Hypnobirthing is an investment – whichever way you do it.
So when I was recently tagged in a post about hypnobirthing on a facebook Mum’s group, I found myself thinking a lot more about both my own value and yours too!
I find the price wars deeply uncomfortable and it's sometimes hard to really articulate the value of hypnobirthing among the posts which sometimes feel like the 'hard sell'.
With this said, I'm always so grateful to be tagged and I also know it’s a brilliant platform for Mum’s to find out info and most importantly to get a real flavour for the many options available.
Beyond a quick hello though, I normally duck out quite quickly because my instinct is that if I’m the right person for you and you are for me – then you will pick up the phone and call me or drop me a text and we can chat.
On this occasion though this latest post got my goat a little and initially I wasn't sure why.
It wasn't down to the usual price war shit, which is no different to other things I guess, but it just felt a bit like a missed opportunity to really shed some light on why I find it almost impossible to place a monetary value on my course.
Cue my vlog where I pretty much summarised some of my thoughts about not only why people may choose me, but who I think is best suited to me and my course.
I am all about choice – it’s the backbone of what I teach.
It was also a huge part of my motivation to hypnobirth myself.
I think there are always common reasons why we seek out hypnobirthing, but whatever these may be, they are valid to you which is why your course choice should be too.
So when it comes to what I charge - there are loads of things that come to mind.
I could ramble all day about my qualifications – and the huge financial and time investments I have made and am light years away from paying off;
Not to mention the ongoing professional development and the commitment that is quite frankly sometimes to the detriment of my own family life and relationship.
I can tell you all about how brilliant the Calm Birth School course is (but it speaks for itself) and the brilliant materials that accompany it or the goody bag I provide, but with so much choice on offer – it really is about what you want as an individual.
And the only course I have the right to comment on is mine and what makes it unique is ME.
Am I everyone’s cup of tea – I'd say not but I think you can pretty much gauge that early on which is why when you are choosing a course I always suggest having a chat, a little look on facebook, reading testimonials, have a little scout around the blog...all things that absolutely give you a flavour of who I am and what I'm about.
I love the 'woo woo' stuff as much as I love the science and logic and I think it's important to have the right measure of both, but above all else I am passionate about your birth.
I drop the occasional ‘F’ bomb, so if that offends, I’d steer clear.
You can learn all the techniques in the world, but feeling empowered and supported is priceless and just as my vlog says...I will absolutely show up for you and your birth 100%.
So YES it is an investment, but it's a two way street and I am equally if not more invested in you!
Baby, I'm worth it!
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