Blissborn Hypnosis for Childbirth

Blissborn logo in blue letters with stylized pregnant woman and red heart outlineDuring Blissborn’s fun, inspiring classes, you and your partner will learn simple but powerful techniques for self-hypnosis that have been shown to shorten labor and minimize discomfort. Also included are invaluable exercises for transforming fears, easy- to- access methods for increasing relaxation and comfort, and many ways that your partner will be included in creating a calmer approach to your birthing process. You will find that these skills and techniques can have a direct and lasting benefit for you and your baby, often continuing well into the first year. Your Blissborn class teaches you and your partner skills for supporting you throughout all phases of your birthing process.

Blissborn parent pack with manual and dvds Each two-hour class features activities, hypnosis, discussion, special training for birth partners, a practice CD that corresponds with each class, 6 CDs in all, including one for birth, a comprehensive manual, and additional reference materials that will educate and inspire you about the realities and possibilities of creating a healthy, satisfying birth.

Each class builds on the last and is intended for couples in their third trimester of pregnancy. Private instruction and group classes offered.

  • Class 1: Discovering Self-Hypnosis
    Learn the secret to profound relaxation that offers no resistance to labor, and how to re-activate it with a simple word prompt. Experience the power of visualization.
  • Class 2: Practical Skills for Mom and Partner
    Moms need lots of support in labor! Partners become hypnosis coaches and learn about what REALLY helps moms. Practice staying in hypnosis while walking and opening your eyes. Learn about birth anatomy, terminology and phases of labor.
  • Class 3: Birth Without Fear
    Fear is a message from the deeper mind. Learn to identify the fears that could derail an otherwise perfect birth, and transform them into calm and confidence.
  • Class 4: Tame Labor Pain with your Brain
    Learn the secrets of the mind that have allowed people for thousands of years to reduce sensations in their bodies and suffering in their minds. Practice different ways to control sensations in hypnosis.
  • Class 5: Putting it all Together
    You will put together all the skills and info from the first four classes so you’ll feel confident and excited about your child’s birth. Learn all about birth plans, labor positions and the pushing phase. Partners practice their ‘duties’ and special hypnosis techniques. Look beyond birth to your plans for the baby. Learn how to use hypnosis to speed healing, jumpstart breastfeeding and get by on less sleep. In hypnosis, create the blueprint for the labor and birth you desire.

For additional information about the course and how Blissborn compares with other hypnosis for birth programs check out:

Registrations now being accepted for Group Classes and Private Instruction.   For more information or to register, contact Sara at sara @ or call 301-275-2966

Two convenient Silver Spring locations. Just north of the beltway and downtown Silver Spring offices with easy metro access.

Group classes are currently limited to 3-4 couples unless otherwise noted, and are a great way to meet other expectant parents.  Tuition for Group Classes includes all materials listed above, unlimited phone and email support up until birth, and a followup check on-call after baby arrives.
Cost: $350 plus $75 materials fee ($425 total)
(a deposit holds your space in the session with the balance due at the first class unless other arrangements have been agreed upon)

WINTER/SPRING 2016 CLASSES NOW FORMING:  for more information or to reserve your space in the class send an email to Sara.

Private instruction

Private instruction is suggested for those with scheduling restrictions or for those seeking more personalized instruction on topics such as:

  • Anxiety and fear reduction
  • Preparing for a VBAC
  • Needle phobias
  • Reducing HBP or any stress related condition
  • Breech turning
  • Avoiding inductions
  • Refresher courses for second time patients

Contact Sara for private tuition rates for the complete Blissborn course, “Refresher” courses, or hourly consultations for any special pregnancy and birth related needs

Home Study

Not enough time in your schedule to attend the 5 week course? Or do you happen to live outside of the metro area?  For those seeking a more independent learning experience for whatever reason, contact Sara for information on how to get the Blissborn home study kit at a discounted rate.
**Individual consultation, long distance phone and skype instruction also available upon request.


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