Practice Name: Tree of Life – Nurturing Birth and Beyond
Location of Service: Cronulla, Sydney, 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 Sutherland Shire & St George areas in addition to working with clients in the Eastern Suburbs, the Inner West, North Shore and Northern Beaches.
I would be happy to look after you in the greater Sydney area too on request, so just get in touch.
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: Embodied Birth
Locations of Classes: Marrickville, NSW
Lulu is a Doula and Hypnobirthing mum based in Inner West Sydney. She discovered Hypnobirthing when pregnant with her first daughter and found the Positive Birth Program incredibly empowering and informative. She loved using the techniques learnt in the class to birth her daughter calmly and gently in an intervention-free, natural birthing experience.
She soon became an advocate for a positive birth and trained to be a Birth and Postpartum Doula to further develop the skills necessary for holding space and supporting other pregnant people.
Lulu believes in the profound intuition of the body, and believes that a positive and beautiful birth experience is a human right for everybody, regardless of where or how they choose to birth their baby. She hopes to empower other parents to make informed decisions about their bodies, birth and babies.
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: Key Hypnotherapy
Location of Classes: Randwick, Sydney
I support people to achieve their goals through hypnotherapy, counselling and the incorporation of science-backed positive psychology tools. I am passionate to guide my clients to achieve positive outcomes by teaching them the strategies and skills they need to have the confidence and knowledge to support themselves. The Hypnobirthing Australia program supports women to eliminates unnecessary fears around childbirth by giving them the knowledge that their bodies are designed for childbirth. The techniques learnt in the program will enable you to feel calm, confident and in control. I encourage my clients to believe in themselves and develop a positive mindset, to empower them to have the ability to deal with any decision or situation that may occur. I assist people to find the keys they need for wellbeing and to develop a positive and flourishing life.
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: Buddha Babies – Enlightened Births
Location of classes: Sydney Bondi Junction
My name is Stacey and I’m a multi-tasking mum, Childbirth Educator & Pregnancy Yoga teacher.
I’ve always been fascinated by the mind-body connection, but it wasn’t until the Hypnobirth of my own son that I realised just how much influence we can actually have on our experience of birth.
I truly believe that childbirth can be one of the most positive, empowering and inspiring moments of our lives. It just takes the right education, a practitioner you can trust and a bit of practice – all of which I aim to provide in my classes.
I love helping women discover just how incredible their body really is, and watching their fears disappear as their confidence grows.
Our classes are fun, supportive and extremely practical. Most couples leave feeling excited and pumped for the challenge ahead.
From my own experience, I know that Hypnobirthing works. Let me show you how. 🙂
Practice Name: Beginnings Therapy Services
Location of Service: Drummoyne, Sydney CBD, Inner West (NSW)
Hi, I have been teaching HypnoBirthing since 2007, during that time I have taught lots mums and their birthing partners.
I believe that every woman, their partner and baby deserves to have the best birth possible, whatever path their birth takes.
I love seeing mums starting the ‘Positive Birth Program’ and watching them change as we work through the classes to eventually being confident and looking forward to giving birth. Also, seeing birthing partners coming in apprehensive and watching them becoming the biggest advocators for Hypnobirthing.
I moved to Australia from Scotland in December 2019, to be with my children and four Hypnobirthing grandchildren. I am also running my private counselling practise and studying for a Bachelors in Arts Psychotherapy.
I decided to update my training with Hypnobirthing Australia™. I love the flexibility and the techniques Hypnobirthing Australia™ provides.
I am now teaching small classes and individuals couples, in Drummoyne, Sydney CBD or in peoples homes.
Practice Name: North Shore Hypnobirthing
Location Of Service: North Sydney, NSW
Based on Sydney’s North Shore, Samantha is a mum to 4 teenagers and an experienced birth and postpartum doula whose personal and professional experience with hypnobirthing inspired her to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
Samantha hypnobirthed one of her four births and was surprised at the difference it made. Her own hypnobirth was amazingly positive and calm, and her daughter was so relaxed at birth she fell asleep almost immediately! Since becoming a doula, Samantha has supported clients who have been through various models of antenatal education and believes her hypnobirthing clients were prepared with the tools and mindset for a positive birth no matter how things unfolded.
Samantha loves learning and sharing her knowledge and skills to help families achieve a positive birth and a smooth transition to life as parents. In addition to her doula and hypnobirthing practitioner qualifications, Samantha is also a certified hypnotherapist, and holds qualifications in acupressure, Spinning Babies, Optimal Maternal Positioning and baby massage.
Education with Samantha combines the comprehensive, evidence-based content of the course and her skills and experience as a doula. She presents the course in a calm and pragmatic way helping you feel inspired, prepared and empowered to meet your baby.
Practice Name: North Shore Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: North Sydney, Chatswood, NSW
Ellen is a qualified Hypnobirthing Practitioner and doula based on Sydney’s North Shore. She has supported numerous women who have used the Hypnobirthing techniques and tools to have amazing births. Ellen knows firsthand that preparing women throughout their pregnancies and leading up to their births’, with Hypnobirthing principals, means that no matter how womens’ births unfold, women feel confident and positive about their options and choices. In working as a doula and educator, Ellen also uses her background in social work and women’s health to best support her clients.
In addition to her work, Ellen is a busy mum to three kids and knows first-hand the juggle of life, motherhood and also enjoying life. Her classes are taught with another doula (Samantha Gunn), and are full of fun, evidence-based education and taught in a way so that women can feel supported and positive about their pregnancies and birth.
Practice Name: Your Body Births
Location of Classes: Westmead (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: 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: 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: Birth Body and Soul
Location of Classes: Turramurra (NSW)
Amy is a mother of 1 and a qualified Primary School Teacher. She always dreamt of retraining as a midwife but never quite found the right time to make the move. After completing the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Positive Birth program in preparation for the birth of her first child, Amy knew she had found the perfect mix of education and childbirth and trained as a practitioner.
Amy is passionate about educating and inspiring women and their birth partners to trust their bodies and their own inner strength; to give them a voice and to provide them with the knowledge and tools necessary to birth their baby in the most positive and empowering way possible. She believes in having a strong support team where all members are valued. Amy places importance on the teaching of skills that are life long and that can be used throughout the navigation of parenthood.
Amy offers group and private classes in Turramurra, on Sydney’s North Shore.
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 girls and an experienced doula 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 and 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 amazing rite of passage that is birth.
Her focus is providing:
- balanced information about pregnancy care and birth options
- a holistic, evidence-based 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 at Bump Pre- & Postnatal gym 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.
“With the help of Kathryn and the hypnobirthing tools and techniques she provided us with, the birth of our son Max was the most incredible and positive experience we could have wished for. We can’t recommend this course highly enough.
Hypnobirthing allowed me to completely overcome any anxiety with regards to pain and the birthing process, and was amazing for preparing my partner with how best to support me during labour.
By using the hypnobirthing breathing techniques I was able to stay so relaxed and focused through my labour, and we were able to achieve the calm, natural and completely intervention free birth we were hoping for. It was such an empowering experience and I would encourage anyone hoping for a positive birth to give Hypnobirthing a go.” (Ainsley, 2017)
“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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Sue Hunt
Location of Service: Central Coast (NSW)
I am a practising Caseload Midwife at Gosford Hospital. I have attended many hypnobirths through the years and know the difference it can make to a mother’s experience of labour and birth as well as the outcome!
Natural drug-free birth leads on to a happy baby and mum and easier breastfeeding.
I have a particular interest in VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Caesarean) as I experienced this myself. I’m also very supportive of waterbirth and fully support home birthing.
Negotiating the hospital system can be daunting. As a midwife who works in the system, my goal is to incorporate the best medical support available with natural birth practices.
Hypnobirthing Australia classes give me the opportunity to help empower women and their partners and share my expertise.
I am excited to teach Hypnobirthing Australia and assist women and their partners on their birthing journey. I look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you!