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By Kat | December 12, 2017

I love the notion and feeling of curiosity. That place of not knowing or ‘beginners mind’ allows for great possibility. I encourage clients to be curious about the stories their minds are spinning them. The…

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By Kat | December 11, 2017

14 years ago when my beloved nanna passed I inherited a cactus plant of hers. I think it’s flowered once in the time I’ve had it. For a long time it lay dormant, nearly dead,…

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By Kat | December 10, 2017

This is a phrase my best friend says often and I love it. It’s reassuring if you are agonising over a current decision or over-thinking a choice you already made. Fear of “choosing wrong” keeps…

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By Kat | December 9, 2017

There is an oft shortened quote from Helen Keller about courage that we do well to contemplate and remember: “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of…

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By Kat | December 8, 2017

Book your hypnobirthing course with me in the new year at @thewellgarden and you can get a head start now. I’ll send you a copy of my book “Why Hypnobirthing Matters’ and some hypnosis recordings…

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By Kat | December 8, 2017

To be feminine or to tune into maternal instinct is sometimes mistakenly thought of (in a patriarchal society) to be soft, pliable, pastel coloured. Nothing could be further from the truth. Try taking a newborn…

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By Kat | December 7, 2017

Need i say any more?? Really? okay then NOBODY knows better than you what’s right for you. NOBODY. Let me say what I really mean: NOBODY. Advice? Get some. Friends? Respect them. Mentors? Honour them.…

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By Kat | December 6, 2017

Calm and connected. These are the two qualities that come up time and again with my clients. They’re looking to be more present in their lives, to feel calmer and more connected, To themselves, to…

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By Kat | December 5, 2017

A lot of therapists and teachers will make claims about empowering you in your life, pregnancy and birth. Let’s get one thing straight. I don’t empower you. Empowerment is not something I nor anyone else…

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By Kat | December 4, 2017

For the past week I’ve had no option but to listen to my body because it quite simply stopped me in my tracks. First laryngitis shut me up, then a cold laid me out. I’ve…

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By Kat | December 3, 2017

We’re very affected by the moon, even in a city like London where we can feel disconnected from nature, today’s Super Full Moon will demonstrate that. Talk to any birth worker and she’ll tell you…

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By Kat | December 2, 2017

I used to wear my grandmothers ring to anchor her intuition when I attended births. Celebrating the journey of pregnancy and birth with a mala is a part of traditional mothers blessing ceremony (something we’ll…

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By Kat | December 2, 2017

Did you try the meditation yesterday? It’s a way of cultivating presence (rather than presents) to the here and now. Although regular practice of 10 minutes has much documented evidence of health benefits, for just…

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By Kat | December 1, 2017

Do you? It’s so easy to get caught up in life and work and the busy-ness of it all that a day slips by without a moment for yourself. Can you make a commitment to…

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“Doing hypnobirthing changed our feelings about birth, giving us confidence, excitement and strength we otherwise wouldn’t have had.”

By Kat | November 29, 2017

It was so great to see one of “my” dads float in to the hypnobirthing class this week having been for dinner with his sister (I recently taught her hypnobirthing too!) the night before. She managed…

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“I surprised myself by mooing for most of it and then at the end ROARing her out!”

By Kat | November 28, 2017

Hi Kat, You may not remember me, I did your course just over a year ago with my partner Jonny. I thought Jonny had written to you after our little girl, Matylda, was born and…

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By Kat | November 23, 2017

I love teaching hypnobirthing in the diverse borough that is Hackney I love small groups which allow for real conversation and discussion It’s what had us learn last night that the placenta is called “mother…

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By Kat | November 21, 2017

What if you trusted your body and baby completely? What if you knew that whatever came your way you remain calm and confident? What if you were able to exalt in the power of your…

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By Kat | November 17, 2017

LOOSE LIPS = LOOSE LIPS Oh yes…. keep your mouth, jaw, shoulders loose and limp and your cervix will be too 👄 So get practising your horsey lips (Ina May prescription), smile, laugh, sing, snog……

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By Kat | November 16, 2017

BIG thanks to @ritaplattsphoto, @atomgallery and @survivaltechniques for helping make this mornings photo shoot so colourful and fun 💕#mentalhealth #hypnobirthing #hypnotherapy #photoshoot #n16 #stokenewington #hackney

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By Kat | November 13, 2017

#tbt When you turn the page in the journal your sister made for you and are greeted by this bunch of reprobates 😂😂 what a night that was… #elbow #turning30 #anotherlife

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By Kat | November 9, 2017

Really interesting conversation with a new hypnobirthing group last night about affirmations. I’m very open about how I struggled with positive affirmations when I first encountered them in training. I thought it was some new…

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By Kat | November 9, 2017

It’s been five years since I co-hosted a screening of Freedom For Birth with Birthrights at @riocinema . Today Agnes Gereb is back in court, it’s inhuman that this is ongoing – if you don’t…

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By Kat | November 7, 2017

Take ownership of your life. I’m privileged to work with people who are actively engaged in their own lives, and I’m continually inspired by their courage, determination and optimism. It’s tempting, sometimes, to hide out…

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By Kat | October 31, 2017

4 week courses begin November 8th, 20th and December 6th Link in ☝🏻☝🏻bio☝🏻☝🏻for hypnobirthing bookings #getready #getinformed #getinspired #birthprep #birth #pregnancy #hypnobirthing #hackney #hackneydowns #positivebirth #hypnosis #mindfulness #whyhypnobirthingmatters #antenatal #mumtobe #takingthehippyoutofhypnobirthing

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By Kat | October 31, 2017

4 week courses begin November 8th, 20th and December 6th Link in ☝🏻☝🏻bio☝🏻☝🏻for hypnobirthing bookings #getready #getinformed #getinspired #birthprep #birth #pregnancy #hypnobirthing #hackney #hackneydowns #positivebirth #hypnosis #mindfulness #whyhypnobirthingmatters #antenatal #mumtobe #takingthehippyoutofhypnobirthing

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By Kat | October 29, 2017

I do love to be seasonal in the #hypnobirthing sessions @thewellgarden …. channel your inner wolf! 🤘🏻 Link in ☝🏻☝🏻bio☝🏻☝🏻for hypnobirthing bookings #getready #getinformed #getinspired #birthprep #birth #pregnancy #hypnobirthing #hackney #hackneydowns #positivebirth #hypnosis #mindfulness #whyhypnobirthingmatters…

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By Kat | October 28, 2017

Right. I was with a couple doing a refresher session for their second baby last night when Aysha said this. All three of us were talking about how perplexed we are that more people don’t…

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By Kat | October 27, 2017

Your hypnobirthing preparation begins the minute you sign up for my course @thewellgarden as you get a copy of my book “Why Hypnobirthing Matters” and some initial hypnosis recordings to start getting into the swing…

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By Kat | October 19, 2017

Hi Kat, Just thought I’d let you know that little Hester arrived safely on the 2nd of October by planned c section in the end. Everything has been mad and mind blowing since she arrived…

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By Kat | October 17, 2017

Spending time with these gorgeous creatures and we’ve been plotting more fabulous dates for all you mommas. Pregnancy and post natal afternoon retreats that go way above and beyond coming in January, April and July.…

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“Your course really changed our birthing experience as we had the tools to make choices that resulted in a calm labour with minimal intervention.”

By Kat | October 16, 2017

Hi Katrina, This is a very delayed email to not only inform you that our daughter Emily was born, but also to thank you. Your hypnobirthing course had a massive impact on our birth experience…

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By Kat | October 12, 2017

Inducing labour is often talked about in a doom and gloom way. The phrase “cascade of intervention” gets bandied about like some self fulfilling prophecy causing more anxiety and fear. Not helpful. For some, trying…

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“the experience was animal and amazing – I went into my own little zone and my body took over.”

By Kat | October 12, 2017

Dear Kat, Noah Bruno was born on 30 September 2017 at 00.50.  He’s happy, healthy and feeding well. We cannot thank you enough for all your help – which made such an enormous difference both…

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“The hardest part for me was not knowing how long the birth was going to be.”

By Kat | October 10, 2017

Our baby RenKai Bishop was born on the 28th of August and weighs a healthy 7lbs 5oz. His birth was rather unexpected, as he came at 37+4 weeks! We only just about got a bag…

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By Kat | September 30, 2017

What an incredible afternoon. Truly unique, truly special to be able to offer a sacred space for mums to feel nourished, cared for, able to acknowledge what they’ve been through, where they’re at and where…

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