Hypnobirthing training for professionals

Would you like to teach effective, easy to use techniques which will help women overcome fear, feel more in control and have a more positive birth experience?

The benefits of using hypnosis in childbirth are renowned. It is a key area of our profession wherein there is a wealth of experimental evidence to proclaim the benefits. As a consequence, the increasing demand for women wishing to use hypnosis as part of their birth in is not just sweeping Britain, but internationally.

  • easibirthing® is a UK based model which was developed in conjunction with midwives and therefore complements UK birthing practices. It is designed as a flexible approach to adapt to each individual client; and to empower them to manage whatever course their birth experience takes.
  • easibirthing® receives nhs funding in many parts of the country due to the evidence-base of this tried and tested model. Read the clinical evidence for the use of hypnosis in childbirth.
  • easibirthing® is a registered trademark (the only one in the UK hypnosis for birthing world!) and therefore any practitioner using this trademark has been fully trained and qualified-a reassurance for the general public.
  • The Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner (CHBP) qualification is the only hypnosis for childbirth qualification in the UK which is independently accredited (ie. by the nchp). The National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (nchp) has been offering respected, evidenced based and independently accredited Hypnotherapy Training, Hypnosis Training and Psychotherapy Training since 1977. This makes the National College one of the longest established and most respected hypnotherapy/hypno-psychotherapy training institutes in the world. Their training is UKCP and European-accredited. Visit them at www.nchp.ac.uk


History of birthing

Basic anatomy & physiology during pregnancy & labour

Tokophobia and fear of giving birth

Effect of fear and anxiety on the birthing body

Experimental evidence of benefits for hypnobirthing

Client’s history & Involvement of Partners

Preparing for Birth

Physiology of stages 1, 2 & 3 of labour

Managing and Controlling discomfort

Achieving the Ideal Mental State (CCC)

Understanding effect of negative language

Birth Partner’s involvement

Prenatal, perinatal and postnatal bonding with your baby

Breastfeeding & Post-natal recovery

Medical Interventions and assisted births

Post natal Mental Health

Working with medical professionals

Life skills for parenthood

Building your Practice

Facilitator:                                                                                                                                                                Sharon Mustard has been training women and their partners for over 19 years in using Hypnosis for Childbirth. In addition to her private group courses, since 2006 she has a large contract with Salisbury District Hospital nhs Trust maternity services whereby she is funded to teach women, partners, and teenage mums-to-be; but also midwives and health care support workers to support individuals using these methods. As well as being a specialist in hypno-psychotherapy for childbirth, she is a fully qualified Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Life Coach and with a full-time practice in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Visit her practice at www.mustardtherapy.co.uk. Prior to this time, she gained extensive experience in the field of mental health: working within Social Services, National Health Service & voluntary sector.

You will receive:                                                                                                                                                                  A complete course manual including scripts and strategies. Whether you aim to train clients on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting, this resource will equip you to provide clients with a knowledgeable and professional service. You will receive a specialist qualification certification from the nchp as a testament to your achievement upon successful completion of your assessment following the course. Once qualified, you will become a 'Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner' and be permitted to use the designated letters CHBP. You will also be entitled to an entry on our online Practitioners’ Directory on easibirthing Childbirth Practitioners.

Entry requirements:                                                                                                                                   Applicants for this course would be required to be a practising Hypnotherapist or in training to be a Hypnotherapist.                                                                                                                                              **If you are a trainee you will be expected to have attained a Hypnotherapy qualification prior to your easibirthing® certification being finalised but can attend the course in the meantime.

Qualifying as a easibirthing® CHBP practitioner:
Assessment on this course is by completion of a short essay (to be undertaken following attendance of the three day course).                     

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Childbirth Practitioners Course student feedback (.pdf)

Feedback from past students who attended the Hypnosis for Childbirth practioners course for Hypnotherapists


nchp Hypnosis for Childbirth practitioners course schedule (.pdf)

A 3-day hypnobirthing course designed for hypnotherapists.


easibirthing students Hypnobirthing course February 2019

Next Hypnosis for Childbirth Practitioners courses

23rd, 24th & 25th April 2021, Novotel London Heathrow M4/J4, West London (3 day course)

Cost: £420 (can be paid in 4 instalments by arrangement)

**£380 discounted price if booked 4 weeks prior to course by BACS OR for NCHP alumni

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