Tokophobia and Birth Trauma ZOOM LIVE course for therapists

Course description
A 3 hours CPD course for therapists LIVE on ZOOM to assist clients to overcome extreme anxiety so they can experience freedom from fear of conception, pregnancy or traumatic birth experience
Course tutor
Sharon Mustard Founder and Director of easibirthing® and parenting online training
nchp Course Leader of Hypnosis for Fertility, Hypnobirthing, Post-Natal Mental Health & Parenting
Tokophobia is a pathological dread and avoidance of childbirth. It is a distressing condition which can often be overlooked by medical professionals. As well as specific phobias and anxiety, tokophobia may be associated with depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Fear of childbirth is common and more intense in pregnant women who have not had a previous experience of childbirth. Over 20% of pregnant women report fear and 6% describe a fear that is disabling.
Altogether 13% of women who are not pregnant report fear of childbirth sufficient to postpone or avoid pregnancy.
Who is this course for?
This course is for qualified hypnotherapists, psychotherapeutic counsellors and hypno-psychotherapists and other professionals with an interest in working with this client group. If you are a student to become a therapist, you are able to attend the course whilst still completing your core training
This is a 3 hours course to equip you to work with parents to empower and support them to overcome subconscious blocks to conception and decisions about birth, also previous related-trauma.
Course content
This course will cover working with the following tokophobic clients:
  • Women who have had a previous traumatic birth experience (secondary tokophobia)
  • Women who have suffered a previous trauma such as sexual abuse or rape
  • Those who have had no previous first hand experience of childbirth (primary tokophobia)
  • Men and women who have witnessed a traumatic birth as a birth partner
  • Those who are avoiding pregnancy altogether or have subconscious blocks to fertility
The benefits for your clients 
easibirthing® is a registered trademark (the only one in the field in the UK) and any practitioner using this trademark has been fully trained and qualified, a reassurance for potential clients. Your knowledge will help clients:
  • Be free from fear which could otherwise rule their life decisions about parenthood
  • Be free from perceived restrictions on choices about their future
  • Learn strategies to empower rather than feel helpless
  • Feel listened to and understood in a safe environment
  • Process and reframe previous trauma to manage risk of re-traumatisation
Learn from a trusted expert in the field 
From the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy:
"Sharon Mustard offers this course in addition to her popular courses in hypnosis and psychotherapy for fertility, hypnobirthing for practitioners, post natal mental health & early parenting relationships. These have proved to be some of our most popular CPD courses. The feedback from delegates is consistently enthusiastic for Sharon’s training course materials and engaging style. This CPD course is a valuable asset to you and your practice."
Feedback quotes
“Ton of information, lots of visuals, inspirational stories. It left me feeling positive, inspired and confident as a function of both content and Sharon’s lovely disposition and experience."    Melina

"Thanks again for a great and very professional course-I have recommended it to a number of people already"                    Janice

"Dear Sharon, I can only imagine the time and effort you put into setting up this quality training.  Clearly a labour of love!" Irene

Mode of study
  • Face-to-face LIVE tuition via ZOOM
  • Practical demonstration and exercises
  • PDF clients tools and course manual, hypnosis scripts and mp3 track
  • 3 hours (awarding 3 hours CPD)
Cost of course
  • £75 (£65 for NCHP Alumni)
Course time and date
  • Saturday 24th April at 10-1pm
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What next beyond the training?
  • The easibirthing and parenting training’ online school provides a range of courses from 1 hour-21 hours CPD to enhance your learning. Why not consider one of our longer courses towards attaining specialist qualification in working with clients towards their journey to parenthood

Nicky's Birth Quote

Both my birth partner and I would like to thank Sharon very much for helping us enjoy the birthing experience so much and for ensuring that the birth was so special and gave us happy memories that we can treasure for the rest of our lives.

Nicky, 1st baby

Amanda's Birth Quote

I knew exactly what to expect and was able to imagine what was happening. Felt calm during labour and know I can do it again.

Amanda, 1st baby