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: A Life in Bloom
Location of Service: Petersham (NSW)
I’m Clare – mum, doula and childbirth educator. As a doula of 16 years, I have had the honour of supporting many women during labour and birth and without doubt, the ones who fare best are those that have a realistic understanding of what to expect, how to work with their bodies and minds and who have belief in their own ability and power.
The process of labour and birth is one of life’s rites of passage – it has the opportunity of teaching us to surrender, dig deep, to trust, to find what we need within us and celebrate the power we are stepping into. When we cross the threshold from maiden to mother we are forever transformed – none of us forget birthing our babies and the process we went through to bring them earthside. We e and they, deserve a memory that is at least positive, if not beautiful!
Birth is sacred – it and the vessel through which it occurs, us mummas, should be revered, honoured, respected and trusted to do the job we know we and our babies are innately wired for. Hypnobirthing Australia’s positive birth program helps us show caregivers what we are made of!
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
Practice Name: In Birth & Beyond
Location of Service: Belmont (NSW)
“Hi my name is Lauren, and I’m the face behind ‘In Birth & Beyond’. I believe that all women and their birth partners deserve to have a positive, calm and empowered birth. I believe in a women’s right to choose how they want to birth their baby into the world and I believe with the right preparation they can achieve anything. I believe with the right tools and information woman can work in harmony with their birth companion and caregivers to create an uplifting and life-changing birth.
Having already completed the Hypnobubs program for my first birth, I guess you could say I’m my own testimonial for a calm, positive birth and believe that the Hypnobirthing Australia program can benefit any birthing mother in any circumstances.
As well as being a certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner I am a graduate of the University Of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Business and am also a qualified yoga teacher having completed both 300 and 200 hour programs. I have been teaching students in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area for the last 6 years and have been blessed to witness the benefits of the practice to many. “
Practice Name: Embracing Birth
Servicing: Newcastle & Lake Macquarie (NSW)
Hi, my name is Karen and I have worked with women and their families as a health care professional for over 30 years. My work is also my passion.
As a registered nurse my speciality has been in sexual and reproductive health and when I completed post graduate studies, I became a midwife and still work in a private hospital setting today.
With years of experience behind me I have gained a clarity into what women need to have the birth they desire.
Teaching Hypnobirthing and becoming a doula has allowed me to empower women to achieve their goals.
If you would like to know more about me and what I can offer you, don’t hesitate to call or email. Feel free to click on my Facebook and Web pages, I have lots of info about pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Practice Name: Heart Space Birthing
Location of Services: Ulladulla
I believe that the best way to live a happy and fulfilled life is by following the topics, people, and experiences that light you up and set your soul ablaze. Putting your energy towards things that bring you joy. Birth, in particular, Hypnobirthing, lights me up and I know without a doubt that supporting women and sharing my knowledge on the power of birth with them is my dharma, my soul’s mission in this lifetime.
To me, birth is not a medical event. Birth is a sacred rite of passage for women, from Maiden to Mother. The single most transformative event of our lives. A day that stays with you forever. I feel immense gratitude that I discovered Hypnobirthing Australia during my first pregnancy and have had two incredible natural birth experiences. These experiences have shaped me into the woman and mother I am today.
I am a born nurturer. Growing up I thought of my sensitive, empathic nature as being a weakness, but I now know it is my superpower and my gift to share with the world. I feel honoured that I will get to connect with, support and help women to have a wonderful birthing experience.
Practice Name: Life Birth Live
Location of Services: Mudgee, NSW
Hi, I’m Mel
I myself was fortunate to have three positive pregnancies and calm, natural births. If only all women could be so lucky! This is one of the reasons why I have become a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner.
I am passionate about empowering women to have the most positive birth experience possible. I am excited to be able to teach this program to couples so they can be informed, prepared and excited about their pregnancy and birthing journey.
Living in a charming country town I have a strong sense of community and believe the more support we can offer one another the better. I will meet you with a relaxed, friendly and approachable personality and I look forward to playing a small part in your journey.
Practice Name: Batemans Bay Hypnotherapy
Location of Service: Batemans Bay/Mourya area (South Coast, NSW)
Amanda is in love with the knowledge and amazing joy the Hypnobirthing process can offer mums, Amanda used the techniques of Hypnobirthing with her second and third child, she only wishes that she had known of the techniques for her first birth, although it was an empowered birth there is so many elements that the Hypnobubs course offers that she feels are just priceless for birthing mums.
Amanda has been a natural health and birth advocate and has been a health coach for 18+ years and a Clinical Hypnotherapist and life coach for 15+ years. My vision is to educate women and their birthing partners in the Eurobodalla and surrounding areas to not only have the knowledge and skills needed to make informed positive decisions around the birthing process but to also empower them to have an amazing birthing experience.
Situated in the Batemans Bay / Mourya area of the NSW South Coast, I cover all areas from Nowra to Narooma. Amanda is also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist , Certified Coach and Trainer.
Amanda offers group classes for positive birth and one on one sessions including online Skype sessions. Amanda is flexible with hours so is able to work in with her clients.
To contact Amanda please phone 0420 822 797 or visit https://www.batemansbayhypnotherapy.com.au
Practice Name: Hypnobirthing Canberra
Location of Service: Belconnen (ACT)
I have been a Registered Midwife since 2012, currently working in Canberra. I absolutely love being a midwife, there truly is nothing more incredible than seeing a baby coming into the world. It truly is a privilege beyond words.
I have seen how fearful some women can be preparing for birth. This fear makes me really sad for women as I know how incredibly beautiful and empowering birth can be. This is why I became a Hypnobirthing Australia Certified Practitioner. The Positive Birth Program helps women understand that she can have an empowering birthing experience (regardless of the birth outcome).
Pregnancy and childbirth should be a wonderfully memorable experience. I am passionate about educating women and birthing partners to embrace birth and to truly believe in her body’s ability to give birth naturally, calmly and gently.
At Hypnobirthing Canberra, we offer women and their partners the opportunity to embrace birth as a natural life experience, not something to be feared. Taking a relaxed and friendly approach to equip you and your birth partner with information about breathing and massage techniques, normal birth physiology and deep relaxation, to allow parents and their babies to look forward to a safe, positive and gentle birth experience.
Practice Name: The Centre Midwifery Services
Location of Service: Dubbo (NSW)
Hi, my name is Rachel. I am a Nurse, Midwife, and Childbirth Educator, who is passionate about empowering and supporting women during their pregnancy, birth, and beyond. I believe in birth and I believe in women, in their power, strength and abilities. I have the privilege to witness this every day.
I discovered the tool of Hypnobirthing in 2017 and have supported women who have used Hypnobirthing for a positive and empowering birth experience. The power of the mind and body connection during birth is strong. Understanding this and incorporating the tools learnt during Hypnobirthing classes aids for a calm and relaxed birth experience. Skills learnt can be used not only in birth, but in all areas of life that we may feel fear or apprehension towards.
My desire is for women to be well equipped with the knowledge and understanding of their birthing options, be involved in the decisions regarding their care and make informed choices based on current evidence. Creating positive and empowering birth experiences, so that we may have positive and empowering parents, partners, family and friends.
Practice Name: Hypnobirthing Tamworth
Location of Service: Tamworth
Hello and welcome!
I am a mum of one – a little boy named Clancy!
I live in Tamworth and saw a need for positive childbirth education when I taught myself Hypnobirthing to birth my son!
After birth, I knew Hypnobirthing Australia’s course had to be offered in Tamworth!
I am proof that Hypnobirthing does work after being induced and still continuing to have a calm beautiful birth.
I want every birthing mum to birth with ease and confidence. I want them to feel empowered and prepared to have their baby.
My goal is to share Hypnobirthing in the Tamworth community and give other pregnant mums the tools needed for a calm, positive birth.
I am currently a student doula.
I am offering group and private classes to Tamworth and the New England Region.
Practice Name: Yoga Mummas
Location of Service: Port Macquarie (NSW)
The combined skills of Yoga and Hypnobirthing techniques has allowed me to serve 100’s mums in my local area over the last 8 years. It’s so lovely to catch up with parents after their birth and hear how the pregnancy classes and Hypnobirthing techniques helped to positively influence their birth.
Birth is so raw and primal; in this day and age, many of us have lost touch with this side of ourselves. Pregnancy yoga can help women to connect to their body in a safe way. Through specific movements and learnt breathing techniques women naturally deepen their understanding of what they need to do to birth their baby. A woman’s awareness is naturally turned inwards during pregnancy, making it so much easier for her to relax into herself. I have observed this many times over the years and it never ceases to amaze me.
The “hypno” part of hypnobirthing gives mothers a much-needed tool to help them get beyond the chatter of their mind, and allow their body to do what it is designed to do.
The theoretical knowledge learnt throughout the course gives parents a greater appreciation for the physiological processes of birth.
It’s so important to recognise that what we do and the choices we make during pregnancy have a huge impact on our birth.
Practice Name: Positive Birthing Australia
Location of Classes: Brunswick Heads
Hi! My name is Tara Matthews and I am a certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. I’m from Brunswick Heads.
I am dedicated to helping support and empower women on their individual birth journey. Through knowledge, tools, preparation and support I will help guide and educate you in a safe place towards your positive birth.
I am so happy to be apart of Hypnobirthing Australia™ and share with you what I have learnt. I am honoured to have the understanding and educated background obtained from becoming a practitioner, I want to be a voice for women and help them have the best possible birth they deserve.
I am a very personable woman and love connecting and creating supportive and caring communities where ever I go. I hold physical and mental wellbeing very close to my heart and always strive to be supportive, understanding, welcoming and warming to everyone I am meet and am pleased to work with.
Thank you and congratulations on finding us here at Hypnobirthing Australia™. It is truly a beautiful and irreplaceable course.
Practice Name: MamaBe
Location of Service: Wagga Wagga (NSW)
I believe every woman has an untapped reservoir of inner strength and calm within her that deserves to be discovered. I believe that the magic of positive birth lies in the discovery of her own personal courage and power. When a woman steps into this power it informs every aspect of her life from this point on.
I take women from fear to empowerment, from stressed to confident, from anxious to excited. I help women discover their own inner strength and wisdom through the Hypnobirthing Australia program and my experience as a prenatal yoga teacher.
As a hypnobirthing mama myself I know first-hand the advantages of these techniques. I am driven to share the best of evidenced-based knowledge and ancient wisdom to prepare women and their partners for their best birth. I am passionate about the lasting impact that an empowered birth experience can have on women and their families.
My hope is that all women are changed positively by their experience of pregnancy and birth, entering into motherhood with a sense of awe, wonder and pride. Carrying with them a quiet confidence, trusting in their own intuition and inner strength.
Practice Name: Birth Enabled
Location of Service: Wagga Wagga (NSW)
I am first of all a mother and have been fortunate to have had 4 normal births, each completely different, and thoroughly enjoyed my breastfeeding journey, something for which I am eternally grateful.
I have been a nurse since I was 17, and went on to become a midwife in 1993, having trained at the Mater Mothers Hospital in South Brisbane. I extended my knowledge and skills by completing a Graduate Diploma in Child Health (Royal Childrens Hospital and ACU) and then completed a Masters Degree (Midwifery & Primary Health Care) doing coursework and a thesis on the exploration of women who stated they had insufficient milk supply. I did become a lactation consultant with the IBLCE, and then started working on projects to explore further working in the community and also in the public service.
After living in Brisbane for 20 years, I returned to the Riverina to work as a midwife at the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital. I continue to work as a midwife. I love working with families during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, and endeavour to keep topping up my ‘toolbox’ of skills. I completed an acupressure course in 2013, and have enjoyed completing the hypnobirthing practitioner training.
I look forward to extending my midwifery journey and supporting families with the use of hypnobirthing to enhance their child birthing and parenting experience.
Practice Name: Empower You Pregnancy & Childbirth Educator
Location of Service: Offering Classes in Corryong & Albury Wodonga (VIC)
Tameeka is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with over 11 years’ experience and has a passion for positive education, empowering women, and rural maternity care. Tameeka aims to provide hypnobirthing education to women and their birthing partners who reside in rural settings and aims to work with mothers and birthing partners to suit individual needs, life/work schedule and structure.
After working as a midwife with women who had used hypnobirthing, Tameeka knew this was something she wanted to include in her practice. And so after having three beautiful children, she knew it was time to incorporate the positive hypnobirthing program into her practice and provide women and their birthing partners with the tools and techniques for their own positive birthing experiences.
Tameeka has worked clinically in rural and regional settings, as a University Lecturer in Nursing & Midwifery and is also the Director of Empower You Pregnancy and Childbirth Education
Practice Name: Coffs Coast Childbirth Education
Location of Classes: Coffs Harbour, Sawtell
Hi, I’m Tanya! I’m a part-time youth mental health worker and a passionate childbirth educator. I have a boho, chilled out vibe, a wicked sense of humour, and I like to stop and smell the salt air at every opportunity. I’ve lived on the Coffs Coast for 10 years and honestly couldn’t think of a better spot to raise my two hypnobubs.
I have a background in social welfare and have a special interest in psychology and human behaviour. I want to teach people about the wonderful, positive aspects of pregnancy and childbirth (yes, birth can be joyful!), and help women tap into their power and inner wisdom. I believe in woman-centred care, evidence-based practice, and informed consent. I believe women are the experts in their lives and aim to give them and their birth partners the skills and confidence to birth without fear, have faith in their abilities, advocate for their preferences, and enjoy the magic of bringing their babies earthside.
If you would like to talk more about your childbirth plans please contact me to discuss upcoming group or individual classes.
Practice Name: Sapphire Waves Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Coffs Harbour (NSW)
One of the biggest challenges of pregnancy and childbirth is sorting through all the mixed information and finding what’s right for you and your family. Often we feel embarrassed to ask the important questions or feel pressured by our caregivers.
I’m Karen Moseley, and I am here to provide you with techniques and resources to help you achieve the birth that you want. As a Registered Nurse/ Midwife and Hypnobirthing Australia™ certified practitioner I am passionate about educating women and support people about the joys of birth and ensuring that you are well informed about your choices.
I first discovered hypnobirthing whilst studying midwifery, I was and still am in awe of how well prepared and calm these women are in birth. In 2015, I joined this inspiring group of women with the birth of my very own hypnobub and knew that I wanted to share these amazing techniques with my family, friends and community.
If you are looking for more information, please contact me. I would love the opportunity to discuss how hypnobirthing can help you achieve the birth you want.
Practice Name: Albury Wodonga Midwifery Services
Location of Service: Albury Wodonga (VIC)
Barb is a registered Nurse and Midwife who has a passion for women’s choice and helping mothers have access to education to empower families to make informed choices.
As a midwife of 20 years in the field, she is well qualified to offer parents professional continuity of care throughout their pregnancy.
Barb is the Director of Albury Wodonga Midwifery Services and currently works in a private practice as a private midwife, able to provide midwifery care throughout pregnancy and on discharge from hospital, with many services attracting a rebate from Medicare.
Barb is also a mother of two beautiful children and wishes this type of education was around when she had her children.
Barb is very excited about the opportunity to add hypnobirthing to her suite of services, with a belief that hypnobirthing aligns well with her philosophy of midwifery.
Practice Name: Empowered Birth and Parenting
Location of Classes: Yamba (NSW)
Registered Nurse/Midwife (RN/Mid)
Ba. Ed. (Early Childhood)
Grad. Dip. (Learning Support)
Life Member Australian Breastfeeding Association
Australian Tutoring Association Member
I am a midwife and have seen many changes in the care of birthing women. I have always understood the importance of empowering women and have promoted this in my midwifery practice. The miracle of growing a little person and birthing in a calm and gentle way consumes me to the point where educating other midwives and doctors has been a career long obsession.
Every women deserves a wonderful birthing experience and by hypnobirthing you will be able to empower yourself to achieve this goal. I will help you to trust birth by teaching deep relaxation, and equipping you with tools to confidently and calmly birth your baby. Natural birthing is how nature intended and interventions should be welcomed in special circumstances only.
I invite you and your partner to gain the birth you deserve by attending hypnobirthing education with me in beautiful Yamba.
Practice Name: Nature’s Studio
Location of Service: Cohuna, Kerang, Echuca, Tatura and Shepparton areas.
Tracey has used hypnobirthing techniques herself twice and has had two positive birth experiences. This is where she gets her passion to help other mothers and birth partners to have a positive calm birth experience as well.
Tracey has been working in the health field for over 12 years, 9 of which as a Health Coach focusing on behavior change and using the power of the mind. As well as training other health professionals to become Health Coaches.
Tracey has many years of experience helping people to reach their goals and fullest potential.
She is passionate about supporting mums-to-be and their partners during their pregnancy journey and preparing for a positive birth experience.
Hypnobirthing taught me techniques to use during my birth and I am very thankful to have learnt them, that’s why I want to pass these onto others.
Classes available in the Cohuna, Kerang, Echuca, Tatura and Shepparton areas.
Practice Name: Christina Dewhirst – Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner
Location of Service: East Lismore (NSW)
Christina lives and works in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. She holds a Social Science degree and has a background in counselling, family mediation and relationship education. Christina has given birth to five children (now grown-up) and believes that the experience of birth has been an incredible and powerful experience for her personally and that the nature of birth and the early transition period is an extremely important time for women, their partners, and baby alike.
Being passionate about birth and early attachment and bonding, Christina continued in her education journey to complete a degree in Midwifery. During this process, she witnessed numerous births and supported women in their pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum journey. When she encountered the Hypnobirthing Australia Program she was convinced that this antenatal education program could be of immense benefit to women and their partners in that it provides women with comprehensive evidence-based resources and tools to navigate their birthing experience, work with their body’s innate ability and be in a positive and deeply relaxed state to have their best birth regardless of the setting.
Christina is committed to empowering women with knowledge for their decision making and to work with their bodies, and mind affording them a framework for a positive birthing experience.
Practice Name: Birth in Nature’s Arms
Location of Services: Northern Rivers (Lismore, Casino, Kyogle, Nimbin, The Channon, Dunoon, Rosebank…)
Hi, my name is Martina, and I live in the Northern Rivers with my husband and our two beautiful sons.
During my second pregnancy I discovered Hypnobirthing, after not having had the birth I wanted the first time. So my husband and I signed up for a course, and my second birth was the opposite of my first and exactly what I had wished for!
It was a calm, relaxed, but also very empowering birth, where I knew what my body was doing naturally and how I could support it in doing that. I truly trusted my body this time and I didn’t need anyone to tell me what to do because I knew it myself. It is a most wonderful memory to me now.
Straight afterwards I knew that I would like to share these amazing hypnobirthing techniques with other women, since I know the difference it makes first hand.
I would love to teach these skills and knowledge to you and your partner to also achieve a calm, relaxed and beautiful birth, the way Nature had intended it to be. To create an experience for you to fondly remember and feel empowered by for a great start to your journey into parenthood.
I’m looking forward to meeting you 🙂
Facebook Page: Birth in Nature’s Arms
Practice Name: Trance And Hypnotherapy
Location of Service: Byron & Surrounding – Northern Rivers (NSW)
Joyce Bucholtz (Clin. Hyp. CHt. NLP Pract. HPCE)
My name is Joyce, mother of two beautiful, healthy children and I live/work in Lennox Head, Northern Rivers, NSW. I have worked in many professional areas before discovering the immense passion I feel in helping others with unfolding the incredible power of their own subconscious mind. At 38 years of age, I was drawn to what I would now refer to as my “Life’s calling or Life’s purpose”.
I had been practicing Clinical Hypnotherapy for approximately 2 years before I realised that I could do more. I was deeply touched after watching a video of a ‘hypno- mum’ and I knew then that I could make a real difference in the lives of parents-to-be (and their unforgettable experience of childbirth), helping parents to achieve a beautiful, positive and memorable birth experience. I have found hypnobirthing to be an incredible tool to have in my box of expertise, helping mothers and their partners to walk through their journey of childbirth and beyond, feeling more empowered, confident and at ease. I look forward to walking this journey with you.
Practice Name: Free 2 Be Yoga
Location of Service: Bogangar (NSW)
Esther’s passion for supporting women and couples in preparation for birth began while attending prenatal yoga during her own first pregnancy. After completing her level 1 Yoga Teacher Training she then went on to do further study in Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga. Over the years working with women through yoga during the perinatal period Esther realised she wanted to delve deeper into guiding and educating couples for birth. Having explored and integrated hypnobirthing during her second pregnancy, she knew that the Hypnobirthing Australia Course and how it aligned with her work and views regarding empowered birth was the path to follow. Esther aims to not only provide the best platform and range of skills for mother-to-be’s to have an empowered and calm birth but also to assist in building a strong and confident connection between the mothers and their partners so that they can move through birth and into new parenthood as a united front.
Esther is blessed with two children and has experienced birth in the hospital through the private system as well as a home birth supported by amazing and skilled midwives. In her spare time, she loves to garden, practice yoga and head to the beach for a surf. She also loves spending time with her family in the great outdoors and sharing the wonders of the natural world with her children and husband.
Practice Name: Peaceful Birthing
Location of Service: Warragul Wellness Centre 78 Albert St Warragul Victoria 3820 (VIC)
Hello, I’m Simone Hackett. I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner and a mother of two who used these techniques to peacefully birth my daughters. Click here to read the amazing peaceful birth story of my own second daughter.
I am incredibly passionate about empowering women to have a positive birthing journey, as I know first hand how it can impact your mothering journey and overall health and happiness.
As both a keen meditator and a Science graduate from The University of Melbourne, I’m delighted to say I’ve found a blend of intuitive wisdom and logic present in Hypnobirthing Australia’s course. It just makes sense on so many levels.
Birthing a child is arguably one of the biggest moments in a mother’s life. I strongly encourage every woman to take the time to consider what a positive birth might look like for you. If you don’t know your options, you may not have any – one day you may wish you’d educated yourself to allow for a different outcome.
Simply click here to view my upcoming course dates and to book a class or phone me on 0407 139 886 to discuss your alternative course options.
Practice Name: Lavender Hypnobirth
Location of Services: Tweed Heads/ Banora Point (NSW)
My name is Amy and I am a mum to three beautiful children who fill my heart and home with laughter and love and keep me on my toes each and every day.
I am a Registered Midwife a Registered Nurse and a Hypnobirthing practitioner. I work with two midwives at Coastal Midwives and will be commencing employment at the Gold Coast University Hospital soon.
I have a passion for antenatal education and empowering women to achieve the birth that they desire and I believe that Hypnobirthing allows women to achieve this. I believe that all women have the right to a joyous, memorable and loving birth and I would love to assist you and your birth partner to gain knowledge and to learn strategies and skills that will help you to achieve an awesome birth experience.
Practice Name: Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
Servicing: Victoria, Melbourne outer northern suburbs, Doreen, Mernda, Whittlesea and surrounding suburbs.
Noelene is a midwife, hypnobirthing childbirth educator, life coach, baby massage instructor and maternal and child health nurse. In addition to this, she is a mum to three beautiful children; Tristan, Kate and Christopher.
Her classes service the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne including, Doreen, Mernda, Whittlesea and surrounding suburbs.
Noelene will give you the tools and techniques to enable you to transform from being a “fearful birth worrier into a courageous birth warrior”.
Noelene is passionate about sharing her birthing knowledge, educating parents to help them achieve an amazing birth experience with the Hypnobirthing Australia program and then continuing to work after birth with mothers through the 12 week “Inspired To Success – Yummy Mummy” life coaching program and baby massage classes.
Melissa Spilsted is the Founder & Director of Hypnobirthing Australia™ and teaches parents hypnobirthing techniques in regular classes held at Paddington, Brisbane and Robina, Gold Coast. Melissa also teaches Practitioner Courses to childbirth professionals throughout Australia and the world. In addition to the regular Hypnobirthing Australia course, she has written a world first course for ‘Positive Caesarean Birth’.
Melissa brings to her hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing classrooms over 2o years experience in teaching and professional qualifications. In addition to this – Melissa has successfully used hypnobirthing techniques three times herself and has had three beautiful, peaceful and calm natural births!
Widely known as a hypnobirthing expert, Melissa’s TV and media appearances have included Channel 7 Sunrise, The Courier Mail, Woman’s Weekly, Nurture Magazine, Mother and Baby Magazine, Practical Parenting Magazine, Birth Matters and national radio. Her work has also been showcased in the Royal College of Medicine in London and childbirth hypnosis albums (available through this website or iTunes) are popular throughout the world.
Based on her success in delivering hypnobirthing classes over a number of years, combined with her personal and professional teaching, voice training and clinical hypnotherapy experience; Melissa has developed the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Program that incorporates modern, contemporary training resources and professionally recorded Australian practice recordings; that is uniquely designed for contemporary Australian families and systems of maternity care.
Please click here to see Melissa’s timetable of classes and feel free to contact her directly to discuss your own positive preparation for a beautiful, calm birth.
Practice Name: Mindful Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Doreen
Maryanne is a Mental Health Social Worker, and Certified Hypnotist. She has a special interest in mindfulness, meditation, fitness and wellness. Maryanne has worked in the field of mental health for 20 plus years and as such, is very passionate about working with women, assisting and supporting them to achieve optimum overall health and wellbeing. Maryanne is mum to 2 teenage daughters, who were both birthed in a birthing centre, a beautiful, calm and empowered experience on both occasions. Maryanne is committed to educating and supporting women to have a positive and empowered, memorable birth experience.
Practice Name: Begins Within
Area’s Serviced: Gold Coast, Miami
Trudy is located at her “begins within … naturally” natural HealthCare and fertility practice centrally situated in Miami, Gold Coast.
Her motivation is to work with you to achieve balance – physically, mentally and emotionally so you can live your life to it’s full potential and reclaim ownershipof your health.
Trudy assists couples with preconception & conception care and birth preparation using herbs, nutriceuticals, bush essences, homoeopathics, lunar biorhythmic cycle calculations & hypnosis. Addressing fertility concerns and achieving positive fertility results for her clients within a short time frame using integrative natural medical treatments.
As a versatile naturopath, homoeopath, medical herbalist and certified consulting hypnotherapist, Trudy uses her extensive health analysis & knowledge of natural therapies to cover a broad cross section of services & treatments. Tailoring individual programs designed to achieve optimum physical, mental & emotional health, whilst fitting in with the demands & diversity of each client’s lifestyles.
Nutritional & lifestyle choices can profoundly affect fertility as well as the health of baby. Parents want the best possible start for their child and in fact it is a child’s natural birth right.
For Trudy, Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes are a ‘perfect fit’ to her extensive treatments and to support women to achieve a calm and empowered birth.
Location of Service: Ringwood East (VIC)
As a registered nurse, midwife and maternal and child health practitioner, I care for families through providing safety, security and understanding through the complex and sometimes daunting experience that is childbirth and early parenthood.
On a personal level, I have often found myself struggling to come to terms with the highly medicalised, unintuitive and business-like path birth has taken in Australia. Through the media and health professionals instilling the subliminal message that birth is a high-risk event to be managed and feared, we have lost the ability to trust the incredibly clever process that is natural birth.
As a certified Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner, I offer women and their partners the opportunity to explore birth as a natural life experience. Equipped with a balance of information around natural techniques, normal birth physiology and the art of deep relaxation, parents and their babies can look forward to a safe, positive and gentle birth experience.
Practice Name: Julie Jarrett
Location of Service: Emerald, Berwick, Upwey Victoria and surrounding areas.
Hi, I’m Julie. I am a Registered Nurse and Midwife and I am currently working in a private hospital as a Lactation Consultant and Child Birth Educator.
I first came across Hypnobirthing many years ago and was very impressed with the calmness that surrounded that birth. I am very grateful to this family who inspired me to find out more and later to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
I am very passionate about working with families through pregnancy, birth and after the baby becomes part of the family to help make the journey the best possible experience no matter what the circumstances.
Please feel comfortable to contact me with any questions.
I am able to provide Hypnobirthing classes and follow up support in the areas surrounding Emerald, Berwick and Upwey Victoria.
Practice Name: Your Best Birth
Location of Service: Brighton East, VIC
Hello, I’m Megan. I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner, a midwife and a mother of one. I have recently completed my hypnobirthing training and have been a qualified midwife for 3 years. Congratulations on your pregnancy! As a midwife, I have looked after women and their partners through the antenatal, birthing and postnatal period. I understand that this can be an overwhelming experience and so I am extremely passionate about antenatal education and birth preparation as I believe the birth of your baby is the most important, and best day of your life.
Hypnobirthing classes will prepare you to understand labour and birth as a normal physiological event and will equip you with practical, evidence based tools and techniques to approach your birth with confidence and positivity.
This is the biggest and best moment of your life, and I can’t wait to help you achieve the positive, gentle and empowered birth experience you want.
Practice Name: Eastside Midwives
Practitioner Name: Amy Gillies (Independent Midwife & Counsellor) BN, GradDipMid, GradCertPharm, GradDip Psychology
Servicing: Boronia (VIC)
I have been a midwife for 15yrs – I am also a nurse, a lactation consultant and have a post graduate degree in psychology. I have worked in various settings as a midwife including, most recently, in independent practice. I co-own Eastside Midwives with Helen Barrington, a hub of activity for pregnant families and new parents.
I am a mother to two boys (18yrs and 7yrs) and learnt as much from their births as I did from my experience as a midwife. Using hypnosis during my second birth made it an amazingly empowering day and inspired me to become a Hypnobirth Australia Practitioner.
A Hypnobirth Australia course in our beautiful rooms in Boronia will provide you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to make your birth everything you dreamed it could be.
Practice Name: Eastside Midwives
Practitioner Name: Helen Barrington (Independent Midwife) BMid, IBCLC, GradCertPharm, GradDipCounsPsych
Servicing: Ferntree Gully, Melbourne (VIC)
Hi there! I’ve been working with birthing women for over 15 years. I’ve been a midwife for nearly 13 years and what a wonderful journey that’s been. It’s such a privilege to work with families in my community. I’m a mother of 3 and all of my births have been with midwives and have been wonderful, life changing experiences. The midwives who cared for me provided such helpful, patient encouragement, I’m indebted to them for life. Having said that, my aim for families that I work with is to be able to say “We did this together, as a couple !” and to be able to feel like they are stronger as a couple and more empowered together. I’d like couples to feel like they had all the tools themselves, and that it doesn’t necessarily matter where they birthed or how they birthed but they feel empowered and positive about their birthing experience. Able to go into parenting as a couple who are stronger and ready for whatever parenting has in store for them. This is what Hypnobirthing can do for you !!
Practice Name: Belly2Birth
Area’s Serviced: Gold Coast
Shari fell in love with Hypnobirthing after completing the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course back in 2011 and using the techniques to birth her first child. Shari went on to have a beautiful natural birth and felt so empowered by this experience she just had to pass on the message and program to other women and couples.
Shari has now been teaching the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program for over 7 years and has taught hundreds of couples from all around Australia. Shari has also been awarded in our top 3 practitioners for the last 4 years running (2014/ 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) and Shari also works at Hypnobirthing Australia head office. Shari now comes highly recommended from Doctors and Midwives and has attended local hospital workshops where she has shared the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program to care providers and how they can support Hypnobirthing couples during labour.
Shari is passionate about creating a beautiful experience for couples both in the course that she teaches and in the support that she offers not only as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner but also as a mum who has Hypnobirthed. You can watch her beautiful birth video HERE on her website homepage, where Shari & her husband show how she used the techniques to have an amazing water birth.
Shari offers group classes for both Natural Birth & our Positive Caesarean Birth Courses on the Gold Coast, Queensland, however, is available to travel if need be for one-on-one sessions or as Skype Practitioner for our online courses and is flexible and able to work in with you depending on your lifestyle.
To contact Shari please phone 0423 773 316 or visit http://www.belly2birth.com.au
Practice Name: Roshelle Mathewson
Location of Service: Pakenham (VIC)
Hello, I am Roshelle and I am a Hypnobirthing Australia mother of two. I am also very passionate about my other job, which is supporting people with disabilities to achieve their goals.
Since the birth of my first hypnobub in 2015, I have felt truly dedicated to share these empowering classes, providing women and their birth partners with the physical and mental tools to birth their babies. I felt so empowered, calm and at ease during both my births and I want women everywhere to be able to experience the same positive birth experience that I did.
I strongly believe that women need to be positively educated and supported to achieve the best birth possible. I am so excited to be a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and to be able to positively educate and support women and their birth companions. Birth is a journey that starts in pregnancy, and the implications of which last a lifetime. I want everyone’s birth to be the best possible journey it can be!
Practice Name: Prana Place
Location of Service: Doncaster East (Melbourne)
Dannielle is a Critical Care Registered Nurse, Yoga Practitioner and Yoga Teacher, offering Pre-Natal and Restorative Yoga to expectant mothers.
She encompasses the philosophy of natural child birth where possible. Her intention is to prepare expectant mothers and their birth partners through education, empowering them to create a unique individual experience free from unnecessary fear and anxiety, giving expectant mothers the confidence to trust in themselves and the birthing process. Therefore facilitating the transition from pregnancy to parenthood and creating positive, loving and joyous memories along the way for everyone involved.
Danielle offers, one-on-one couple session, monthly group sessions, refresher courses and hypnobirthing for caesarean.
Name of Practice: The Nurtured Seed
Location of Services: Balwyn North, VIC
Steph’s hypnobirthing journey began when she used the techniques for the beautiful water birth of her daughter in February 2018. The experience inspired her so much that she simply had to spread the positive birthing vibes! ‘The Nurtured Seed’ was founded with the desire for all women to feel empowered by their birth experience.
Steph is a certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator and also brings over six years’ teaching experience to her practice. She is passionate about enabling women to harness the power of the mind-body connection during birth, and ensuring mothers have a ‘full toolkit’ for birth – confident in their ability to use all the positive techniques in their birth. Steph understands the importance of including birth partners in birth preparation, and is dedicated to helping birth partners become a strong, knowledgeable and positive force, and a great asset to the birthing woman.
Steph teaches the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program for group classes in Balwyn North, and in the comfort of your home in private sessions around the Eastern and South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Practice Name: Positively Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Helensvale and surrounding suburbs (QLD)
Kate is a warm, compassionate person who is truly dedicated to empowering birth couples and supporting them so they may have the positive birth that they deserve. Kate is passionate about teaching the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course, because she believes this course gives you the knowledge, tools, support and preparation to achieve this goal.
Kate originally used hypnobirthing to birth her daughter in 2011 and knew then, this was a course all birthing couples should experience. However, it wasn’t until 2 years later, when Kate experienced an accidental unassisted breech homebirth that she realised to what extent the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course helps birthing couples. Kate comments on how amazing the birth of her son was and she credits hypnobirthing techniques and tools to how well the birth went and how well she and her husband were able to cope with the pressure of these special circumstances in the lead up to the birth. It was this turn of events that persuaded Kate to become a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner, so she could educate and support other couples so they too could be informed and understand their rights as birthing parents to have a wonderful birth experience with no regrets. Click here to view Kate’s birth story.
Along with being a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner, Kate is also a Childbirth Educator (HPCE), trained in the basics of Hypnotherapy, professionally voice trained and… of course, a 2 times hypnobirthing mum : )
Kate offers the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course to couples on the Gold Coast in a group setting or private one-on-one setting in the comfort of your own home, if you choose. She also offers support as a skype practitioner for our Hypnobubs® online courses. So if you would like to join Kate’s course please contact her on 0407 999 620 or visit https://positivelyhypnobirthing.com.au
Practice Name: South East Hypnobirthing
Practitioner Name: Jemma Vyas – Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Practice (BSc Hons) & Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator (HPCE)
Servicing: Narre Warren and surrounding areas (VIC)
I am a passionate midwife who has been in clinical practice for 10 years. I trained and practised in the UK, and moved to Australia 9 years ago to advance my midwifery career. I have worked in the public and private sector here in Australia, working across all clinical areas of the midwifery spectrum, and have been involved with home births and water births back in the UK.
I believe I have found my calling in becoming a Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner. Pregnancy, birth and beyond is a magical journey. I wish to share the positivity and empowering impact that childbirth can have on you and your birthing partner. I believe that knowledge is power and that through the tools learnt in the hypnobirthing program, you will be well informed, empowered and be comfortable in birthing your baby gently into this world.
Back in June 2017, I had my own hypnobirth when birthing my daughter. With the knowledge behind me and the tools in hand, my husband and I shared a quick and very positive birth experience. I loved every minute!
I offer the full group course, individual private course, half group/half private course and the refresher course in the comfort of my home. I also offer the hypnobubs® private 90-minute upgrade via Skype or face to face.
I look forward to meeting you and being part of your positive childbirth experience.
Practice Name: Little Bird Flies
Location of Service: Surrey Hills, VIC
Melissa is a certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and Childbirth Educator based in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Midwifery and is currently studying a Bachelor of Naturopathy and Health Sciences. Having worked for a number of years as a midwife, caring for women throughout all stages of their pregnancy, birth and postnatal periods: She understands the importance of the mind-body connection and the nurturing of a woman’s innate strength to create an empowered and positive birth experience for both the woman and her partner.
Melissa has a passion for women’s health and believes that all women; whether they are first-time mums, LQBTIQ, pregnant with their second child or have just settled in Australia after seeking refuge have access to a space that is safe to learn and to flourish as strong powerful individuals ready to take on childbirth without fear.
Melissa is excited to have the opportunity to teach expectant mothers and their birth partners the incredible benefits of hypnobirthing, arming them with the tools and techniques required so that a calm and positive birth experience can be achieved.
Practice Name: Back to Bump
Location of Service: Preston (VIC)
Ellen is a Chiropractor and Hypnobirthing Australia ™ Practitioner who offers treatment and education specifically tailored for pregnant mums.
Ellen has completed many hours of further training for pregnancy including the ‘Spinning Babies’ workshop and is also further trained in paediatric gentle and specific chiropractic care for bubs.
After caring for women throughout their pregnancy and post-partum, Ellen had heard so many amazing, positive stories around Hypnobirthing that she decided to learn the course for herself. Ellen loves that the Hypnobirthing Course has a strong focus on partner education and particularly loves teaching the practical exercises of the course.
One of Ellen’s favourite parts of her job is offering consultations in the comfort of her client’s own homes.
Practice Name: Focus Osteopathy
Location of Service: Mount Waverley (VIC)
Lorrae Griffiths – Osteopath and Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
Lorrae is an experienced osteopath, certified hypnobirthing practitioner and co-founder of Focus Osteopathy. Lorrae is passionate about healthcare. She believes health care is a team effort between practitioner and client, striving to enable people to take the driver’s seat in their own health, inclusive of pregnancy.
As an osteopath, she has a keen interest and years of experience treating and supporting women through their pregnancy journey from pre-conception to post-natal care. She believes a woman’s body throughout pregnancy is incredible. It’s capability to grow, protect and nurture a baby is inspiring. Even more, so is the intuitive nature of a women’s body through childbirth.
Lorrae hopes for all women to feel empowered throughout their pregnancy journey, inclusive of childbirth. It’s this passion that lead Lorrae to become a certified hypnobirthing practitioner. Lorrae used hypnobirthing techniques for the birth of both her children and with such a positive experience, believed hypnobirthing is the perfect accompaniment to her osteopathic skills to assist her pregnant clients achieve a positive pregnancy and birth. Lorrae wants to see all women make educated decisions about childbirth and bring their babies into the world feeling relaxed, confident, strong and inspired.
Practice Name: Empowered to Birth
Hello, I’m Debra, Midwife, Mother of four and passionate about every birth being a positive experience for every family.
My children were all born before I was a Midwife or a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner. Their births span 3 decades and 2 centuries. I know, this makes me sound old, but it has given me wisdom on many levels.
Conventional Hospital Birthing Classes classes can be quite confronting. I know, because I teach these classes, both locally and previously at a large private hospital in Melbourne. The facts need to be taught in these settings, but often they are large, rushed and impersonal. Family and friends often feel it their role to inform a pregnant woman “How it was for me”. These uncensored stories and other life events can instil fear for many women.
I want to empower couples to be knowledgeable, flexible, assertive and prepared, no matter the mode of birth.
I want to help pregnant women and their birth support person overcome fear and anxiety they may have. Instead filling their birth preparation with positive images of birth and practical tools to cope with the journey through pregnancy, labour and birth into their parenting.
By attending one of my Hypnobirth Australia courses I can share all this with you.
Phone 0428 560 658 for more information or booking.
Classes are either:
Weekends: 2 x 6 hours 9am to 4pm
Evenings: 4 x 3 hours 6pm to 9pm
Practice Name: Breathe and birth
Hi, my name is Lisa, a passionate midwife of 4 years and paediatric nurse of 14 years.
I believe that it is the right of every woman to have a positive, empowering, beautiful and calm birth. I commonly see women come into hospital to have their baby with minimal knowledge of what to expect in labour and are happy to hand over all decisions to care givers.
The education and tools given in the hypnobirthing class, allows you and your birth partners to approach labour and birth in a positive way, with confidence to trust that your body is made to birth your baby and feel empowered that you can do it. With the aim to birth your baby calmly in whichever direction your labour journey takes you.
I myself have 3 beautiful children. Having had a normal birth, an emergency caesarean and a VBAC (Vaginal birth after caesarean), I know too well how important and how much of an amazing, long lasting effect, a positive and calm birth experience has on later life.
It would be such a privilege to teach you in this class. I want to inspire you, educate you and help you get your own positive birth.
Practice Name: Positive Birth
Location of Services: Collingwood and Canterbury (Melbourne, VIC)
I have over twenty years experience as a midwife and childbirth educator in both the private and public sectors in Australia and the UK.
I am currently employed as a Midwife at a large private hospital in Melbourne.
For me being a midwife is best expressed by my personal midwifery philosophy. Being ‘with woman’ is grounded in the principles of health and well-being and combines both art and science. Midwifery is a partnership between the midwife and the woman and her family which encompasses the art of communication and trust, intrinsically linked with scientific knowledge and research and the practice of safe judgement. It celebrates the strength of women and I have witnessed the transformative power of a positive birth experience.
I believe couples embarking on this journey should have knowledge that allows them to approach birth with positive anticipation and confidence.
The principles of Hypnobirthing align perfectly with this philosophy of midwifery and the resources and skills that Hypnobirthing provides can make a positive difference and have a long lasting effect on a couple and their journey as parents.
Practice Name: Bump 2 Babe
Location of Service: Malvern (VIC)
Hi! My name is Dahlia Lipson. I am a practicing Registered Nurse/Midwife with 7+ years’ experience and have loved everything about my job including meeting new people and making a positive difference in their lives.
I have always had a particular love for women’s health and childbirth but I must have always had a calling towards education. Classmates used to tell me “you’d make a great teacher Dahlia”. Well, they were right! Here I am now, a passionate Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner!
As a midwife and mother of two and having experienced such wonderful labours and births, I know the importance of feeling positive about pregnancy, labour and birth whether completely natural or not. Drawing on years of techniques and philosophies, current evidence-based research and effective relaxation techniques, mothers, partners and their babies can all benefit from the hypnobirthing approach to childbirth.
It is my mission and absolute privilege to help equip women and their birth partners with the knowledge, tools and support to feel prepared for a calm, empowered, safe and positive birth experience no matter what turn their journey may take.
Head to my website to book a class and I look forward to meeting you!
BNurs, PGDipMid, HPCE
Practice Name: Blueberry Yoga & Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Melbourne, South Yarra
Mel Campbell is a Mother of three busy little people, a Prenatal Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Hypnobirthing Practitioner based in the inner South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Mel discovered hypnobirthing when preparing to welcome her first child in 2011 and went on to have three beautiful birth experiences using the techniques she learned. She is excited to now be a Hypnobirthing Practitioner herself and help other women discover the tools that she found to be so invaluable.
In her Prenatal Yoga Classes, Mel strives to empower women to connect with their body and mind to prepare for birth. The Hypnobirthing Australia Course is the perfect extension to that because it allows time to go deeper and get into the detail of how it all works and why.
Mel is passionate about helping women prepare for birth in a non-judgmental way with the aim being for women to feel joyful and positive about their experience no matter the journey birth takes. Mel believes Hypnobirthing is always foremost about Childbirth Education and sharing evidence-based information that helps women make informed decisions. Her motto is ‘When women feel in control, informed and empowered, beautiful birth experiences follow.’
Please CLICK HERE to contact Mel Campbell
Practice Name: Path to Birth
Jess is a Fertility, Pregnancy and Wellness Coach and an Australian Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
Jess is passionate about all things fertility, pregnancy and birth! She is a big believer in the power of the mind-body connection and how this can be used to create an empowered, positive birthing experience!
With a background and qualifications in psychology and coaching, Jess loves working with women and birth partners, helping them to let go of any fears about birthing!
She is dedicated to arming mothers and birth partners with practical tools, relaxation techniques and information about childbirth and birthing options to create a mindset of confidence, courage and positivity as they prepare for their amazing birth!
Practice Name: Ready Mum
Location of Services: Docklands & Williamstown (Melbourne)
Hello, my name is Agnele (pronounced as Aniele). Professionally I’m a midwife and privately I’m a mother of 2 beautiful children. I chose hypnobirthing as my preferred method in childbirth education because I believe it teaches and inspires women, along with their partners as effective support, to birth calmly and fearlessly.
Nature intended for women to give birth with confidence, yet for many pregnant women I’ve met, the perception of physical pain involved provokes fear and apprehension of the birthing process. I want to support pregnant women and their partners to learn some important and valuable mind and body techniques.
I believe these techniques will provide confidence, support and strength allowing you and your partner to embrace the birthing process, not fear it.
Practice Name: Big Hearted Birth
Location of Service: Elwood (VIC)
Cindy Fenn is passionate and committed to helping woman and their birth partners birth their babies calmly, confidently and on their own terms. She believes birth is one of the most amazing and empowering things a woman’s body can do and knows from first-hand experience how successful the knowledge, skills and techniques taught in a Hypnobirthing Australia course can be for affecting a positive mind-set for your baby’s birthing day.
She is a trained teacher so knows how to teach knowledge and concepts effectively and assist you to have the birth you want. Your upcoming birth is unique and special and with it a range of wishes, feelings and emotions can surround it – Cindy can ensure you are equipped to confidently meet whatever turn your pregnancy, labour and birth take.
Cindy has Hypnobirthed her two boys and from this understands that each birth experience is unique. She has birthed in a hospital setting and at home and on her second birth had the good fortune of an unintentional, undisturbed birth. She believes that the best place for a woman to birth is where they feel most comfortable. Now also consolidating her passion with formal training in Childbirth wants all woman to have the best opportunity to experience their best birth.
Classes can be taught privately in the comfort of your own home, or in small groups where you can meet other local couples at a similar time in your life.
Practice Name: Complete Midwifery
Location of Service: Brighton East (VIC)
Hello! Congratulations on choosing the best course for a rewarding labour and birth. My name is Danielle and I am a passionate midwife, lactation consultant and hypnobirthing and hypnobirthing caesarean instructor. I am a mum to 5 beautiful children. My birth experiences have included both natural birth and caesarean. I have experienced the joys and the challenges of being a mum. My first child was born at 22 years old and my last at 35. I have experienced both ends of the spectrum!
My belief is that with the right tools anyone can have an empowering and satisfying birth. Regardless of public/private/homebirth.
My aim is to ensure that you leave this course with the tools, resources and knowledge for you and your partner to be the power in your birth. Birth is about love and new life. Not about fear, uncertainty and control.
I look forward to working together to offer what you need to empower you on your journey into parenthood.
I also offer lactation consultations post birth if any difficulties arise, pre-baby breastfeeding classes, pre-baby 101 classes (what do I do!). I can’t wait to share with you how you can birth with power.
Practice Name: Hypnobirth Tribe
Location of Service: Hampton (VIC)
My name is Julie and I am blessed to say I am a wife and hypnobirthing mother. I was reborn the day my first son was born. I have become more aware of who I am and what legacy I want to leave behind. And so begins the story of me. Once a corporate racegoer qualified in business and technology and now a passionate and full-time advocate for birth with one goal – to share positive birth and help parents realise their birth potential.
I believe it takes one generation to make the world a better place and so I dedicate my time to help facilitate empowered and calm birth, remind mothers that they are made to birth, encourage birth support and connection and help parents appreciate that if their minds and bodies are prepared, fear and tension has no home.
If this is the experience you are after and you are unsure of how to navigate the birthing world, please reach out. I have been there before and can assure you that you have already made a huge leap in positive birthing by just visiting. So, thank you for being part of the change!
Practice Name: My Best Birth
Servicing: Jindalee (Brisbane, QLD)
Mae’t is a Medicare Eligible Independent Midwife. She enjoys preparing mums and birth partners to have their best birth and an empowered transition to parenthood. Mae’t has been working with pregnant women and teaching childbirth preparation since 2004. Mae’t has three happy children, birthed in a hospital, a birth centre and a positive waterbirth. With experience in supporting women in birth, Mae’t has an interest and understanding of how to prepare mums and birth partners for a calm and empowering experience.
Practice Name: Birth, Baby and Me Brisbane
Location of Service: Salisbury, Brisbane (QLD)
Natalie believes in birth without fear… and she knows first-hand that it is possible!
Becoming a ‘hypnomum’ was a life-affirming event for Natalie, so much so that she has been inspired to share with other women and their birth partners the Hypnobirthing Australia course as a practitioner in the Brisbane South area. Hypnobirthing helped Natalie and her birth partner move beyond fear and anxieties and plan for a beautiful birth. It may not have been perfect, but it was their beautiful birth and certainly a day to remember! Natalie is guided by the principle that every birth can be positive.
As an educator, Natalie has worked in early childhood, primary school and adult education settings. Educating and empowering others is a lifelong passion for her. Natalie uses her expertise to bring the Hypnobirthing Australia course to life so that you can learn our proven techniques in a comfortable and engaging way.
Natalie is a hypnomum and an educator who would be honoured to share these two passions with you at this most important time in your life – preparing for the day that you will meet your baby!
To contact Natalie please phone 0433 617 176, email email@example.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/birthbabyandmebrisbanehypnobirthing.
Practice Name: Change Therapy Hypnosis & Counselling
Location of Service: Point Cook (Victoria)
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Counsellor who is passionate about empowering women to birth with confidence.
We live in a time where our society seems to promote fear around birth and it is such a shame because it doesn’t have to be that way.
I have been fortunate to have 3 beautiful natural births and recognised so many things in this wonderful program that can help couples experience the birth of their children calmly and without fear.
It’s a pleasure to be a part of Hypnobirthing Australia and I look forward to sharing this wonderful program with you and your Birth Partner
Practice Name: Illoura Birth
Location of Service: Melton (VIC)
Hi, I’m Vanessa; I am a registered Paediatric nurse and I teach undergraduate nursing students. I am also a first time mum to my very own hypnobub!
I remember feeling so excited about my baby’s arrival but I had these internal fears that kept popping up. Throughout my pregnancy, all I heard were horror stories of birth and was recommend to opt for an epidural or elective c-section to save me from what sounded like trauma I was about to endure!
I had a wonderful Obstetrician who recommended hypnobirthing to me and it was absolutely life changing for me and my husband! I went on to have a beautiful, calm and positive birthing experience that left me feeling on top of the world and so empowered.
I am very passionate about women’s health and preparing expectant mothers and their partners for birth. Every woman deserves to feel empowered to make informed decisions, remain positive before, during and after the birth of her baby.
I am so excited to be a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner and be a part of the incredible hypnobirthing world. I cannot wait to teach you the tools, knowledge, preparation and support to bring your beautiful baby earthside.
Practice Name: Elyse Jamieson
Servicing: Cowes & Wonthaggi (VIC)
Hello beautiful mama! I’m Elyse and I want you to have an incredible birth! AND, the great news is, that an incredible birth is within reach…no matter how your beautiful baby (or babies!) need to enter the world!
Am I the right practitioner for you? I’d love to chat with you so we can find out, but here’s a little about me so you can begin to understand who I am. I am a bedsharing, babywearing, breastfeeding mama of three – a daughter Edith, and twin sons Arlo & Odin. And yep, my hands and heart are bursting full! I believe in gentle and respectful interactions with my children and I love them fiercely. I want to see them grow up into kind humans who are brave, confident and know how to have fun, the value of human connection, and how to live fearlessly.
I have a very down-to-earth and easy-going approach to life, and this flows through to my work as a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, Birth and Postnatal Doula, and Meditation Facilitator.
With a special interest in twin pregnancy/birth, I am well equipped to support you on your journey, whether you have one or two babies on board.
Practice Name: Avocado Baby
Location of Service: Mount Martha (VIC)
Felicity is a mother of three. Having experienced different journeys with each of her previous births, she and her husband reflect upon these moments with a smile, feeling very fortunate for the way they arrived into the world. Discovering hypnobirthing with her first pregnancy, Felicity is a true believer of its ethos and approach in giving mums and birth partners the knowledge and confidence towards a positive and enriching experience.
Felicity is a qualified and registered yoga and pre/post natal instructor. She offers a pregnancy yoga course for mums-to-be to come together in a safe and warm environment, empowering women through the pregnancy journey. In the course, Felicity helps prepare women mentally and physically for the stages of pregnancy and birth, as well as restoring and nurturing body and mind. Pregnancy yoga in addition to hypnobirthing was Felicity’s outlet in each of her pregnancies, creating a special time for herself, her husband and their babies before they were born. Now it is her passion to help others in these precious moments.
Practice Name: Surge Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: South Brisbane
Amanda is a passionate Registered Nurse and Student Midwife who strives to provide positive, meaningful care.
This is reflected in Amanda’s Hypnobirthing classes as she provides a safe environment that is engaging, holistic, and full of support for you. Connection, awareness, and creating a positive mentality is her philosophy.
Amanda is dedicated to ensuring women are prepared for childbirth by providing the tools and knowledge you need to have a transformative birthing experience.
Melissa Spilsted is the Founder & Director of Hypnobirthing Australia™ and teaches parents hypnobirthing techniques in regular classes held at Paddington, Brisbane and Robina, Gold Coast. Melissa also teaches Practitioner Courses to childbirth professionals throughout Australia and the world. In addition to the regular Hypnobirthing Australia course, she has written a world first course for ‘Positive Caesarean Birth’.
Melissa brings to her hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing classrooms over 20 years experience in teaching and professional qualifications. In addition to this – Melissa has successfully used hypnobirthing techniques three times herself and has had three beautiful, peaceful and calm natural births!
Widely known as a hypnobirthing expert, Melissa’s TV and media appearances have included Channel 7 Sunrise, The Courier Mail, Woman’s Weekly, Nurture Magazine, Mother and Baby Magazine, Practical Parenting Magazine, Birth Matters, television and national radio interviews. Her work has also been showcased in the Royal College of Medicine in London and childbirth hypnosis albums (available through this website or iTunes) are popular throughout the world.
Based on her success in delivering hypnobirthing classes over a number of years, combined with her personal and professional teaching, voice training and clinical hypnotherapy experience; Melissa has developed the Hypnobirthing Australia™ Program that incorporates modern, contemporary training resources and professionally recorded Australian practice recordings; that is uniquely designed for contemporary Australian families and systems of maternity care.
Please click here to see Melissa’s timetable of classes and feel free to contact her directly to discuss your own positive preparation for a beautiful, calm birth.
Practice Name: Sacred Space Hypnobirthing and Hypnotherapy
Location of Service: Manly (QLD)
I would like to embark on this journey with you.
To provide a safe space to replace any fears of birth with confidence, not just for you, but for your birth partner too.
Help you to achieve your hopes and dreams for your birth, regardless of what course your labour may take.
Offering ongoing support after the course and if you have any residual fears, which I doubt you will, I will gladly come to your home and do a one on one fear release with you and/or your birthing partner.
After having two hypno bubs myself and a background in hypnotherapy, I have been constantly drawn back to hypnobirthing over the last five years. It is something I am deeply passionate about and I am so excited to be part of this birthing evolution. Women need to hear amazing birth stories when pregnant, not the war stories that so many women seem to have.
We need to spread the word that birth is a beautiful and powerful experience, which can be embraced wholeheartedly.
You will become an advocate for Hypnobirthing for years to come. You will be able to pass on the skills you have learnt to friends and family, and even one day, to your own children.
Offering small group classes and private classes in your own home if preferred. Contact me today to discuss payment plans and course options.
Practice Name: Lillian Beth
Location of Service: Brisbane, Newstead (QLD)
Lillian is a determined young woman and student midwife with a love of supporting women and their families throughout their pregnancy, birth and into the journey of parenthood.
Lilly is deeply passionate about creating space for women to feel into their own power, abilities and intuition. She blends her midwifery knowledge with her skills as a pilates instructor to infuse her education as a Hypnobirthing practitioner with a holistic and health-conscious mindset.
Lilly hopes to guide her clients with love and encourage our society to bring back the ritual of birth.
Practice Name: Hypnobirthing Brisbane
Location of Service: Gordon Park (Brisbane)
Hello and welcome!
I am Caitlin, a childbirth educator, a registered nurse and a mother.
My passion is helping mothers.
Whether they are trying to conceive, pregnant, coping with a newborn or wrangling a toddler, I love hearing their stories, providing advice when I can or at least a shoulder to lean on. Since giving birth, I have provided casual encouragement to other women through my mommy blog http://www.motherdownunder.com.
I am thrilled to be a hypnobirthing practitioner and to be able to positively support women throughout their pregnancy, birth and beyond.
As a nurse, I have come to hypnobirthing from a scientific background, and I believe that empirically, the method makes so much sense. Our bodies are complex, are able to perform extraordinary feats and, just as they are capable of growing a perfect baby without our conscious input, they are also capable of birthing that perfect baby without much conscious effort.
After experiencing a beautiful hypnobirth, I felt so empowered and positive.
I strongly believe that, if your pregnancy and birth are the positive events that you hope they will be, you will enter motherhood feeling confident and better able to cope.
I found that hypnobirthing enabled me to have a relaxed pregnancy, a natural birth and demonstrated that trusting my mothering instincts led to ideal outcomes for me and my baby.
It is truly my wish that every woman has the opportunity to experience the pregnancy and birth that she desires.
Practice Name: Mesmerised Mamas
Location of Service: Ballan (Victoria)
Hi All. My name is Margaret Sommeling.
I am a mother of four, a grandmother to one, I have an amazing husband who has been a fantastic support to me, and who made sacrifices to stay home to raise our children.
I am a practicing midwife; I have been working in a Midwifery Group Practice model since 2011 providing continuity of care to many women.
I had been intuitively working with visualisation and meditation techniques with labouring women within my own practice, therefore I sought out the Hypnobirthing Australia program to help build on my working foundations in turn using this proven program to educate women and their partners, who are committed to birthing together, who wish to take control and who seek the emancipation to birth without fear. I promote a holistic approach to birth. I support the belief that labour and birth can be positive and strive to ensure you achieve a positive, satisfying and supported birth, whatever the outcome!!
Practice Name: North Brisbane Hypnobirthing
Sam is a certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and Childbirth Educator (HPCE) based in North Brisbane. She has a Bachelor degree in Psychology and is currently working as registered Nurse. Sam has experience in adult mental health and works as part of specialised peri-natal mental health team. She is passionate about natural birthing and is a member of the Maternity Coalition.
After experiencing a traumatic birth with her first child, Sam understands the importance of the parents being validated, respected and informed during and after the birthing process. This experience has led her to discover Hypnobirthing.
Sam strongly believes that every woman deserves to have a positive, empowering birth. By learning and embracing Hypnobirthing, mothers and birth partners are equipped with the tools and techniques to make this a reality. Sam is excited to have the opportunity to teach expectant mothers and birth partners the benefits of Hypnobirthing and to be part of their journey towards a calm positive birth.
Practice Name: Full Circle Yoga and Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Brighton (QLD)
Hi, I’m Amy and I’m all about women having joyful pregnancies, births and beyond!
As soon as I found out I was pregnant with my second child the fear of labour descended on me. I would describe the birth of my first child as traumatic and not an experience I was keen to repeat. I began to search for a more gentle, empowered way to give birth and came across the Hypnobirthing Australia Positive Birth Program. I went on to have a beautiful birth with my second child, and recently added number three to the clan using Hypnobirthing Australia techniques.
I am also a qualified yoga teacher specialising in pregnant and post-natal women. I have extensive knowledge of the physiology of the pregnant body and will work with you to create a healthy body and mindset for your pregnancy, labour and your journey into parenthood.
My goal is to empower women and their support persons to make educated decisions that serve them, their babies and their vision of a positive birth. It’s not about having a textbook perfect birth, it’s about having YOUR version of a positive birth.
I offer small group classes on the Northside of Brisbane, where you can meet and connect with others who are on the same journey as you. I also offer private classes by appointment.
Practice Name: Luvamama
Location of Service: Scarborough (QLD)
Catherine is a mother of 4 grown children and has a diversity of working experiences in community development, childcare and event management. Her passion for mothers and babies created a pathway to her becoming a Birth Doula (Labour support) and Postnatal Doula with Childbirth International. Her business is called Luvamama.
For the past 5 years Catherine has been self employed as a Nanny, Doula and Independent Childbirth Educator.
Catherine is passionate about woman’s health and emotional wellbeing during pregnancy, hence the name Luvamama. Her kind and gentle approach to birthing will support you and your birthing partner to connect in with your mind and body to prepare you for the most amazing journey of childbirth.
As a Hypnobirthing practitioner, she is dedicated to positive birthing principles. Her desire is to have every mother seek to have a calm empowered birth.
Catherine lives in Brisbane and holds Tuesday evening classes and every second Saturday in the month.
Hypnobirthing classes are held at a beautiful setting on the Redcliffe peninsula. ‘Serenity Space’ is a purpose built yoga and healing space.
202 Prince Edward Pde, Scarborough, 4020.
Practice Name: Trudy Vains Birth Doula
Location of Service: Burpengary (QLD)
Trudy Vains from Burpengary is dedicated to pregnancy, birth and postpartum in many ways. Her yoga studio is filled with all things pregnancy, and this is where she holds four classes for Pregnancy Yoga per week, (15 classes of other style classes per week) two Mums and Bubs classes per week, Hypnobirthing, Child Birth Education, Spinning Babies Parent Class as well as Doula information sessions.
Trudy attends four births per month as a Birth Doula and offers Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes in her packages, as well as offering in small group sessions. Her toolkit for birth is full and can help you in many ways. Trudy attends hospital births only that range in distance from South Brisbane to Sunshine Coast.
Birth is amazing in every way, no matter how it plays out, you are a birthing goddess and that’s really important for you to know and understand. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Trudy
Practice Name: The IN8 Life
Locations Serviced: Geelong West
Bachelor of Applied Science (Complementary Medicine). Masters of Clinical Chiropractic.
Practice Name: Mind Body Birthing
Servicing: Ballarat and district
My name is Katrina Foord and I am a qualified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner. My interest in hypnobirthing has developed over my many years as a registered nurse, midwife, hypnotherapist, NLP (neuro linguistic programming practitioner) and a mother of two. Considering my background and experience it has become a natural progression to become a hypnobirthing practitioner.
I had two very different birthing experiences prior to becoming a hypnobirthing practitioner – an emergency Caesarean (after being induced) and a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean). One of the differences I remember is that with my vaginal birth, I had a covering obstetrician who asked me to visualise myself on a tropical island to help me relax. I remember this helping enormously.
I have always been interested in the power of the mind and subsequently completed courses in hypnotherapy and NLP. I have since used hypnotherapy for many things including walking on hot coals and completion of my first 1/2 marathon last year with ease.
My aim is to teach women and their birth partners, techniques such as breathing, visualisation, relaxation and self-hypnoisis to empower them to have a calm, positive birthing experience.
Practice Name: Zing Wellbeing
Location of Service: North Lakes, Burpengary, Narangba, Caboolture and Morayfield (QLD)
Stevie-Jae is a Hypnobirthing-Mum and experienced the benefits for herself when using the Hypnobirthing Australia techniques for the birth of her son.
She is an advocate for the importance of maintaining a healthy mindset during pregnancy and labour. Her goal is to help expecting families prepare for the birth of their baby in a positive way because having a baby is a beautiful experience and should be celebrated. She believes Hypnobirthing Australia provides women and their birth partners with invaluable tools for their mental hospital bag.
Her holistic approach includes: prenatal yoga support, Hypnobirthing classes, postnatal yoga for postpartum recovery and Mum and Baby Yoga for bonding between mother and baby.
Stevie-Jae has been a student and teacher of yoga for over 13 years in Australia and abroad. She has studied Vinyasa Hatha yoga, completed Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga teacher training and Core Strength Vinyasa training. She is a high school Biology teacher and has completed postgraduate research at the University of Queensland into the benefits of yoga for stress relief.
She offers classes at her peaceful, purpose-build studio in Morayfield. Additional classes are held in North Lakes and Scarborough.
Practice Name: Geelong Born
Location of Service: Belmont (VIC)
Hi, I’m Rosie.
I have proudly been working as a registered nurse and midwife for over 10 years. During this time, I have worked in a wide variety of women’s health and maternity settings. My role at Geelong Born focuses on independent childbirth education and midwifery support. I strive to empower, inspire and bring confidence to expectant parents.
I am mum to my two beautiful little girls. My own positive birthing experiences have given me further drive to promote pregnancy and childbirth as a natural and profound life event. I believe all births are unique and that women should be supported in a way that is individually tailored to their own needs. I draw upon experience as a mum and a midwife to ‘keep birth normal’ and avoid unnecessary intervention.
I am delighted to be a Certified Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner. I passionately believe this program gives couples the best chance of achieving the birth they dream of. I take a relaxed and friendly approach during my classes and I feel very privileged to be teaching expectant parents how to give birth in such a calm and positive way.
Practice Name: Holistic Birthing Coach
Area’s Serviced: Caboolture, Sunshine Coast
Practice Name: Nurture Paradise
Location of Services: Baringa, Sunshine Coast QLD
Jayme describes the hypnobirth of her son as the best physical experience of her life and she has a genuine desire to share the gift of hypnobirthing with other mums and their babies.
Jayme believes we are all connected and that each baby who is born in a safe calm environment full of love and wonderment at creation, will be another ripple in the wave that changes the world. Jayme also believes that all mothers have an innate ability to breathe their babies into the world with confidence and inner strength, harnessed through the power of Hypnobirthing.
Jayme moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2000 and has called this slice of heaven her home ever since. Blessed with a love of massage and a natural gift for healing, Jayme enjoyed owning and running her own Remedial Massage clinic in Noosa for several years and a position as a Chiropractic Assistant during the early years of starting a family in Cooroy. Now located on the Southern end of the Coast in Aura the City of Colour, Jayme has created Nurture Paradise Soul Retreat to share her passion for hypnobirthing with her local community.
Practice Name: Hypnobirthing Sunshine Coast
Practitioner Name: Kylie Gillespie (Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, previous career in Physiotherapy) HPCE
Location of Service: Forest Glen and surrounding areas (Sunshine Coast)
Kylie previously worked in physiotherapy with special interest in birth and women’s health, before becoming interested in hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing. Years of physio clinical experience highlighted the important mind-body role in healing and wellness for Kylie. Her own four positive births were testimony to the power of that mind-body connection in birthing.
Every woman hopes for a gentle, natural positive birth and Kylie believes that a positive birth experience creates satisfaction, well-being and empowerment that reach well beyond the birthing suite. She provides education and support to assist women to experience the joy and empowerment of a positive birth, no matter what circumstances arise.
Group classes and private sessions are conducted in the Sunshine Coast and hinterland area at a number of locations including Forest Glen and Caloundra. Kylie has extensive qualifications and experience, and is committed to providing the best possible education and support to all her clients on their most important journey.
Practice Name: Soul Women Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Nambour
Nikita is a loving mother of two beautiful boys. After using hypnobirthing for her second birth and being so amazed fell in love and decided that this was a path she wanted to go down to help empower other mothers to have a calm empowered birth.
Nikita is also a hypnotherapist and empowering coach and practices kinesiology. Her passion is empowering “Women”.
After training with Hypnobirthing Australia™ she knew it was her passion working with mums and their family’s to guide support and empower then before birth during and after.
Location of Service: Mildura (VIC)
My name is Tahnee, I am a Registered Nurse, Midwife, mother and Certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner.
I believe that birth can be empowering, beautiful and relaxing and that it all begins with a healthy and positive attitude towards yourself and your birthing journey. On a personal and professional level, I love childbirth. I appreciate the instinctual and peaceful environment that Hypnobirthing mothers create when birthing their baby.
Hypnobirthing Australia classes have been designed to provide you with the tools, knowledge, positive mindset and support to help you gain trust in the birthing process. It is time to trust the incredibly clever process that your body does naturally, and that is birth.
I would be more than honoured to support you, in achieving the beautiful birth you have always desired with Hypnobirthing Australia antenatal classes.
Practice Name: Hayley Creamer
Location of Service: Mount Coolum, Sunshine Coast (QLD)
During her work as a midwife and nurse, Hayley has worked across several states in Australia, in addition to a number of other countries; gaining exposure to rich cultural diversity and practices in childbirth. Having experienced Hypnobirthing Australia techniques with many of the women she has cared for, Hayley was inspired by the benefits she saw. Hypnobirthing Australia aligns with her own beliefs and experience that with knowledge and preparation, women can be empowered to enjoy a positive and calm child birthing experience
Practice Name: Beyond Maternal
Practitioner Name: Tania (Tani) Paxton – Registered Midwife (BMid, MIPH)
Location of Service: Cooran, Noosa Shire (QLD)
After the birth of her fourth daughter, Tani recognized a deep calling to commit to helping families have their best birth. Her Husband and girls have travelled with Tani across Australia and throughout Indonesia as she studied Midwifery, then while pursuing a Masters in International Public Health.
A family-based philosophy was formed along the way thanks to the support of her little tribe and continues today. She believes that your baby’s birth is an extension of your love. In raising a baby who is born into love, they will grow to be a happy child and secure adult.
Tani continues to learn from the women she cares for in practice as a Midwife in both Gympie and the Sunshine Coast. In teaching Hypnobirthing, she offers a space for couples to become empowered to grow their knowledge as a parent through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Practice Name: Heart to Heart Hypnotherapy
Location of Service: Bridgenorth (TAS)
My name is Bea, and I am a mother to 6 wonderful children.
While I have had 15 years working in health care, birth, babies and children is where my passion truly lies.
Hypnobirthing is an amazing, and empowering way to bring our babies earthside, allowing our bodies to birth in the way we are naturally designed to.
Practice Name: Sarah Searle
Location of Service: Warrnambool and the South West area (VIC)
Sarah is a registered midwife and nurse who has a passion for pregnancy, birth and beyond. She has been working as a midwife for 8 years now and through various hospitals realised there was a vast lack of additional education to help prepare women and their partners for birth. She started researching some alternates to help guide women and discovered Hypnobirthing Australia. She then witnessed a couple practising Hypnobirthing and was in awe and knew she had to take this further.
She and her husband decided to do a Hypnobirthing Australia course with their first pregnancy and were amazed at the positive and calm effects it had on their birth. Sarah went on to have 2 hypnobirthing bubs, one very calm and serene natural birth and the 2nd a very precipitate natural birth outside the hospital front doors. It was then she decided she needed to become a practitioner and share this amazing education with the world.
Sarah is available to Warrnambool and the South West area of Victoria. She can be contacted on 0439 345 919 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice Name: Birthing Matters
Location of Services: North Burnett Region (QLD)
Hi there, my name is Stephanie and I am a midwife, nurse and hypnobirthing mum to my wonderful son Oliver.
During my pregnancy, I learnt a lot about pregnancy and birth from a very different perspective- as an expectant mum! Having been involved with many different labour and birth situations as a midwife, I became fearful that I would not achieve the birth I desired. I knew it was important to prepare myself and my partner as much as possible to ensure we had the best chance at achieving the birth we wanted. This is how I was introduced to the wonderful world of hypnobirthing! I learnt firsthand what a moving experience birthing can be.
After learning tools and techniques to use in my labour, I achieved the birth I dreamed of and knew it was important that I continue to spread the word on this awesome method of birthing. Teaching hypnobirthing is important to me because I want the opportunity to give women the knowledge, support and empowerment to achieve positive birthing.
I look forward to meeting you and your family and joining your journey during this exciting period of your life!