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.
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.
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.
Meet Dr. Ellen Ribolli . .
Ellen is a Chiropractor with a special interest in pregnancy and paediatric care.
Ellen’s passion is to educate families about the role of the spine and pelvis during pregnancy and birth. Her aim is to assist in pregnancy being the most comfortable experience possible, including treatment for back and sciatic pain, round ligament pain, neck and shoulder pain, and headaches. Ellen has studied paediatric neuro-development and is particularly passionate about treatment for plagiocephaly (flat head) and torticollis (wry/stiff neck). Ellen has attended ‘Spinning Babies’ workshops which teach specific techniques that she believes are an essential tool throughout pregnancy. Ellen is determined to work with you to achieve your specific health goals and along-side treatment is qualified to advise healthy lifestyle tips, exercises or stretches. When Ellen is not working you will find her sitting in the sun with a good book.
Dr Julie Phillips-Moore
(Clinical Hypnotherapist & Naturopath)
Ph.D., Master Behavioural Health Science (Distinction), B.A.(Psych.), Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy, ND.
Julie works in the area of health psychology which is a holistic approach that focuses on how all facets of your life have an impact on both your physical and mental health. Psychological studies show that the mind and body have a strong bi-directional link. As mental health declines, physical health can wear down; and if physical health declines, it can make a person feel mentally and emotionally, “down.”
She treats a wide range of health issues by combining hypnotherapy, naturopathy (which includes homoeopathy and Bach flower remedies), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and nutrition.
Some of the conditions treated are:
- stress-related illnesses
- anxiety (incl. performance anxiety)
- sleep disorders
- mental and adrenal fatigue
- high blood pressure
- eating disorders
- digestive imbalances
Unexpressed emotions such as anguish, guilt or shame often felt after a termination, or sadness or grief after a miscarriage, can create extreme emotional conflict which affects every cell of the body and can cause or compound reproductive problems.
This mind-body programme reduces stress and increases confidence, instilling a sense of control which maximises chances of conceiving naturally and increases the success of medical assistance such as IVF.
Julie obtained her degree in Psychology, her Masters Degree in Behavioural Health Science (Distinction), and her Ph.D in the field of psychoneuroimmunology from the University of Sydney. She has lectured at the university in the Faculty of Health Sciences as a staff member and also as a guest lecturer in complementary medicine.
- Diploma of Counselling
- Diploma of Homoeopathic Medicine
- Diploma of Nutrition
- Advance Diploma of Nutritional Medicine
- Diploma of Herbal Medicine
- Certificate of Advanced Training in EFT (Tapping)
- Diploma of Remedial Massage
For further information about Julie and the treatments she offers visit;
I’m Tina Ziegenfusz, a hypnobirthing supportive doula servicing families in the Brisbane area. I’ve been practicing as a doula in Brisbane for eight years, and specialise in supporting hospital and birth centre births. I offer services covering pregnancy, labour preparation, birth support and postnatal support through the first six weeks after your baby’s birth. I’d love to support you as you take these first steps into parenthood, making positive memories that will be part of your family’s story for years to come.
Safe gentle and effective chiropractic wellness care.
Supporting families throughout all stages of life.
We have a special interest in fertility, pregnancy and infancy care.