Holistic Childbirth Education with Harmonic Hypnobirthing
Who wouldn’t want to feel calm, supported and empowered for birth? I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about hypnobirthing, and we are so lucky to have Harmonic Hypnobirthing right here on the Central Coast to teach us mamas the incredible skill. If you’ve been contemplating hypnobirthing for your next birth, you should definitely get in contact with Katie. She began teaching her first birth classes in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. In this interview she gives us insight into why she is so passionate about teaching hypnobirthing, how her business came about, and some of the beautiful transformations she has seen.
Tell us all about your business, Harmonic Hypnobirthing.
I offer unique holistic childbirth services and independent education. I teach the Hypnobirthing AustraliaTM program to couples who are wanting to create and maintain a positive mindset for birth and learn some holistic tools to use in labour. I also offer Doula Services, Hypnotherapy, Energetic Healing, Mother blessings, Womb Rite Healings and Flower Essence consultations specifically for mothers, babies and children.
These services are all available at the:
Central Coast Holistic Birth and Healing Centre.
28 Branga Avenue, Copacabana, NSW,2251
Why did you choose to create Harmonic Hypnobirthing?
It was the joyful and empowering births of my two boys using hypnobirthing techniques that prompted me to become a Hypnobirthing AustraliaTM practitioner. I began teaching my first birth classes in 2012. I had such an awakening of my own innate strength and power throughout my pregnancies and birth and knew that I had to share this method with more women so that they could learn how to feel calm, supported and excited for birth rather than anxious and uncertain as is the societal norm.
Tell us about the process of opening Harmonic Hypnobirthing.
Once I had completed all my appropriate training, I meditated upon a business name and received the name “Harmonic Hypnobirthing”. This felt like the perfect name. There is such a harmonic resonance that occurs with mother’s, partners and babies from the moment of conception and carries right through the pregnancy and through the birth process itself.
“Mother and baby working together in complete harmony” is one of my favourite affirmations we use! I set about creating a website and remember that at the time I had zero social media accounts! I was apprehensive about Facebook and a good friend sat down with me, talked me through it, and created my page. Once the website was up, enquiries began to flow and I have been blessed to have a healthy stream of parents taking the Hypnobirthing AustraliaTM program and going forward to have some amazing birth experiences.
What is your most popular service?
The Hypnobirthing AustraliaTM program is by far the most popular aspect of my business. It is the world’s fastest growing independent childbirth education program which uses proven techniques such as breathing, relaxation, visualisation, self-hypnosis, acupressure, active birth, critical thinking skills to prepare mothers and their birth companions with tools, techniques, support and confidence to approach their birth calmly and positively.
How does your business help or cater to mums?
My business is ALL about families, helping them to prepare for what is the most sacred and special time in their lives. It is especially good for mums who carry extreme fears in relation to giving birth, or for others who may have experienced birth trauma with previous children.
What do you feel makes your services different from others?
When parents choose to take the Hypnobirthing Australia program or engage any of my other services, they are inviting quality, holistic care, support and education from someone who is so passionate about empowering expecting mamas to trust in their innate strengths and harness their personal power as both creators and mothers.
I know that everything a woman needs to birth her baby with strength, confidence and joy comes from deep within her. Birth is the ultimate instinctive act and even though in modern maternity practices it can sometimes be difficult to trust your instincts and know how to surrender, I am committed to reconnecting mamas to their feminine power, and to develop the trust and confidence in the inherent wisdom of their bodies. I am also committed to supporting their partners to be the best they can be, I feel that my program fully supports everyone to approach birth from a really positive place.
Describe how you feel when a customer engages with your services.
I feel so overjoyed that they have found my work as I know how nourished, supported and educated they are going to feel in receiving the Hypnobirthing AustraliaTM program and also some of the many skills and tools I have developed over my twenty years’ experience as a complementary therapist.
What’s something about your business that people may not know?
Most people don’t know that I am a Sacred Wombkeeper, this means that I can offer women a womb rite healing transmission to clear any inherited trauma, suffering, loss that a woman may have experienced. These transmissions are offered as a service to the community.
What are you most proud of in your business journey so far?
I am most proud of my ability in this business to continually develop myself personally and professionally and to always strive to fine tune my offerings for the community.
What do you love most about your business?
I love that I get to see mums and their birth partners transform from nervous and uncertain, to joyful and confident through attending my programs and services. I love that I can play a role in helping families to understand that birth is really only about them, and that everyone involved in their care along the way needs to listen to their needs and treat them with respect and dignity.
What is next for your business?
I have recently joined with Jenna Logan from The Seed Collective, she is a fellow doula and pregnancy wellbeing coach, we have formed The Central Coast Holistic Birth and Parenting Collective and will be offering a range of events and services for families wanting to know how to access supportive holistic practitioners during pregnancy, birth and early parenting.
What is your favourite thing to do when you get some alone time?
Meditate!!! I love communing with spirit and my higher self, I have had a regular meditation practice for over ten years now and this commitment has seen wonderful things enter into my life that have supported my family and business to expand in wonderful ways.
ABOUT KATIE AND HARMONIC HYPNOBIRTHING
Harmonic Hypnobirthing offers unique holistic childbirth services and independent education.
I am an earth, birth, water, crystal, spirit and English blue staffy loving mother and creator. I am wife to builder hubby Trent and devoted mum to Reggie and Anakin. I love working with women and children, meditating, doing yin yoga, travelling to sacred sites and I love a great red wine.
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