Hypnobirthing



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

Why hypnobirthing?

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.

Option 1: Find Your Tribe group classes

  • Two 6 hour sessions
  • Designed for Mum and birth partner (but solo flyers are always welcome too)
  • Education about how the brain and the body work during birth and about bonding after birth 

  • The Little Ebook of Hypnobirthing

  • Amazing techniques: relaxation, affirmations, visualisations and self-hypnosis to remain relaxed and in control during pregnancy and birth

  • Birth rehearsal video

  • How to make decisions about your birth, when you are offered interventions

  • Information and practical skills just for your birth partner. We teach him/her how to support you

  • Folio of handouts - relaxation and hypnosis scripts, education, visualisations and 2 albums of Hypnobirthing tracks

  • Access to private Facebook group with other Hypnobirthing parents

  • Email/phone support and option for a personalised session, if baby in breech at later stage of pregnancy, for planned caeserean or for any other special circumstances

  • A catch up post-partum for a cuppa (and baby snuggles!) if you want
  • Price: $550.00 per couple (before any private health rebates)

Option 2: Just the Two of Us private classes (just you and your birth partner)

  • Two 6 hour sessions
  • Designed for Mum and birth partner who maybe can't attend class dates, or just want a more personalised experience
  • Great for Mums who may have had a previous traumatic birth or special circumstances, or if you've procrastinated and left prep until the 11th hour! (it happens)
  • Education about how the brain and the body work during birth and about bonding after birth 

  • The Little Ebook of Hypnobirthing

  • Amazing techniques: relaxation, affirmations, visualisations and self-hypnosis to remain relaxed and in control during pregnancy and birth

  • Birth rehearsal video

  • How to make decisions about your birth, when you are offered interventions

  • Information and practical skills just for your birth partner. We teach him/her how to support you

  • Folio of handouts - relaxation and hypnosis scripts, education, visualisations and 2 albums of Hypnobirthing tracks

  • Access to private Facebook group with other Hypnobirthing parents

  • Email/phone support and option for a personalised session, if baby in breech at later stage of pregnancy, for planned caeserean or for any other special circumstances

  • A catch up post-partum for a cuppa (and baby snuggles!) if you want
  • Price: $700.00 per couple (before any private health rebates)

Option 3: I Want to Sit in My PJs...online course

  • Can't get to a class? Perfect if you are time poor or live remotely
  • 10 x professional and highly comprehensive hypnobirthing video tuition and practical exercises with world recognised hypnobirthing expert, Melissa Spilsted
  • Little book of hypnobirthing eBook
  • Worksheets & handouts throughout (to keep you motivated, engaged and help you with your practice along the way
  • 5 x long play mp3 practice hypnobirthing tracks including our world famous Affirmations for Beautiful Birthing, Surge of the Sea, Prompts for Birthing, Glove of Endorphins and Fear Release. Our albums don’t sit on the top of the iTunes hypnobirthing rankings for no reason. They are popular world-wide, because they work!
  • Add on option of a personalised 90 minute Skype session with me
  • Price: Limited time price of $199! Follow this link 

Option 4: Hello, It's Me Again - refresher course

  • Just for couples who have already completed a course with me or another Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner
  • Get in touch, and we'll work out a plan together

When is the best time to start hypnobirthing classes?

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 :)

What are the perks of booking classes with me?

  • I've successfully birthed a happy little hypnobub AND I have another one on the way so I'm excited to share the journey with you
  • A hypnobirthing course with me is LESS than the cost of an epidural! 
  • A no-judgement space. Hypnobirthing is suitable for all women, whether you choose 'natural' birth, Caesarean, drugs, no drugs, your choice!
  • You'll learn life-long relaxation and pain management skills to pass on to your own kids, or anyone else who will listen
  • At just over $45 per hour for a 12 hour course, hypnobirthing classes are a lot less expensive than counselling for birth trauma
  • By taking classes with a registered Clinical Psychologist, you may also be eligible for private health rebates 

Booking a class

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


Hypnobirthing ​online course

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.

Hypnobirthing MP3s

High quality hypnosis and relaxation tracks at your fingertips.



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