This is me with my first born, a new mum and newborn Harris shopping and eating Nando’s just 7 days after having him:
Three years into my Hypnobirthing business I was in a position where I was teaching 2 consistently booked group courses a month, plus had a diary full of one-to-one clients and I didn’t know what to do next.
I was so grateful that my business was bringing in really good money. I was so happy to be helping so many families. But I was tired. Really tired.
I struggled to ever say no to a booking, just in case they didn’t do Hypnobirthing without my course. As a result I was working most weekday evenings plus lots of the weekend too.
That’s when I thought about taking on another teacher under the brand that I’d built.
I’d seen a few other Hypnobirthing teachers doing this and it seemed to work well for them.
I was scared though. Scared that there wouldn’t be enough work for us both. Scared about sharing my all my stuff. I lacked clarity over what the agreement would be too.
But anyway I thought I’d just...
The lovely Yetunde from Cowriebirth has kindly shared her wins with us since she became a hypnobirthing teacher.
"I've been teaching hypnobirthing for a few years now and love it. It's something I do in addition to a full time job, as it is my way of sharing these amazing life changing skill with others.
Abby has asked me for my 3 wins from being a hypnobirthing teacher/instructor/guide so here they are:
1. Supporting a client through multiple changes - preparing for a vbac, overcoming fear of another c-section, baby being breech, having a planned cesarean booked - to help her have the spontaneous vaginal birth she wanted. I really felt my role as a guide and confidence builder, as she did the work - practicing, seeking information, asking questions about her options and not being scared to wait - but I was there to support her every step of the way.
2. Getting a great review from a client 'I felt' didn't engage with the course. During the sessions I...
So you’re sharing your page everywhere you can. You’ve told everyone you meet that you teach Hypnobirthing. You’ve made a website that you are pretty proud of. You’re itching to be making lots of bookings and launching that group course.
Every time you check your emails, you know like every 15 minutes, your inbox is empty. You check your spam just in case. You feel so frustrated. You’ve got so much to share. You know women need this and you worry what might happen if they don’t find you.
Allow your ideal client to get to know you, love you...
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...