Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing


 Childbirth Preparation Classes



For the Mother-to-Be and Her Birthing Companion


The Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing course promotes the empowerment of the mother by teaching her natural childbirth methods and self hypnosis.

Hypnobirthing  is a relaxing, rewarding,  method of childbirth education that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentleness, calm and joy.  

Hypnobirthing  allows you to experience birth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the birthing muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to.

Relaxed body – relaxed muscles. Baby moves down easily.   

Whether you are a first time Mum or already have children, the tools and techniques of Hypnobirthing, including breathing, relaxation and visualization, will help you create the joyful, natural birth experience that you desire.

With the help of hypnotherapy and self hypnosis, the birth of your baby can be a more calm and relaxed experience; one where you are in the drivers seat, rather than feeling like a passenger. This is likely to reduce the need for interventions during your birthing.  Sometimes however, interventions are necessary and the tools and techniques learned in class are also able to be used. 

Hypnosis has been used successfully for many decades to assist mothers in childbirth.

Hypnobirthing doesn't mean you'll be in a trance or sleep.  Rather, you'll be able to chat, and be in good spirits.Totally relaxed, but fully in control. You'll always be aware of what is happening to you and around you.


Hypnobirthing Childbirth Preparation is offered as a private one to one  course.  This private condensed course of 4¼ hrs of tuition is available by appointment and usually held over two sessions of approx two hrs each.  

Please contact Caterina to arrange a time to suit for  a private course. 

Private and Refresher sessions are possible by special arrangement. 

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Preparation Group Classes are offered occasionaly and presented in a small- medium group setting.  This comprehensive course is usually taught  from  over a full day course 9.30am - 4-30pm. 

Please note - there are no group courses scheduled at present.


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CLICK HERE to read about HypnoBirthing® in the media

CLICK HERE to read how HypnoBirthing can help Mums who must have a C section

CLICK HERE to view Oliver's amazing HypnoBirth




Caterina has trained as a HypnoBirthing®  childbirth educator and is a practicing professional hypnotherapist and  adult educator with many years experience. 


This Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing programme, which she has developed is especially designed for New Zealand mothers. 

The Hypnobirthing Advantage

-Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome before, during and after birth

-Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical pain killer

-Shortens the first stage of labour by several hours

-Eliminates fatigue during labour leaving mother fresh, awake and with energy for actual birthing

-Promotes special bonding of mother, baby and birthing companion

-Fosters more rapid post natal recovery

-Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion

-Return birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended it to be

Classes are relaxed and informal.   It is strongly encouraged that the birthing companion attends all classes. The reason we ask couples (or an alternative birth companion) to attend together is so the birth companion can understand the tools and techniques you are learning.

Your birth companion will play a vital role in your labour and birth and we also teach him/her techniques of how to assist you during this time.

It is not compulsory for the birth companion to participate in all of the relaxation exercises if he/she does not desire it.  However, it is recommended, as the skills you will learn can be applied to many different areas of your life.

The best time to begin your classes is between 20-34 weeks pregnant; however, it is never too early or late to start. If you are beyond 34 weeks, you will still find the course very valuable, as long as you complete it prior to going into labour. Caterina has even worked successfuly with a mother at 38 weeks, so if you have left it too late for a class, contact her and she can work with you privately to give you some tools to assist.

Caterina recommends you book early to avoid disappointment. 

 For more information, please read the article on this website about how Hypnobirthing can help.

The double Cd - Peace and Quiet by Jeffree Clarkson is the suggested music for all your practice sessions



This private 4¼ hr course is for the mother to be and her birthing companion.  It is taught over two sessions of approximately 2 hrs each.   

 The sessions are comprehensive but are relaxed and informal. During these sessions, I will be able include any special individual needs you may require to assist you. 

 As part of the course, couples receive the following resources:

4¼ hrs tuition, A comprehensive 60 plus page manual plus several additional audio electronic recordings  to assist with your relaxation, preparation and breathing practice at home  

 Ongoing phone/email support is available until the birth of your baby if required.

 Download the booking form for the HypnobirthinG Course

Please contact caterina to arrange a suitable time for your private course. 






$350 per couple 

 Please note - no group courses are scheduled at present


 This course is taught over a full day in 2 x 3-  hour sessions. 

 Classes are relaxed and informal.

 As part of the course, couples receive the following resources:

 6 hrs tuition, A comprehensive 60 plus page manual with all the resources needed   to continue your practice at home plus additional electronic audio recordings   containing: Relaxation; Breathing practice sessions; Prepare for birth audio; plus a   Fear release audio. 

Ongoing phone/email support until the birth of your baby if required.

CLICK HERE to download the group booking form

Click on the link below to download the booking form for the Hypnobirthing Group Course







"It was awesome.  I feel much more confident and excited about birthing our baby"  Birth Companion said "It was awesome - will help so much". 

"It was a wonderful, educating and empowering course".  Exceeded expectations, for both of us. 

"It was amazing.  I feel a lot more confident."

"Thank you so much Caterina, I feel so much more confident and excited about my birth." 

"Loved the course - thank you so much for the tool set."

"Great class.  Has definitely built confidence which is exactly what I wanted."

"Thank you very much."

"We enjoyed all aspects of the course and especially loved how we were getting so much information about the whole process of birthing."

"I think the course was great."

"I'm so glad I undertook these classes.  I feel like I am far better equipped for birth than i ever would have been had I     not    done the classes.  Thank you Caterina."

"Thank you for your support and all the tools we have now for the birthday of our little one." 

"I came into class quite tense and anxious about my birth, now I feel very comfortable and empowered. Thank You." 

"Very welcoming and calming!"

"This has been an excellent course, we have learnt so much and has been very valuable for the dad's to know their role and how they can be a part of the whole process."

"Thank you so much - feel so prepared and relaxed - amazing experience"

"Thank you!  This class has already helped relax to give me confidence for the birth.  It has also given my partner a role and given him breathing techniques for everyday life." 

" Really enjoyed the course.  I feel so much calmer and prepared.  I cannot wait for the labour of love.  The techniques also helped me relax when I had to present/facilitate workshops at work."

"The class was fantastic!  I would highly recommend it."

"I feel a completely different approach to our birth now than what I had previously.  I was not expecting this, so thank you."

"The experience has just been life-changing.  After our first session, we already felt more confident, empowered and prepared for our birth.  WIth more practice - we are now looking forward with excitement to meeting our baby and experiencing the birth. 



What you will learn

Session 1- Childbirth- A Labour of Love

-Introductions and discussion on calm birthing and techniques

-The power of the mind - Preparing your body and mind for birthing 

-Fear - the enemy of the birthing room - How fear affects labour and the causes of fear

-How the words we use around labour affect our attitude

-Psycho-physical relationship

-Preparing your mind & body

-Relaxation & how to create your own endorphins

-How hypnosis/self hypnosis and deep relaxation can assist to  create a positive birth experience

-The uterine muscles and how they work

-Breathing techniques for all stages of labour

-Relaxation techniques  and triggers for relaxation including how to create your own peaceful place



Session 2 - Getting ready to welcome your baby

-Your birth plan

The importance of practice in preparing your mind & body

-Learn self hypnosis and deepening techniques

-10x down relaxation and create a powerful trigger to go into relaxation

-Learn Lite Touch Massage

-Your body, working with you and for you

-Onset of labour - the stages of labour /Positions for labour & birth

-Hallmarks of advanced labour

-The birth companion's role

-Releasing negative emotions and fears 

-Breathing baby down to birth

-Releasing negative emotions, fears, and limiting thoughts 

-Bonding with your baby

As part of preparation of mind and body for childbirth, Caterina highly recommends the following resources to assist you further for your pregnancy and birthing - 

Kylie Phillips at Phillips Family Chiropractic -

Kaylene Henderson at Her Health - Homeopathy Birth Kits

Jeff Clarkson - Peace & Quiet Album - The perfect relaxation  music for practice and birthing  -

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