The Hypnobirthing course can be delivered in 2 ways - A one-to-one session in the comfort of your own home or in my specially designed therapy room in my home in Newquay, or a group class at Penrice Birth Centre in St Austell. (please note the Penrice group course is only available at certain times throughout the year - current dates are below). With the private course the course can be structured in 2 ways - e.g. 3x 3.3 hour sessions or 2x 5 hour sessions. There is no right or wrong time to start the course, however anywhere between 20-35 weeks pregnant, depending on your needs and my availability, seems to work well.
Your partner will play a key role in your birthing, and the Hypnobirthing technique believes that they should be part of the process leading up to it; they are much more than mere bystanders. However saying this, I have worked with just mothers, so it can be done, but hopefully your partner will want to be involved if they can! If you do not have a partner but will be having a friend or a member of your family with you whilst giving birth then it would be great if they could attend the sessions with you.
I offer free travel for anywhere up to 15 miles outside of Newquay which is where I'm based. Every mile after that is charged at 45p per mile and is invoiced at the end of the course. As part of the course fee you will get a copy of the Self-Hypnosis Rainbow Relaxation MP3 and Birthing Affirmations, and a Cornwall Hypnobirthing handbook (100 pages!) which includes resources, scripts, positive visual images and much more to aid your Hypnobirthing experience.
Please contact me for course prices and availability.
Due to the current government restrictions with regard to social distancing all group courses are currently suspended. I will be teaching my next group course via Zoom. Places will still be limited so book early to avoid disappointment. I have limited availability for face to face, private courses throughout October and November 2020
November 2020 Group Course:
Venue: Your sofa! Virtual Teaching via Zoom
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Sunday 1st November
Sunday 8th November
Sunday 15th November
January 2021 Group Course:
Venue: Your sofa! Virtual Teaching via Zoom (potential to change to face-to-face Government guidelines update)
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Sunday 10th January
Sunday 17th January
Sunday 24th January
Now taking bookings
Feedback from previous Group Courses:
" A completely unexpected and eye-opening learning experience. I was initially apprehensive as 'hypnobirthing' didn't sound like something I could relate to, but I agreed to attend for my partner. I have come away thinking that perhaps all pregnancy/birthing education should be like this! It was such a positive experience. Thank you Terri." First time dad
"The course was informative and practical and the recordings were helpful. It's given us a very different view to the previous NCT course we did with our last pregnancy. Terri was very clear and passionate. " Sarah - 2nd time mum
"Absolutely amazing! Very in detail about how the mind andbody work. I feel so much more educated and excited for my birth . Very happy, thank you." Rosee -2nd time mum
"This course has made me feel confident to make well informed choices and know that its ok to be vocal about what me and my partner want. It was so enlightening on how I can help and impact on a positive birth experience. Greta and Daryosh - first time parents
"I found the Hypnobirthing course to be very informative It gives a great insight in to how you can choose to give birth without being told what you should do. I found the breathing techniques helpful even though I'm not the one giving birth! … I now feel much calmer, at ease and confident to have the positive birth experience I envisioned. Hypnobirthing has given me the knowledge I need to have a positive outlook on my future birthing day." Chris and Steph - first time parents
"The Hypnobirthing course is based on evidence, theory and techniques and has allowed me to fell 100% more informed about the birth processes and the options we have. I now feel confident, ready and excited to experience the birth and empowerment. Thank you." Bryony - first time mum
"Amazing class and course. Definietly changed my view of how I want to have my natural birth. Took away lots of fear and gave me so much information. Thank you so much Terri!" Clanjo - First time mum
"Highly recommend HypnoBirthing group course with Terri. The classes are small and Terri is really engaging. HypnoBirthing makes so much sense, I'm really looking forward to my birth now.
I even feel I am prepared if things don't go the way we plan, which I didn't realise would of upset me until we discussed alternative births with Terri - what if I'm overdue, what if they offer me xyz, what if I end up having to have a c section - but these don't worry me as much either now as I feel confident in my choices.
Iv enjoyed learning the breathing techniques which also help when you need to nap or if I want to encourage baby to move.
My partner took some serious persuading to join me on the first session as he was worried about it being very "hippy" however he also thoroughly enjoyed it and came to every session. I feel confident that he has an understanding of why I want to do this and how he can help and be apart of it too.
Really nice to meet a few new people who I have things in common with. I’m looking forward to sharing birth stories with them and exchanging methods we try, and just having someone to chat to at 3am as potentially we’ll all be up feeding at the same time. It's really funny how sad it is when the classes are over, but we have already arranged our next tea and cake meet up though!" Claire - First time mum
"I had read and heard a bit about Hypnobirthing so knew it was something I wanted to know a bit more about once we found out we were expecting. I was worried I wouldn't be able to find any support in Cornwall, but a quick search and I found Cornwall Hypnobirthing. Terri has been a delight from the very beginning answering my random emails asking about classes and what to expect all the way through to the actual course. My husband joined me and we both thoroughly enjoyed every week. We both feel so much more at ease about what's happening to my body, our baby and the birth. I'm actually excited to give birth now knowing that Terri has given me the tools to do so calmly and with confidence. T
he class was a small group which was lovely as it gave us time to get to know the other parents-to-be and we're all staying in touch which is great. I would definitely recommend attending one of Terri's courses or even a taster session or relaxation class if you're unsure. You'll soon feel so proud to be pregnant and in control of your birth no matter which way the path turns. Plus the birth partners feel much more part of the whole experience which is super. The course is definitely one of the best decisions we've made in preparation of becoming parents. Thank you Terri!" Susie - First time mum