HYPNOBIRTHING CLASSES

Upcoming classes: Saturday the 17th and 24th of July. click here to chat and book

I offer group classes as well as private sessions, and can facilitate the latter in your own home if this is your preference. My group classes are run monthly, on two consecutive Saturdays/Sundays, comprising on two, 6 hour sessions. I have joined the Let's Talk Birth team and classes are held in their beautiful birth space in Gulliver, Townsville. For upcoming sessions and availability, please contact me via the 'Let's chat' form.

 

The Hypnobirthing Australia, Positive Birth Program is inclusive of all required music downloads as well as access to your own evidenced-based, online Parent Resource Portal. Further, I will become part of your personal support team throughout your pregnancy and beyond to assist you in your journey towards being confident, empowered parents.

COURSE OUTLINE

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Unit 1: Creating & maintaining a positive mindset

 

  • Introduction to positive mindset of hypnobirthing

  • The role of our caregivers

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

  • Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome – how fear affects labour

  • My amazing uterus– understanding the physiology behind birthing

  • The language for empowered birthing

  • Toolkit for birth

  • The power of affirmations

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Unit 2: Choices, knowledge & tools for empowered birthing

  • Hypnosis tracks, birth music, aromatherapy

  • Releasing endorphins through touch

  • Maintaining a healthy diet

  • Staying Active – exercise during pregnancy

  • Tips for Optimal Foetal Positioning

  • Relaxation Breathing – a skill for life

  • Surge Breathing – the best tool ever!

  • The ‘urge’ to push/bear down – breathing down

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Unit 3: Preparing mind and body for birth

  • Visualisations for pregnancy & birth

  • ‘Guess date’ – a normal range of pregnancy

  • Inductions – things you’re not always told

  • A natural start to labour

  • Instant relaxation techniques

  • Self-hypnosis techniques to practice alone

  • Hypnosis/relaxation scripts & prompts for partners

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Unit 4: Birth – bringing it all together

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

  • Special circumstances

  • Your rights as a child bearing woman

  • Breech or posterior – options & positions

  • Hypnosis for releasing fears

  • What to expect through labour and birth

  • Birthing positions

  • The birth partner’s role

  • Undisturbed bonding/breastfeeding time – skin to skin

  • Hypnosis – Rehearsal for Birth