The Course  

The following services and information is inclusive of the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Course. 

Full Course (Private or Group)

The Full Course consists of:

  12 hours of tuition (4 x 3 hour units) in a group or private setting


  It can be run over 4 weeks (3 hours per session) or 2 full days (with a week in between each day)

Half Group/ Half Private

Half Group/ Half Private Classes are a good option for those who can only attend part of the group classes due to schedule clashes etc. Two of the units can be completed with the group and two privately.

Course Outline

Unit One: Creating & Maintaining a Positive Mindset

  • Introduction to the positive mindset of hypnobirthing

  • Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour

  • The role of our caregivers

  • Mind/body connection

  • What is hypnosis and how will we use it for birthing?

  • Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome

  • My amazing uterus - understanding the physiology behind birthing

  • Our hormones are our friends

  • Re-programming the Subconscious

  • Birthing environment

  • The language for empowered birthing 

  • Introducing our toolkit for birthing 

  • The Power of Affirmations

Unit Two: Our Toolkit for Birth

  • Conditioning techniques for birth 

  • Hypnosis tracks, birth music, aromatherapy

  • Releasing endorphins through touch

  • Choices in maternity care

  • Maintaining a healthy diet

  • Staying Active- exercise during pregnancy

  • Tips for Optimal Foetal Positioning 

  • The importance of facial relaxation

  • Relaxation Breathing - a skill for life

  • Surge Breathing - the best tool ever!

  • The 'urge' to push/bear down - Breathing/Bearing down

Unit Three: Preparation & Choices for Empowered Birthing 

  • Visualisations for pregnancy & birth

  • Pre-birth bonding

  • Bonding with baby at birth

  • 'Guess Date' - a normal range of pregnancy

  • Inductions - things you're not always told

  • Achieving a natural start to labour

  • Instant relaxation techniques

  • Self-hypnosis techniques to practice alone

  • Using triggers, anchors, suggestion, self-hypnosis during pregnancy & birth

  • Hypnosis/Relaxation Scripts & Prompts for partners

Unit Four: Bringing it all together!

  • Birth Preferences- the importance of open communication with your caregivers

  • Special circumstances

  • Membranes releasing  

  • Questions to help you make good decisions 

  • Birth companion as advocate

  • Your rights as a child bearing woman 

  • Breech or Posterior - options & positions 

  • Hypnosis for releasing fears 

  • What to expect through labour and birth

  • When to call the midwife/go to the hospital

  • Birthing Positions

  • The birth partner's role

  • Cord clamping & placenta delivery 

  • Undisturbed bonding/breastfeeding time- skin to skin

  • Hypnosis- Rehearsal for Birth

What's in it for you?

The Hypnobirthing Australia™ Course offers Tools, Support, Knowledge and Preparation for your birth. You will receive a Parent Folder that includes all materials used within the classes and also a supply of resources- some of them include:
- Download voucher for eBooks, mp3's & videos from the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Online shop.

- Hypnosis Scripts

- Affirmations

- Visualisations

- Breathing Techniques

- Handouts and signs for the birthing room, hospital staff and visitors

- Acupressure information


It is possible to attend classes at any stage throughout your pregnancy, however it is recommended that you attend classes between 20 and 33 weeks.