Course Details

Questions

Welcome! If you have clicked through to this page, you probably have a few questions;


Where is it?

In the beautiful Maqam Centre, Wrentham Avenue, London, NW10 3HJ


Who is running it? What do they know?

I am a Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in working with parents and families since my training almost 15 years ago.  You might have in your mind that I believe you 'should' have a certain kind of birth and that is the opposite of what I think.


My job is to share information with you about birth, about the connection between your mind and your body and how you can use different techniques to help you and your baby with birth. These are applicable whether you attend as a single parent or in a couple, with support from a doula or a friend and whether you birth vaginally or abdominally, with medical intervention or without. 


I aim to do this in a non-judgemental, clear and calm way so that you have the knowledge and ability to make the best decisions for you and your family at the time.  And I don't believe anyone has all the answers but if you ask me a question I will share what I know, show you where to get more information and use my network to help in anyway I can.


And the bonus of the course running over 5 weeks is that you are able to reflect on the information shared in between sessions, return with questions or comments and even better, have 5 weeks of relaxation exercises that always helped me sleep better!


What is included?

The five-week series includes HypnoBirthing book, audio tracks, class notes, visualisation posters, birth preferences template and you can contact me with any questions both before and after birth.


You are invited to bring a birthing companion to classes and whomever you have chosen, including your partner, sister, mother or a friend will be most welcome.  


The classes are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded people in the local area.


Please click on the "Contact Me" link to email me for more information. 


If fewer than three couple have registered for the class I reserve the right to cancel the session. in this case, any monies paid would be refunded.  


**If you are very near your birthing time and are unable to attend class for five weeks, please enquire about a private course.**


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Next Courses

January 2020 Course

Dates: Monday 13th, 20th, 27th January and, 3rd and 10th February 


Times: 6.30 - 9pm which includes a break. Herbal tea, water and a snack included

Location: Maqam Centre, Wrentham Avenue, London, NW10 3HJ


If you can't make one of the weeks please do contact me and we can work out a plan!


£345

February 2020 Course

Dates: Monday 17th and 24th February and 2rd, 9th and 16th March 

Times: 6.30 - 9pm which includes a break. Herbal tea, water and a snack included

Location: Maqam Centre, Wrentham Avenue, London, NW10 3HJ


This webpage will be updated regularly or please do email me for more information.

Payment

The cost of a group course is £345 - up to 5 classes of 2.5 hours each.  

Private courses start at £650 for 4 classes of 2.5 hours each.  

Please contact me directly for availability.


To complete the registration and book your place, 

I will ask you to please transfer the course fee to the following account:


Name: Dr E L Keaveny
Bank: First Direct 

Sort code: 40 47 59

Account number: 82820439


Please use your name as the payment reference, so I know who the payment has come from! And please email me through this site or emma@yourbirthyourbaby.org and I will send a confirmation email.

Not your first time?

Second-time (or more) Parents

Mums who are pregnant with their second or subsequent babies also contact me for classes.


Depending on the preparation for your previous birth or births, how you feel about how it was (which is usually more important than how you may factually describe it) and how your current pregnancy is going will depend on what might be most helpful.


Refresher package if previously familiar with HypnoBirthing

Two sessions of 2 hours duration in the comfort of your own home.


The first session would focus on the use of the overall approach including a reminder of the physical processes involved, relaxation, visualisation, affirmations, breathing and self-hypnosis.  


We don't use our time together to talk about this but this session is usually a good prompt to ensure practicalities are discussed including care of any older children and what was and wasn't helpful in the 'supplies' bag for home or hospital so that plans can be made.  


In the second session we deepen the focus including a fear release script to ensure that you and your birthing partner feel prepared to use a variety of techniques on your baby's birthing day.


My hourly rate is £120 but for this package of 4 hours I charge £350.  


Bespoke options

If neither the group class or the Refresher package fits for you please do contact me and we can work out a plan based on your particular needs.  


As a Clinical Psychologist I am also trained in working with people who have experienced trauma, perhaps in their early life, their adult relationships or their previous birth.  I don't currently offer private individual therapy to address any of these experiences but I am able to tailor the HypnoBirthing Course in the context of your experience as needed.


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Email

Contact me to make a booking or to ask any questions