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Using psychological techniques based on hypnosis, hypnobirthing focusses on helping pregnant mothers to overcome the anxiety and tension that occurs during labour, arguing that this is a large contributing factor to the pain and discomfort that is felt. The idea is that by reducing anxiety with therapy techniques, and therefore improving the mental state of the mother, pain and discomfort levels can be managed more effectively.

Research in this area has already shown positive results for reducing the pain and duration of childbirth, and it has also reduced the number of mothers requiring surgical intervention to give birth.

The Hypnobirthing Diploma Course talks students through the various methods and techniques used in hypnobirthing, the foundations of these, and a step-by-step process for applying the methods to aid a mother in childbirth.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

The Hypnobirthing Diploma Course is designed to teach expectant mothers, who are interested in effective, holistic pain-relief in childbirth, about the methods and techniques used in hypnobirthing, as well proving its validity, through real-world case studies and scientific research. Likewise, birthing partners and others in the mother's support network will find this reading invaluable in aiding the process.

The course materials can also be used to begin a career in hypnobirthing or studied as an additional service for practicing hypnotherapists. In support of this the course includes 2 modules that give advice on how you may set up a practice and advertise your business.

What You'll Learn from the Hypnobirthing Diploma Course

  1. What is Hypnobirthing?
  2. Is Hypnobirthing for Real?
  3. Happier Birth Stories
  4. The Techniques
  5. How to Use Hypnobirthing
  6. Setting Up a Hypnobirthing Practice
  7. Spreading the Word
  8. Making A Difference

The 1st module of the Hypnobirthing Diploma Course defines what hypnobirthing actually is, the terminology used, and its connections to psychological techniques in hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Also covered here is the story of how it came about, from the history of the practice, through to researching the use of hypnosis in effective pain relief, to the application of today.

The module goes even further, explaining hypnotism and the psychological theories that have shaped the techniques used in hypnotherapy. Also provided, is information on the observed and self-reported positive results of those who have used hypnobirthing in their labour, as well as discussing the physiological and psychological factors that lead to these positive results.

Of course, with a claim so great as to significantly aid the pain relief of a woman going through child birth, Hypnobirthing is going to have its sceptics. The 2nd module addresses these concerns openly, talking about the validity, effectiveness and authenticity of the methods used, as well as dispelling the myths and misconceptions surrounding hypnobirthing. The module also bolsters this with discussion on the wider use of hypnosis as a pain management technique in other areas of health care, as well as providing examples and research on the successful application of hypnotherapy in childbirth.

Relating the theory to practical application, the 3rd module of the Hypnobirthing Diploma Course discusses real-world case studies of patients who have used hypnobirthing to deliver their children. The module describes the people who have used the techniques, why they chose this method of pain-relief, and their responses to the techniques during childbirth.

Hypnobirthing isn't restricted to a single technique, but presents different options and techniques, with variations in the way they are performed, to suit the needs of the individual. Module 4 describes these techniques that include: spoken cues from the hypnotherapist, free association by the patient, the use of mental imagery, and role play techniques, all of which have a different purpose and are customisable to suit the patient.

The second part of this module talks about who can practice hypnobirthing. The partner of the mother, parents, family members, and friends can get involved, or the mother can even use self-hypnosis. The module explains the skills needed to aid the mother in the hypnobirthing process.

A key module of the Hypnobirthing Diploma Course, module 5 describes, step-by-step, the techniques used to perform hypnobirthing, including a general outline of a hypnobirthing script and the way you should proceed in performing hypnobirthing for yourself or your client. The information in this module is then expanded upon in the modules that follow.

The 6th module takes what was learned from module 5 and goes into greater detail and depth about how to implement the steps to perform hypnobirthing. Students are taught about the equipment they will need, how to prepare for and move quickly through the hypnosis steps before childbirth, and how to adjust to a patient's changing moods and stress levels. Also discussed here, is how to structure hypnosis sessions before the scheduled birth, to ensure that mothers are well-prepared, making the techniques more effective on the day of birth.

If you are keen to set up your own hypnobirthing practice, module 7 will help, with advice on advertising and promoting your business. Alongside from regular marketing promotions, this module talks about how students may wish to include free introductory offers, workshops, and information sessions to provide information to those who may be sceptical, ensuring customers understand the benefits, before committing time and finances.

The final module of the Hypnobirthing Diploma Course summarises the health and well-being benefits of hypnobirthing. This module covers the practice's ability to provide drug-free pain relief and reduce stress during childbirth, and how awareness should be increased within our communities about hypnobirthing.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hypnobirthing Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is accredited by the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course also is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus


Module 1: What is Hypnobirthing?

  • Defining Hypnobirthing
  • What is Hypnosis Really
  • From Hypnosis to Hypnotherapy
  • The Theory Behind Hypnobirthing
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 2: Is Hypnobirthing for Real?

  • The Myths
    • Defining Hypnobirthing
    • It Is a Fictional Concept with No Tangible Proof
    • Lack of Control
    • You Have to Force the Baby Out by Utilizing Your Inner Muscles
    • It Exposes Mothers to Medical Risks
  • Uses of Hypnobirthing
  • Hypnobirthing & the Medical Profession
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 3: Happier Birth Stories

  • Spring for Off-Springs
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 4: The Techniques

  • Options for Hypnobirthing Methods
  • Who Can Use Hypnobirthing
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 5: How to Use Hypnobirthing

  • Steps to Performing Hypnobirthing
  • Sample Script
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 6: Setting Up a Hypnobirthing Practice

  • What You Will Need
  • Regularize Your Sessions
  • Focused Effort for Positive Results
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 7: Spreading the Word

  • Advertise Your Work
  • Summary
  • Assessment

Module 8: Making A Difference

  • Love of The Living
  • Summary
  • Assessment


Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

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