Barbara and Zana
Why WOW! ? Why us?
You might be wondering why WOW! Hypnobirthing?
Perhaps the most obvious reason is that learning about hypnobirthing and how to use it can have amazing consequences that make you go WOW!
The other reason is more about us - Zana and Barbara - and what you can get from investing your trust, time and money in our courses.
We going to blow our own trumpets a bit here; we think we make a pretty amazing team, being so well-qualified and experienced in antenatal education. We think it's important that what you learn at an antenatal course is presented clearly and backed up by evidence and experience. We're confident that we offer all that and more; our client feedback seems to say so too. In the past there were "Wise Old Women" who shared their many years of acquired skills and knowledge, passing it down for the benefit of following generations. We're not grannies just yet but we're probably quite a bit older than you! And so we became Wise Old Women! Or WOW!
Here's a bit more of our story...
Since having our own children many years ago (Barbara has two daughters, Zana has a son and a daughter), we have had a passion to make birth better for all women and their partners. Having a strong sense of professional integrity, we felt a need to channel our enthusiasm and back it up with robust training, in-depth knowledge, and academic qualifications. Around 20 years ago, this led us each to commit to a few years of study to gain a DipHE (Level 5) qualification specifically in Antenatal Education. We have since built upon this solid foundation by attending numerous study days, courses and events to ensure that our knowledge and skills are kept up-to-date and relevant. We both have our certificate in Hypnosis for Childbirth (hypnobirthing) from a course validated by the Royal College of Midwives. On top of that, Barbara also gained a degree in midwifery and became a practising midwife. In addition, she is now a qualified registered hypnotherapist, helping clients overcome all sorts of fears, phobias and habits. Meanwhile, Zana decided that counselling qualifications would be useful and for the last several years has been a qualified and accredited counsellor, working with a wide range of clients and specialising in issues arising from pregnancy, birth and parenting, including postnatal depression and birth trauma.
Now, Zana and Barbara have taken their combined 40+ years of experience, acquired skills and knowledge from working with thousands of new parents, along with their additional expertise, to bring you WOW! Hypnobirthing.
We're not the youngest out there, we're certainly not the coolest, but like the "Wise Old Women" of times gone by, we will share our many years of birth wisdom and experience to help you banish anxiety and embrace confidence.