Join Us for a Very Special Event!

The Perfect Island Escape

The 2019 Australian HypnoBirthing Summit

is Going to Be Epic!



We are off to Couran Cove Island Resort!

Together We Define Tomorrow

Connect – Learn – Inspire

The 2019 Summit is going to be an event that you won’t want to miss! Our best Summit yet! Join your Australian team for a dynamic island retreat weekend of connecting, learning and personal growth at one of Queenslands most beautiful island getaways, Couran Cove Island Resort, is set on the serene South Stradbroke Island!

Get Ready for:

  • Relax, recharge and rejuvenate on this weekend away with your fellow HypnoBirthing team in one of the most beautiful places in QLD. Be inspired by the energy of like-minded and passionate professionals, and be ready to grow, and challenge yourself.

  • A full day of learning and sharpening your skills to really take your business to the next level. We have 7 dynamic speakers (including guest speakers, Debbie Gould from Birth Talk, Deb McGillivray a Yoni specialist and Emma Park a leading expert in the Microbiome) that are going to be bringing you inspiring new ideas and approaches that you a new injection of inspiration, takeaways and tools for your business!

  • Luxury award winning resort accommodation and facilities, giving you the opportunity to unwind and treat yourself in this unique island getaway.

  • An indulgent weekend of gourmet cuisines, with all meals included and two spectacular dinner experiences with our welcome dinner and Summit dinner!

  • Explore the heritage listed bushlands with native animals, and escape to the 22km secluded beach

  • Make new connections, great friends and make memories to last a lifetime!

  • Plus, some special surprises!

Couran Cove Island Resort is waiting for us!

and You Deserve This!

Book Your Spot Today!

Summit Weekend Outline

Friday 22nd March 2019

12.30pm Arrive at Hope Island Marina

1.15pm Boat transfer to Couran Cove Island Resort

1.45pm Check-in to accommodation

3.00pm Secret Activity

6.30pm Welcome Dinner

Saturday 23rd March 2019

7.30am – 8.30am Summit Breakfast

8.30 – 5.30pm Summit

6.30pm Summit Dinner

Sunday 26th March 2017

7.00am – 8.00am Special activity

8.00am – 9.00am Farewell Breakfast

9.00am – 11.30am Explore the Island

12.00pm Transfer from Island

Summit Costs

Spectacular Summit Island Package – 22-24 March


  • Transfers to and from the Island
  • 2 nights accommodation twin share
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
  • Welcome dinner Friday night
  • Summit dinner Saturday night
  • Full day at conference including morning tea, afternoon tea & lunch
  • All secret activities

Early Bird Registration for Summit package $495 (before 8 February 2019)

Late Registration for Summit package $545 (after 8 February 2019)

Payment plans available.

Summit Only – come for just the day – 23 March


  • Transfer to the Island from Hope Island at 7.15am
  • Full conference day
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Depart Island on 4.15pm ferry

Early Bird Registration for Summit day only $160 (before 8 February 2019)

Late Registration for Summit package $200  (after 8 February 2019)

Speaker Summit Package – 22-24 March


  • Transfers to and from the Island
  • 2 nights luxury accommodation twin share
  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
  • Welcome dinner Friday night
  • Summit dinner Saturday night
  • Full day at conference including morning tea, afternoon tea & lunch – complimentary
  • All secret activities

Registration for Speaker package $365

Payment Plans Available

Book your spot today, by paying a $100 deposit to secure your spot at the early-bird price. The balance can be paid by instalments or as a lump sum by  22 February 2019.

Getting There

Situated on South Stradbroke Island, the island resort offers guests peaceful seclusion just a 35 minute ferry ride from the Gold Coast’s entertainment and attractions – the world-famous theme parks, outlet brand shopping and Jupiters Casino

Couran Cove Island Resort is a relaxing short ferry cruise along the Coomera River across the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater. The daily island passenger ferry service runs on a scheduled timetable from the Departure Point Car Park which is located at:

Hope Harbour Marina
60 Sickle Ave,
Hope Island, QLD 4212

Car parking fees of $7 per day apply. Maximum charge of $35 per week.

Please ensure you are at Hope Island Marina by 12.30pm for a 1.15pm ferry transfer to the island.

If you are flying from interstate, you can fly into the Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport. Hope Island Marina is a 40 minute drive from the airport. Please ensure that your flight arrives by 11am. Closer to the time, we will advise on group taxi’s or shuttle (cost to be advised) once we know how many need a transfer. Alternatively, you can fly into Brisbane, and it is a 45min drive or shuttle from Brisbane Airport.

Guest Speakers

We are excited to announce that we have a line up of wonderful speakers for our Summit. We have three special guest speakers joining us for the day.

debby-gould-birth-talkDebby Gould

Birth Talk

Debby Gould is a Private Birth Care Consultant and a Co-Director of Originally she trained and worked as a midwife, she is now a childbirth educator, birth worker, doula, international author of ‘How to Heal a Bad Birth’, celebrated speaker and mother of two children.

In her birth care consultancy, she offers individualised support for women and men after a traumatic birth, or for those working towards an empowering birth and educational services for birth workers and the community.

Debby has been the primary facilitator of Birthtalk’s ‘Healing from Birth’ meetings, as well as Birthtalk’s popular empowering birth education course. As well as being co-author of ‘How to Heal a Bad Birth’, she writes for the popular blog ‘The Truth about Traumatic Birth’ and regularly appears in radio, newspaper, birth and parenting magazines and podcasts, offering an experienced health professional’s voice to the issue of the importance of birth and traumatic birth.

We are thrilled to have Debby joining us to share her experience, deep understanding and knowledge of  birth trauma. In this session you will gain a greater awareness of birth trauma, learning how to identify it, and gain resources on how you can help couples make sense, make peace and move on from their birth experiences. 

Emma Park

Leading specialist in Gut Health and the Microbiome

Emma Park is an accredited practising functional medicine nutritionist with post grad education in Gastroenterology, Microbiology, Women & Children’s Health and Biochemistry. Emma is based on the Mornington Peninsular in Victoria.

Through her role in private practice, community health and as a professional educator for Puremedic, Emma has become and industry leader in the field of gut health and the microbiome. Her passion for education sees her presenting to groups regarding gut health and the microbiome and it’s role in fertility, pregnancy, lactation and paediatrics as well as general health, wellness and healthy aging.

In this session, we will explore the importance and role of the microbiome and gut health in fertility, pregnancy, labour, birthing and paediatrics, particularly in how it can assist in restoring the body’s natural processes that promote health and prevent disease. The human microbiome is trillions of bacterial cells that live within us, and we will explore the importance of birth and the transfer of these cells to the baby. Learn the latest research and evidence on how they shape our health and the health of our children, and how we as birth professionals can support our HypnoBirthing mothers to successfully seed their babies with a healthy microbiome in pregnancy and during breastfeeding.

Deborah McGillivray

Yoni Mapping Specialist

Deb is a mother, a midwife in private practice in Brisbane, and a Yoni Mapping Specialist!

Her journey into nursing and midwifery came after the birth of her fourth child, and a desire to have women experience birth with a known midwife. This passion for continuity of care has been reflected in her career since graduating with positions in team models, caseload models, midwifery group practice models and of course private practice. Debs’ passion for supporting women led her to the modality of Yoni Mapping, which encourages themselves to discover their amazing strength, beauty and love.

‘Yoni’ is the Sanskrit word for vagina, meaning ‘sacred space’. The vagina is indeed a sacred space; it is literally the place from which human life is birthed! Many women feel disconnected from this part of their bodies for various reasons, such as, not liking how it looks, having sex when we don’t want to, abuse, medical trauma and of course birth.

In this fabulous session you will be learning about Yoni Mapping, which will really help you talk to your women about the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and sexual aspects of themselves, giving them the opportunity to explore the magic within themselves for healing and the possibility to come to a place of wholeness, love and honour, which has the potential transform their birth experience and sense of womanhood.

Plus We Have 4 Other Dynamic Speakers for the Day!

Click here to read the program

Invest In Yourself

Perhaps this one is self-evident. Or perhaps we’ve already covered it in whole or in part above. But leaving the office and “sharpening the saw” is investing in yourself.
It’s admitting that you’re worth it. It’s admitting that you still have things to learn. That you can get better.
It’s an investment in yourself, your career, and even your business. When you purchase that summit ticket and when you arrive at the breathtaking Couran Cove Island Resort, you’re saying that you’re investing in your own growth!