Meet the Inspirational Woman Behind HypnoBirthing
HypnoBirthing® is the work of Marie Mongan, an award-winning hypnotherapist and Founder and Director of the HypnoBirthing® Institute.
Marie developed the HypnoBirthing®programme over twenty five years ago and brings over thirty years’ experience in education and counselling, both at college level and in private sector.
A a former college dean who early in her career, was named one of five outstanding educational leaders in New Hampshire, Marie (known as “Mickey”) is a licensed counselor and certified hypnotherapist, hypnoanesthesiologist, and instructor of hypnotherapy.
She holds several awards for distinguished service and achievement in the practice of hypnosis including:
- the Ford Foundation Fellowship to Harvard University
- National Guild, Hypnotists President’s Award
- National Guild,Charles tebbetts Award
- National Guild, Rexford L North Award
Mickey is the mother of four adult children, all born in the late 50s and early 60s. She experienced all four labours without labour medication, using the theories of Dr. Jonathan Dye, of Buffalo, New York, and Grantly Dick-Read, of the UK, two pioneers in natural childbirth.
Two of her births were entirely free of anesthesia at a time when it was unheard of, and her husband was by her side in both the labour room and the “delivery” room. Mickeys first book HypnoBirthing® a celebration of life was written in 1989; while her latest edition HypnoBirthing® the Mongan Method is available from the HypnoBirthing® Institute and leading book outlets around the world.
Mickey continues to be an inspiration to birth educators, midwives and women around the world and was featured in the 2012 birth documentary ”Freedom for Birth”.
She lives and resides in Chichester, New Hampshire