Welcome! I'm slowly easing back into teaching after having my second Hypnobub in November. Drop me a line if you are interested in what's in store for 2018!
Enquire about classes for 2018
You can read the course outline here
Not sure about booking group classes, or want to have a debrief about a previous traumatic birth or other worries first? I can help with that too! Just get in touch
After working with many women who have experienced doubts, fears, anxiety and even trauma regarding their pregnancy and births, I began thinking there must be better way to positively support women before they birth, rather than focusing on only healing negative experiences after the fact.
I had been following Melissa Spilsted’s amazing hypnobirthing program for a few years thinking I might look into it 'one day'. When I was preparing myself for the birth of my own daughter, Stella, I felt this would be the perfect opportunity to use myself as a guinea pig! I considered myself to have a pretty low pain threshold. I would stop exercising the moment I got a stitch, would never contemplate getting a wax, and, when I got braces in my 20s I took codeine before every orthodontic appointment. See? Total wuss!
I did my PhD on self-harm, partly because I was fascinated by how people could choose to deliberately injure themselves. In doing this research, I knew that the brain has amazing capabilities to naturally produce pain-relieving and relaxation hormones if we train it and get into the right head space. If you are fearful of pain, anxious about birth, or have had a previous bad experience, I can help! Not only do I have the tools and the know-how, but I've lived it myself.
My labour with Stella was intense and super quick, but I felt calm and recognised what was happening to my body each step of the way, just as hypnobirthing taught me. As a practitioner, and a mother, I really do believe that the positive, evidence-based approach used in Australian Hypnobirthing makes all the difference to a calm, empowered birth.
You can begin hypnobirthing any time, but the optimal time to start is somewhere between 20 and 30 weeks. This will give you time to practise the self-hypnosis, relaxation and other effective techniques for gentle, easy birthing but also ensures that the course is still fresh in your mind. Having said this, I've taught classes right up to 39 weeks for those couples who needed it, so it may not be too late for you! Please get in touch if you're an avoid things and leave it til the last minute type :)
Classes are run every month. Usually over 2 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays (9.00 - 4.00 each day with breaks) in picturesque Macedon. Address confirmed upon booking.
The Hypnobirthing Australia course is a 12 hour course. It is the ONLY certified hypnobirthing course available in Australia, and the only
course with an online study + private Skype session option.
If you have private health insurance, ask your provider about rebates for sessions with a Clinical Psychologist.
Groups not your thing? Dates don't work for your? Private sessions for you and your birth partner are always available, or, you might like to try the Hypnobubs Online course, which can include a personalised Skype session.
Please email if you are interested and would like more information about hypnobirthing
Perfect if you are time poor or live remotely. You get 10 professional videos with tutorials, 5 long play albums and the option of personal coaching via Skype.
High quality hypnosis and relaxation tracks at your fingertips.