0409 359 924 elyse@somabirth.com.au

Is the idea of birthing your baby scaring the crap out of you?

Concerned because you have a ‘low pain-threshold’?

Been worn down by all of the negative stories you have heard?

Never fear, Mama! I’m here to help you remove the fear and negativity, smash through your concerns, and get you primed for the positive birth of your beautiful baby!

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a method of childbirth that focuses on preparing parents for a more positive and calm birth. The ‘hypno’ part of ‘hypnobirthing’ refers to the hypnotherapy that we use during the program to release fears and condition ourselves to release endorphins (natures pain relief!) at times during our birth. I must add, Hypnobirthing is not ‘just’ hypnosis for childbirth (although, that’s a very important part)! The Hypnobirthing Australia™  program uses a combination of different techniques, tools, and philosophies that have existed for many years. Ancient wisdom is combined with modern evidence and theory – giving you the advantage in your acquisition of knowledge as you prepare for your birth.

Why Hypnobirthing Australia™?

The Hypnobirthing Australia™ course is the most up-to-date, Australian hypnobirth program available and I know that you are going to love it! Hypnobirthing Australia™ provides a uniquely Australian childbirth education course that really puts you in the driver’s seat, rather than feeling like a passenger; this is likely to reduce the need for interventions during your birthing. The course takes the modern Australian Birthing Environment into consideration and helps you work toward a positive birth, no matter how your baby enters the world. It’s also important to know that the techniques are down-to-earth, straightforward and easily learned. Birth is not rocket science! Once we know how our body is designed to work during labour and birth (and you’ll learn this), we can then use tools to best support it (you’ll learn these too!). Face-to-face classes are structured in such a way that the birth partner is encouraged to attend. The partner’s love and support throughout pregnancy and during birth, provide valuable reassurance and bonding in preparation for the birth of your baby and pending parenthood. Having said this, sometimes there are reasons why the birthing mother needs to attend the course solo – and this is also completely fine. There is also an online option, if your circumstances mean that you are unable to attend face-to-face (but, the in person options are the preferred way to go!).


Evidenced Based




Group & Private Classes

Upcoming Group dates:

Hypnobirthing Australia™ Childbirth Education Classes – Phillip Island & Wonthaggi
Classes run over two Sundays from 10:00am until 4:30pm

June: Sunday 16th & Sunday 23rd (Phillip Island)

Further dates to be confirmed

Private: available at an agreed time in your own home (limited availability)

Online: the next best thing to face-to-face classes; you can upgrade to an extra face-to-face session once you’ve completed the online course.

Class Outline

Unit 1: Creating & maintaining a positive mindset

Introduction to the positive mindset of hypnobirthing
How our brain is wired to birth
The role of our caregivers
Mind/body connection
What is self-hypnosis and how will we use it for birthing?
Our hormones are our friends
My amazing uterus – understanding the physiology behind birthing
Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
Causes of Fear (including history) and how it affects our labour
Re-programming the Subconscious
The language for empowered birthing
The power of affirmations
Birthing environment

Unit 2: Our toolkit for birth

Self-hypnosis tracks
Birth music
Conditioning with scent
Hypnotic anchors and triggers
Releasing endorphins through massage and touch
Acupressure techniques for pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding
Visualisations for pregnancy, labour & birthing
The importance of facial relaxation
Relaxation Breathing – a skill for life
Surge Breathing – the best tool ever!
Techniques to help make your surges more comfortable
The ‘urge’ to push/bear down – Breathing/Bearing down

Unit 3: Preparation & choices for empowered birthing

Bonding with baby
Choices in maternity care
Birth Preferences – having open communication with your caregivers
Knowledge is power – researching common interventions and procedures
Questions to ask, to assist in making informed decisions
Birth partner as advocate
‘Guess date’ – a normal range of pregnancy
Inductions – things you’re not always told
Achieving a natural start to labour
Maintaining a healthy diet
Preparing the body – staying active
Optimising baby’s position
Breech or Posterior – options & positions
Instant relaxation techniques
Self-hypnosis, meditation and deep relaxation techniques & scripts

Unit 4: Birth – bringing it all together

What to expect in the weeks and days leading up to birth
Signs that labour is starting
What to expect through labour (membranes releasing etc)
When to call the midwife/go to the hospital
Accidental home/car birth – what to do!
Birth partner’s role
Common procedures
Using water during labour and birth
Upright positioning, movement and birth positions
Special circumstances (including caesarean birth)
Fear release
Cord clamping & placenta delivery
Undisturbed bonding & breastfeeding time – skin to skin
What to expect afterwards
Self-hypnosis – Rehearsal for Birth
A practice routine – preparation for birth!


Flexible Payment Options are available – please contact me to discuss.
All prices include GST.

If the following options don’t suit, please contact me and I can tailor a package just for you!

Full Private Course

  • Ideal time to undertake course is when you’re between 20 & 30 weeks
  • Best suited to those who can’t make the group course due to time clashes
  • 12 Hours of Face-to-Face tuition (private setting)
  • Folio of Resources
  • Practice mp3s & Bonus eBook
  • Ongoing support
  • Complimentary bonus session (for breech turn, etc – if required)


  • Perfect if you cannot make face-to-face classes
  • 10 x professional and highly comprehensive video tuition and practical exercises
  • 5 x long play mp3 practice hypnobirthing tracks
  • eBook, worksheets & handouts
  • Access to your training and materials 24/7 via your computer or mobile device
  • Online support via the learning platform
  • The ability to upgrade to a discounted private Skype or face-to-face session with me to solidify your learning