Mindfulness and Hypnobirthing Training since 2008
Do you want to be a Mindful Mamma Hypnobirthing Teacher and facilitate this absolutely unique hypnobirthing course? You can! Whether a midwife, hypnotherapist, or a mum who is inspired to reach other women and has hypnobirthed herself, you can teach. We have been running training since 2008 and have over 10 years of teaching, 10 years to gather resources, 10 years of feedback to draw upon.
Mindful Mamma techniques are based on enabling a woman to use the techniques from within, to draw upon her own resources rather than have scripts read to her. They are designed to be simple, effective, accessible, based on behavioural psychology and integrated with mindfulness. How do we do this? You’ll have to train to find out! But many couples who have done it have said it has completely changed their life, giving them tools for parenting and life in general.
Mindful Mamma hypnobirthing training is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) which gives you peace of mind that the course has been rigorously assessed.
“This is clearly a very mature course and the materials are excellent”
All our Training is led by Sophie Fletcher, author of Mindful Hynobirthing and co-founder of Mindful Mamma.
All our hypnobirthing training is run face to face by me, Sophie Fletcher, author of Mindful Hypnobirthing and c0-founder of Mindful Mamma. I’ve got 10+ years experience of working with hypnotherapy, mindfulness and birth, and of training midwives, hypnotherapists, doctors, psychologists in the use of hypnosis for birth. Thousands of people have benefitted from this approach. I was awarded a Fellowship for my service to hypnotherapy in 2015. It’s really important to me, and to the couples that you are going to teach, that you are well-trained and so I don’t pass my training off to associates, I do it all myself with Susan, a midwife who has years of teaching experience and of using hypnobirthing in a clinical setting.
Quality experiential teaching, and plenty of it!
I also want to make sure that you get enough hypnobirthing training to get started. Mindful Mamma has the highest ratio of training to teaching hours compared to every other hypnobirthing programme in the UK. For every 6 hours of the workshop you will teach, you receive a minimum 3 hours face to face training. In total there are 26 hours of training available. Even better I only take of 14 maximum per course. This means that there will be one trainer to 7 students – this is great as it allows for discussion, and really good quality experiential learning.
“I discovered Mindful Mamma after looking after a primip in labour who appeared to be doing hypnobirthing but without any complicated techniques. She coped brilliantly with a long difficult labour and claimed it was due to her Mindful Mamma class. Over the next couple of years I realised I could almost predict who had prepared with Mindful Mamma” Valerie, Midwife
Next Training Dates:
June 7/8/9 – Grantham, Midlands (booking up now, early bird rate until March 1st 2019)
October 11/12/13 Grantham, Midlands (Early bird rate until July 1st 2019)
“The Mindful Mamma training was incredibly thorough and well thought out. The whole class on the third day is genius as you have it all there put together and you can discuss all points along the way. The supporting documents, videos and CP mean that you can always refresh and keep up to date. Everything is at your fingertips.” Nicola Garland, Teacher
Application – if you are interested contact Sophie Fletcher for further details and download an application pack.
When you know you want to join our group, you can pay a deposit to secure your place. We have early bird offers in place, so keep an eye out AND we are more than happy to spread payments if that makes it easier for you.
You can get started on the birth module once you have made full payment, and will receive an mp3 to prepare for your training with. A successful hypnobirthing practice starts with self-belief and confidence!
Part one: We want to you to get started as soon as possible so we use online teaching platforms to cover the basics in antenatal and the theory and basics in hypnotherapy for birth.
Preparation and laying the foundations.
Online Birth Module: Taught by a Alex Gould (Midwife) and Sophie Fletcher
Online Hypnotherapy Module: Taught by Sophie Fletcher. Basics and Preparation for the hypnotherapy day (Available from Dec 2018)
(Both these modules are accessible after your training for refresher work)
Day 1: All non-hypnotherapists (Taught by Sophie Fletcher)
I think it’s so important to spend time understanding the subtleties of hypnosis. This is a day about getting to grips with the practical aspects of hypnosis. A day is the minimum we think you should spend getting to understand and feel confident using hypnosis. You will learn to feel comfortable and confident using voice, visualisation, conditioning, storytelling, suggestion, confidence building and modalities. There is lots of practical experience, interactive discussion and feedback. You will receive a script and tracks before the class to get used to before you come. This day prepares you for the techniques we use in the workshop.
Day 2: Everyone (Taught by Sophie Fletcher)
Start with a body scan mediation. On this day we look at the philosophy underpinning the class, and explore the difference between mindfulness and hypnosis. Understanding how the two work symbiotically during pregnancy, labour and birth is vital in teaching the class. In the afternoon, we begin to look at the class, structure, framework and the format.
Day 3: Everyone (Taught by Sophie Fletcher and a Midwife)
Day two we continue with the format of the class. We often find that lots of practical questions arise on this day as you will be raring to go!
Post Course and Ongoing support:
There are a comprehensive set of 30+ videos detailing the course techniques. They are broken down in bitesize videos so you an build on the class content and your confidence afterwards.
This done by a structured reflection after the day, followed by a structured reflection after your first class. All the people on your first class will be sent a detailed feedback from, so you can help progress and develop your potential! There is support centrally if there are areas you aren’t sure about after the class.
We have a once monthly online meeting with all practitioners led by Sophie Fletcher that can support your teaching as well.
Once all of this is completed, you will get your certificate and you will be a fully fledged Mindful Mamma Practitioner.
As part of the training and ongoing support you receive the following:
Starter pack, with manual, USB with materials.
- Access to an online resources area with additional resources, research and articles
- Your own mindfulmamma/name webpage and mindfulmamma email
- Central administrative support, class processing, and ongoing client support
- easy to use online booking system
- Benefit of online downloads for all your clients
- Clients have an online resource area (handouts are mostly electronic)
- Access to a practitioner and client Facebook Group
- Use of the bestselling Mindful Hypnobirthing in your teaching (over 30,000 copies sold)
- Monthly online meet up with Sophie Fletcher
- Wide range of materials for online social media use on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
- Mindful Mamma leaflets
- Once a year CPD day
- Signed copy of Mindful Hypnobirthing
- Use of promotional stand and materials for shows
- Beautiful infographics and hypnobirthing products for your clients
- Presentations for introductory talks to midwifes and women
- Additional opportunity to run Blessingways, breastfeeding hypnosis workshops, sessions for preparing for a gentle caesarean and much more