“Hello, I'm Karen, and you won’t find anyone else in Sussex who has taught these methods for longer, whilst also having had the experience of actually putting these techniques into practise.
I’ve been a HypnoBirthing practitioner since 2006 and have had hundreds of couples (and babies) in my classes. I’m a mum too and the births of my 2 boys tell the story of why I feel so passionately about how well Hypnobirthing prepares a woman for birth.
My 1st birth experience was far from ideal. It took me a long time to recover physically and emotionally, and it wasn’t until I embarked on my HypnoBirthing training that I realised just what a product of my preparation my birth had been. The traditional classes I’d attended had taught me all about the drugs I could have, the instruments that would be used and how much pain I’d be in. It’s no wonder that not one person on that course had a positive experience.
My pre-birthing self would have laughed at something called HypnoBirthing. My post-birthing self became increasingly interested in the impact the manner of birth has on a family, and the deeper I delved into this area, the stronger became my passion to devote my time to helping women, their partners and their babies to prepare for the best possible birth for them – whatever they feel this to be.
Fast-forward 8 years from that experience to the birth of my 2nd baby and what different experience that was. I used everything I teach during the HB course to keep myself calm and focused; and when he made his 10lb 12oz appearance into the world it couldn’t have been more different from the fear-driven, intervention-laden experience I’d had previously.
I was inspired recently by a wonderful quote "peace on earth begins with peace at birth" and I've seen time and time again how a calm birth results in a calm baby. I love holding these classes and seeing the positive impact they have on mums when they realise how perfectly body and baby are designed for birthing. Meeting the babies and hearing their birth stories is also a privilege.”
Karen Knight is a Certified HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator and Fertility Therapist and an affiliate of the HypnoBirthing Institute. She was trained by the internationally renowned ‘Uncommon Knowledge’ as a Solution Focused Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist, as more recently qualified as a Parent Effectiveness Trainer (PET)
She is also a mentor and supervisor on Within-sight’s Diploma courses, a Licensed NLP Practitioner, a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and is accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.
If you'd like to know more about what she can offer as a Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist or an NLP Practitioner click here.