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“This work is truly a gift, thank you for sharing it”

(Madelon Coomber)

 “I loved ALL of Birth Vision. Riga is extremely impressive: the warmth, compassion and empathy she offers is matched by the thought that has gone into structuring such a wonderful course. I feel so much more prepared and connected to a more meaningful and spiritual way of birthing. It has given me strength to trust and surrender to the birthing process. This is without doubt the most wonderful experience a pregnant woman could have.”                            

(Nicky Aisher)

For upcoming BIRTH VISION COURSE dates in EAST SUSSEX, or if you would like more detail about what is covered in each session, please email me, info@rigaforbes.co.uk

Birth Vision is a birth preparation course which combines deep relaxation with creativity and practicing tools for birth. During this process women can develop greater self-confidence for labour as well as having creative time within a nurturing group of mothers and mothers-to-be.

Using dance, visualisation and birth-art to explore pregnancy and childbirth, Birth Vision offers women the opportunity to connect more deeply with their motherhood journey and to feel completely supported.

Each session begins with an opportunity to share within the group, followed by a guided warm-up, leading into dance as a way of inviting women to relax, to explore and listen to their pregnant bodies in preparation for labour. Music has the advantage of helping us to get ‘out’ of the thinking mind and into the body in a joyful way which can really help women de-stress and become more present.

The group activity then changes from movement to deep rest as participants are guided into a relaxing visualisation. After this we make Birth-Art, looking at issues around pregnancy, birth and motherhood. The art-making in Birth Vision is not based on skill or achievement but purely focused on self-expression and fun. 

This rhythm of activity and rest in Birth Vision brings an amazing quality of renewal and well-being to the body, the heart and mind. And it is from this place of wellness and inner-balance that we can look more deeply into our personal feelings about motherhood.

Through providing a space to share, Birth Vision also creates a trusting group environment where supportive friendships can be made, which enriches the journey of motherhood for both new mums and for those with children already.

The approach we take in Birth Vision is that a mother’s greatest gift is her ability to listen to herself. She can learn methods to develop this further but essentially it is she who holds the key to understanding her body, her birthing experience and her baby. And she is always supported to feel empowered and free to do this.

 

         

 

The full BIRTH VISION Course consists of up to 6 sessions which last 5 hours each. Course fees per session are £45 waged and £38 unwaged, and participants are asked to commit to a minimum of 5 sessions of each course.

Birth Vision Taster Days

Birth Vision Taster Days are around 5 hours in length and are held throughout the year. These day-long sessions focus on ‘Connecting to your Baby’ and they provide an idea of what the course offers. If you are interested in experiencing Birth Vision without first committing to a course, please contact me for an update on the next Taster Day coming up or to ‘drop in’ to an ongoing group.

One to One Support

I also offer Individual Birth-preparation sessions which give the opportunity to focus 1-to-1 on specific issues. These sessions can include using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) as a tool in pregnancy for any difficulties that can arise, ranging from physical to emotional issues.

Previous Birth Trauma & Inner Birth Support

Individual Matrix Reimprinting sessions can also be highly effective in working with previous birth trauma or any other issue that may be causing anxiety leading up to the birth itself. Investing in some time to work with fear, stress and many other issues in pregnancy is time well spent and will contribute to a lasting sense of well-being during the perinatal time.

Individual EFT and Matrix sessions cost £40 per hour and £50 for an hour and a half.

Please contact Riga on  07748 765 949  or at info@rigaforbes.co.uk for more information about the work itself or to find out more about the upcoming courses.

 

        

 

 TESTAMONIALS

“I feel more confident about finally, fully creating the Birth experience I have always wanted.Riga is a strong, gentle and loving facilitator with a clear experiential knowledge of birth and all the practices she offers on the course. Riga is truly inspiring!”                   (Alexandra Schunneman)

 “Birth Vision gives women the opportunity to share, create, express and to be free in a safe space. I have had time to focus on myself and the pregnancy and I have loved having the chance to draw and paint again. Riga was gentle yet powerful in her facilitation, with an ability to empower the group.”                  (Dalia Saunders)

 “Thank you Riga, wonderful woman, sister, friend and wise-one for this amazing course! It is creative, fun, powerful, healing, empowering, loving and opening. So deeply special to connect with other mothers at this time and be guided so gracefully & intuitively… may the birth of our baby bring in all of these gifts!”                                            (Suzy Daw)