Claire Brett (Caulfield) ADHP HBCE CHFT MHbA
I am a clinical hypnotherapist and mindset coach – specializing in the areas of fertility, pregnancy and childbirth and I’m a qualified hypnotherapy teacher.
My hypnotherapy backround really gives me an edge in understanding the intricacies of how closely related the mind and body really are in birthing.
I’m proud to be one of the longest serving hypnobirthing practitioners in Ireland (having had over 500 couples go through my classes!) and my years of teaching classes have seen positive evolvement in the culture of preparing for a positive, calm birth experience becoming THE NORM.
I have been teaching hypnobirthing to expectant parents for over 11 years now and it really is my huge passion! I have a wonderful relationship with the maternity hospitals in Cork and surrounding areas and they regularly send couples to my classes – because, well… seeing is believing!
I am also a very proud mummy to my gorgeous little girl – who is undoubtedly my greatest achievement in life. I have a special passion for supporting expectant parents who have had a long road to pregnancy – because I had that too! (yes, the irony is not lost on me!)
I am a fertility coach also- helping couples to handle and move beyond the emotional difficulties & challenges that arise when trying to have a baby naturally without success and also whilst undergoing fertility treatment.
My years of experience as a hypnotherapist, coupled with my own personal fertility & pregnancy struggles – allow me to offer deep empathy and share my extensive knowledge on navigating that wonderful (but often scary) pathway from conception all the way through to holding your baby, as well as my practical support. More info on my fertility coaching here
I am so grateful to have helped many people on their journey towards overcoming their fears and challenges and improving their quality of life from conception through to birth. I am still always amazed at the powerful positive changes my clients & couples experience through this transformative work.
When I receive excited phone calls and emails from parents after their babies are born, it really makes me SO happy! Even more so when they originally came to my classes filled with fear and worry and I’ve seen that transform into confidence, positive anticipation and inner power. That is magic to me!
Why I became a hypnobirthing teacher
Since becoming a qualified hypnotherapist with The ICHP in 2007, I became increasingly fascinated by the undoubted connection between the state of our minds (thoughts, feelings, worries, etc) and the health of our physical bodies. I have tapped into the massive power of the mind-body connection many times in my own life and the power of positive belief and training the mind power never ceases to amaze me.
In my classes I have come across an increasing amount of fear and distress about birth in women and their partners. It is no coincidence that alongside this fear comes ever-higher rates of medical intervention. I really would like to change this for as many women as possible.
I aim to help empower women and their partners to embrace birth as a wonderful, joyful experience that they can experience in a positive way. And for women who do need some assistance in labour (or indeed who end up having many curve balls thrown at them through labour) – it is also my aim to help them to see the birth positively regardless of how it played out. My classes support ALL types of births.
Teaching hypnobirthing is job satisfaction at its best! The classes give women and their birth companions tools that reach far beyond birth- the techniques are found to be invaluable in many other situations to remain calm and in control.
My aim is that my classes help to foster a safe, supportive environment for couples to explore their feelings, hopes and fears surrounding labour, birth & early parenting. I want to give mothers and their birth companions confidence in their inherent ability to manage their birth journey- wherever it may take them. By attending the course, parents become more aware of the power of the mind, the strength of the body and the importance of family bonding.
So, if you would like to learn more, please contact me.
I’ll be only too happy to answer any questions you may have and to warmly welcome you to my classes!
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