Our Hypnobirthing courses in Sligo combine the knowledge of birth physiology with techniques to help each woman to achieve the birthing experience she desires. Visualisation, relaxation, focused breathing, physical positioning, bonding, deepening exercises and many other techniques are used to help the parents to be create a fulfilling and life affirming experience. I offer both Hypnobirthing group courses in our beautiful clinic in Strandhill, as well as private classes offered both from the Babybloom Clinic in Strandhill as well as from the privacy of your own home.
When:Group courses are offered over two days, a Saturday and Sunday, from the hours of 10am to 3pm with one lunch break and one small break. This course offers a combination of teaching, discussion, questions, relaxation and practice during each section of each day. MP3 tracks, handouts and homemade snacks are provided and a limited number of books are available for lending. We use Marie Mongan’s HypnoBirthing book which is also available at Liber bookshop in Sligo town at a 10% discount for those in our classes. For those interested in attending I highly encourage you to purchase your own HypnoBirthing book as it’s an invaluable resource that you can continue to reference after the course completion. What is special about the group course is the opportunity to learn along side other parents to be. Oftentimes mothers and fathers come away with new friends, and baby too!
PLEASE NOTE: Group courses are offered approximately four times throughout the year. Private classes may be booked throughout the year.
Where: Classes are offered in the comfortable and supportive environment of St Michael’s Family Life Centre in Sligo Town
How much: The price for the total course is €190 euro. This includes:
- Approximately 8 + teaching hours for the birthing mother and partner.
- Homemade snacks, tea and coffee
- MP3 tracks
- Email and phone correspondence. Should it prove necessary, I also offer an additional discounted private fear release meeting.
- Acupressure booklet/handout
Private Hypnobirthing Classes
Private classes are available to anyone wanting a more focused individual session. These meetings are beneficial especially for women whose previous birth experiences may still need to be processed. Sometimes second or third time mothers prefer to meet privately so that information and emotions can be freely shared and expressed. With that in mind whatever your reason for choosing a private session I will be respectful of your needs. In many cases this extra privacy can help to facilitate a profound shift in the birthing mother, whether this is the first or fourth pregnancy.
When: Private sessions can be scheduled from one to five meetings depending on the needs of the mother. Tuition is available Monday through Friday 9:00am -4pm and Thursday evening until 7pm.
Where:Private sessions may be arranged in BabyBloom Clinic, Sligo or the comfort of your own home.
How much: Individual meetings are 55 euros per hour. For us to cover the entire Hypnobirthing syllabus please allow three, 1.5 to 2 hour sessions.
I attended hypnobirthing classes with Lauren before the birth of my second child. I found Lauren to be skilled, knowledgeable, warm and nurturing. She is also incredibly generous with her time and will listen seriously to even the simplest of your labour-related worries. Everything you want from a class and practitioner in preparation for labour! Lauren was particularly skilled at teaching breathing exercises and her relaxation exercises were second to none! I felt more relaxed and prepared for labour and thankfully I experienced a positive labour where I felt in control. I believe this was due to the great preparation I gained in Lauren’s classes. I would highly recommend Lauren and her classes to any Mum-to-be embarking on labour. Thanks Lauren!