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: 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: True Focus Hypnobirthing
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: Sarah Purvey
Hi, I’m Sarah. I’m a Clinical Psychologist and a Hypnobirthing Practitioner. I became passionate about birthing, during the pregnancy of my first child in 2013. My daughters birth was the most challenging, but beautiful and rewarding event I have ever experienced. I genuinely believe that the preparation I did throughout pregnancy and her subsequent relaxed entry into the world, made a contribution to her being such a calm, happy and alert baby.
You only get one chance to birth your baby, so it makes sense to give you and your birth partner some tools, to be as informed as you can be, for the arrival of your precious little one. I look forward to working with you, to help you prepare for the beginning of your journey with your baby.
Private health rebates are available.
Please discuss payment options, if you are a healthcare card holder.
Group classes on weekends, 2 consecutive Sundays from 9am-5pm (with breaks). Please discuss alternative arrangements, if a group class does not suit.
Any questions or to book a class, please call or email me
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: 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: Connected Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Port Adelaide (SA)
I’m Nikki Jones, a Registered Midwife, Hypnobirthing Australia Certified Practitioner, Birth Story Listener.
I am passionate about empowering women and their birth partners, educating and sharing knowledge, to support women so they know they have choice and feel safe, secure and supported when giving birth. I love sharing up-to-date, evidence-based education and information that helps couples to make informed decisions so they can achieve a positive, calm, safe and beautiful birth experience no matter what turns the birthing journey may take.
A midwife for 10 years; having had worked in Midwifery Group Practice providing women centred continuity of care before having my first baby. Returning to work, teaching childbirth education in a public hospital before having my second baby – my own Hypnobub.
Being a hypnobirthing mum myself, knowing the tools & techniques, that they work, helping me have a positive, empowering and enjoyable birth. I want to share those techniques and connect with each couple that I teach, my goal is for you to leave feeling confident, relaxed, supported with a positive mindset, abundance of knowledge and tools to achieve your own unique positive and empowering pregnancy, birth and start to parenting.
I offer regular group classes in Port Adelaide, SA. I also offer private in-home classes and postnatal education classes, if you’re keen to know more please contact me.
Practice Name: Positively Hypnobirthing
Location of Service: Gold Coast (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: Enlightened Birth and Beyond
Location of Service: Adelaide- Para Hills (SA)
I believe that mothers, babies and families, all deserve better.
I’m Edriana and I want to help ensure the beginning of your baby’s life and your transition into parenthood is positive and supported.
I commenced my Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) straight out of high school, knowing that I wanted to help people. After watching a close friend go through a traumatic birth experience, I knew I didn’t want that to happen again to her or anyone else.
I completed the Hypnobirthing Australia course as an expectant mother in 2017 and will always look back on the birth of my son as one of the best days of my life. Although I had special circumstances, Lincoln’s birth empowered and astonished me, it lifted me up in a time when I needed to be lifted to make that transition into parenthood.
Motherhood changes you. What I now know is that I want to do more, I want to help mothers, babies and families have better experiences in pregnancy, birth and through the transition into parenthood.
I’ve become a certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner because I want to help you on this sacred journey. Please feel free to contact me to find out more.