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.
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…
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
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.
Meet Dr. Melanie Marshall . .
Dr Melanie is a Chiropractor with a special interest in women’s and paediatric care.
Melanie’s passion is joining families along their health journey. Aiding in the education of the body during pregnancy and beyond with safe, gentle and effective techniques.
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;
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
Dipl Cht, HBCE, HBFC
Welcome and congratulations to your pregnancy! I am passionate about supporting and empowering you and your family through pregnancy and birth so that you can create a positive and satisfying birth experience. I believe pregnancy and birth should be a joyful and special time and the memory of it will stay with you and your baby for life. I love teaching HypnoBirthing. Over the years I have witnessed that the course empowers and prepares you and your birth companion for a gentle and more comfortable birth experience. I mainly teaches private HypnoBirthing classes. This allows for the course to be more personally tailored to your needs. The dates and times can be arranged individually to suit you and your birth companion. I now work since 7 years in the Rockingham/Mandurah area.
I am also is a member of the Australian Steering Committee and works together with the Faculty members and the other Steering Committee members to improve and assist the HypnoBirthing® Community.
I am originally from Germany where I trained as a Physiotherapist over 25 years ago. I developed an interest in the mind/body connection which led me over the years to train as a Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and Reflexologist/ Maternity Reflexologist.
I hold a Cert.4 in Workplace Training and Assessment and have experience in training and giving presentations to Healthcare Professionals.
- Certificate in Workplace Training and Assessment
- Governement accredited Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy from Career Accelerators, QLD
- Professional Hypnotherapist, Diploma of Alchemical Hypnotherapy from The Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis, Santa Rosa, USA
- Counsellor, Diploma of Counselling with the Insitute of Professional Counselling, OLD, Australia
- NLP Practitioner, Certificate in NLP and Time-Line Therapy from The Tad James Company, Sydney, Australia
- Certificate in Somatic Healing, The Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis, Santa Rosa, USA
- Reflexologist, Diploma of Reflexology from the International Institute of Reflexology, Petersburg, USA
- Maternity Reflexology certificate, Suzanne Enzer, Australia
Professional Member of the following Associations:
- Clinical Member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association http://www.ahahypnotherapy.org.au
- Associate Member of the Reflexology Association of Australia http://www.reflexology.org.au
My name is Moran and I am a mother of 3 healthy and beautiful girls. My passion into HypnoBirthing and supporting mums through this journey through labour and birth has come from my own experiences and the influence and profound effect that the power of the mind can have on our pregnancy, birthing experience and post partum period. I have personally witnessed what a disempowering birth can do to us mentally and physically and through sheer determination, mental exercises, willingness and true profound inner strength how you can have a positive birthing experience.
I teach group and private HypnoBirthing classes and service both the Gold Coast and Brisbane area.
I also offer Doula services and have attended many births now as a doula and it is such a rewarding experience to be present for the parents that I work with in aiding them enjoy the birth experience which will leave an imprint for a lifetime. I work in births in any setting and all circumstances, from home birth, birthing centre to hospital births and have witnessed the most AMAZING births imaginable.
I am a true believer that “when you change the way you think about birth, the way you birth will change’ ~ Marie Mongan
My name is Helena Hentz. I am a mum to two gorgeous children – Noel Zizou and homebirthed Luna Aiyana. During my first pregnancy I truly discovered my interest in pregnancy, birth and parenting; I found everything so fascinating. The birth of my son Zizou in 2007 was a life changing experience. In the last months of my pregnancy I learned about Hypnobirthing, and the techniques that I gained allowed me to look forward to my birth and enjoy every moment of it. After my beautiful and calm birth experience I realised I was on the right path to find the “something” missing in my life; the “work” that I could truly love with all my heart:
I believe that knowledge, wisdom, and trust in the birth process ensures a positive experience. I want women to remember the birth of their children with joy and happy memories. I want to show them how calm giving birth can be by using relaxation techniques during birthing. I believe this is so important, especially in these times of frequent intervention and medical interference.
My initial interest has grown into a deep passion.
I believe it is a privilege to be invited to share this very personal time with couples. I feel so honoured for being invited to be a part of many hypnobirths; I have taught hypnobirthing to more than 400 couples and I have welcomed more than 200 Dreambirth babies into the world since I started my doula journey in 2010. I value the role I play in being a part of this special time on the way to parenthood.
If you think I could be the right person to share this special time of your life and would like to know more about Hypnobirthing and Baby Massage, doula services, placenta encapsulation or just have a chat about birth and babies 🙂 please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.