Active Birthing with Halcyon Hypnobirthing

What is Active Birthing?

The Halcyon Hypnobirthing Workshop, complements and builds-on the Hypnobirthing course.  It can, however, be taken as a standalone workshop as it specifically prepares you for birth in the Trimester 3 of your pregnancy. Active Birthing is a proactive approach to preparing for birth, and was a term originally coined by Janet Balaskas.  By preparing the body, mentally and physically, Active Birthing has been shown to:


  • Reduce Medical Intervention
  • Reduce Labour Time
  • Decrease chances of developing Postnatal Depression
  • Promote Breastfeeding
  • Promote Confidence in the Birth Process

The Halcyon Hypnobirthing approach to Active Birthing draws on the benefits of Hypnobirthing, Mindfulness, Pregnancy Yoga and Relaxation to learn the skills of breath, movement, massage, acupressure and aromatherapy. As a unique, and well-informed programme, The Halcyon Active Birth workshop promotes the birth process by using the body's most natural physiological processes. You are shown how to create a gentle, calm and supported birth environment for each stage of the labour.

The Halcyon Active Birth Workshop

Trust Your Body to Birth Your Way – Need the Skills & Techniques for the Birth of Your Dreams?


Developed using the most up-to-date findings, this revolutionary approach to birthing is quick, easy and effective. The workshops have been created to teach you the trusted skills and techniques of Active Birthing, combined with the skills of Hypnobirthing and Relaxation. Improve your understanding of pregnancy and birth because you deserve the birth you desire.


This workshop is perfect for couples preparing for birth, and is best undertaken in the 2nd or 3rd Trimester of pregnancy.  With a specific focus on the actual birth process, mum's and partners will be taught techniques to help the birth progress naturally.


The Halcyon Active Birth Workshop's, build on the principles of Hypnobirthing and the now, widely-recognised need for women to remain as active as possible, and in an upright position during the birth process. Using the power of gravity, you learn the importance of being able to move around freely, creating a peaceful, empowering and calm environment. You will have the opportunity to practice Active Birth techniques, Birth Positions, Birth Partner Participation, Massage, Acupressure, Relaxation and Breathing techniques .



This workshop complements all other Antenatal Courses, including NCT and NHS.  It builds on The Nurture Pads Hypnobirthing Programme and weekly Mindfulness & Relaxation classes.

Content & Structure of Workshop

To prepare your body and mind for the birth process, you need to remain as fit and as active in pregnancy as possible. Regular exercise, healthy eating and nurturing positive mental health, will ensure you start the birth process prepared.  Pregnancy yoga, pregnancy pilates and Mindfulness weekly sessions help prepare your body, and mind, for birth and the early days of parenting.


The Active Birth workshop has been developed to increase your confidence in your body's ability to birth naturally, and empower you through education and practice.  Great, interactive workshops in Hutton Rudby or your own home, to include:


Birth Partner Participation

Active Birthing Positions and Tools: Chairs, birthing balls, standing and leaning, rocking, kneeling and leaning and squatting.

Rebozo - Traditional, relaxation techniques used in Mexico in both Early and Active Labour 

Breathing and Relaxation Exercises

Massage - Light touch, kneading, foot & leg massage, neck and shoulder, lower back, Acupressure

Aromotherapy - the use of gentle, calming scents

Acupressure - For pain relief and inducing the birth process

An introduction to Early Musical Development in pregnancy through relaxation and connection 


 A relaxed, supportive and fun learning experience:


Cost of the Group Workshop*:

Weekday Evening: £48.00 per couple  (2 x 2-hr Session's)


Cost of Private Workshop*

£99.00 per couple (At times to suit)


Please note: Prior to the start of the workshop you will be required to purchase a Birthing Ball.  Due to the importance of your Birthing Ball being the right size for your height, I recommend buying a specialist 

Birthing Ball and pump.

Active Birthing at The Hub

Monthly Active Birthing Workshops at The Hub, Hutton Rudby. TS15 0DA

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