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Course Syllabus

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The KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training course covers the rationale of why hypnobirthing works so well, and how the body, mind and hormones work together. You will learn how to teach the breathing and visualisations that support a woman so well in labour, and the relaxations that she can use beforehand and also when she is giving birth to her baby.

The work we do to release fear is a very important part of hypnobirthing, which enables her to have a positive experience of pregnancy and birth.

We also equip you with the skills to teach a woman what alternatives are available to her in labour and the implications of the choices she makes, so that she can use the hypnobirthing she has learnt to best advantage in the system in which she finds herself.

The KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course consists of three modules:

1. KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training

Course Trainer

KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course is taught by an experienced specialist hypnobirthing teacher.


This module is the core of the course and we go through the content of the course, exploring why it is constructed as it is, and explaining how to teach it.

On this module you are given a copy of The Hypnobirthing Book, the KG Hypnobirthing relaxation CD; Colour and Calmness; your teaching folder and a copy of the handouts you give to parents when you teach.

There is also a section on getting going as a new KG Hypnobirthing teacher, which includes information on marketing, insurance, etc.; This is enormously helpful when you start teaching.

  1. What is KG Hypnobirthing?
    • How it works and the logic of hypnobirthing
  2. The mind/body continuum
    • How the mind affects the works
  3. How to achieve the best possible birth
    • Breathing, visualisations and relaxations
    • Releasing fear and building confidence
    • Father’s importance
  4. How hypnobirthing is best used for birth in hospital and at home
  5. The implications of the choices you make to achieve the birth you want
  6. Setting up your practice with our support
    • Experienced advice
    • Marketing

2. Birthing Foundation

Online Course

The Birthing Foundation online course is taught by Katharine Graves and two senior midwifes who are also experienced KG Hypnobirthing teachers.


  1. Time and place of birth
  2. The physiology of birth
  3. Normality and the less usual
  4. How to answer the questions you may be asked
  5. The birth process for mother and baby

This module includes an introduction to rebozo , the Mexican technique that can increase comfort in labour, and encourage a breech or back-to-back baby to change position. It is an extremely powerful method, and even experienced midwives have told us that it throws new light on their work.

3. Introduction to Hypnotherapy

Web-based learning

This module is delivered online and streamed onto your computer.


This is one part of the course that is sometimes under-estimated. It is important for teachers to have an understanding of and practice in hypnotherapy before they start to teach couples hypnobirthing, otherwise they will just be repeating the material by rote. To have a brief explanation is quite different to having been shown the hypnotherapy techniques. We will provide you with the best possible training, and you are given an in-depth manual to refer to after the course.

  1. An introduction to hypnotherapy
  2. Achieving the maximum effect
  3. Laws of the mind
  4. Induction techniques
  5. Deep confidence

Assessment and Diploma

There is an open book assessment which will provide you with a final opportunity to go through all the course material when you have finished to make sure you have everything you need to know at your fingertips. Once you have completed the assessment you will receive your diploma.

Ongoing Support and Training

After the course we provide on-going support. There is always someone here to give help and advice by phone or email. We pride ourselves on the speed of our response and the support we give our teachers.

“You will find that teaching KGHypnobirthng is supremely satisfying and a massive privilege. It’s fun too. Birth is the most important event of a baby’s life, and giving birth is one of the most important events of a woman’s life. As a kgh teacher you have made a difference to a baby that could last a lifetime. You will love the course, and when you receive the first birth report from a woman you taught you will truly understand the positive difference you have made to someone’s life.”

Katharine Graves,
Founder of KGHypnobirthing
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