Hypnobirthing Antenatal

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme Course

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour programme that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour classes. A workbook and 5 x mp3s are provided to our expectant Clients to support their practice at home.

What is taught in each class is shown below.  

 Class One

Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus
The Picture of Childbirth today
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials
Defining Hypnosis
Acknowledging Pain
The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear
Mind / Body connection
The Impact of Others
Taking charge of your thoughts

Class two

 Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort

What is Relaxation?
Positions for Relaxation
Remember to Breathe
Eyes Open Hypnosis
Time Distortion
Birth Partners Script
Establishing a practice routine

Class three

Prenatal bonding
Choosing where to have your baby
Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
Alternative options for promoting comfort
Medical intervention
Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
Interventions explained
Benefits of a natural birth
Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
Physical preparations for birth
The mirror mantra
Fear release session

Class four

Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch
Positions for birth
Ligaments and pelvis
Humming your baby down – birthing your baby
Birth partner’s role
Using the techniques during labour
When baby arrives
Sea of Serenity – Birth Hypnosis session
Your practice and preparation diary

Our Hypnobirthing course usually runs on a Friday evening 7-9.30pm. Please call us for more information, to book on & see when the next course starts.
A £60 deposit is required when booking onto the course and then £240 cash to be paid on the start date.

We hope to see you there!


6th-27th January 2017

3rd-24th February 2017

3rd-24th March 2017

31st March-28th April 2017 (missing Good Friday 14th April)

Want a taster to see if you will like the full Hypnobirthing course?

Michelle our Hypnobirthing instructor now runs Relax, Breath and Birth sessions on Sundays. This will give you a taste of what to expect if you do then go ahead and book onto the Hypnobirthing course and the £30 fee will come off of your full course price. Please give us a call in store to check for dates and times.


22nd January 2017 10.30-12.30

19th February 2017 10.30-12.30

19th March 2017 10.30-12.30

23rd April 2017 10.30-12.30


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