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Hypnobirthing teacher Gill

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Gill Thompson DipHB, MHBA

Qualified hypnobirthing teacher based in Buckinghamshire, member of the Hypnobirthing Association and mum of two.

Gill completed her hypnobirthing teacher training with Katherine Graves of the hypnobirthing association, the woman who is credited with bringing hypnobirthing to the UK, before founding Simplyborn. Her aim is to offer professional hypnobirthing courses to professional women and their partners, bringing a sound, scientific and grounded approach to what many people may originally dismiss as an airy-fairy discipline. Gill is committed to helping make your experience of pregnancy and childbirth a positive and empowering one, and at this very special time in your lives  is keen that you enjoy the courses, hopefully having a few laughs along the way and leaving feeling energised and confident.

Gill became interested in hypnobirthing when pregnant with her second child. Due to a previous bad experience she turned to hypnobirthing having heard about the benefits it can offer both during pregnancy, through labour and beyond. ‘Whilst maintaining a healthy scepticism I decided to pursue it as an option for a natural, calm birth. I also thought it might help allay some of my fears and anxieties around my pregnancy.’ After reading  several books on  hypnobirthing  I totally bought into the theories and practices, and the idea that we in the west have been conditioned to expect childbirth to be painful, whereas in many cultures this simply isn’t the case. Childbirth is often over-medicalised and subject to a myriad of monitoring and interference that often is totally unnecessary. After undertaking  the hypnobirthing course herself  her daughter Emilia was born peacefully, swiftly , painlessly and calmly .

Gill lives is a fully trained and insured hypnobirthing teacher and runs group and private courses in and around South Bucks including Amersham, the Chalfonts, Chorleywood, Beaconsfield, Chesham, Gerrards Cross, Rickmansworth, Farnham, Windsor and Slough.