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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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“the mindset and the focus we were taught was all we needed to get through the most intense bodily experience (and amazing, and cool and out of this world) 2 hours and 48 min of my life.”

By Kat | September 27, 2017

Hi Kat, Hope you are well! I thought I’d appropriately enough share our birth story with you on what would have been our due date. We now have a son, whom we’ve named Leo, who…

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By Kat | September 25, 2017

We can finally (and with some delay on our side…) let you know that after a looong wait we could welcome Aileen on 15th August 🙂 Unfortunately our birth did not quite go as hoped…

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“I do believe that because I stayed calm so did the baby!”

By Kat | September 25, 2017

We ended up just a few days overdue. Ford Charles born Aug 13th weighing 6lbs13. I had a bit of a stop/start labour. I went into labour naturally on the 11th but it stopped around…

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“if we hadn’t done the hypnobirthing course we might not have been so confident to champion our own preferences”

By Kat | September 25, 2017

Hi all, hope you’re very well.Just wanted to let you know about the arrival of our son, James Rudy, on 15th September, 7lb 7oz. It wasn’t quite the birth we were planning. He remained stubbornly…

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Though it was definitely intense (!), I’m quite pleased I experienced a natural birth and am sure the preparation we did with you played a big part.

By Kat | September 14, 2017

Hi Kat, I hope you had a great summer!   Just wanted to let you know that baby Jack arrived on 25th July and I’ve attached a few photos of us in hospital and of…

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“hypnobirthing gave us the mind set that change of plan was ok and that together we could get through it.”

By Kat | September 14, 2017

Hi Kat, been a busy few weeks our end… I was hospitalised with poorly kidneys on bank holiday… It was the baby squashing my kidneys and causing me morphine-worthy pain and significant weight loss…wasn’t even…

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By Kat | August 30, 2017

Going into stasis for hyper sleep or flotation tank experience? Same ethereal, space age, zero gravity feeling @londonfloatation today. Still floating despite the rainy journey back from the docklands. HIGHLY recommended for mums to be…

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By Kat | August 25, 2017

The girls are back in town! Outtakes from our shoot. I just love being part of a gang 🤘🏻 swipe for more! @yolande_yoga @firsttouchmassage @souladoula65 @mamakalondon @thewellgarden @ritaplattsphoto (at The Well Garden)

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By Kat | August 25, 2017

All GO with today’s photo shoot for Born Together @thewellgarden ☺️ Babies, bumps and the Born Together gang 🤘🏻 @mamakalondon @souladoula65 @firsttouchmassage @yolande_yoga (at The Well Garden)

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By Kat | August 25, 2017

Having taught hypnobirthing since 2009 I’ve been privileged to support families as they expand through one, two, three and four children. I’ve had four mums go on to become doulas and seven go on to…

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By Kat | August 24, 2017

The Universe has been testing me since my last newsletter. I’ve had a couple of requests recently, one from a Dr saying she knew all the antenatal stuff so could I ‘just do the hypnobirthing…

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Why I’ve seen Hamlet 6 times this year

By Kat | August 24, 2017

I’ve taken time to consider this because i’ve been asked “why?” many times. The looks of confusion started when I went for a third time… the sheer incredulity of more visits got ME curious about why…

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By Kat | August 22, 2017

There is a wisdom path deep inside your woman’s body.It weaves you ~ back to the first woman that ever wasIt weaves you to your mother and her mother before herIt is a cosmic umbilical…

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By Kat | August 9, 2017

I love the sound of rain on the roof… take a look around my hypnobirthing home @thewellgarden as we get ready for the last class of the last course of the summer 3017. Autumn courses…

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“100% agree it was better not to be told about size!”

By Kat | August 8, 2017

Little Lola arrived 2 weeks ago and we’re all smitten. Actually, she wasn’t so little at 4.6kg…but we managed a water birth. Not sure I would have tried had I known I was carrying a…

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By Kat | August 4, 2017

Last week’s welcome additions to the world ☺️ welcome please George, Frankie, Carlos and Romy! Link in ☝🏻☝🏻bio☝🏻☝🏻for hypnobirthing bookings #getready #getinformed #getinspired #birthprep #birth #pregnancy #hypnobirthing #hackney #hackneydowns #positivebirth #hypnosis #mindfulness #whyhypnobirthingmatters #antenatal #mumtobe…

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