Hypnobirthing Practitioner training courses in the UK

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Who would be interested in training as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner? Hypnobirthing practitioners might be one of the following:

  • Hypnotherapist
  • Midwife
  • Doctor
  • Doula
  • Healthcare provider
  • Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
  • Childbirth educator
  • Hypnobirthing mum
  • Complimentary health practitioner
  • Antenatal yoga teacher
  • Acupuncturist
  • Reflexologist
  • Massage therapists
  • Anyone who has an interest in helping women have a calm, joyous birth experience

If you’re pregnant and looking for antenatal classes, rather than training, then you need to find your nearest Hypnobirthing classes

When are the next practitioner training courses?

Register for details of future UK practitioner training

To be advised of future courses and additional dates, register your interest in training as a Hypnobirthing practitioner in the UK. We’ll send you details as soon as they become available.

Maps, directions and accommodation

All the details for each course, including maps, directions and links for hotels, etc. can be found on the page for each course.

Please click on the date of the course you wish to attend above.

Who provides the training?

Hypnobirthing Teacher Training is provided by Jenny Mullan using her 20 years of experience in pioneering Hypnobirthing courses across the UK as well as new techniques, developed especially for the 21st Century – techniques proven to help your clients, that you won’t find anywhere else.

Questions and queries

There are some questions that have come up regularly with regards to the training courses. This section is designed to answer the more common ones.

Where do you run the courses? / Do you do any other locations?


The current locations for training in the UK are listed on the main practitioner information page. We may run courses in other areas subject to demand.

What time does the course start?

If you’re doing the 4-day course (i.e. Intro to Hypnosis or Birth Basics, followed by the Practitioner Certification Workshop), each day starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm.

If you’re only doing the Practitioner Certification Workshop (i.e. you’re a hypnotherapist and a midwife/birth professional), then this starts at 3pm on the afternoon of the second day (Friday or Saturday, depending on whether the course started on a Thursday or Friday). Please ensure when making any accommodation and travel arrangements that you are present for 3pm on the Friday or Saturday respectively.

In either case, please ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow for a prompt start.

Do I have to do all four days together?

Yes. To allow us to schedule the courses, and manage room sizes, etc. we do not currently allow splitting the course (unless you need to do the six day course).

If your reason for wanting to split the course is due to breast-feeding, we’ve had a number of students (certainly on the Northampton course) have their partner look after the baby and they’ve breast-fed during the breaks, so it’s worth contacting the course instructor and discussing it with them.

What does the course cover?

Please see our Course Content page.

What if I’m not a hypnotherapist or a birth professional?

If you’re not a hypnotherapist or a birth professional, you will need to do six days training in total.

The four-day course you do as if you were a birth professional i.e. Introduction to Hypnosis for Childbirth, followed by the Practitioner Certification.

However, before attending the four day course, you’ll be required to either:

  1. Do the Birth Basics 2-day training separately by attending the first two days of one of our main courses (we don’t run separate ones just for Birth Basics) before coming back at a later date to do the 4-day course (choosing the “Non-hypnotherapist” option)

    (NOTE:This is the recommended option – book the “Birth Basics Pre-Req” ticket on the relevant course information page)


  2. Purchase and complete the homestudy version of the Birthing Basics course

Please note, both options above are in addition to your initial course fee. This would currently mean a total of £945 for your training (£695 for the initial training, and then £250 for the Birth Basics).

Completing the Birth Basics first is mandatory and, as a non-birth professional, you will not receive your qualification without completing the Birth Basics course.

How much does the training cost?

As a guide, current UK courses are £695 for hypnotherapists and midwives/non-hypnotherapists (this is for a four day course – please see above if you’re not a hypnotherapist or a birth professional). Trainings outside the UK vary – please see the relevant course page for details.

However, the cost can vary based on the location of the course, venue costs, number of students, etc. You will be advised of the exact cost for each course when the details are finalised, and prior to you needing to book.

To be notified of details of courses as they are arranged, please register your details here.

Can I get funding for the training?

We do not offer funding directly, and cannot advise of any particular schemes. Any funding applications or sources are the responsibility of the student.

However, we have had a number of midwives who’ve been sponsored by their hospital, and at least one student who’s local Job Centre managed to obtain funding for her.

Are there any practicals in the course?

Yes, there are practical sessions, as well as the theory. Please see our Course Content page for more information.

Is there an exam?

Although there is not a ‘sit down/invigilated’ exam, you will be expected to complete an assigment/assessment following the course. This is done at home, after the course has been completed.

You then submit your assessment to the Hypnobirthing Institute for marking, and provided you meet the necessary standard, you will be issued with your certification.

What materials are provided/what do I need to bring?

The only things you need to bring are a notepad and pen. We will provide all the course materials, handouts, forms, scripts, CDs and DVDs – basically everything you need.

Am I expected to be there for my clients’ births?

No. The whole point of Hypnobirthing is to teach the couple the techniques for them to have a peaceful birth without needing to have you present.

Some therapists are willing to attend births if requested, but is entirely up to the individual. It is certainly not a requirement of Hypnobirthing for the practitioner to be present at the actual birth.

Over what period must I run courses for couples?

Hypnobirthing® Practitioners are required to deliver the course over five x two and a half hour sessions unless in exceptional circumstances e.g. the couple have to travel an excessive distance to attend the course or the mother is very close to her due date and there is not time to complete the course over five weeks.

It is not permitted to offer or advertise Hypnobirthing courses over a weekend, or two weekends, as a matter of course.

How much do therapists charge/how much can I earn?

This is a bit of a ‘how long is a piece of string?’ question. As explained here, therapists charge between £200 and £450, depending on location, class size, etc.

How much you can earn depends on how many clients you see, and that is determined primarily by your willingness to put in the effort to obtain them.

Yes, you will receive some referrals through the Institute but the key to building a strong and sutainable business is getting out there and finding clients yourself, and building a good reputation locally.

One final point though. We have found that our most successful Hypnobirthing practitioners are those with a deep and personal interest in childbirth, and in empowering women to have a better birth.

How popular is Hypnobirthing/what is the demand for Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is increasingly well-knownn in the UK, thanks to exposure in both local and national media.

We believe that this will continue to increase, and the more therapists there are practicing Hypnobirthing, and the more it becomes known, the more popular it will become.

Demand varies from area to area. As with many of these things, London and the South East probably see slightly more demand than other areas at the moment, but we get enquiries every day from all corners of the UK.

That said, the best way to increase demand in your area, as outlined above, is to go out and create it.

I havea question about the course not answered here

If you have any remaining questions about the course that are not already answered above, or in the main Frequently Asked Questions section of this site, please email the course instructor directly.

However, due to the high demand for these courses, and the associated volume of enquiries and bookings, please note that anybody asking a question that is already answered on the site will simply be directed back to the relevant page.

Therefore, if you’re not sure where, or whether, the information is on the site, try our Search facility (under the menu, just above the Amazon ad) before emailing the instructor.

Further information

For more details, dates and costs of all Hypnobirthing training courses worldwide, please contact us using the form below:

Read more about Hypnobirthing

Richard and Judy

Richard and Judy with Marie Mongan and Jenny Mullan

Hypnobirthing was featured in a story about painless childbirth on the “Richard and Judy” TV show on 8th July 2004.

They interviewed Jenny Mullan. Also featured were Marie Cooksey and Steve Bowerman, a couple who recently used Hypnobirthing for the birth of their first child.

What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing is a complete birth education programme, that teaches simple but specific self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for a better birth.

Hypnobirthing is much more than just self hypnosis or hypnotherapy for childbirth.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnobirthing

There are some questions that just come up time and time again. This page is designed to answer some of the more common ones.

What is Hypnobirthing?
Who is Hypnobirthing suitable for?
Will I be ‘out of it’ if I use Hypnobirthing?
I’m scared of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Is Hypnobirthing safe?