Group Class vs Self-Study

You really want to do Hypnobabies but a group class doesn’t work for you or the class you would like is full?  Hypnobabies offers a Self-Study option for you to work through on your own.  I am often asked what the differences are between the Home-Study course and my group classes.  I’ve outlined those differences here:

Group Class Benefits

  • Learning from the Edition 8 (newest edition) course

  • Your questions answered by an instructor (during class and in between classes) who is is knowledgeable about childbirth and trained in hypnosis

  • More detailed information on every subject

  • More birth partner inclusion (see below)

  • Relevant Canadian clarifications and information on local hospital policies and procedures

  • Additional handouts

  • 6 Hypnobabies scripts in a booklet for use in daily Hypnobabies practice.

  • Demonstrations of all Hypnobabies hypnosis techniques

  • Hands-on positions practice and relaxation/comfort techniques with Rebozo, massage and the "Abdominal lift & tuck" technique (to avoid back labour and to encourage a posterior baby to turn)

  • An instructor to help motivate you and to be accountable to from week to week

  • Connect with other like-minded mothers and couples and build new friendships

  • Enjoy the group class setting and all the fun that goes along with it

  • A Birth Rehearsal in Class #6, which is invaluable for helping each Hypno-Mom fully understand and experience their Hypnobabies techniques in a simulated birthing scenario; complete with Birth Balls, positional changes, comfort enhancement techniques, etc. The Birth Rehearsal is also great practice for the Birth Partner to use his deepening cues and other techniques that help the birth giver so wonderfully during labour. This helps build the confidence level of both of you tremendously.

  • Depth assessment of each student’s hypnosis levels by the Hypnobabies instructor

  • Prenatal exercise demonstration and practice

  • Optimal fetal positioning explanations and demonstrations to prevent posterior presentation

  • More detailed instruction on breastfeeding

Self-Study Benefits

  • Great for the self-motivated

  • Work at your own pace (if started soon enough)

  • Available in classic hard copy or online version

  • In-person, private Home study Advantage Class available.  Learn more

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PLEASE NOTE: The Hypnobabies Home-Study Course for Expectant Mothers is a 6 week childbirth hypnosis course.  This means that it takes 6 weeks to *learn* the deep hypnosis techniques that will enable you to have a much easier and more comfortable birthing, and then you will need time to *practice them* as well for several weeks.


For the most benefit, it is actually optimum for you to have at least 2 months or more time to complete your Hypnobabies course and to practice your hypnosis cues and techniques. Please order by (at least) 6 or 7 months of pregnancy to allow for enough time to complete and practice your childbirth hypnosis course materials and techniques.

Birth Partner Inclusion in Group Class

  • Birth partners are learning right along with you and are encouraged to be very involved in the process, therefore, they will have a deeper understanding of all of your hypnosis techniques and feel more confident in knowing how to support you

  • Much of class 5 is dedicated to our wonderful birth partners so they are fully prepared to assist you on the big day, learning effective advocacy skills that may be necessary to ensure a positive birth experience

  • Couples are encouraged to work together with their hypnosis scripts as they prepare for their baby’s birth, which allows the birth partner to have a closer connection to mom and baby and the birth preparation process

  • All hypnosis scripts are also provided on MP3

  • Suitable for couples and single parents

Birth Partner Inclusion with Self-Study

  • It is up to the pregnant parent to include their birth partner in what they are learning and to teach him/her what they need to know or direct them to what they need to learn on their own to be a better support when the time comes

  • All hypnosis scripts (except one) are provided on MP3 for the mother to listen to on her own

  • Suitable for couples and single parents

Hypnobabies Home Study Advantage Class

Fee $150

If you have chosen to take the Hypnobabies Self-Study Course, I offer a special private class in your home (or mine) to better prepare you for your Hypnobabies birth once you have completed the home-study program on your own.

The purpose of this class is to help you and your partner pull all of your Hypnobabies techniques and cues together and gain confidence in how to use them all.  This includes a birth rehearsal so you can see your hypnosis skills in action in labour/birth positions (fantastic for visualizing your birth and helping you and your birth partner know how to best work together in your birthing time).  We’ll also review the Birth Partner’s Guide together so your partner is very prepared to assist you on the big day.  We’ll watch a few very inspiring Hypnobabies birth videos too.  If you have a doula it would be very beneficial for her to attend this class as well.

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