HypnoBirthing Weekend Course


A big thank you for the fantastic hypnobirthing course. It has given me such confidence that birth and labour can be a positive experience. They should prescribe your courses to every pregnant woman!

hypnobirthing wise hippoWhen: This course is taught as a weekend course at over a Saturday and Sunday. Venue in Archway or Barnet. See dates and times below.

Cost: £199 per person/£395 per couple. This includes a manual (one per person or couple) and 5 MP3’s sent to you on booking.

Get a headstart: The manual and links to the MP3’s will be sent by ‘signed for’ post 6 weeks before the course (or immediately if you book after that) so that you can benefit from reading and relaxation ahead of time.

Book the course now for 2017/18

  • 17th & 18th November 2018 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Book Online

 e-mail: jb@activebirthcentre.com or call: 0207 2816760 or 0208 3610124


We are very pleased to announce that we have decided to combine this amazing Hypnobirthing Course with our  iconic Active Birth Weekend in 2019. This is because so many people wanted to do both courses and there is some overlap. The new course will be a whole weekend plus the following Thursday evening and is going to be the most comprehensive birth preparation you will find.  Details will be up soon but here are the dates.

You can register your interest meanwhile to info@activebirthcentre.com and we will give you priority booking.

The weekends are from 10.00 – 5.30 on both days, and the Thursday evening session from 7.00 – 10.00.

Feb 16/17 and 21

March 23/24 and 28

April 27/28 and 2 May

June 1/2 and 6

July 20/21 and 25

September 7/8 and 12

November 2/3 and 7

December  14/15 and 19 

The materials were fantastic, and you were an amazing facilitator. I used the tools throughout my pregnancy and as a result, I was able to have the water birth I had hoped for.

* Special Antenatal Classes Package * – Save 10% if you book for both courses!

Hypnobirthing plus Complete Active Birth! This combination of our two iconic birth preparation courses gives you everything you need for a wonderful, empowered birth experience. Book the Complete Active Birth Weekend Course together with a Hypnobirthing Weekend Course To book for both courses and get the discount please call or email us.  Email: jb@activebirthcentre.com, or Call:  0207 2816760.  For one course only you can book online. If you have already attend one course and wish to attend the other as well, the discount for both courses will be applied when you book the second course.

We  recommend that you attend Pregnancy Yoga Classes with Janet Balaskas in addition to these courses to have the opportunity to practice the relaxation and breathing techniques regularly and up to your due date.

Private HypnoBirthing Classes

Janet offers private HypnoBirthing/Birth Preparation classes  for one person/couple with content tailored to suit your needs, over one or more sessions lasting up to 4 hours. You are sent the materials ahead of time so you can read the manual and start practicing the relaxations. You are also given an individual practice routine for after the session until your due date. If you prefer a  private session a lot of time and repetition of what you already may know is saved, so that one 4 hour session is usually sufficient.

Individual session:  4 hours based on an hourly rate of £110 plus £30 for the manual which includes 5 MP3’s and registered postage. A non-refundable deposit of £130 (to include the manual) is required to confirm your booking and the rest is payable at the session. Sessions are held at Janet’s home consulting room in East Barnet. You can come on your own or as a couple.

In months where there is no course  Janet also offers small private groups for a one day workshop in her studio at home which offers highlights of Hypnobirthing and Active Birth. Call Alice Charlwood to enquire.

Bookings by arrangement with Janet’s assistant Alice Charlwood:

E-mail: jb@activebirthcentre.com

Call: 0207 2816760

Thank you so much for the course last weekend.  Not only did we both hugely enjoy it but felt so much calmer about everything. It was amazing!

About HypnoBirthing with Janet: A unique combination of mind and body

This is a special approach to HypnoBirthing you will not find elsewhere, combining the Janet Balaskas’ experience with the latest HypnoBirthing techniques and resources. Janet connects self-hypnosis techniques with the body-learning of Active Birth to give you the most effective tools for an easier, relaxed and joyful birth.

In these sessions you will learn to:

      • hypnobirthing Use self-hypnosis, breathing and relaxation to prepare yourself to be calm, confident, and ready for labour
      • Change any negative conditioned expectations of birth, so that the powerful influence of the mind can work for you rather than against you.
      • Use the latest HypnoBirthing resources from The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme, receive a hypnobirthing handbook and gain access to a digital mp3 package of relaxation scripts, positive Hypnobirthing Coupleaffirmations and beautiful relaxation music.

Janet Balaskas is renowned for her highly effective birth preparation courses. She has a reputation for being both inspirational and realistic in her teaching and you will find what you learn on this course will not only be wonderful preparation for a natural birth, it will also be applicable and empowering in special circumstances when plans might need to change.

This course is complemented by Janet’s Complete Active Birth Weekend Courses,  Pregnancy Yoga Classes and Couple Yoga for Active Birth Workshops. These give you the opportunity to practice the breathing and relaxation on-goingly before and after the course.

I can highly recommend Janet’s knowledge of the body, experience and the life changing effects of these techniques both for me and my partner. Breathing, self hypnosis and relaxation techniques are taught so that the whole birthing process is much less painful and calmer, and we learn to ‘breathe the baby out’ instead of pushing . Victoria –  Pilates teacher

Thank you for teaching us Yoga and HypnoBirthing which enabled our daughter to have the best possible entrance to this big wide world and made us very relaxed as parents. Her birth was really beautiful. Jo and Raph


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