Practice Name: Christa Buckland BHlthSc (Health Promotion), HPCE
Area’s Serviced: Macarthur, Wollondilly, Liverpool and Surrounds
I am an experienced doula and childbirth educator in south-west Sydney. I personally used hypnobirthing for three of my four births and found it to be empowering, transformative and healing. This is what sparked in me the deep desire to help other mums prepare for birth.
I have supported clients (as a doula) who were using hypnobirthing in their birth preparation and have witnessed the incredible difference that it made to their births. I am very proud to be a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, and offer these amazing classes to the women in my area.
I also have a Health Science degree (majoring in Health Promotion) and am currently pursuing a PhD with Western Sydney University. My research is on breastfeeding among young mothers.
I truly believe that birth is meant to be a beautiful, sacred and positive event in our life. Let me show you how with hypnobirthing!
Practice Name: The Birth Collective
Practitioner Name: Tina Pullen – Certified Practising Speech Pathologist, B. App. Sc. (Speech Pathology), Hypnobirthing Practitioner Certified Educator (HPCE)
Location of Service: Bossley Park (NSW)
Tina Pullen is a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner based in Western Sydney.
Tina’s love of childbirth began following the beautiful birth of her own little Hypnobub. After a difficult first birth, she completed the Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes during her second pregnancy. Tina and her husband were blown away by how easy and calm the birth was and give full credit to the course for helping them achieve this.
Tina understands how amazing and life-changing the birth experience can be once a couple has access to the right support and education. She strongly believes that ALL women deserve to feel empowered, confident and safe during birth. She is passionate about providing expectant mothers and their birth partners with the knowledge and tools to have a positive and enjoyable birth!
Tina is also a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist. She has a strong background in health sciences and understands the importance of evidence-based practice. This is why she loves the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course. She is able to share current research with parents, allowing them to make their own informed choices.
If you would like to book a course with Tina, visit http://www.thebirthcollective.com.au or call her on 0421 999 405.
Practice Name: Your Body Births
Location of Classes: Blacktown (NSW)
“The birth of your child should be a beautiful, empowering experience. I believe that all people have the right to knowledge about all avenues and options to enable them to make the decisions that are right for them and their babies.” – Claire’s vision.
Claire is a maternity nurse, caring for new parents and their babies in the first few days after birth, and a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner/Childbirth Educator. She is also a mum of one. After completing the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course with her husband, they went on to have an amazing birth of their first child.
Claire often gets asked the story of the birth and is passionate about sharing what hypnobirthing helped her and her husband achieve – a beautiful, serene, empowered birth. Claire believes in walking alongside you on your journey, sharing knowledge and tools, with the desire that you achieve the positive and empowering birth we all deserve.
The day you meet your baby should be beautiful. Claire would love to help you have a birth to remember.
Practice Name: This Is What I Doula
Location of Service: Penrith (NSW)
My name is Jaime! I am a wife. mum, step mum, Doula and self-confessed birth nerd!
I am passionate about educating new and seasoned parents about childbirth in order to empower them to make informed decisions and of course, to have a beautiful birth experience, no matter how that may end up happening.
I feel a deep calling to provide information, tools and support to pregnant women and their partners and to be part of a change in maternity care in this country.
Practice Name: Mindful Birthing Sydney
Location of Service: St Peters (NSW)
After a lifetime of being fed visions of Hollywood-style birth, and having many friends face traumatic experiences when they had their babies, Kate was apprehensive about birth to say the least. She started asking around, and on recommendation from a friend, completed the Hypnobirthing Australia course before the birth of her daughter in late 2017. It was a beautiful, unmedicated, natural birth (as was her preference) and the most incredible, empowering experience of her life. It had such a profound effect on her that she knew she had to train so that she could, in turn, help other mothers and couples have the positive, empowering birth that they too deserve to have.
With a background in Psychology and Performance, Kate’s interests and skills marry perfectly for delivering this up to date, evidence-based Australian course. She is incredibly excited to be helping parents and birth partners in Sydney achieve a calm, positive, informed birth experience.
Practice Name: The Hypnobirthing Mum
Location of Service: Lilyfield, Sydney (NSW)
Qualifications: Kerry Sutcliffe, Bsc(Hons), MPhil, PgCert APIMH, DipCouns, DipNLP, HPCE.
Kerry Sutcliffe is a Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Childbirth Educator (HPCE) based in Inner West Sydney. Kerry is a hypnobirthing mum to three young children and her first-hand experience of giving birth using hypnobirthing techniques has resulted in three calm and empowering births. These experiences have led her to being a passionate advocate for this approach to birth.
With a background in Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health, Kerry has worked extensively with people living with anxiety and depression. The psychological and physical health of new and expectant mums is now the primary focus of her work.
Kerry has found the HypnoBirthing Australia™ course to be the most comprehensive, realistic and supportive programme available to mothers and their birth partners. When delivering this course Kerry presents the content in an understanding and reassuring manner and feels privileged to support mothers and their birth partners towards a calm and positive birthing experience.
Practice Name: Lotus Patch
Servicing: Woolongong & surrounds (NSW)
My vision is to equip women and their partners in the Illawarra and surrounds with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions around the birthing process. With this knowledge and confidence you will be able to achieve the outcome you desire and deserve – a positive, empowering and calm birthing experience.
I live in Wollongong on the south coast of NSW with my young family. I am also a certified mediation teacher, paediatric massage consultant and teach key word sign as a communication aid for people living with the differently abled, the very young and the very old. I am also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage.
I have previous experience as a research scientist and forensic practitioner and possess a number of management qualifications and degrees in various sciences.
After a challenging emergency induction with my son I was able to choose differently for the birth of my daughter. With my daughter, there was time to employ my meditation training to have a natural, intervention-free, pain-free birth. Hypnobirthing teaches how to achieve this without the years of mediation practice.
I run group classes in Wollongong with evening and weekend options. Private sessions are also available by appointment.
Practice Name: Tree of Life – Nurturing Birth and Beyond
Location of Service: Zetland (NSW)
Hello all, so lovely to be here!
Since the birth of my first baby in 2011, I have been supporting couples as a Doula, Childbirth Educator and Placenta Encapsulator, after making the move from my corporate background in IT & Telco to follow my passion and longing to make a difference in the lives of birthing women and their partners, one birth at a time.
I service mainly the Eastern Suburbs, Inner West and North Shore areas of Sydney but also travel as far south as Sutherland Shire, west as far as Westmead and North as far as the Northern Beaches for my clients on request.
I am the mother of two, one angel baby by the name of Juniper and a rainbow baby by the name of Mie. It was through my first pregnancy and birth experience that I decided to train as a Doula and since that time back in 2011 I have been so passionate about the rite of passage that birth can be for a woman and her partner and have to date supported over 50 couples as a Doula and over 1000 as a Placenta Encapsulator.
Having supported a number of Doula couples that had completed the Hypnobirthing Australia training in their pregnancies, I have found their labours to have been the most beautiful, calm and empowering which have inspired me to become an instructor myself.
With the right knowledge, tools, support and preparation gained through the amazing Positive Birth Program, I know you too can have the birth of your dreams, no matter how it unfolds.
I look forward to meeting you and being your guide in one of the most life-changing and magical moments of your lives!
Practice Name: Julie Vélina
Location of Service: Manly (NSW)
Julie Vélina believes that every woman deserves to experience a peaceful and calm birth and be confident in her choices.
Practice Name: Empowered Birth Hypnobirthing
Servicing: Sydney CBD and Northern Beaches
Childbirth is a beautiful, empowering and wonderfully memorable experience – this is my mantra as I guide women and their partners through the Hypnobirthing Australia techniques and philosophy.
Having experienced a truly amazing and beautiful hypnobirth myself, I know first hand that these techniques can and do work. I am passionate about empowering women to embrace birth and their innate ability to birth their child naturally, calmly and gently.
I have worked in the “corporate world” for more than 12 years, having gained degrees in commerce in law. While still working in this “world”, I also teach Hypnobirthing to women and their birth partners. I take a relaxed and friendly approach during my classes, not only teaching the hypnobirthing techniques, but also weaving in advice and tips on how to reconnect and focus on your birth preparation in the midst of our often busy and demanding lives.
Every woman deserves a beautiful and positive birthing journey – join me at Empowered Birth Hypnobirthing and I will guide you there.
Practice Name: Kathryn Bell Birth Support
Location of Service: Bump Health & Fitness 693 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099
Kathryn is a mother of two, Doula and Positive Birth Movement Facilitator who has been working with couples since 2012 to help them achieve beautiful, empowering birth experiences. The birth of her first daughter inspired her to train as a doula. After supporting many hypnobirthing mums and seeing how effective the tools are, she became a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner in 2015. Kathryn used the Hypnobirthing Australia™ tools herself for the birth of her second baby girl in July 2016.
Kathryn is passionate about helping couples to be informed, prepared and excited about the birth of their baby. She hopes all women can come to have confidence in their innate abilities and instincts so they can get the most out of the rite of passage that is birth.
Her focus is providing:
- balanced information about pregnancy care and birth options
- a holistic set of tools and techniques for pregnancy, birth and postpartum
- encouragement to trust in natural birth
- positive energy and inspiration, helping couples to envisage for themselves a beautiful and powerful birth experience
- caring, intuitive and practical doula support (educational, emotional and physical) for labour, birth and postpartum.
Kathryn teaches group classes in Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She can also take you and your partner through the course privately. Kathryn provides doula support to couples across Sydney.
“Being a first-time mum, I attended every birth class my obstetrician provided. Each time we left feeling traumatised, it was all ‘this will happen to you’ and ‘this will happen to you’.
I had always wanted a water birth, but I wanted to know HOW I could do it in a calm, empowered way.
Kathryn came to our home to teach us privately. Each time she left we felt more empowered and ready for birth.
When the day came everything went perfectly … the midwives said I was deep in the self-hypnosis and a birthing goddess! I felt extremely empowered and having this amazing birth has carried me into an amazing intuitive journey of motherhood.
The process was deeply satisfying and bonded us as a new little family. I honestly learnt so much from Kathryn. I’m eternally grateful to her for passing on her knowledge.” (Carmen, 2016)
Practice Name: Prepared to Birth
Location of Service: Mona Vale (NSW)
Natalie came across Hypnobirthing Australia by chance after a work colleague told her she, ‘loved giving birth and couldn’t wait to do it again!’. It was the first time Natalie had ever heard birth described so positively and immediately signed up for the course.
In September 2018, Natalie had a life-changing calm and positive birth for her first baby, Freddy. She describes the birth as the proudest moment of her life. Immediately after his birth, she felt an undeniable urge to become a Hypnobirth Childbirth Educator so that she could share the incredible tools and techniques she had learned with as many parents as possible.
Natalie is passionate about preparing women and their birth partners with the tools and knowledge that will allow them to feel prepared and excited for their birth no matter what turn it takes. Natalie believes that a calm and positive birth can be transformational beyond just the birthing day – her hope is that these skills continue to be of use for both the mother and birthing partner throughout the parenting journey.
Natalie offers private and group classes from her home in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. She is also available to travel for one-on-one sessions and is flexible to work around busy schedules.
Practice Name: Anne Carstairs – Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner
Location of Service: Kiama Downs (NSW)
My name is Anne Carstairs and I am a practising Midwife.
My passion is creating positive change for birthing women in Australia on a deep subconscious level.
I teach forgotten primal birthing wisdom with a modern twist; by releasing old negative, fear-based associations of childbirth and transforming it into knowledge and awakened power from within.
My dream is for Hypnobirthing Australia™ to be the norm of childbirth education. So women and their partners have evidence-based tools and knowledge to feel ready and confident to surrender to childbirth. My drive is to help mothers to believe in herself and her perfect body with positive self-belief that will last a lifetime.
I have witnessed the negative effects that disempowered and traumatic births have on a mother and her family. This is why I am very passionate to give women back their power through knowledge and guide women on a subconscious level to release unwanted fears of childbirth.
I feel honoured to be sharing such a beautiful gift of wisdom with mothers and their partners in the positive and empowering birth movement of Hypnobirthing Australia™.
Practice Name: 4babyandyou
Location of Service: Pretty Beach & Central Coast Region
Hi, my name is Jan Rourke. I have lived and worked with families on the beautiful Central Coast, NSW for over 20 years while raising my wonderful son here.
I am a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Child and Family Health Nurse. I also hold a Bachelor of Counselling, Diploma in Relationship Counselling, and Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I am half way through a Graduate Certificate in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health and recently completed infant massage and Hypnobirthing training. As you may tell from this list, I am passionate about empowering and supporting families.
I chose to undertake Hypnobirthing training as I have witnessed the impact of a negative birth experience on the mental, physical and relationship health of birthing families and have also observed the lifelong empowerment that can occur when the birthing experience is a positive one.
I believe Hypnobirthing offers the opportunity for women and their families to strengthen and/or develop the skills to know and trust themselves, communicate their needs clearly and achieve a happy and peaceful birth experience.
With this beautiful beginning the family is off to the very best start.
Practice Name: Harmonic Hypnobirthing
Location of Services: I offer group Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes from Dee Why, Northern Beaches and also Copacabana, Central Coast. I also teach private classes across the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Central Coast.
I am mum to two gorgeous boys who I hypnobirthed into the world with tremendous love, focus and strength, it was their empowering births that inspired me to become a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner.
I am also trained and experienced as a Hypnotherapist, Birth Doula, Natural Therapist, Energetic Healer, Flower Essence specialist, Angelic Reiki Master Teacher and Conscious birth leader and have been assisting couples of the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Central Coast to achieve calm and confident birth experiences since 2012.
My intention as an holistic birthing expert is to inspire women and their birthing companions to achieve both positive and sacred childbirth experiences, I believe that the facilitation of quality and independent childbirth education through the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program supports this intention wholeheartedly.
I know that everything a woman needs to birth her baby with strength, confidence and joy comes from deep within her. Birth is the ultimate instinctive act and even though in modern maternity practices it can sometimes be difficult to trust your instincts and know how to surrender, I am committed to reconnecting mamas to their feminine power, and to develop the trust and confidence in the inherent wisdom of their bodies.
I am a member of the Holistic Birth and Parenting Collective, supporting parents through all aspects of their pregnancy and birth journey and I am also a Positive Birth Movement facilitator, dedicated to expanding the message of positive birth in the community.
I offer group Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes from Dee Why, Northern beaches and also Copacabana, Central Coast. I also teach private classes across the Northern Beaches, North Shore and Central Coast.
I can help you to embrace and feel nourished in your pregnancy and assist you to create the birth experience you truly deserve.
“It was the most amazing and calm experience. The midwives couldn’t understand how I stayed so calm…they didn’t realize how advanced I was in labour…I can’t thankyou enough Katie for your hypnobirthing course and for all the wisdom and support that resulted in such a beautiful, calm birth for us all. ”
Practice Name: Mother Birth Mountains (T/A Casey Russell)
Servicing: Blue Mountains & the Central West – Lithgow (NSW)
After working individually with women as a certified Birth Doula and Self Hypnosis Doula, bearing witness to the difference that self-hypnosis was making for individual clients, Casey believed that everybody should have access to the Birth Education and skills taught through hypnobirthing and so became a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner to provide services that enabled her to reach more women.
As well as supporting women through their pregnancy and birth as a certified Birth Doula, Casey is also a certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist providing women with services to aid in their postnatal healing.
Casey was well known throughout the Macarthur Area on the outskirts of Sydney and has now made the move to providing services to the women of the Blue Mountains and the Central West being based near Lithgow NSW.