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Supporting HypnoBirthing Mothers in Pregnancy, Labour & Birth

A Toolbox of Fresh Perspective for Birth Professionals



HypnoBirthing is a childbirth education program that is recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of childbirth education and preparation. Childbirth education plays an important role in preparing families for a positive outcome at this life changing event. HypnoBirthing is now in 72 countries with fully certified and trained professional Gold Seal practitioners assisting couples in their desire to have a normal, calm and often pain free birth.

With intervention rates at an all time high in Australia, couples are seeking support from health professionals that trust birth and women’s ability to birth as nature intended. Building a strong network and community that works together, will allow families to focus on positive birth outcomes, and impact our ‘toward normal birth’ focus.

This program is a one-day workshop for health professionals, provides traditionally trained doulas, midwives, nurses and physicians with the specific techniques and philosophical information needed to professionally support HypnoBirthing couples in any birth setting.

Through participation in the Workshop for Health Professionals you will:

  • Understand the unique benefits HypnoBirthing offers, learn about the philosophy & the Gold Seal that is establishing best practice in Australia,
    as well as recognise how it differs from other methods.
  • Learn the physiology of the uterus during labour, exploring the muscle interaction, blood flow & biochemical function. Examine the role of the autonomic nervous
    system upon fear.
  • Understand the differences between HypnoBirthing & medical terminology, & learn to communicate with a HypnoBirthing family, understanding the partners
    role & the common birthing preferences they choose.
  • Explore the various states of hypnosis, and the mind body connection in birthing.
  • Consider the impact of integrating HypnoBirthing with the current care in hospitals & learn about HypnoBirthing techniques that can be implemented
    to support a positive birth outcome.
  • Discuss & explore options to support families experiencing special circumstances in birth & develop appropriate skills to support natural birth & a HypnoBirthing couple.

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7.5 CPD Points with the Australian College of Midwives (ACM

*Early Bird: registration form received & payment made 3 weeks prior.

If you are interested in becoming a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner, please click here for training dates

* If you have a group of 10 or more participants, we can organise a specific training for your group. Please contact us to learn more.

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What are birth professionals saying about this course?

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and would highly recommend it!

Chloe Mackie, Student Midwife QLD

Fantastic day! I gained many new skills to help supporting women during their journey.

Jacinta Foggo, Midwife QLD

I really enjoyed the day!. It was a great day, very informative and well presented. I learn’t lots of really useful tools to take back to my work place.

Carol Peters, Midwife WA

Very Inspirational! I very much enjoyed the day. It has truly encouraged me to encourage couples taking HypnoBirthing.

Susan Morgan, Midwife NSW

This course has empowered me to relate to birthing women on a totally different level. I will be able to be actively involved and support the women that have chosen HypnoBirthing. This course has definitely opened my eyes to approach birthing from a different angle.

Jackie McCout, Midwife NSW

This workshops information and activities were fabulous. It has absolutely gone way beyond my expectations! Wonderful!

Alison Stilwell, Midwife NSW

One of the best workshops I have attended! This workshop was highly relevant, and expertly taught. I now have the skills and terminology to begin to help HypnoBirthing couples in a more relevant and supportive way.

Lisa Bowra, Midwife NSW

This 1 Day Workshop is running in each state of Australia regularly. Below are the list of presenters that are facilitating the workshops.

The Presenters

Anthea Thomas anthea thomas

Anthea is a passionate health professional, an experienced Antenatal Educator, Trainer and Hypnotherapist supporting families in conception, pregnancy, birthing and parenting. Anthea is a Faculty Member and Regional Liaison for the HypnoBirthing® Institute, a Global Presence Ambassador for Parenting 2.0, Director of the Australian Birth and Parenting Network and runs HypnoBirthing Gold Coast.

Anthea is working with therapy based on the philosophy that our unconscious minds can heal our bodies, and control the delicate process of conception and birthing. She is focused on helping people find their unlimited potential in all areas of life, on helping women to rediscover their natural birthing instincts and works to provide couples with information about their bodies, the birth process, how their mind affects conception and birth helping to empower them to take control of their own journey.

Anthea is married and has two children. She lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Rona SpicerRona Spicer

Rona has been actively involved in the complementary field of health for over 25 years with Diplomas and Certificates in Massage, Reiki, Kinesiology, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Real Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, HypnoBirthing and HypnoFertility, with a Masters Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Adelaide. She is currently a member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA), the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherpists (ASCH), the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (Aust), (ICHP), the Association of Solution Oriented Counsellors and Hypnotherapists of Australia (ASOCHA), the Australian Kinesiology Association (AKA), the National Guild of Hypnotherapists (NGH), and is a qualified member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Member 22123. Recently Rona became a Faculty member of the HypnoBirthing® Institute and is working tirelessly with other Faculty members and the Steering Committee to grow and improve the HypnoBirthing Community within Australia.


Marilyn Colvin Boon
Former Faculty Member and Trainer, HypnoBirthing® Institute since 2005, Trainer for American Board of Hypnotherapy, Master Practitioner Ericksonian Hypnosis, Master Practitioner NLP with specialist training in Medical hypnosis.

Marilyn is Director of The Alternative Centre & School of Hypnotherapy on the Sunshine Coast. She was the founding member of the UK HypnoBirthing® Advisory Board 2003-2007. Marilyn is the main representative & teaching Faculty Member of HypnoBirthing in Australia since 2005.


Amanda Bude
Midwife, Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant, Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner & Certified Infant Massage Practitioner

Amanda Bude is a Registered Nurse/Midwife with 17 years experience in Antenatal, Postnatal and Birth care and Reproductive Health. The impending arrival of her first child, led her into further studies of Natural Childbirth Education, and the arrival of her twins into her passion SLEEP!

Proudly the first Midwife in Australia to become a Certified Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant her business Groovy Babies combines working with families for HypnoBirthing, Maternity and Child Sleep and Settling, and Baby Massage Classes.


Christina PetersonChristina-petersen
CH.t, HBCE, HBFC, Reflexologist, Maternity Reflexologist, Infant Massage Instructor

Christina originally trained as a Physiotherapist in Germany over 20 years ago. Through her own personal journey, she became very interested in the power of the mind and natural ways of healing, which lead her to become a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, HypnoBirthing Fertility Consultant, Reflexologist and Infant Massage Instructor. Christina works now since 7 years in private practice in Perth and works also as a Trainer and Assessor. She has become aware of the importance of the prenatal period 20 years ago and is a founding member of the Prenatal Education Association of Australia promoting awareness and education through talks and events

Christina is passionate about empowering and assisting parents to create a relaxed, joyous and satisfying pregnancy, birth and postnatal period and to give theirs babies the best possible start in life.


Alecia Staines alecia-staines
B.A.Sc, P.G.Dip Ed, HBCE, Fertile Body Practitioner.

Alecia is a mother-of-three, who grew up in rural South Western Queensland in a small farming community. She has been involved with HypnoBirthing for over 7 years, having HypnoBirthed all three of her children and is also a HypnoBirthing Practitioner. She is an experienced classroom teacher, with a degree in Science and Education. She’s studied hypnotherapy for fertility and motherhood, energy healing, and is currently completing her yoga teacher training.

Alecia’s passion for birth includes her position on the Queensland Health Clinical Guidelines Steering Committee and Maternity Choices Australia’s Queensland Committee where she has worked on numerous Queensland Health Clinical Guideline, been involved in consumer feedback for midwives, met with Health Ministers to advocate for continuity of care midwifery and been involved with local maternity service infrastructure and development.

Due to her ties with rural Queensland, she very passionate about ensuring rural couples have access to great maternity care and antenatal education.


Bree Taylor Molyneauxbree-taylor-molyneaux

Bree Taylor Molyneaux is an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist & HypnoBirthing Educator (Institute Affiliated) with a hypnotherapy practice located in North Lakes/Mango Hill, Brisbane.

A corporate marketing and relationships adviser turned Clinical Hypnotherapist and HypnoBirthing educator, Bree has been involved in mind-body therapies since 2002. She is recognised as an expert in providing hypnosis services for women, particularly in the areas of fertility, birth preparation and birth trauma.

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist with a strong foundation in Ericksonian psychotherapy, she is dedicated to helping parents and families create and maintain a healthy balance in their lives through mind and body health.

Alison Burton
CH.t, HBCEHSe008

Alison Burton is one of Melbourne’s leading Hypnotherapists.  She is also an Occupational Therapist and an Accredited HypnoBirthing Practitioner. Alison was in the very first HypnoBirthing Practitioner Training in Melbourne and has taught hundreds of couple’s how to have calm and surprisingly comfortable birth experiences over the past 14 years.  She has a passion for helping mothers are fully informed and prepared for birth. Alison is a sought after public speaker and has appeared on ABC Radio, SBS Radio, Foxtel’s “Living Life Now” and “The Healer’s Way”. She has also featured in The Age, Herald Sun, Insight Magazine and local news media. Alison has a keen interest in all aspects of natural health and wellbeing and is the owner of Simply Natural Therapies Wellness Centre. She is the mother of 3 adult children and two adorable grandchildren born with HypnoBirthing. Alison is an engaging and entertaining presenter.

Candace-BorgCandace Borg
BHSc (Nat) BSc (Biomed)

Candace Borg is a qualified Naturopath, Natural Fertility Educator and HypnoBirthing Practitioner. Candace incorporates safe and effective therapies in the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions. Focusing on the successful integration of general health measures into everyday life, it is Candace’s goal to help those she sees reach and maintain a high level of health, and pregnancy without complicated or radical changes to their lifestyle.

Studying both a Bachelor of Biological Science (Biomedical Science) and Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) gives Candace the unique ability to assess health from not only a medical but a naturopathic perspective also. Candace is an active member of the Melbourne Naturopathic, HypnoBirthing and vegan community. She regularly updates her knowledge and clinical skills by attending seminars and workshops on a broad range of health and medical issues.

Candace is a registered member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) and Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN). She is regularly presenting at various organisations and corporations on various health topics.

It is Candace’s passion to help individuals successfully battle complicated health challenges, and to find health and happiness through natural approaches.