Frequently Asked Questions
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1. What does the course consist of?
It is made up of three modules:
This online module covers the physiology and midwifery aspects of birth. The Birthing Foundation part of the course is taught via a series of videos by Katharine Graves and two senior midwifes who are also experienced KG Hypnobirthing teachers.
Introduction to Hypnotherapy.
The importance of the Introduction to Hypnotherapy module is sometimes under-estimated. We feel that it is necessary for teachers to have a good understanding of and practice in hypnotherapy before they start to teach couples hypnobirthing. To have a brief explanation is quite different to having spent time actually experiencing and administering the techniques. This is why each part of the course is taught by a specialist in that field.
KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training.
This is the core of the course. It goes through the hypnobirthing course, giving you a programme to teach by, and notes on how to get started as a professional KGHypnobirthing teacher. This module is taught by a specialist hypnobirthing teacher who also has extensive knowledge of midwifery.
2. Do I need to do the full course?
If you are a midwife you receive exemption from the Birthing Foundation module. If you are trained in Hypnotherapy you are exempt from the Hypnotherapy module.
3. What does it cost?
|Birthing Foundation (Online)||£137|
|Introduction to Hypnotherapy (Online)||£67|
|KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training||£570|
If you take all three modules together, there is a discount from the sum of the individual modules and the fee is £757.
4. Can I pay by instalments?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer instalments at the moment.
5. How Can I Make Payment and Reserve a Place?
The simplest way is to reserve your place and pay online at www.kghypnobirthing.com. You can also call the office on 01264 535002. Your place is reserved when you make your payment, but we do have a system of payment by instalments to help you.
6. What if I want to repeat the course?
When you have been teacher for a while it can be extremely helpful to repeat any or all of the modules.
The online courses remain available to you after your course , but if you wish to repeat the 3 day attended module then you can do so at a reduced rate by calling the office.
7. What if I have trained in another method already and I would like to change to KG Hypnobirthing?
We respect the training you have already done. Please call us to discuss your individual situation on 01264 535002. Most people would then attend a course at the repeaters rate, as we consider it unfair to charge you a full fee when you have covered some of the material already.
8. What if I can't complete all three modules at once?
You are welcome to take individual modules, and it is easy to do this booking online. If you are doing all three modules over a period of time, please call the office to make your reservation so we can give you the discounted rate. Please note that the online modules must be completed before being able to attend the three day KGHypnobirthing Course.
9. Who teaches the course?
We have a team of highly qualified and experienced trainers. Each module of the course is taught by a specialist in that field so you get the very best and most up-to-date information. For example you would not want a midwife to teach hypnotherapy or hypnobirthing, but you would benefit from her knowledge in the Birthing Foundation module. Therefore the Introduction to Hypnotherapy module is taught by an experienced hypnotherapist who is also trained in hypnobirthing. The KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training module is taught by a very experienced specialist hypnobirthing teacher who also had extensive knowledge of midwifery and hypnotherapy. The Birthing Foundation module is taught by a senior midwife who is also trained in hypnobirthing.
10. Will I get help getting started?
The KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training module contains a section of help and advice on how to start your hypnobirthing practice. We give help and advice in producing leaflets, pricing and promoting your hypnobirthing courses, and other aspects of starting teaching, as well as answering any questions you have. Once you have completed the course, you will be invited to become a member of the KG Hypnobirthing facebook group so you can ask questions and learn from more experienced hypnobirthing teachers.
11. What additional costs are there?
In order to start your practice, you will need a leaflet and a simple website. Advice on this will be given on the course. You will need insurance, which may be covered by insurance you already have if you are practising in a similar field. You will need to provide each couple you teach with The Hypnobirthing Book and the KG Hypnobirthing relaxation CD or MP3, Colour and Calmness. This can be bought from the Members’ Area of the website at a much reduced rate for KG Hypnobirthing teachers.
12. What does the course fee include?
The fee also includes your copy of The Hypnobirthing Book and the Colour and Calmness Audio as well as your teaching folder and a sample of the hand-outs you give to parents.
13. What does the course cover?
We cover everything you need to know to teach hypnobirthing effectively and confidently:
- What is hypnobirthing?
- How does it work?
- The rationale of hypnobirthing
- How the body works in labour
- The hormones of labour and birth
- The mind / body continuum
- Why it works so well
- The power of the mind
- Breathing exercises
- Visualisation exercises
- Relaxation exercises
- Fear release work
- Back to back babies
- Breech babies
- Pelvic floor exercises
- Perineal massage
- Positions in labour
- ‘Older’ mothers
- The use of hypnobirthing in labour
- Due dates
- Membrane sweeps
- Induction of labour
- Less medicalised inductions
- Questions to ask in pregnancy
- Questions to ask in labour
- What your choices are
- The implications of your choices
- Safety of place of birth
- Early labour
- Established labour
- Breathing the baby down
- The importance of the hour after birth
- The changes in a baby’s metabolism at birth
- Cord clamping and cutting
- The placenta
- Vitamin K
How to get going as a hypnobirthing teacher
- Sample forms
- Suggested reading
- Exhibition support
- Study days
- Telephone and email back-up
- We’re here to help
14. What happens after the course?
After the course you complete an open book assessment. This is designed to help you go through the material so you feel confident that you have it at your fingertips when you start to teach. We do not expect a dissertation.
15. What qualification do I receive from the course?
Once we have looked at your assessment, you will receive your KG Hypnobirthing Diploma and be entitled to use the letters DipHb(KGH) after your name. KG Hypnobirthing is widely respected as the leader in the field of hypnobirthing.
16. What are the benefits of being a KG Hypnobirthing teacher?
KG Hypnobirthing is widely respected as the leader in the field of hypnobirthing.
17. Do I need insurance?
Yes, but it is not expensive. Full details will be given on the course.
18. How do I find work after the course?
This, of course, is important, and is covered fully in the course. When you are qualified you will be included in the Teachers’ Listing which is always high in the search engines, and a useful tool to link in with your website.
If you need help and advice in any way, just ask. We want to support you in being successful, so please make use of our knowledge and experience. The facebook groups can be very useful for advice from other teachers too.
19. Will you help me introduce hypnobirthing into my hospital?
We frequently work with midwives to help them introduce hypnobirthing into their hospitals. Hospitals that have become hypnobirthing hospitals have been delighted with the results. We work flexibly with the hospital to give them support in whatever way they would like to move forward. As each unit is different we tailor our support to their needs.