Hypnobirthing 2020-02-29T13:17:45+00:00


The Hypnobirthing philosophy stems from the belief that birthing a child is one of the most natural things a woman can do.
Hypnobirthing is a very practical and well thought out program that prepares you mentally, emotionally and physically to receive your child in a gentle and calm manner. It is an excellent tool to help you and your birthing partner bond with your baby allowing you to become the family you want to be even before your baby arrives. Through returning birth to women and their families, we combine a knowledge of birth physiology with evidence based techniques to help each family to transform this very special event into a positive, life affirming experience for all involved.

Hypnobirthing classes are offered on a private and group basis.

Our Group Hypnobirthing classes are a combination of teaching, discussion, relaxation and practice during each class. After each the completion of the course, homework is given to keep the continuity of the practice. MP3’s, handouts and snacks are provided. Marie Mongan’s HypnoBirthing book is available at Liber bookshop in town at a 10% discount for those in our classes.

The class includes:
● Approximately 8 + teaching hours* for the birthing mother and partner.
● Homemade snacks, tea and coffee
● Handouts
● MP3s
● Email and phone correspondence. Should it prove necessary, I also offer an additional discounted private fear release meeting.
● Acupressure information and handout

Private classes are available to anyone wanting a more focused individual session. These meetings are beneficial especially for women whose previous birth experiences may still need to be processed. Sometimes second or third time mothers prefer to meet privately so that information and emotions can be freely shared and expressed. With that in mind whatever your reason for choosing a private session I will be respectful of your needs. In many cases this extra privacy can help to facilitate a profound shift in the birthing mother, whether this is the first or fourth pregnancy.

 Lauren Ray Hensey

LaurenA mother of two, and health practitioner of many years, Lauren has been offering Hypnobirthing classes to the Sligo community since 2007.

After the birth of her second child in 2006, Lauren trained as a HypnoBirthing practitioner with Marie Mongan, founder of the HypnoBirthing institute.

Passionate about empowering women during pregnancy and offering babies the best possible start, Lauren feels that the techniques learned in Hypnobirthing classes offer just this. It gives her great pleasure to share these techniques with other mothers and their families.

Times & Fees:

Group Classes

Group classes run on Saturday and Sundays from 10 to 3pm.

Courses run approximately every three months throughout the year.

The price for the total course is €180.

Private Sessions

Private sessions can be from one to five meetings depending on the needs of the mother and booked between the hours of 9 and 2 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding  Wednesday). Thursday evenings until 7 pm are also possible. Individual meetings are €50 per hour.


Tel: 0860863434


I took Lauren’s Hypnobirthing class when expecting my second child. I’d had a c-section with my first and didn’t want to repeat that. Lauren’s classes, including a “fear release” session gave me a great foundation for an easy pregnancy and the most relaxed natural birth. My husband and I were hugely humbled by the experience and our son just birthed himself. Can’t recommend this class highly enough.
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