Practice Name: Camilla Duncan
Location of Service: Mullumbimby
Camilla qualified as a Registered Midwife in 2015 and has worked all over Australia since then.
After working within the public and private maternity systems, she discovered a lack of education provided to women and their families during their pregnancy – which often negatively affected their birthing experience.
Camilla found Hypnobirthing Australia™ and qualified as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner Childbirth Educator in 2017. She has experienced the powerful effect a good education has on a woman’s birth experience and cannot recommend the course enough.
On a mission to educate & empower as many mothers and their families as she can. Changing one birth at a time.
Practice Name: Mother Earth Birthing
Location of Service: Byron Shire, Golden Beach, NSW
Hi my name is Astrid and I fell in love with Hypnobirthing during my research paper as part of my Doctorate degree in Midwifery. Hypnobirthing aligns beautifully with all the current evidence and research which has been the driving force behind my desire to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
I am very passionate about midwifery and supporting women and their families through the journey of pregnancy and birth. I am dedicated to empowering women and their support network with hypnobirthing techniques that are evidenced and researched based. I am committed to supporting women to create a positive birth experience for themselves and their precious newborn babies. I have experienced first-hand the power of the mind and how using hypnotic techniques can enable you to create an experience that is undeniably empowering.
I bring 26 years of combined nursing and midwifery experience to my Hypnobirthing Clients. I continue to work as a midwife in the public health sector on a part time basis. Working as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner has enabled me to offer women and their support network a unique program that empowers women with the tools and evidenced based education to create positive birth outcomes.
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: TranceAnd Hypnotherapy & Complementary Therapist
Location of Service: Lennox Heads, 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: Bumps, Birth and Beyond Ballina
Location of Service: Ballina
I am a full spectrum Doula (antenatal, birth and post natal), Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Mum of two beautiful boys. I live in Ballina and service the Ballina / Byron Shire and Northern Rivers areas. I offer face-to-face and online / virtual services and a range of antenatal, childbirth education, and post-natal packages.
I used Hypnobirthing when I had my two children so I know first hand what a huge difference the tools and resources make to helping you have a positive and life changing birth / experience. I am deeply passionate about supporting women and their families through their pregnancy, birthing and post partum journeys and feel excited to be able to share wisdom, experience and resources to empower others to make informed choices around childbirth. I believe every single woman has the right to have the birth SHE wants, and should be given the support SHE needs throughout. And I feel strongly that the more supported a birthing woman feels during her pregnancy and birth, the smoother and more positive her transition into motherhood and the extended parenting journey will be.
I look forward to working with mums, partners, birth teams and bubs all over the area and I believe you will value my excitement, passion and dedication.
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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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: Earth Mother Birth Services
Location of Service: Gold Coast, Southport, QLD
Lyndsay is a very passionate Midwife, Childbirth Educator and Remedial Therapist who has supported women in pregnancy, labour & birth and the postnatal period in 3 different public hospitals across NSW and QLD.
With her foundation in Remedial Therapy, Lyndsay has a holistic & health conscious approach to Midwifery. Lyndsay believes education is where women can discover birth as a significant life event & rite of passage leaving families feeling empowered to transition into early parenthood with confidence & love, regardless of their mode of delivery.
Lyndsay is a mother of three who utilized evidence-based education & self-hypnosis during her own labours and with her birth partner’s support, led to a positively, life-changing experience. In wanting to share this mindset preparation with more women, Lyndsay birthed her online labour of love, ‘Earth Mother Birth Services,’ offering accessible & affordable zoom consultations, hypnobirthing courses & other birth services to expectant mothers & birth partners.
Fondly known as ‘Gypsy Lyndsay’ in the birth community, Lyndsay see’s herself as an integral member of a collaboration of professional people who are passionate & philosophical about this heart-centered work of advocating, educating & empowering you to own your power in birth & parenting. Through informed 7 empowered parents, new souls can be guided into the world in the most positive & gentle way possible.
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: Clarence Valley Hypnobirthing
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.