Marie Mongan (a.k.a. Mickey Mongan) - founder of HypnoBirthing®
Photography by Neal Scott
My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a safe, satisfying birth for both her baby and herself - one she'll not need to forget.
Marie Mongan, HypnoBirthing® founder
Marie Mongan, M.Ed., M.Hy., of Concord, N.H. is an award-winning hypnotherapist who brings to her classroom over thirty years experience in education and counselling on the collegiate level and in the private sector.
She is a former college dean who, early in her career, was named one of five outstanding educational leaders in New Hampshire and awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship to Harvard University.
In the spring of 1992 she traveled to Moscow as an American diplomat with The Bridges for Peace Foundation, where she taught personnel management techniques to Russian women.
Marie (best known as "Mickey") is licensed by the State of New Hampshire as a counsellor and is certified as a hypnotherapist, hypnoanaesthesiologist, and instructor of hypnotherapy. She holds several awards for distinguished service and achievement in the field and is the 1995 recipient of the National Guild of Hypnotists President's Award.
In 2000 she was presented with the coveted NGH Charles Tebbetts Award for her contribution in "shedding the light" and advancing the awareness of hypnosis. Her practice includes group and individual work in a wide spectrum of therapy applications.
Mickey is also the mother of four children, all born in the late 50s and early 60s. She experienced all four labours using the techniques of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, the pioneer in the field of natural childbirth, upon whose work she based "HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method". Two of her birthings were entirely free of anaesthesia at a time when it was unheard of.
Her book, "HypnoBirthing®: A Celebration Of Life", was written in 1989; the expanded version is now available and provided as part of the course.