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At easibirthing® our hypnobirthing courses are termed 'advanced' as all our easibirthing® practitioners are already qualifed hypnotherapists, psychotherapists or psychotherapeutic counsellors so they have have an advanced expertise and knowledge of the psychological processes involved and how our brain works. This means that easibirthing® hypnobirthing training will not only teach techniques such as relaxation but will also teach how to manage sensations of pain and discomfort by re-programming the brain's response to messages from nerve endings.
Birth has the potential to be one of the most wonderful experiences of your life.
Childbirth is a natural physiological process that a woman’s body is fully equipped for.
Each birth is unique, and easibirthing® is about empowering you to manage your individual experience, not fear it.
We train you to use self-hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing methods to prepare mind and body for birth. The easibirthing® method teaches you how to use hypnosis for pain management and aims to boost your trust in your body so you enter labour feeling calm, confident and in control.
This is about reaching a state of deep relaxation, maintaining perception of control over the process and developing a positive attitude.
It is about changing your expectation of birth so that you help rather than hinder the natural process, and develop valuable life skills for parenthood.
- Psychological and hormonal conditions of an undisturbed birth/hypnosis
- How to achieve the CCC ideal mental state during birth
- De-hypnotising and reframing negatives messages
- Managing induction and first stage labour
- Dispelling fears about cervical dilation
- Reactive and preventative hypnosis for managing pain and discomfort
- Birth partner’s role when hypnobirthing
- Baby’s experience of birth
- Transition & Stage 2 Labour hypnosis
- Psychologically adjusting to when it doesn’t go according to plan
- Tools to stay empowered with choices and challenges in birth
- Hypnosis for birthing the placenta & breastfeeding
Below are some women's descriptions of their childbirth experience following attendance of the advanced easibirthing® course:
"I knew exactly what to expect and was able to imagine what was happening. Felt calm during labour and know I can do it again." Amanda, 1st baby
"Wonderful, amazing-a testimony to hypno & faith!" Joandi, 1st baby
"Very moving, amazing bringing our baby into the world. Strengthened mine and my husband's relationship, we were a fantastic team." Sarah, 1st baby
"An absolute essential-as necessary as a birth plan. I couldn't birth without this course in my armoury." Kelly, 3rd baby (attended course for all 3)
The course contains the following types of learning:
- Video Introduction and Closing words from Sharon Mustard, easibirthing and parenting training founder
- Audio visual lectures narrated by Sharon Mustard, your course tutor
- Animated and illustrative videos to enhance your learning
- Downloadable hypnosis audio tracks for each section of the course; for use in practice and during labour
- Downloadable summary 'prompt sheets' for use in labour
Meet Sharon, Your Trainer
My name is Sharon Mustard. I am the founder and director of easibirthing®. I have been training women and their partners for over 25 years in using Hypnosis and Psychotherapy for Fertility, Pregnancy, Hypnobirthing , Post Natal Mental Health & Parenting Support.
The easibirthing® model in fertility, childbirth & post natal mental health is accredited by the 'National College of Hypnosis Psychotherapy & Mindfulness (nchp)' to train qualified Hypnotherapists and Hypnotists and throughout the world to specialise in these areas. The nchp have training schools based in the UK, US, and Australia.
As well as being a specialist in hypno-psychotherapy for childbirth, fertility & post natal mental health, I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Life Coach with a full-time practice in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. Visit my practice at www.mustardtherapy.co.uk
I have been in practice for over 25 years and so you can be confident that you are consulting a highly experienced professional. Prior to this time, I gained extensive experience in the field of mental health: working within Social Services, National Health Service & voluntary sector.
As an accredited member of the ‘UK Council of Psychotherapy’, ‘United Kingdom Council of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO)‘ and of the ‘Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)‘. I am also a registered BUPA consultant and have the UKCP Child and Adolescent Proficiency Marker.
I am required to abide by their code of ethics and professional practice. This includes undertaking regular supervision, being covered by professional insurance and being committed to continued updating of my skills and training. I am also an honourary fellow of the 'National Society for Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness'. In 2019 I became the first ever recipient of the 'Brookhouse and Biddle award for contribution to hypnosis and psychotherapy'.
In addition I am the appointed practitioner for South Wiltshire and West Hampshire within the 'Brookhouse Hypnotherapy Group'.
StartHypnobirthing and your maternity support team (15:49)
StartTrusting your body VIDEO (3:56)
StartPerspective of a birth partner & the location of birth (14:23)
StartConfident Birthing 1A (Birth as a natural process) HYPNOSIS
StartFears and expectations about birth (18:29)
StartA Dad's birth story
StartBenefits of optimal breathing and relaxation DEMONSTRATION VIDEO (6:03)
StartConfident Birthing 1B (Establish optimal breathing) HYPNOSIS
StartConfident Birthing summary 'prompt sheet' PDF
StartWhat is hypnosis? Clinical evidence of benefits in pregnancy and childbirth (15:39)
StartDaisy's home birth VIDEO (15:31)
StartPsychological and hormonal conditions for birth (10:06)
StartWomen's birth experiences SLIDESHOW (21:43)
StartHow to achieve the CCC ideal mental state (11:40)
StartPowerful Positivity for Childbirth HYPNOSIS
StartPowerful Positivity for Childbirth summary 'prompt sheet' PDF
Frequently Asked Questions
Congratulations on completing the easibirthing® online hypnobirthing course. We wish you all the best for your upcoming birth of your baby, and your onward journey into parenthood. If you have any questions, comments or suggested improvements arising from the online course, I would be very interested in hearing from you. You can email me at [email protected] or post on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/easibirthing/