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HypnoBirthing - Childbirth Preparation Classes

altHypnoBirthing is a method of natural childbirth preparation that teaches pregnant couples techniques of hypnosis, guided imagery, visualization, and special breathing in order to have a safer, shorter, and more manageable birthing experience.

HypnoBirthing helps women to prepare for a natural birth physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. By taking HypnoBirthing session you will learn techniques that will help you in the birthing process. We will practice relaxation through self-hypnosis techniques to eliminate the fear and tension that cause long labor and discomfort, replacing it with confidence and calm. You will tap into the body-mind connection in order to influence your body positively with relaxation. You will learn how to work with your birth companion to create harmony with your body, mind, and spirit throughout labor. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the body's natural process during labor in order to work with your body instead of against it.

As a mother myself, I am not only teaching theory - I am teaching a technique that you will be able to feel in your bones and know deeply that it will work for you while you are birthing your baby in a natural manner.


Fox News Having a Baby on cloud nine; Mom is a fan of unique approach
"Bridget Watoriek caught herself snoring between contraction during the birth of her son, Connor.

The Blenheim resident gave birth on Jan. 14 using a deep relaxation method called, HypnoBirthing, developed by U.S. award-winning hypnotherapist, Marie Mongan."
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Time Birth Bliss
"HypnoBirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of labor..."
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Newsweek Have It Your Way:
Redesigning Birth

"After decades of letting doctors run the show, more women are taking big decisions into their own hands..."
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I swore I'd never be there, but my baby's birth was mesmerising
"Well, in the course of my research, I spoke to a number of birthing gurus, including Marie Mongan, the American creator of a program called HypnoBirthing that is sweeping through fashionable society moms in the United States faster than a Californian wildfire..."
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Web MD Hypnosis in the Delivery Room
"I enjoyed the experience a lot more and was a lot more present when I used HypnoBirthing..."
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HypnoBirthing ® has also been featured on Good Morning
The Today Show, England's Richard and Judy Show, and featured in
FitPregnancy, ePregnancy, and more!

HypnoBirthing Practitioners are forwarding the message of calm and gentle births in 32 countries throughout the world.

Who would be interested in training as a HypnoBirthing Practitioner? :-

Hypnotherapist, Midwife, Doctor, Doula, Healthcare Provider, Nurse/Nurse Practitioners, Childbirth Educator, Massage Therapist, HypnoBirthing Mum & all others with an interest in maternal health & birthing.

What this course covers:-
Birth Basics (Two days) or Hypnosis for Child Birth (Two days) and HypnoBirthing ® Practitioner (Two days)

This training course is a four day, two part Childbirth Education Programme.

The first part consists of a 2 day segment which covers the Introduction to Hypnosis for Childbirth (for persons not certified in Hypnosis).
Introduction to Hypnosis for Childbirth is waived for qualified Hypnotherapists. Applicants will need to show evidence of credentials prior to registration and attending the training.
OR Birth Basics, a two day segment for qualified Hypnotherapists and all other without training in Child Birth. If both Hypnosis for Child Birth and Birth Basics are required, then Birth Basics may be done as a home study programme.


Hypnosis for Birthing OR Birth Basics
  • Applications of hypnosis
  • Attitudes about hypnosis
  • Basics of brainwave activity
  • Laws of the mind
  • Rationale for hypnosis in birthing
  • Understanding clients' learning styles
  • Direct and permissive hypnosis approaches
  • Dangers of unqualified therapy
  • Steps to achieve hypnosis
  • Mind/Body associations and applications
  • Judging trance depth
  • Guidelines for achieving change
  • Eye fixation/closure
  • Elman • Ericksonian • Shanti leads
  • Eyelift conversion lead
  • Deepening techniques
  • Posthypnotic suggestions
  • Awakening and alerting
  • The Beautiful Female Birthing Body
  • Anatomy of The Female Reproductive System
  • Internal & External Structures
  • Conception and Early fetal development
  • Characteristics of the Uterus:
    Fundus, Body, Cervix
  • The Baby's Support System:
    Amniotic Sac, Placenta, Umbilical Cord
  • Three Trimesters of Pregnancy
  • Physical Changes during Pregnancy
  • Foetal Positioning during Pregnancy
  • Turning Breech Presented Babies
  • Labour Signals:
    Normal, Unanticipated
  • Characteristics of Managed Labour
  • Characteristics of HypnoBirthing ® Labour
  • Onset of Labour:
    Spontaneous, Induction techniques
  • Foetal Positioning during Birth
  • Labour Stages As Defined in Typical Birthing
  • Labour Phases as Defined in HypnoBirthing ®
  • Mother Directed Birthing


The second part is a 2 day segment that concludes the Certification Programme for the HypnoBirthing ® Practitioner. There are written examination papers on all segments of the course.


Practitioner Certification
  • Philosophy and Beginnings of HypnoBirthing ®
  • How the uterus works in birthing
  • What's wrong with labour
  • How fear affects labour
  • The origin of fear and pain in labour
  • Prenatal bonding and fetology
  • Preparing the mind for birth
  • Hypnosis deepening and visualization
  • Releasing fear
  • Preparing the body for birthing
  • Building a partnership with care providers
  • Turning breech-presented babies
  • Looking at the "due date"
  • Avoiding artificial induction
  • Preparing the birth plan
  • How the body prepares for birth
  • Preparing medical care providers
  • The onset of labour
  • Perinatal bonding
  • Breathing through labour
  • Breathing with birth
  • Bonding with the baby


You will receive the current Institute approved material at the beginning of your course, including CD's, DVD's, manuals, scripts, latest available copy of the HypnoBirthing ® Teacher's training book. Once you have submitted your examination papers, you will be eligible for support, email newsletters, practitioners online support and help and, on gaining your certification, it will be a requirement to update your
Babies born using HypnoBirthing have an easy entry into the world


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The services rendered by Gabrielle Mancuso and Science of Intuitive Hypnopsychology® are held out to the public as a form of motivational coaching combined with instruction in self-hypnosis and Hypnosis and Intuitive Certifications. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. We do not represent our services as any form of medical health care or direct psychotherapy, and despite research to the contrary, by law we may make no health benefit claims for our services.
Last revisions made on 02/25/2013