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HypnoBirthing™ Courses

Coming group courses:

Aug/Sept Course: August 21st, 28th, September 4th, 11th and 18th - all at 18:30 to 21:00 - Only ONE Place Remaining.

Oct Course: Sept 25th, Oct 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th - all at 18:30 to 21:00- OPEN FOR BOOKING NOW

Nov/Dec Course: Nov 6th, 13th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, December 4th - all at 18:30 to 21:00- OPEN FOR BOOKING NOW

For private courses, please contact me regarding dates.


What is HypnoBirthing™ The Mongan Method?

HypnoBirthing helps women give birth in a safer, calmer, more comfortable way.

HypnoBirthing is not just a set of techniques, but a philosophy supported by techniques. Even when using HypnoBirthing, there is not one particular ‘right’ way to give birth. Mothers are presented with a range of tools and techniques, which they can practice at home, discovering which work best for them.

Many people hear the word HypnoBirthing and think it sounds scary or strange, or worry that HypnoBirthing means they will lose control and/or not feel they are present, or aware, at their baby's birth. Rest assured, HypnoBirthing isn't just for hippies!

The section below explains HypnoBirthing in more details:

HypnoBirthing is a complete birth education programme, that teaches simple but specific self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better birth.

HypnoBirthing is much more than just self hypnosis or hypnotherapy for childbirth.

  • With HypnoBirthing, you'll discover that severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labour
  • You'll learn how to release the fears and anxieties you may currently have about giving birth, and how to overcome previous traumatic births
  • HypnoBirthing lets you discover and experience the joy and magic of birth - rather than the horrific ordeal everyone else seems hell-bent on telling you about

Most importantly, you'll learn how to put yourself back in control of your birth - rather than blindly turning your birthing experience over to your doctor or midwife.

HypnoBirthing doesn't mean you'll be in a trance or a sleep. Rather, you'll be able to chat, and be in good spirits - totally relaxed, but fully in control. You'll always be aware of what is happening to you, and around you. HypnoBirthing doesn't require any particular belief system, or prior experience. Some of our mums (and especially their husbands!) have been very sceptical at first - until they experience it for themselves.

In fact, the more sceptical they are to start with, the more evangelical they are when they discover the power of HypnoBirthing.

Just imagine welcoming each surge! Feeling peaceful... relaxing... and even smiling as your baby comes closer to you!

In short, HypnoBirthing allows you to experience birth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the birthing muscles of your body from functioning as Nature intended them to.'

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Who is it for?

HypnoBirthing is for anyone who would like to give their baby the best possible start in life. Whether it’s your first baby, or whether you’ve given birth before, everyone can benefit from HypnoBirthing.

Mums will need to choose a birthing partner to work closely with. This can be the baby’s father, a friend, a relative or a doula, but it’s important that it’s someone the mum feels completely comfortable with.


How will it benefit me?

Bringing a baby into the world is possibly one of the most important and most exciting events of our lives. Yet it can also be one of the most daunting, with no chance at a practice run. HypnoBirthing helps you to prepare your body and mind for the challenge, so that whatever happens during your birthing, you can look back and feel confident that you were fully prepared.

As you practice the HypnoBirthing techniques during pregnancy, you are not only preparing and readying your body and mind for birth, but you are also getting the most out of your pregnancy by optimising relaxation, sleep and comfort for you and your baby.

After a more gentle birth, both mum and baby generally recover more quickly, helping the whole family adapt to the new situation more quickly and easily. If, however, new parents feel overwhelmed or under pressure at all, they can use many of the techniques learned in HypnoBirthing even after baby’s arrival.

What’s more, many parents find that babies born using HypnoBirthing are often calmer and more content than babies whose entry into the world was more traumatic or distressing.

For me personally, HypnoBirthing gave me the confidence and strength to birth both my daughters naturally, without the need for medical intervention, and in a calm and peaceful way. Read my birthing stories here or see www.hypnobirthing.com for more inspiring stories.

Together we can make the world a better place, by giving babies the best chance of a good start!

Read about even more benefits of HypnoBirthing here at the UK website.


What will I learn?

HypnoBirthing is a comprehensive birth preparation course.

You and your birthing partner will study the physical process of birthing, as well as the effects of the body-mind connection. If appropriate, we will work on fear-releasing using light hypnosis, and we will also talk about what you can do should special circumstances arise.

We will practice birthing positions and postures, and discuss eating for pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, hospital births and home births, and prepare a birth plan.

You will get ready for your baby’s birth mentally and physically by learning breathing techniques, massage techniques and relaxation techniques so that he or she can have the best possible start in life!

For a full course overview please see the US HypnoBirthing website.

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How long does it take?

I teach HypnoBirthing to individual couples (mum and birthing partner) or to groups of maximum four couples. In this way, I can give each family the attention they need and deserve.

The optimal time to start is when you are between 25 and 33 weeks pregnant. Starting anytime after your 20 weeks scan ensures you have plenty of time to practice and make the most of the techniques before your baby's birth. It is never too late to start either - many mums have attended a class at 36 weeks plus, and have still had positive birth experiences as a result.

Courses consist of 5 lessons of 2 ½ hours each, usually spaced one or two weeks apart. All materials (including a book, CD or MP3, and handouts) and refreshments are provided, and the price also includes email and telephone support. For current prices see here and please contact me to discuss possible dates.


A note about the The HypnoBirthing™ Institute

Some therapists/websites are advertising “hypnobirthing”, “hypno-birthing”, “hypnobirth”, “Hypno Birthing”, or just “hypnosis for childbirth” or even "HypnoBirthing". The HypnoBirthing Institute is the originator of the term HypnoBirthing™ and its founder, Marie Mongan is the creator of the original HypnoBirthing™ (the Mongan Method). As the foremost authority in the field, the Institute has provided detailed and credible instruction over more than 24 years to many thousands of women around the world, helping them and their babies to have a calm, easier, safer and more comfortable birth. The course is fully supported by the Royal College of Midwives in the UK.

I am a fully qualified to teach the HypnoBirthing™ programme, and I am a registered member and affiliate of the HypnoBirthing® Institute. My courses, teaching methods and ongoing professional development are continually monitored and fully comply with the Code of Ethics and rigorous quality assurance standards of the Institute.

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See a video overview of HypnoBirthing™ here:





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Take a look at my page on Hypnotherapy for more information about hypnosis and self hypnosis.


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Change your expectations of birth!


"Birth is a natural, normal and healthy human experience.

Women's bodies are created to conceive, nurture the development of babies, and to birth."

From Marie Mongan's book HypnoBirthing.

Did you know that you can help control the symptoms of MORNING SICKNESS with hypnotherapy?


Is your baby still in the BREECH POSITION? A study presented by Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D. in 1994, showed that from 100 babies, 81 were turned with the help of hypnotherapy as opposed to only 26 from 100 whose mother's did not receive hypnotherapy.


Hypnotherapy can also help avoid INDUCTION by helping to start birth naturally. Here, in Denmark ONE IN EVERY FOUR births are induced. Induction can interfere with the natural course of labour, and put a mother's body under strain as it tries to keep up. This can sometimes result in more uncomfortable birthing and even further medical intervention. Get in touch to hear how Hypnotherapy can help.


Refresher Courses

If you have taken a HypnoBirthing Mongan Method course in the past and would like a refresher course, please contact me for details.


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