HypnoBirthing Educator Training Course Content

The course consists of 3 components

  1. Introduction to Hypnosis for Birthing – 1.5 days face to face training (part of the 4 day training)
  2. Birthing Basics (Physiology of Birth) – Completed as a Home Study
  3. Educator Certification Workshop – 2.5 days face to face training (part of the 4 day training)

Download an Information Pack on the Educator Training here


Segment One: Introductory Prerequisites

Introduction to Hypnosis for Birthing

~ Requirement for all new Educators

•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
•Alerting Styles

Birthing Basics – Physiology of Birth

~ For persons with no birthing experience

•The Beautiful Female Birthing Body
•Anatomy of The Female Reproductive System
•Conception and Early Fetal Development
•Characteristics of the Uterus
•The Baby’s Support System
•Three Trimesters of Pregnancy
•Physical Changes during Pregnancy
•Fetal Positioning during Pregnancy
•Turning Breech Presented Babies
•Labor Signals:
°Normal, Unanticipated
•Characteristics of Managed Labor
•Characteristics of HypnoBirthing Labor
•Onset of Labor
•Fetal positioning during Birth
•Labor Stages as Defined in Typical Birthing
•Labor as Defined in HypnoBirthing
•Mother-Directed Birthing

Segment Two: Educator Certification

•Philosophy and Beginnings of HypnoBirthing®
•How the Uterus Works in Birthing
•What’s Wrong with Labor
•How Fear Affects Labor
•The Origin of Fear and Pain in Labor
•Prenatal Bonding and Fetology
•Selecting Care Providers
•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 “Estimated Due Date”
•Avoiding Artificial Induction
•Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
•How the Body Prepares for Birth
•The Onset of Labor
•Perinatal Bonding
•Breathing Through Labor
•Breathing with Birth
•Bonding with Baby

After completing the dynamic training, a 4-day, 2-part Childbirth Educator Program consisting of the Introduction to Hypnosis for Childbirth and the Certification Workshop for HypnoBirthing, as well as the Birthing Basics Home Study, you will be required to complete reviews on each section of the training, as well as submitting a case study after working with 1 couple taking them through the 5 session program.

If you have previous certification in the Physiology of Birth (midwives and doulas), you will be granted RPL’s for that component of the training.

Your certification as a Gold Seal educator will be mailed to you from the HypnoBirthing® Institute once your reviews have been assessed. You will be required to recertify annually for a cost of $100 USD.

You will receive the Gold Seal Approval and logos to be used on all your marketing material, so families can recognise you as a Gold Seal Educator.