Faculty Member – Australia – HypnoBirthing® Institute
Anthea is a passionate health professional, an experienced Antenatal Educator, Trainer and Hypnotherapist supporting families in conception, pregnancy, birthing and parenting.
Anthea is a Faculty Member for the HypnoBirthing® Institute, facilitating the Practitioner Training & Support for Practitioners here in Australia. She has been awarded the role as a Global Presence Ambassador for Parenting 2.0, is a Director of the Australian Birth and Parenting Network and runs HypnoBirthing Gold Coast.
Anthea is working with therapy based on the philosophy that our unconscious minds can heal our bodies, and control the delicate process of conception and birthing. She is focused on helping people find their unlimited potential in all areas of life, on helping women to rediscover their natural birthing instincts and works to provide couples with information about their bodies, the birth process, how their mind affects conception and birth helping to empower them to take control of their own journey.
Anthea is married and has two children. She lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Trish always remembered being fascinated by babies and how they came into the world and so was really excited on first becoming pregnant in 1999 and then again in 2001. Unfortunately, both of these births were not what she had envisaged. During her third pregnancy she discovered HypnoBirthing® and the benefits of having a Doula by her side. This time she laboured and birthed easily and calmly and this made her realise that birth can be the way she had always thought it was meant to be.
This experience led her to change the direction of her life and in 2006 she became a Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner. Since then Trish has enjoyed working with families as they bring their children into the world. The use of hypnosis during the HypnoBirthing® classes also intrigued Trish and she became fascinated with the untapped potential of the subconscious mind. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist she can assist HypnoBirthing® families with issues that are outside the scope of the classroom setting. This broadens the scope of her practice to include a larger range of issues. Hypnotherapy commonly helps alleviate anxiety, stress, addictions, depression, and PTSD. It can assist with weight reduction, improving self confidence and infertility as well as many other issues.
Trish has always provided a good sounding board, listening with a compassionate ear and wanting to help people solve their life’s challenges. Her genuine desire to connect with people needing support, underpins her skill set and she is often told that her calming manner and comforting voice offer reassurance to the wonderful people she has worked with over the years.
Trish says…“I look forward to being by your side as your Hypnotherapist should you need support with life’s challenges…or as your HypnoBirthing® Practitioner for when you are pregnant and choose a birth free of fear…or as your Doula for when you decide that you need hands on emotional support during birth…or maybe all three! Thank you.”
Carrie works closely with women on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland to help them prepare their bodies and minds for the powerful experience of birth through regular HypnoBirthing, Active Birth and Pregnancy Yoga classes. Passionate about holding a safe and sacred space for women, her busy yoga studio offers a warm and friendly environment where women learn how to cultivate and trust their physical and mental strength, endurance and focus, ultimately empowering them to approach their birth with confidence and joy. Yoga Studio located Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.
Candace Borg has completed a Biomedical Degree, a Naturopathy Degree and has done courses in Natural Fertility Managament as well as HynoBirthing – The Mongan Method. Therefore you can be assured that Candace can support you through every stage of your pregnancy. It is Candace’s passion to help people fall pregnant, have the most wonderful pregnancy and birthing experience they can and continue to support the wonderful family post birth. Candace works alongside those going through IVF or those who are on other medications to help support their health.
Meagan is a health professional and qualified HypnoBirthing Practitioner, supporting and empowering parents to prepare for a more gentle, positive birth experience with HypnoBirthing classes in Northcote.
As a qualified Kinesiologist Meagan works with the innate wisdom of the body and the unconscious to assist with imbalances affecting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being, and specialises in balancing the implications of trauma held in the energetic system.
Meagan is passionate about the natural physiology of our bodies designed for birthing, how unconscious thoughts, memories and beliefs affect birthing physiology, and holistic well-being from conception to birth and beyond.
Meagan also offers Reiki and Reset. Reset is a simple non invasive system of relaxing the muscles, nerves and ligaments of the jaw, enabling the Temporomandibular joint to reset. Tension in the jaw correlates to tension in the birth path, by balancing tension held in the jaw, this has a flow on affect to all other body systems to restore balance.
The pregnant mother and her birth partner get taught a variety of techniques to promote a more comfortable and relaxed labour and ultimately a more confident and informed birth experience.
Meaghan Amor’s passion, love & knowledge for the journey of Birth has been a guiding light for many women.
As an accredited Doula & HypnoBirthing Educator Meaghan offers formal training plus a heart felt love for what she does.
Her experience as a Doula extends over 20 years.
With her nurturing side & holistic approach to each individual client Meaghan has enjoyed a long career in pre & post natal Aromatherapy Massage on the gold coast.
She gives her expectant Mothers & Fathers all the knowledge & confidence they need to have an amazing Birth experience.
Meaghan believes that every birthing couple deserves to have their preferences met, understood & honoured…
Welcome! My biggest warmest congratulations on your pregnancy!
My name is Fiona, and I am a mother to 3 precious loves who every day light up my world.
Through my journey into parenthood I have experienced the emotions of loss, the trials of artificial conception, and ultimately the magic of childbirth. Each of my births were very very different, and through them I grew from a place of distrust in my own body in my first birth, to a place of power, confidence and fearlessness by my last. The more I learnt and educated myself about the choices that were available to me, the more empowered I became in my birth decisions, which ultimately led me to experience pure joy. My first and last births were poles apart, a true testament to what the power of education can do!
As well as being a mother, I have spent the last 7 years working as a pregnancy and newborn photographer, which has allowed me to speak constantly with beautiful women both in the lead up to their birth as well as soon after. The more I spoke to my new mothers in my studio about their expectations prior to and then the reality of their birth, the more I learned that so many women lack the support, knowledge and confidence to believe in themselves and their birth. I noticed that most women place the outcome of their labour in the hands of others, not believing that they themselves have the power to create the birth they desire. But the most important thing I discovered is that most women lack the understanding of the impact their birth can have in the months and years following.
Speaking to these women, together with my own experiences of birth, has led me to HypnoBirthing.
As well as a HypnoBirthing practitioner I am also a certified birth and postnatal doula with Australian Doulas, available to support new mothers and their partners as they transition into parenthood and through the early postnatal period. I am also currently studying a Bachelor of Counselling at Edith Cowan University with the aim to specialise in Perinatal Counselling in the near future. If desired, professional birth photography can also be added to the services I currently provide.
No matter what you want for your pregnancy, birth and parenting ahead, I will be there to support and nurture you and your family throughout your journey.
Hi! I am a mother, midwife, nurse, and lactation consultant (IBCLC) with 11 years Neonatal ICU experience. I used the HypnoBirthing® program to give birth to my daughter at home in 2013
I teach small group (North Beach) and private HypnoBirthing® classes. I love teaching parents to be about every related to pregnancy, birth, and beyond. I especially love the HypnoBirthing® program because it is evidence based and relevant
Group classes are limited to 3 couples, which means you will get individual attention. Classes are held in a central and comfortable location
Private classes are held in the comfort of your home.
I can also do ‘mini-groups’ of friends or family for the regular group price
The price of the classes includes the 5 sessions, the book, and CD, as well as a ZenBand, Affirmation Cards, and goodie bag
I also provide private lactation consultant appointments, pre or post birth. A 2hr breastfeeding preparation class is also available – although the last session of the HypnoBirthing® course covers most of this information. Anyone who attends my HypnoBirthing® classes will only pay the ‘followup’ price if post birth consultations are needed
I am also a stockist for various breastfeeding and expressing products, including Spectra® breast pumps. HypnoBirthing clients will receive a 10% discount on a breast pump
I’m a passionate Midwife, HypnoBirthing® practitioner and mother of 4 busy children.
I look forward to sharing your HypnoBirthing® journey with you.
Hello to all you beautiful birthing couples.
My name is Brooke, founder and director of Birth your way HypnoBirthing and I am passionate about all things birth. After HypnoBirthing® our son Oliver, my desire to provide other birthing couples with the knowledge to achieve an empowered, informed and calm birth were truly ignited.
I have a wonderfully supportive husband whom is also a massive advocate for woman and family centered birth.
I am a Birth Story Listener. This enables me to work with mums, dads and birth professionals to help find “new meaning” to a traumatic birth experience.
I feel extremely blessed and privileged to work with the amazing mums and dads, who I welcome with open arms through the Birth your way HypnoBirthing doors.
Thank you for considering me as your HypnoBirthing Practitioner
As long as I can remember I have been fascinated with the human body, this changed direction slightly after the birth of our 1st child and it was specifically women’s bodies and how amazing they are to grow and birth a baby. I decided to take this passion and turn it into a job, after all not too many people get to actually have a job that they are passionate about. I studied and became a doula. I loved working with women on their journey towards motherhood, be it the 1st or 10th time that they were birthing. However, talking to women in the community it became known to me that not all women were having the birth experience that they desired, I was desperate to reach and empower more women than I could possible doula, and so after our amazing, calm, stress-free and empowering birth of our second child I decided to become a Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
Now there are many different types of childbirth education classes out there but I loved that HypnoBirthing is also a philosophy and most importantly, evidence based. One of my favourite moments in class are the ‘ah-ha’ moments that my mums have when what I am teaching all falls into place. I love seeing how women who often commence the course stressed and anxious finish the course, feeling relaxed, empowered and trusting in the body’s natural ability to birth their baby.
I offer small group classes of up to 6 women and their support person or you can have private classes in your home.
You can find out more about the HypnoBirthing classes and other services I offer at my website.
Even though we may have not met, my wish for you is to have a birth that you will remember as calm, stress-free and empowering.
Hi! I’m Bec and I run All Heart HypnoBirthing. Coming from a Midwifery background (and a HypnoBirthing Mum myself!) – I am passionate about birth and educating couples about how they can achieve the best birth possible! I offer private and group classes for couples in Perth’s northern suburbs. I truly believe all women deserve to experience a positive birth and through this course couples can prepare themselves with the tools and mindset to achieve this. I look forward to hearing from you!
Rachel has a passion for birth & early parenthood and believes it is important that parents feel empowered & informed in both. As a woman and a mum she also believes it is vitally important that women feel supported and respected in their birthing space. She is excited & proud to be delivering a premium childbirth eduction program.
Jo is a mother, midwife and HypnoBirthing Practitioner.
Jo attended HypnoBirthing classes when pregnant with her son in 2013, and had such an amazing birth experience that she wanted to be able to teach and empower other couples to do the same.
Hi beautiful Mamma! Congratulations! I hope it has been the most magical journey for you so far, what a precious and sacred time for you!
I’m Rachel, a mum to two amazing little humans, a Registered Midwife, a certified Yoga Instructor specializing in Yoga for Pregnancy, Postnatal as well as Mums & Bubs (owner of Bohemian Lily Yoga). I am also a Reiki Practitioner and of course a Hypnobirthing Practitioner! I can not wait to share my passion with you and help you to embrace and enjoy your journey to its fullest. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions at all. Love and Light, Rach xo
Albany Birthing Co. was born from a desire to help women regain their innate power during the birthing experience. As a certified HypnoBirthing® International – The Mongan Method practitioner, Nadia James supports women through both HypnoBirthing® and Birth Doula packages.
Nadia James understands that birth means different things to different people, whether that’s natural childbirth, hypnobirth, planned c-section, water birth or anything in between. She also understands that bub will make their entry earth side in any way shape or form, sometimes bypassing mum’s best birth plan intentions! Nadia is passionate about supporting women to feel empowered whilst trusting their bodies and intuition during the birthing experience.
For more information on the services Albany Birthing Co. provide to women in Great Southern WA please contact Nadia James via;
My name is Karen.
I’m a Wife, and Mother of 2 beautiful HynoBirthing babies Koa 4 & Keoni 2.
I love all things health and wellbeing and this is where my journey begin.
As a first time mum at 39 years of age I was told that I would be looking to have a C-section purely because of my age… I was shocked why? I was healthy my baby was healthy why could I not birth my baby naturally?! So as I always would do with anything in my life I went about educating myself about all things birth. This is where I came across HypnoBirthing and my life’s purpose changed. I absolutely believed I could birth my baby naturally. Through learning HypnoBirthing I became so confident about trusting my body and my baby to come gracefully into the world in a calm and relaxed way. I was nothing short of being excited about my birthing day and so was my rock and biggest supporter – My Husband.
After Birthing my gorgeous nearly 10pd baby boy I was so passionate to share my story with anyone who would listen. I was particularly passionate about speaking with first time mums to give them a positive understanding of birth and not a view that was fear based which so many tried to do to me during my pregnancy.
I believe pregnancy is the most magical time of a womens life and should be celebrated that way. If you mind is free of negativity and you learn to nurture yourself from the inside out with healthy foods, gentle exercise and relaxation you will prepare your body and mind for this amazing journey.
I believe that growing a baby is such an important job and know how important it is that we fill our bodies with an abundance of healthy foods to nurture our babies and bodies even avoiding dangerous chemicals around our house and chemical based products on our skins as we know that these pass over to our babies in utero.
The impact we have on our little ones future starts when they are in our belly.
I would love to share with you and your birthing partner all about HypnoBirthing so you to can feel empowered & educated all about Birth so you are free of fear and are able to trust your body, your baby to enjoy this incredible & magical day no matter what turn you birth takes on the day.
Love & Light
Pamela is passionate about women birthing in a positive environment and looks forward to guiding you and your partner through the wonderful HypnoBirthing program designed to educate and prepare you on this journey to parenthood.
Pamela uses her skills as a pre & post natal yoga teacher to help you relax and enjoy your pregnancy, labour and birthing without fear, instead trusting your body and your natural birthing instincts.
Please contact me if you would like to have a chat about your birthing preferences or any other questions on how I can assist with your empowering experience.
I have been teaching HypnoBirthing in Townsville since 2013 and am employed on a casual basis by James Cook University as a guest lecturer to teach HypnoBirthing to their Graduate Diploma of Midwifery students.
I became a HypnoBirthing practitioner because I have experienced the brilliance of my own body birthing naturally and easily twice, even though I didnt know about HypnoBirthing then, but I did know my body is perfectly designed to have a baby and I didnt know there could be any other way. I have become increasinly concerned that my experience is not the current “norm” and I am concerned too about the role of the Birth Companion – often the father – who is left out at his own baby’s birth, like a wall flower, hovering and feeling confused. And this in particular is what drew me to HypnoBirthing as it is a program for couples to prepare for and birth their new baby/babies together as a team in a celebration of life.
It has been my privilege to have assisted over 40 couples birth their babies here in Townsville – many were first time parents, others second time, some were VBAC’s. Some have been nurses and midwives. Couples have come from all walks of life, including army, scientists, medical practitioners, managers, retail assistants, dentists, massage therapists, cleaners, builders, mechanics, panel beaters, miners, all sorts. Sometimes a mum and daughter attend, sometimes mum, daughter and partner attend, or a friend, or a student midwife, same sex couples as well as husbands and wives – Birth Companions can be anyone you choose to assist you with your birth.
Please feel most welcome to contact me, I am happy to help with questions, concerns , and it is my belief there is nothing that cannot be worked out as a win win for all.
Joanne is the first HypnoBirthing® Mongan Method Practitioner and HypnoMothering Practitioner for the Northern Territory. Founder and owner of Yoga Motion yoga studio where she specialises in pregnancy yoga, postnatal recovery and mums & bubs yoga. Joanne is also a Rebozo instructor and is a practising Registered Nurse with 25 years experience in Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Paediatrics.
Corinne has a deep seated passion for supporting and encouraging couples through pregnancy, birthing and the early post natal period. Her extensive knowledge and passion to support her couples provides them with unparalleled service and personal care.
Hope and Honey offer HypnoBirthing, independent antenatal classes, fertility coaching and birth pool hire in Perth, WA. Offering a range of group and private classes in the Perth Hills or in your home
“Hi, I’m Karenna. Originally from England, I now live in the Perth Hills with my husband and two gorgeous girls, Isla & Ellie. I’m incredibly passionate about the role of the mind in fertility, pregnancy and birth and love to help people prepare emotionally as well as practically for the journey ahead. I think being informed about the processes and your options helps clients feel confident, informed and empowered. That’s the best bit of my work – hearing how different and positive clients feel after, I love it!”
What one recent couple said:
“Would highly recommend any expecting parents to consider spending a few hours with Hope & Honey prior to birth.
Top 3 things about the classes:
- Being able to complete at our own home in a comfortable environment
- The knowledge and comfortable way it was explained
- Karenna’s large amount of knowledge, honesty and personal experiences“
Please contact me for more information on class dates and availability