Amanda Cole - Dip Hyp
Mindful Hypnotherapist & Hypno-Birthing Practitioner, Mental Health First Aid Support & Wellness Warrior
*Plus, Happy Mum!
Having qualified as a Hypnotherapist in 2013, following a desire to move out of corporate life, my journey took a U turn and it wasn't until early 2017 and the impending birth of my son, that I was able to revisit my passions for wellbeing and hypnotherapy. I was also introduced at this time to the amazing benefits of hypno-birthing.
Navigating the series of massive changes having a child brings can often feel overwhelming and I found the first sixth months tremendously hard. The art of adjusting to life as a Mum didn't come easily to me, the sleep deprivation, feelings of failure and loss of identity. I needed a focus for myself, to increase my confidence, so I continued on my self development journey, towards a more accepting and optimistic outlook. It was at this stage that I embarked on a new adventure to learn how I could help not only other Mums, but anyone in need of mental vitality.
I practice what I recommend to others, focusing on my own self-care, wellbeing and mental health. I have certainly benefited from practicing self-hypnosis, guided meditation, gratitude, visualisation and breath work. As a busy working mum, including these into my day gives me some quiet time to focus, reflect, change perspective and become a better version of myself. It's not always easy, especially when you have limited time, but making small consistent adjustments each day has made all the difference.
Adventures I've been on:
Diploma in Hypnotherapy, accredited by the Royal College of Nursing
Registrant member of the National Hypnotherapy Society
Qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner via easibirthing, accredited by The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (NCHP)
Certified in Mindfulness practices with CPD accreditation
Certified Mental Health First Aid with MHFA England
I adhere to all associations code of conduct and ethics, and undergo continued professional development and supervision.
Post-partum mental health certification
Additional development in hypnotherapy, specifically Hypno-Gastric Band techniques and Emotional Resilience.