Looking for classes in your area? We have Hypnobirthing Australia™ certified practitioners offering classes in locations right across Australia! Type in your suburb or town, choose from the drop down menu and then click on the blue search key to find your closest Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner.
N.B. If a practitioner is not listed here – then they are NOT certified to Hypnobirthing Australia’s high training standards or authorised to teach the authentic Hypnobirthing Australia program. Please feel free to contact us for further verification if required.
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 18 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: My Best Birth
Servicing: Indooroopilly (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: Belly2Birth Australia
Area’s Serviced: Gladstone, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands
Shari fell in love with Hypnobirthing after completing the Hypnobirthing Australia™ course with Melissa back in 2011 and using it 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 to other women and couples.
After moving to the Gladstone region in 2012 and seeing the need for more pregnancy support in the region she decided that teaching other couples this amazing program was the path she wanted to take with her life. Shari has also studied the Marie Mongan Method however once she heard of the all new Hypnobirthing Australia course she jumped at the chance to teach the modern Australian Program created by Melissa.
Shari has now been teaching the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program for 4 years and has taught hundreds of couples from all around Central Queensland. She now comes highly recommended from the local Doctors and Midwives and has attended local hospital workshops where she has taught care providers how they can support Hypnobirthing couples during labour.
Shari is also an active member in the community teaching workshops and she is also the organiser of Gladstone Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Expo.
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.
Shari offers group classes in Gladstone and she is also available for one-on-one online courses and is flexible and able to work in with you depending on your lifestyle or work rosters that are common for this region.
To contact Shari please phone 0423 773 316 or visit http://www.belly2birth.com.au
Practice Name: Mother Down Under
Caitlin teaches classes at The MAMA Centre in East 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: Brisbane Family Hypnotherapy
My name is Michelle Clarkson I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I specialize in Hypnobirthing, HypnoFertility and working with children and families.
My journey to become a Clinical Hypnotherapist began a long time ago. I have personally used hypnosis throughout my life in many situations with very profound results. The stand out moments being my fertility journey and the natural birth of my four children.
I truly believe regardless of the situation (even when special circumstances arise) everyone has the right to a positive birth experience. Working with families and children to achieve balance, happiness and calm in our busy lives is another area I am passionate about.
Calm mother, calm birth, calm baby and child – Happy Families!
The mind is such a powerful tool and I believe in helping others to reach their fullest potential. I have been privileged to see these amazing changes first hand in my work. I have worked with many people to change their lives and move forward through the challenges that life can bring. I do not really see it as “work” more as “helping others” because work is not really work when you are doing something you love.
I have many years of experience helping people to reach their goals and fullest potential. I am passionate about helping families and individuals to move forward in their journey of life.
Practice Name: My Private Midwife
Kate is a registered nurse and midwife who has a passion for helping mothers achieve their goals for pregnancy, birth and postnatal.
With over 20 years as a midwife in a variety of settings she is well qualified to offer new parents the information and support to make the transition form a couple to family. She 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.
Kate 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: Beautiful Births
Gabriella from Beautiful Births has lived and worked in the Redlands Brisbane for over 20 years.
She is a mother of four and has run a clinic from her home in Thornlands for ten years. Gabriella is a CBP. ABP, Birth Doula, Hypnobirthing Practitioner and independent birth facilitator.
Gabriella’s passion and drive set her apart from her piers, she has dedicated her time to women and their families in her role as a Birth Doula and Holistic therapist. Her career has been a great success and very fulfilling. As a Hypnobirthing Practitioner Gabriella feels that she is able to give a greater amount of confidence and support to pregnant women and their families at a birth, especially when they fear the most natural thing a women can do (birth).
Gabriella has outstanding qualifications in all her chosen modalities and prides herself on delivering the highest quality of care to all her clients. It’s truly is a labour of love! LOOK @ LIFE THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUR CHILD
Practice Name: Envision Health Qld
My name is Leigh-Anne and I am a University trained Naturopath with knowledge in many holistic modalities including western herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, Iridology, massage and Kinesiology.
My husband and myself have two beautiful children, one of which was birthed using the hypnobirthing method. I wanted to incorporate hypnobirthing into my practice as I felt having experienced a very traumatic and out of control birth for my first, to having a very calm, relaxed and very much in-control birth for my second, I felt that this technique needed to be shared with all birthing mothers.
There is a lot of information for pregnant mums out there on what to eat and what exercise to do whilst pregnant but not much on achieving a calm, in-control beautiful birth.
Fear has replaced a woman’s natural instinct to birth in a calm, sacred and loving environment, hypnobirthing facilitates us to find that ‘safe’ place within ourselves to allow our bodies to do what they were designed to do.
To find out more about hypnobirthing classes (including your course options) please CLICK HERE.
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: 4babyandyou
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.
Servicing: Pretty Beach & Central Coast Region
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: Hypnobirthing Centre WA
Vicki Hobbs is certified Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and also a qualified Redial Massage Therapist specialising in pregnancy, induction, labour and postnatal massage. Vicki is one of the most highly trained pregnancy massage professionals in WA having completed the NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage Practitioner course in 2013 with Pregnancy Massage Australia as well as the Diploma in Pregnancy Massage & Maternity Care in 2008 after training with Suzanne Yates, who is a well-known author, midwife and the Director of the Well Mother Centre in the UK.
Vicki has expert knowledge and training of the anatomy and physiology of the pregnant body, stretching during pregnancy, labour position techniques and massage instruction for your partner.
She is also a Certified Birthing Assistant (Doula) and Childbirth Educator and is passionate about sharing her knowledge as a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner.
Vicki loves her work as a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist having trained with TAD James in 2006 and offers one-on-one pregnancy and birth hypnosis sessions for fear releasing and relaxation. She also shares beautiful Reiki and Energy healing sessions for mum (and baby) before, during and after pregnancy.
Practice Name: Harmonic Hypnobirthing
Location of Services: Mona Vale, Northern beaches and also Avoca Beach Central Coast.
I am mum to two gorgeous boys who I hypnobirthed powerfully, painlessly and joyfully into the world it was their empowering births that inspired me to become a Hypnobirthing practitioner.
My goal as a Childbirth Educator is to inspire and support women and their birthing companions to achieve positive and sacred childbirth experiences.
I assist families to know how profoundly transformative a calm and empowered birth can be and how integral a positive birth experience is to the establishment of confident early parenting.
I am a Certified Hypnotherapist, Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner and Childbirth Educator, Natural Therapist, Energetic Healer and Angelic Reiki Master Teacher.
I have over fifteen years experience working as a complementary therapist specialising in women’s health, most passionately as an Advanced Practitioner of the Australian Bushflower Essences.
I have been assisting couples of the Northern Beaches, North Shore and now Central Coast to achieve calm and confident birth experiences since 2012.
I offer group and private classes from Mona Vale, Northern beaches and also Avoca Beach Central Coast.
I am delighted to support you in your journey from pregnancy to birth!
Practice Name: Lesley Dempsey – Midwife
Servicing: Port Lincoln Eyre Peninsula
Lesley Dempsey is a Registered Nurse/Midwife specialising in women focused care in the Port Lincoln / Eyre Peninsula region for the past 12 years.
Lesley comes with a wealth of knowledge, having first trained in midwifery in the mid 1980′s in Australia and also having skills and experience as a child birth educator, facilitating antenatal classes, caring for birthing women and postnatal care, breast feeding education and support. She is passionate about spreading the word of positive and empowered birthing further. This is what she says…
“I am very excited to be able to assist in restoring faith in women and nature’s way to birth. The hypnobirthing methodology, for me, walks hand-in-hand for a positive, calm and holistic birth journey, breast feeding success rate and parenting experience.
I believe that birth partners have been forgotten about for many years and this program can also give them power and the confidence in the unfamiliar, yet very important role.
Simple, yet specialised techniques of breathing, relaxation, visualisation and deep relaxation will be such a powerful tool for the birthing mother. This, combined with the knowledge that you will build upon in your classes and the wonderful support of your partner and caregivers, can all contribute to a positive and empowered birth.
There seems to be a circle coming back to normal, natural birthing and accessing simple methods to do this. Giving birthing back to mothers – as they do know what to do.
Let me help you to rediscover the confidence to birth!”
Practice Name: Crystal Clear Choices coaching and consulting
Rosaleen Hume holds a Masters in Hypnosis, Nuro Linguistic Programme, Time Line Therapy. Rose is very passionate about positive birthing and parenting and is very pleased to offer the Hypnobirthing Australia Program to parents in the Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, Maitland region.