Pregnancy image

  Nurture Sheffield

Supporting your journey through conception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond


Many people are surprised to learn that we are in a light hypnotic trance several times a day: when we are reading a book; listening to music; daydreaming; concentrating on a task of any kind;  playing a sport; dancing; creating a work of art.  All hypnosis is 'Self Hypnosis,' and is a deeply relaxed state of mind. We are not asleep, and cannot get 'stuck' in hypnosis.  Hypnosis by-passes the conscious 'chattering mind' to access the subconscious mind where all of our memories and wisdom are stored. Using hypnosis and positive language, we are able to make beneficial changes in our lives, by thinking of solutions, overcoming fear and anxiety. The deeply relaxing nature of Hypnotherapy, leads to changes in our body, to help to reduce the negative effects of stress, and promoting healthy beliefs, well-being, find strengths we may not be aware of, and achieve goals.

Hypnotherapy is often used to help with anxiety and phobias; aid sleeping; change attitudes to weight; stop smoking; and help people manage pain.  Hypnobirthing is a popular technique for Childbirth (see Hypnobirthing page). Hypnotherapy is consistently effective in reducing women's anxiety about Childbirth (Landolt & Milling 2011); altering their perception of pain in labour, and instilling self-confidence to improve coping abilities (Abbasi et al 2009); and may contribute to a reduced need for analgesia in the first stage of labour (Vander Vusse et al 2007).

Hypnotherapy has been used effectively for thirty years for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and

NICE recommends it's use. 

Hypnotherapy is a supportive technique for couples  with Fertility issues at any stage on that journey. In fact, studies have shown that pre-conceptually, hypnotherapy is beneficial for improving success rate and not contraindicated during investigative or IVF procedures [Prof E Levitas 2004].  A therapeutic listening ear can help to reduce stress and help people to find solutions. 

Hypnotherapy can support you in expressing your emotions, help transform negative thought patterns, reduce feelings of isolation and help you to relax and find confidence through coping strategies, re-establishing a sense of control in your life.

Lesley has undertaken extra training in Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (see IBS Network); Pain Management; Weight Management; Smoking Cessation; Fertility Hypnosis; and Hypnobirthing classes.

Lesley also offers 'Virtual Gastric Band' Hypnotherapy as part of a Weight Management programme.

Lesley, as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Life Coach, is a registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, MNCH, Hypnobirthing Association, MHbA, Federation of Holistic Therapists MFHT, on the Accredited Register, vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care PSA.

Lesley is a qualified Easibirthing Fertility Hypnosis Practitioner and offers private hypnotherapy sessions for Fertility/Pre-Conception issues to help you make the right decisions for you wherever you are on your journey.

                      Courses include gentle and relaxing hypnosis, EFT, coaching, and dietary advice 

                in a safe and confidential environment to support you in making the best decisions for you.

                                             6-week or 12 week programmes are available.

                               Please contact Lesley to discuss further & arrange an appointment. 

                     Appointments available for Fertility Hypnosis and Coaching:

                            weekdays and evenings Monday, Thursday & Friday

STOP PRESS:  If clients contribute to Medicash, Healthshield, or Bupa Cashplan it may be possible for them to submit a claim against costs of Hypnotherapy, Reflexology, and Reiki provided by Lesley.  Please contact your healthplan provider for details.


Lesley Donaldson - contact on: 0114 235 3239 or 07542 556 587  

e: - or 

website & see http://www. Easibirthing® ; 

Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy, HPD, Dip Hyp; Cert NLP Professional Coaching; Certified Hypnotic Fertility Practitioner CHFP; Diploma in Hypnobirthing (KG Method) MHbA; SRN, RSCN, CMB1, RHV, LLB Law(Hons).