Hypnobirthing Classes Online with Janet Balaskas

online hypnobirthing classes with janet balaskas

Hypnobirthing Special Offer: Add an Active Birth Workshop to your booking during checkout, and save 20% on both courses!

Discover the Power and Joy of Hypnobirthing!

  • Practice simple self-hypnosis to prepare for a calmer, more relaxed birth
  • Become more confident and trusting in your body, and reduce anxiety
  • Learn techniques to manage and transform pain naturally
  • 10 hour course delivered over two relaxing weekend sessions in your own home
  • Work with an experienced teacher in small & sociable groups
  • Includes a full set of MP3s and practice materials to use at home and during labour & birth

Course dates for Hypnobirthing (click to expand)

Sun 15th Jan 10:30 - 15:30
Sun 22nd Jan 10:30 - 15:30

Cost: £225 (includes materials see below)
Location: Live Streaming (Zoom)

Sat 25th Mar 10:30 - 14:30
Sun 26th Mar 10:30 - 14:30

Cost: £225 (includes materials see below)
Location: Live Streaming (Zoom)

Sun 4th Jun 10:30 - 14:30
Sun 11th Jun 10:30 - 14:30

Cost: £225 (includes materials see below)
Location: Live Streaming (Zoom)

Sun 16th Jul 10:30 - 16:30

Cost: £225 (includes materials see below)
Location: Live Streaming (Zoom)

What is hypnobirthing?

The idea of using hypnosis to prepare for and during birth was pioneered in the USA by mother and hypnotherapist Marie Mongan in 1992. She called it: “Taking the world by calm.”
Hypnobirthing offers simple self-hypnosis techniques that you can easily practise during your pregnancy. The value of self-hypnosis comes from learning to reach that relaxed level of consciousness where your own suggestions can influence your physiological experience.In our hypnobirthing classes, you will become familiar with the ‘trance-like’ state that occurs naturally during labour. This gives you the inner resources you need when labour and birth happen for real, so that you can remain relaxed and calm throughout. Without fear you are less tense, your body functions better, and labour is less painful

Why do a hypnobirthing course with Janet Balaskas?

Janet’s approach to Hypnobirthing is unique and includes her experience over four  decades as an internationally renowned antenatal teacher and the founder of Active Birth and Pregnancy Yoga in the 1980’s. Her wisdom, experience and knowledge is woven into her teaching of Hypnobirthing as she guides you to deepen into the profound relaxation that is so useful as you prepare for an easier, calmer and more relaxed birth.
Janet trained with Marie Mongan, the founder of Hypnobirthing. She now uses the Wise Hippo materials as they are designed to be compatible with Active Birth. Her approach however, is her own and her live presence as the teacher adds a special dimension to the work you will do together in these classes.

How to set up your room for online hypnobirthing classes

Home is the ideal place to learn Hypnobirthing. This sets the scene, for when your labour starts for real. Janet will guide you so that your subconscious mind and body memory are prepared simultaneously for the natural change of consciousness that occurs during labour.

Please set up your room as you would in early labour – with mat or mats on the floor plenty of cushions or pillows, an inflated birth ball (65cms), a nearby wall surface you can lean on. A sofa, dining or kitchen chair and counter tops will provide plenty of support. Arrange the mats so they are visible on your screen and parallel to your device

Course Materials

If you live in the UK, you will be sent a Wise Hippo manual in the post, which, if time allows, you are recommended to read before the course begins.  The manual includes a link to five downloadable MP3s with the guided relaxations, visualisations and affirmations you will encounter on the course and which you will be able to keep practicing afterwards in the run up to the birth of your baby. You will also be signed up to the Wise Hippo Hub which has a wealth of videos and resources you can access.

Participants joining from outside the UK will be sent access to a digital version of the manual that can be read online – and you will get access to the MP3s and Wise Hippo Hub as normal.

All participants will receive Janet’s Handout Pack with your booking confirmation.