Birth (Recognised since September 2017)
Lives in: Haslemere GU27
Local info and availability:
I can be available for work at fairly short notice. Happy to work within a 50 mile radius of the Guildford area.
Languages spoken other than English:
Reiki 1. KG Hypnobirthing (course completed in London in August 2016) 3 Step Rewind Practitioner (reframing birth trauma)
My name is Lesley and I live in Haslemere, Surrey. I am a Recognised Birth Doula and KG hypnobirthing teacher. I learned about doulas for the first time in 2010 and after doing some research about what their role is and how they worked, I decided to train as a Birth Doula with Nurturing Birth in London in 2011.
I always wanted to work in the neonatal world and in 2008 I had time to do an Access to Nursing & Health Professions course at Guildford College with a view to becoming a midwife but my circumstances changed and instead I trained as a Birth Doula with Nurturing Birth in London, and completed the doula Recognition process in September 2017.
The ethos of a doula sits very comfortably with my own belief that childbirth is a natural process which, given the right environment, tools and emotional support, many women are able to come through with memories of a primitive and wonderful experience to treasure all their lives. The sense of achievement can be amazing and I feel should be available to all women.
Being invited onto a couple’s journey into parenthood is an complete privilege and I am able to offer help in the form of practical help, emotional support and non-judgmental up to date signposting during the antenatal, birth and immediate post-natal periods while you adjust to your new addition.
Reiki 1 (see below)
KG Hypnobirthing course (August 2016, Light Centre, London W1)
3 Step Rewind (birth trauma) Practitioner
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) course for Birth Practitioners
Michel Odent Study Day 2011
Oxytocin Study Day 2012
Reiki is a relaxation tool which can be used during the ante-natal period and the birth process and its healing benefits are well-known both spiritually and physically.
Hypnobirthing enables you to work with your body and understand what is happening to you and why during pregnancy, labour and birth. This results in a strong sense of empowerment during the birth process and for many women the result is that pain relief can be kept to a minimum, if at all.
The 3 Step Rewind process has been shown to help clients reframe traumatic experiences (including birth trauma which can lead to PTSD) so that the experience can be archived safely away in the storage part of the brain (hippocampus) from the charged trauma part of the brain (amygdala).
I have a current enhanced DBS