Transform Fear into Faith this Winter

Dec 13, 2021 by The Wise Hippo

How fear affects the birthing process

As we welcome in these winter months, our nights grow longer, and daylight fades. It's natural for our mood to drop as feelings of exhaustion rise. To bring a little joy into your day and create a sense of balance, we invite you to take a few mindful moments to slow down. Reflect on the past year and honor how far you have come during times of uncertainty.

Embrace loving kindness 

2021 brought with it many highs and many unexpected lows. No matter what you or your loved ones have gone through this year, we have journeyed through these difficult times - together. It can be challenging to search for a silver lining when life seems chaotic, but taking these moments to pause, reflect and embrace the present moment can deliver a great sense of gratitude and peace from within. 

What’s something or someone you are grateful for this year?

2021 Wise Hippo highlights

  • Full Wise Hippo brand makeover
  • Sponsored a real life hippo named 'Relief'
  • Welcomed over 100 new teachers
  • Over 2000 Wise Hippo babies born
  • Added more amazing birth videos to The Wise Hippo video library
  • Enhanced our client materials and resources
  • Added to our ever growing celebrity list

We wanted to share a snippet of The March for Midwives Movement on November 21st, 2021, which was a great turnout. Thank you if you were there to join us! We appreciate the love and support received from you all near and far. We deeply connected with one of the songs shared on this day - A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. 

"I hear babies crying; I watch them grow, they'll learn much more than I'll ever know. I think to myself - what a wonderful world."

Here's a short video of March with Midwives Hitchin, Herts with singer Lauren Jennings.

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With Christmas slowly approaching, it's important to remember loving kindness. Show compassion and sprinkle a little kindness where you go. You never know what others are going through, and the holiday season can often bring a mix of emotions for families and individuals. Whether it's feelings of loneliness, anxiety or fear, know that there is always someone there you can reach out to for support.

A gentle reminder to listen to our not just for pregnancy 'Cloak Of Protection' session that you will find attached to our November Hippopedia - A great tool for any Christmas day relatives that don't necessarily share your views on life!

The Wise Hippo Community

At The Wise Hippo, we are more than just our Birthing Programme. We are a community of conscious individuals who thrive on connections and encouraging others to live as their highest selves and receive positive experiences through their birthing journey and life in general. We share an abundance of knowledge, tools, and techniques that you can return to at any point in your life that will give you confidence in the choices you make and ignite relaxation.

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme gifts parents all they need to transform fear into faith. Breathing techniques, visualization tools, and mindfulness meditations guide them through their birthing journey and beyond — creating a safe space for families to welcome their new bundle of joy into this wonderful world.

' Thank you fear, but I no longer need YOU in my life - Something to firstly ask yourself is, 'where's this fear coming from?' Are they patterns you learned as a young child? You may have these patterns that you developed,these mechanisms you developed because at the time you were searching for love or safety and you created these coping mechanisms. Maybe one of those mechanisms was 'fear'... The Birth Path book by Founder of The Wise Hippo,Tamara Cianfini

The Wise Hippo wisdom can be used in your everyday life, too, especially with the run-up to Christmas. From excited children to anxious adults and every emotion in between. Return to what you have learned at any time, from any place. Return home to yourself.

A Christmas Gift Guide

Unsure what to buy your pregnant friends and colleagues this Christmas? Whether it's a secret Santa for your expecting work colleague, a stocking filler for a loved one, or a special little gift to yourself… we've got you covered.

Explore the Wonderful World of Hypnobirthing with Tamara Cianfini in her inspiring book The Birth Path: A Four-Path Hypnobirthing Journey

Tamara is the Director and Founder of The Wise Hippo, a hypnobirthing teacher and midwife trainer, Founder of World Hypnobirthing Day (March 21st), Hypnotherapist, Birth Doula, and Author.

Inside you'll discover:

  • What hypnobirthing is
  • What hypnobirthing can and cannot do for you
  • Why more and more couples are passionate about hypnobirthing
  • Read about her personal hypnobirthing experience, as well as about how hypnobirthing has helped the thousands of couples she has worked with 

One thing hypnobirthing doesn't promise is a pain-free birth, although Tamara is pleased to tell you that this is possible!

What hypnobirthing can help you achieve, however, is the right birth on the day.

For Tamara, hypnobirthing isn't just about pregnancy and birthing your precious baby. It's about helping you to develop tools that can benefit you, your partner, and your child throughout your lives. Follow Tamara along The Birth Path and discover how hypnobirthing could be exactly what you've been looking for.

Discover your serenity and carry this knowledge with you through life.

The gift that keeps on giving.

Wishing you all a happy & healthy holiday season.


The Wise Hippo x