Personal message from Lucy Atkinson

Hi, I am Lucy and the proud hypnobirthing mum of two gorgeous children.
Lucy Atkinson, Instructor - Wise Hippo SheffieldI am also a qualified hypnotherapist and life coach working with adults, children and families, as well as my Wise Hippo Birth Preparation classes. 

I am absolutely delighted to be part of The Wise Hippo team as an instructor trainer, and look forward to each training event to help train more instructors to help more families around the country and the world!

I was a teacher for many years, working with children with Special Educational Needs. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I was overwhelmed with fear at the thought of giving birth. I knew there must be a way to feel more positive about such a joyful event, and I thankfully stumbled across hypnobirthing quite late in my pregnancy. Even after the first class, I felt so much more positive and found I was looking forward to the birth rather than dreading it.  My husband, despite his initial scepticism, was the most amazing support and although on the day we needed to make the decision to accept intervention due to special circumstances, we felt calm, in control and truly empowered right through. The birth of our daughter was a beautiful and joyful event, and so empowering that I decided to train as a hypnobirthing teacher while on maternity leave! Since then I have given birth to beautiful boy, and retrained as a hypnotherapist and Relax Kids coach so that I can work towards helping others to enjoy all aspects of their life.  

I strongly believe in making birth better for all, and work closely with other local practitioners to ensure that we offer good quality provision to meet all needs. I also have good links with the local maternity services – I was Chair of the Sheffield Maternity Services Liaison Committee, and continue to support their work to improve local services. 

I love living and working in the Peak District, it is a wonderful place to be able to hold my classes.

For my hypnotherapy work with adults, children and families, please visit my hypnotherapy website.

For life coaching, please visit my coaching site to find out more about my work as a One of Many Certified Women’s Coach.