What we do


Relax and Breathe Birthing Workshop 


*You can download the recordings of our gentle guided meditation hypnobirthing scripts here. *

Private and Group Workshops Available

During this 6-hour session we can show you and your birth partner(s) exercises and techniques to practice deep relaxation and self-hypnosis, build confidence and help ensure you enjoy a calm birth experience.

This workshop is tailored completely to your needs. It is very practical, hands-on and relaxing and is perfect for women and birth partners looking for practical tips including:

  • calm breathing techniques for during a surge, between surges and birth breathing
  • understanding the philosophy of using self-hypnosis and deep relaxation for childbirth
  • relaxation and visualisation exercises to help train your mind and body to relax on cue
  • anchors and deepening techniques to increase the power of your relaxation
  • releasing negative emotions and relieving anxiety
  • antenatal and birth preparation 
  • looking at birth choices and preferences
  • discovering other research-proven pain relief techniques
  • supportive massage techniques for childbirth
  • tummy massage and other pregnancy massage techniques
  • working with shiatsu birth focus points
  • positions which will help ease childbirth
  • positive birth stories and dvds

We also run a full 4-week Relax and Breathe Birth Preparation Course for folk looking for more in-depth support, discussion, and birth preparation time, plus the chance to get to know other couples over several weeks. 

We offer private workshops on demand. So, please contact us to arrange a time.

Upcoming workshops with Anne Young and Alison Reid, accredited Relax and Breathe Birthing Instructors, at KnotStressed Therapies, 40-42 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5DL:

  • Sunday 3rd December 10am to 5pm (including an hour lunch break) with Anne Young
  • Sunday 17th December 10am to 5pm (including an hour lunch break) with Alison Reid
  • 7th January 2018 10am to 5pm (including an hour lunch break) with Alison Reid


Fees include comprehensive handouts (the same handouts we give out for the full 4-week hypnobirthing course), the MP3 files for the main hypnobirthing script, Nature's Journey and an MP3 file for hte Calm Birth Affirmations, a printed set of Calm Birth Affirmation Cards and a £10 discounted pregnancy massage.  Copies of the hypnobirthing scripts can be purchased either at the time on CD or via our Relax and Breathe Birthing shop as MP3 downloads.

Private sessions cost £170 per woman and her birth partner(s).

Group sessions cost £90 per woman and her birth partner(s).

For more information please contact Anne at KnotStressed.