Starting a new business can be daunting. Taking the plunge to train in something new is a big deal. I get it. This was me six years ago. It felt scary and big but honestly if I hadn’t have taken the plunge I’d have missed out on so many things.
Some of the ladies that I work with feel this way too but at the end of their training they are so grateful to have taken the plunge.
One of these people is Rebecca Trueman from Birth Without Fear Hypnobirthing. Rebecca trained with me at the end of 2020 and has since then done amazing things with her business, it has gone from strength to strength.
Rebecca shares her thoughts with us in this live video, giving us an insight into why she decided to train as a hypnobirthing teacher in the first place:
"I wanted to do something for myself, that suited our family life. I needed to do something positive for myself and the stars aligned"
Explaining some of her initial concerns:
"Lack of confidence was a...
So, you are thinking about becoming a hypnobirthing teacher but you aren't quite sure if it will fit with your existing life, here's an insight into how hypnobirthing worked for me.
6:30am - Get up with the baby and toddler - breakfast and general morning carnage.
7:30am - I get showered and ready for the day before my husband sets off for work.
9am - Kids watch Peppa pig whilst i write a social media post
10am - We meet friends for a play date.
1:30pm - Baby and toddler are asleep in the car so I enjoy a quiet half an hour watching some business tips on Facebook and reply to client emails.
2pm - We go inside and play and cheer up the cranky toddler.
4pm - The kids eat
5:30pm - Husband gets home, we say 'hello' and I sneak upstairs to get my bag ready for tonight's one to one hypnobirthing session.
6pm - We have dinner
6:30pm - We bath the kids...
The lovely Anna from Rock Your Birth has kindly shared her wins with us since she became a hypnobirthing teacher.
𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗹𝗹:
The lovely Abby asked if I'd be happy to share three of my wins in business!
I'll be honest and admit this isn't something I spend enough time focusing on. It's much easier to think of what didn't go well or what hasn't yet been achieved (and I'm sure I'm not the only one who does that).
So this was a great opportunity to reflect on what I have achieved since I started my business back in July 2018.
And when I started thinking they came flooding some small, some big but all important to acknowledge & feel proud of (so thanks for the nudge Abby)
1/ Juggling my business, my day job (I'm an accountant), I have my family and the admin of life is definitely something I need to see as a win. I tend to focus on the things I don't do well or don't do full stop but when I reflect I need to acknowledge all of the things that I am...
There’s a stage of labour that is so often misunderstood. This is early labour.
I love teaching Hypnobirthing clients about this stage as I know through understanding their body and the reality of this stage of labour they are so much more likely to relax into it.
So many couples assume labour will have a sudden onset. I know I did when I was pregnant with my first baby (TV has a lot to answer for). I assumed it would have a clear start and continue until our baby was born. In actual fact the start of labour can be quite vague. It can be stop start. It can be slow.
If people don’t understand this they can over analyse and doubt their body. So clearly communicating this to couples is birth changing.
I think it’s so important to explain to people what is actually going on in the body at this stage. It’s not all about dilation! A LOT is happening.
One of the important things that is happening is that the cervix is softening and...