Wise Hippo Programme

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The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour programme that runs as 4x 2.5 hour classes. Offered as a private course, sessions take place in the comfort of your own home and can be arranged evenings, weekends or weekdays to suit your diary. The cost of the course is £350 per couple.

The course costs include all tuition, a workbook, 5x MP3s and ongoing support via email and the BabyBien facebook support group.


What does the course cover?

Class One

  • Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus
  • The picture of childbirth today
  • The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials
  • Defining hypnosis 
  • Acknowledging pain
  • The physiology of birth and the impact of Fear
  • Mind/body connection
  • The impact of others
  • Taking charge of your thoughts

Class Two

  • Relaxation - the antidote to discomfort
  • What is Relaxation?
  • Positions for Relaxation
  • Remember to Breathe
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Eyes open hypnosis
  • Time Distortion
  • Anchoring
  • Birth Partners script
  • Establishing a practice routine

Class Three

  • Prenatal bonding
  • Choosing where to have your baby
  • Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
  • Alternative options for promoting comfort
  • Medical intervention
  • Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
  • interventions explained
  • Benefits of a natural birth
  • writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
  • Physical preparations for birth
  • The mirror mantra
  • Fear release session

Class Four

  • Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch
  • Positions for birth
  • Ligaments and pelvis
  • Humming your baby down - birthing your baby
  • Birth partner's role
  • Using the techniques during labour
  • When baby arrives
  • Sea of serenity - birth hypnosis session
  • Your practice and preparation diary


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