyone who has any issues, big or small, and they think that hypnotherapy might help. "
"Anne has really helped me deal with a phobia I have which was starting to impact on my life. Anne took time to really listen without any judgment and really helped me get to the root of the problem and helped me with techniques to deal with issues of anxiety and feeling trapped. She provides a safe and caring environment to deal with your issues and discuss them with her. Hypnosis helped my sub-conscious get on the same page as my conscious mind without constantly fearing my phobia and letting it dictate my life. Hypnosis is a fantastic way to deal with issues your sub-conscious is worrying about and throughout the whole process, I knew I was in control but was in a safe place to deal with my issues. I can’t thank Anne enough for her help in letting me get my life back on track."
The role I play in making a couples experience of birth a positive one is so important to me and I get a great deal of satisfaction from it. You feel like you are making a real difference to the way a woman thinks about her birth and how much more positive and in control a couple feels. Birth is such an important and unforgettable moment in a couples lives…and it should be one of the most amazing experiences you will ever have! The positive comments I get from couples reinforces what I do and that for me is the best job satisfaction you can get! Here’s what some of you have said…~Anne
I worked with Anne to process the birth of my first son. Whilst it was not traumatic relative to some birth experiences, it felt traumatic to me, and Anne was very supportive of me to address the emotions I associated with his arrival. The sessions felt very relaxed, calm and safe. I didn't feel judged and there was no expectation of the outcome. The actual hypnosis was not at all what I imagined (no spoon bending!), just very practical and calming visualisations, that tapped into the emotions associated with the birth, and the first months with my son. I would highly recommend the post birth trauma sessions with Anne. She has a very warm and comforting energy, and the fact that she is also a midwife was assuring.
I felt at ease, relaxed, confident and trusting in what Anne was saying and teaching. I liked the different media techniques, handouts mixed with projector and visual aids.
I thoroughly enjoyed that Anne had her own midwifery background to add to the course which I think helped to gain such confidence immediately. The setting for the course was fantastic too.
I was able to have the relaxed and natural birth I had planned - in the water and with only gas and air towards the very end. The hypnobirthing course and the various relaxation techniques you shared proved invaluable both in the lead up and on the day, not sure how I would have coped without it.
Once I had passed a certain stage I knew I could do it without pain relief. I did ask for pain relief options but then thought, 'No, I have prepared for this and I'm ready'. I was determined, positive and trusted my body to birth Lara. I used the feather visualisation mostly, trying to blow it across the room. Thank you for helping me realise that my body is capable of such wonderful things.
We really enjoyed the course, and even though it will be my second time giving birth, I am really glad we were able to do the Hypnobirthing course. It made me feel a lot more calm and confident!
I'm really chuffed that I've done your course. You're a fab teacher and I will spread the Hypnobirthing word whenever possible!
Thank you so much for your support and overall for accompanying us through Hypnobirthing so wonderfully! It is such a comfort to know you are there as a support now and postnatally. Thank you so much for travelling to us for each session; we really appreciated doing the course in our own home. We will be recommending it to every pregnant woman we know!
Our sessions with you definitely proved helpful in controlling Alex's breathing and, in particular, putting the brakes on at the crowning stage. Alex was amazing and we are all super chuffed with our new arrival!
Although it didn't go according to plan, the Hypnobirthing techniques were still really helpful and I'm so glad I did the course. I was able to cope with just gas and air, so I'm really pleased I didn't need a lot of drugs.
I found the Hypnobirthing techniques very useful and used them to get me to 7cm dilated before having gas and air for the extra 5 minutes. it took to get to 10cms! Thank you so much for your expertise. I certainly feel it helped to make this a much more pleasant birth than my first and would definitely recommend Hypnobirthing to friends in the future.
I wanted to tell you that you have been instrumental in helping me have a positive pregnancy and a good birthing experience.
It was an incredibly empowering and beautiful experience and we are both really grateful to you for your help in achieving this.
5 weeks ago I was trying to work out how I could convey my fear to the midwives strongly enough to make them reconsider letting me have a c-section. So to be sitting here now thinking how I can see why so many women opt for a home birth is a hell of a transformation. I am now adamant I would like to start in the birthing centre and in a pool (something I would NEVER have considered prior to our sessions) and is just mind blowing for me and that's all down to you. We are so thankful for everything you taught us.
We were both so happy and proud with our birthing experience and feel strongly that it was down to the hypnobirthing techniques you taught us. We have been and will definitely continue to recommend hypnobirthing to any other expectant parents. Thank you so much!!"
Anne's sensible and experienced approach put us both at ease. She is incredibly experienced and knowledgeable which meant we benefitted from not just the hypnotherapy but also an understanding of the physiology of giving birth. The course exceeded both our expectations and we are now just really excited and positive about the birthing process. I also think it has made us more happy and relaxed through the pregnancy. I am certain that this is mainly down to Anne's application of the course and would highly recommend her, and not just for those who are anxious about giving birth.