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PRIVATE SESSIONS & GROUP WORKSHOPS

Birthready offers engaging, informative and live changing consultations and group workshops that are evidence based and reflect peoples lived experiences.

Practice makes permanent and knowledge is power.  Self development strengthens your capacity for challenge, change and celebration. Explore, learn, practice and integrate your birth and parenting preparation and be birth ready!

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Private Sessions

Doula/labour support

Have a skilled woman by your side in labour for pain relief, advocacy, partner support, informed choices, support and guidance (private sessions).

Life coaching and counselling

 Explore how you want your feelings, thoughts, behaviours and beliefs to serve you. Process your challenges and boost your emotional intelligence. Set goals alongside nurturing acceptance and curiosity about what is present in the moment. Be more confident and able to navigate the challenges, changes and choices you may be facing.

Birthing with hypnosis

Weave hypnosis theory and practice into your birth preparation to optimise the natural birth process (private sessions)

Active birth and parenting preparation

Get up and active as you learn about how to optimise normal physiological birth,  know your birth options and make empowered decisions. Learn the ins and outs of caring for your baby and adjusting to life as a parent.  A wealth of resources and tools are provided to support your learning.

Love, sex and birth – healthy relationships

Strengthen your partner relationship by exploring your connection, communication and intimacy needs. Plan ahead for life with your baby, talk about expectations and assuptions, prepare to deal well with conflict and shine light where you want your relationship to grow.   

Group Workshops

Beer & Bubs

This is one of a kind – birth education for men at the pub.  Find out what you might experience being at the birth of your baby. Learn how to give good birth support.  Meet other expecting dads, listen to a guest dad share this birth story and enjoy a pub meal with your mates.

Birth skills

Birth easier with a toolbag of techniques for pain relief, mind/body comforts and partner support strategies. Learn hands on skills to work with the natural birth process.  Think of it as a labour rehearsal for the birth team.

Consent Lab

Bring fun, respect and skilled support as you learn about the power of making embodied choices, the science of feeling safe and feeling more pleasure.  Get better at asking for what you want, saying No when it matters,  negotiating well when engaging with another person and respecting your limits and boundaries.  Relevent in the birthroom, the bedroom and the boardroom.  

Peer learning and support circle

Birthready helps facitliate an evening of open discussion and peer learning for expectant and new parents.

IMPORTANT!

Birthready offer ‘Group Workshop’ topics in private setting. If you wish to discuss arranging a private consultation / workshop which is focused on the curriculum covered in group workshops, please contact Erika today.

Don’t know where to start?

Call Erika today on 0407 685 933

Erika had a real influence on my relationship with my partner during the pregnancy and in the labour. I felt like I knew what I could do to help and I had a place in the whole process. I felt like I could more confidently offer my love and practical support, be better informed and know our birthing options. It really helped both of us to schedule time during the pregnancy to think about it, talk about and respond in every day life. Because without that, our busyness would have got away from us.

Cam

Dear Erika, On the 18th of April Darren and I welcomed our beautiful healthy baby boy into the world. Labour was very long but I ended up having a uncomplicated natural birth with minimal tearing and I believe that the skills we learned at the workshop most definitely assisted with this. While at times I doubted myself and found myself overwhelmed with the pain we managed to use some of the techniques we learned, and more importantly I was able to trust my body and its ability to birth my baby. Darren was also an amazing support throughout the whole process. He had gained invaluable skills from the workshop to support me in the best possible way. We were left with a sense of accomplishment and pride and joy. I just wanted to thank you for passing on your knowledge, wisdom and encouragement with great warmth and enthusiasm during those two days – invaluable and I am so grateful we signed up.
Karin and Darren

Dear Erika, On the 18th of April Darren and I welcomed our beautiful healthy baby boy into the world. Labour was very long but I ended up having a uncomplicated natural birth with minimal tearing and I believe that the skills we learned at the workshop most definitely assisted with this. While at times I doubted myself and found myself overwhelmed with the pain we managed to use some of the techniques we learned, and more importantly I was able to trust my body and its ability to birth my baby. Darren was also an amazing support throughout the whole process. He had gained invaluable skills from the workshop to support me in the best possible way. We were left with a sense of accomplishment and pride and joy. I just wanted to thank you for passing on your knowledge, wisdom and encouragement with great warmth and enthusiasm during those two days – invaluable and I am so grateful we signed up.
Karin and Darren

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Buy your guidebook and audio's here

Get ready to feel more calm, in control and positive about birthing your baby and feeling the power house of awesomeness that is YOU. This Birthready with Hypnosis guidebook and 4 audio tracks covers your basic hypnosis theory as it relates to birth preparation. Included are your home work fun sheets, scripts and guided meditation practices to help you apply the theory and tools of hypnotherapy into your daily life. This program overlaps and compliments the franchised programs of Hypnobirthing and Calmbirth.

Creating your best transition into life as a parent.