Meet Marie Mongan, The Woman Behind HypnoBirthing
HypnoBirthing® (trademarked US) is the work of Marie Mongan, who was an award-winning hypnotherapist and Founder and Director of the HypnoBirthing® Institute.
Marie founded and developed The Mongan Method HypnoBirthing programme over thirty years ago and had over thirty years’ experience in education and counseling, both at a college level and in private sector.
She was a former college dean who early in her career, was named one of five outstanding educational leaders in New Hampshire, Marie (known as “Mickey”) was a licensed counselor and certified hypnotherapist, hypnoanesthesiologist, and instructor of hypnotherapy.
She held 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
Marie Mongan 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 sadly passed away in June 2019, and the staff and Educators of HypnoBirthing International are continuing her dream and vision of a positive birth for all birthing families. She continues to be an inspiration in birth education to birth teachers, midwives, women and mum’s around the world.
She has also featured in the 2012 birth documentary ”Freedom for Birth”.