Cheryl Mason is a qualified HypnoBirthing® practitioner and draws on her experience as a midwife to promote these techniques for a safe and more comfortable birthing using guided imagery, visualisation and special breathing techniques.

Advantages of HypnoBirthing®

  • Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome before during and after birthing.
  • Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers.
  • Shortens the first stage of labour, often by several hours.
  • Eliminates fatigue during labour, leaving mother fresh, awake and with energy for actual birthing.
  • Eliminates risk of hyperventilation from ‘shallow’ breathing methods.
  • Promotes more rapid postnatal recovery.
  • Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended.
  • Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion.

What you will learn

  • Relaxation and self hypnosis techniques to eliminate the fear and tension that cause long labour and pain, replacing it with confidence, calm and comfort.
  • Other techniques to produce a shorter, more comfortable labour.
  • The creation and control of the body’s own natural anaesthesia.
  • The source of the myth that pain must accompany normal birthing.
  • Why women in other cultures have birthings almost entirely free of discomfort.
  • How the mother’s body is designed to work in neuro-muscular harmony with nature throughout labour.
  • Practice in deep relaxation during and between uterine surges.
  • The importance of prenatal and perinatal bonding.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally induced state of relaxed concentration – a state of mind and body in which we communicate suggestions to our subconscious mind. This part of our mind influences what we think, how we feel and the choices we make. It can actually control pain. There is no magic to achieving success with self-hypnosis. Almost anyone who chooses to can reach deep relaxation and redirected focus.
When having your baby with HypnoBirthing®, what you will experience is similar to the daydreaming or focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or staring at a fire. You will be conversant and in good spirits – totally relaxed, but fully in control. You will be aware of your body’s contractions but will be able to determine the extent to which you feel the surge. You will experience your birthing in an atmosphere of calm and relaxation, without fear and tension that cause pain. Your body’s natural anaesthesia (endorphins) will replace the stress hormones that create pain. When it’s time for your baby to be born, you will be fully awake and involved.

Class Timetables

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HypnoBirthing® Class Timetable 2017

A choice of a course running either on four consecutive Thursday evenings or two Saturdays for the whole day. Both exactly the same course and price, just divided into four or two sessions.

January 2017 course: Thursday evenings x4: Jan. 12th,19th,26th & Feb 2nd 6.15pm -9.15pm

February 2017 course Saturdays x2: February 11th and February 18th 10am to 4.45pm

March 2017 course: Thursday evenings x4: March 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd 6.15pm -9.15pm

April 2017 course: Saturdays x2: April 22nd and 29th 10am to 4.45pm

May 2017 course: Thursday evenings x 4: May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 6.15pm -9.15pm

June 2017 course: Saturdays x2: June 10th and 17th 10am to 4.45pm

July 2017 course: Thursday evenings x4: July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 6.15pm -9.15pm

August : no course

September 2017 course: Saturdays x2: September 2nd and 9th 10am to 4.45pm

October 2017 course: Thursdays x4: October 5th, 12th 19th 26th 6.15pm -9.15pm

November 2017 course: Saturdays x2: November 11th and 18th 10am to 4.45pm

December 2017 course: Saturdays x2: December 9th and 16th 10am to 4.45pm


The breathing techniques and light touch massage were brilliant! Thanks for everything,

J, T and Llewie

Based in Leeds