HypnoBirthing UK Practitioner Training Course 27th - 30th September 2013

The following sections give all the information we have about this training course.

Date and location

Date: Fri 27th - Mon 30th September 2013
Location: Campanile Northampton
Junction 15, M1
Loake Close
Grange Park
Northampton
NN4 5EZ
Tel: 01604 662599
Website: www.campanile-northampton.co.uk
Facilities: From the Campanile Northampton website:
"A hotel where quality, comfort and service are included. Whether you are here for business or visiting family and friends, the Campanile Hotel Northampton offers you maximum comfort, friendliness and practical modern facilities:
  • Reception open 24 hours (night porter)
  • Accessible rooms
  • Wi fi in rooms
  • Free car park (inc. coaches)
  • Restaurant capacity: 68 people
  • Bar
  • Safety Deposit
  • 5 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 150 people
  • Fully equipped* seminar space with Wi-Fi connection, flip chart, data projector, TV, etc.
  • Dry-cleaning service (additional charge)

*Some equipment is charged for, please contact the hotel for further details."

(Please note that HypnoBirthing UK makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the above information - it is provided for information only and you are advised to check the hotel website for the most up to date information)
Instructor: Jenny Mullan
and
Anne Richley

Cost

The cost for the 4-day course is £695. However, the module you attend on the first two days depends on your professional background.

8:30am Friday 27th - 3pm Saturday 28th September 2013

Introduction to Hypnosis for Childbirth (mandatory for non-hypnotherapists)

OR

Birthing Basics (mandatory for non-birthing professionals)

IMPORTANT: If you're not a birth professional AND not a hypnotherapist either, you'll need to pick the 'Midwife/birth professional/non-hypnotherapist' option i.e. do Introduction to Hypnosis for Childbirth for this course, and then you will be required to either:

a) attend the Birth Basics 2-day training at a later date (the recommended option), or
b) purchase the homestudy version of the Birthing Basics course, in addition to your course fee.
The cost of the live course is £250, or the homestudy is $150 and must be ordered directly from the HypnoBirthing Institute in the USA.

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

3pm Saturday 28th - 5:15pm Monday 30th September 2013

Certification Workshop for HypnoBirthing

(for all attendees)

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

If you're a hypnotherapist and a birthing professional, then you only have to do the Practitioner Certification Workshop, at a cost of £450. As shown above, this section of the course starts at 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

Please make sure when making any accommodation and travel arrangements that you are present for 3pm on Saturday, and not just the Sunday and Monday.

If you wish to attend this course, please see How To Book.

Refund policy

Due to the very high demand for these courses, we have a strict refund policy to try to prevent people taking a place and then dropping out, thereby preventing someone else taking the place.

The following refund policy applies, regardless of the reason for cancellation.

Cancellation fees

As listed above, if you cancel with more than 8 weeks to go before the course starts, you will receive a refund of your course fee.

However, we do incur payment processing charges and administrative costs, so the following amount will be deducted from your refund, depending on what you originally booked:

Course/ticket booked Cancellation/admin fee
Practitioner training courses £50
2-day (Fri-Sat) Birth Basics stand-alone/top up £30
Be-backs (Sun-Mon) £15

Map and directions

The hotel is very, very easy to find and get to.

Simply come off Junction 15 of the M1, take the Grange Park exit and the hotel is on your right - you really can't miss it. It's almost literally on Junction 15.


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For more location information about Campanile Northampton, please visit the Campanile Northampton website.

Accommodation

Finding suitable and local accommodation is the responsibility of the student. Accommodation is not included as part of the course fee.

On-site accommodation

As detailed in the Facilities section above, the Campanile Northampton has a range of bedrooms available for you to book.

Alternatively, just 1 minute walk round the corner, on the same site, is the Holiday Inn Express. If you wish to stay on-site, it's definitely worth checking both hotels for the best deal.

How to book

To book at Campanile Northampton, book online at www.campanile-northampton.co.uk or call the hotel direct on 01604 662599.

To book at Holiday Inn Express, book online at www.expressnorthampton.co.uk or call the hotel direct on 0871 423 4931.

Other Northampton accomodation

You can find details of places to stay on the Explore Northamptonshire website, along with lots of other useful information about Northampton and the surrounding areas.

You can also call the Northampton Tourist Information Centre on (01604) 838800.

The following links may also be of use.

How to book

As there are only 25 places available on this course, bookings will be processed strictly in order of payments received.

Preferred/fastest payment method

The fastest way to confirm your place (and the preferred method of payment) is to use our automated event booking service, where you can pay by credit or debit card.

IMPORTANT: We are using an external service, EventBrite, to do the event handling. This allows you to make an instant booking by paying via PayPal or Google Checkout, and receive instant confirmation of your booking.

NOTE: You no longer require a PayPal account to pay by credit or debit card. The payment is still processed via PayPal but you don't need to sign up.

Please choose the relevant ticket type below and you will be taken to the EventBrite website to complete your booking. Please supply all the details requested, and finalise your payment through the PayPal or Google Checkout screens in the booking process.

 
Certification Workshop for HypnoBirthing plus Birthing Basics (Hypnotherapist ticket)
8:30am Fri 27th - 5:15pm Mon 30th September 2013
£695

Pre-entry Qualifications
If you are a hypnotherapist, you should select this option.


Certification Workshop for HypnoBirthing plus Introduction to Hypnosis for Childbirth (Midwife/non-hypnotherapist ticket)
8:30am Fri 27th - 5:15pm Mon 30th September 2013
£695

Pre-entry Qualifications
Any non-hypnotherapists e.g. birthing professionals, HypnoBirthing mums, etc. should select this option.

IMPORTANT: If you're not a birth professional, you will be required to either:
a) attend the Birth Basics 2-day training at a later date (the recommended option), or
b) purchase the homestudy version of the Birthing Basics course, in addition to your course fee.

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


Certification Workshop for HypnoBirthing ONLY (Hypnotherapist AND midwife/birth professional ticket)
3pm Sat 28th - 5:15pm Mon 30th September 2013
£450

Pre-entry Qualifications
You can only select this option if you're a hypnotherapist and a birthing professional. Everyone else should select one of the other two options above.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

If you're a hypnotherapist and a birthing professional, then you only have to do the Practitioner Certification Workshop, at a cost of £450. As shown above, this section of the course starts at 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

Please make sure when making any accommodation and travel arrangements that you are present for 3pm on Saturday, and not just the Sunday and Monday.


Payment by cheque or phone

If you have any problems paying with a credit or debit card online, you can pay by cheque or phone.

To make a cheque payment, please book your place through EventBrite using the Book your ticket box. Then, where it asks you to select a payment method, click on "Show" next to 'Other payment options'/'Pay by cheque' and you will see the details of where to send the cheque to, along with a "Pay By Check" button.

NOTE:Although your place will be held for a few days, unless your cheque is received within 5 working days we reserve the right to release your place to someone else.

To make a phone booking, please call Jenny Mullan (the course instructor) on 0845 652 2271. If she's unable to take your call, please leave a message with the receptionist and she'll get back to you as soon as she can.

NOTE:It's quicker for you, and less likely for you to miss out on a place, if you book online. Jenny September not be available to take your call, and you September miss out on a place as a result.

Book your ticket

Please ensure you have read our refund policy, and how to pay by cheque / phone if that's relevant to you.

Choose the quantity of the ticket type you want (as described above) and click 'Order Now' to proceed to the booking form.

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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?

UK

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.

Ireland

For details of HypnoBirthing practitioner training in Ireland, please visit the HypnoBirthing Ireland website.

Other locations worldwide

For a listing of other practitioner trainings around the world (though the majority are in the USA), please visit the HypnoBirthing Institute website.

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 8:30am and finishes at 5:15pm.

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)

    or
  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.

Other course dates

To see our full listing of course dates, please see our main HypnoBirthing Practitioner training page.

Overview

For further information about training as a HypnoBirthing Practitioner, please visit our main HypnoBirthing Practitioner training page.