The HypnoBirthing Institute has adapted HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method for families birthing in the UK.  Our Practitioner Training Courses are accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.  There is a UK edition of the HypnoBirthing book, CDs and MP3 downloads with a British accent. Couples' handouts incorporate UK birthing protocols.  This ensures the original HypnoBirthing methods created by Mickey Mongan in the US may be integrated seamlessly for families birthing within the UK.  Many midwives have become qualified HypnoBirthing UK Practitioners and the Mongan Method is often available within an NHS setting.


How is the course structured?


The HypnoBirthing™ UK Practitioner training is a dynamic course and is suited to different student's requirements:



























































What do I get?


In addition to the training itself, you will receive your own copy of the text, several CDs, a Birth Story DVD, a 70-page class syllabus, scripts and class outlines, 6 posters, and miscellaneous forms and handouts.


What will I learn? 


This course will teach you: 


  • An understanding of the workings of the body’s own natural “epidural” 

  • Relaxation techniques that eliminate the Fear-Tension Syndrome 

  •  An understanding of why women in other cultures have easier, more comfortable birthings 

  • How the mother’s body is designed to work in neuromuscular harmony with nature 

  • Proven hypnotic techniques to bring about easier, more comfortable labour and birthing

  •  How to eliminate fear and replace it with confidence and understanding 

  • The source of the myth that pain is a necessary accompaniment in normal birthing 

  • How to teach the birthing companion hypnotic rapport 

  • Specific techniques of hypnotic anesthesia 

  • The three stages of labour

  • Relaxation skills for each Prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal periods.

  • And much more!


Course Content Introduction to Hypnosis for Birthing


You will learn:


  •  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 

  •  Post-hypnotic suggestions 

  • Awakening and alerting


Course Content Introduction to Birthing Basics 


You will learn about:


  • The beautiful female birthing body 

  • Anatomy of the female reproductive system 

  •  Internal & external structures 

  • Conception and early foetal 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


Course Content HypnoBirthing™  Practitioner Workshop


 You will learn about:



  • The 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




After your training, you will be asked to submit an assignment for marking, to assess your understanding of the course. If you pass, you will then be accepted as a certified HypnoBirthing™ Practitioner.


To maintain your certification status, you will also be required to undertake a certain amount of continuing professional development – full details will be provided if you decide to train. 


When are the next courses?


You can find details of all the currently scheduled courses on our Scheduled HypnoBirthing UK Practitioner Courses page. You can also register for notification of future courses as soon as they are arranged. 











Some testimonials from students of past HypnoBirthing Practitioner Courses:



“I want every woman to know this!” - Obstetrican/gynaecologist


“This is an amazing programme and I am so looking forward to teaching it” - Midwife


“I enjoyed this course immensely..”- Midwife


“great programme, cannot wait to introduce this to couples” - Midwife


“Thank you so much!  The course has ben a great source of inspiration” - Midwife


“This course has reminded me why I became a midwife” - Midwife


“This makes my work more complete” - Doula/Birth Educator


"I am so excited to teach couples the course that helped me to birth my baby so beautifully!!  Thank you!" - HypnoBirthing Mum










Hypnotherapists require the following:


  • Introduction to Birthing Basics (1.5 days)




  • HypnoBirthing Practitioner Workshop (2.5days)


Birth professionals (midwife, doula, obstetrician etc) require the following:


  • Introduction to Hypnosis for Birthing (1.5 days)




  • HypnoBirthing Practitioner Workshop (2.5days)


Neither hypnotherapist or birth professional require the following:


  • Introduction to Hypnosis for Birthing (1.5 days)




  • HypnoBirthing Practitioner Workshop (2.5days)




  • ​Introduction to Birthing Basics (stand alone 1.5 day live taught course OR distance learning package).

Both a birth professional (midwife, doula, obstetrician etc) and a hypnotherapist require the following:



  • HypnoBirthing Practitioner Workshop ONLY (2.5days)

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