I am Brenda Harkin founder and teacher at Simply Birth And Beyond. I am a hypnotherapist and yoga teacher but first and foremost a Registered General Nurse, Midwife and advocate of women's and children's health. I've been practicing in clinical areas of pregnancy and childbirth for almost 30 years. I work particularly but not exclusively with expectant and new mums and their families delivering accredited and bespoke
peri-natal education courses in the heart of Wexford town. My mission is to help as many women as possible achieve optimal health from early pregnancy through the first year of baby's life.
ANTENATAL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
The Gold Standard of Birth Preparation with midwife, hypnotherapist, mind-coach, yoga teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner.
- Antenatal Courses (online and in person)
- Hypnobirthing Courses (online and in person)
- Pregnancy Yoga
- Natural Breastfeeding Workshop
- Use hypnosis to prepare your mind and body for birthing.
- Draw on your own innate wisdom and your natural ability to achieve a safe pregnancy and birth.
- Learn techniques to keep you and your baby calm in any situation.
Somatics is really easy to do and suitable for everyone regardless of experience, age or level of flexibility. It involves using slow, mindful movement to become more aware of our bodies and minds, to release habitual patterns and to connect more deeply to our ourselves from within.
Stress, trauma and injury cause tension in our muscles leading to stiffness, soreness and weakness. The body compensates leading to poor posture and habitual holding patterns, effecting our overall well-being and weakening our immune system..
Somatic movement targets over-contracted muscles to release stress and trauma. It also creates awareness and rewires your brain to reconnect to tired muscles that have "forgotten" how to do their job.
Somatics can help with stress, anxiety and chronic pain. It also really helps with core strength and posture and is effective for tight shoulders, diastasis recti, pelvic floor issues.
Up to 100% of the cost is covered by health insurance when you are trained in hypnobirthing by a registered midwife.