In English

HypnoBirthing® is a birth education program with both theory and practise that teaches simple but effective self-hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing techniques for a better birth.
  • With HypnoBirthing®, you'll discover that severe, non-natural pain really doesn’t have to be part of the process of giving birth
  • You'll learn how to release the fears and anxieties you may currently have about giving birth, which may otherwise get in the way of natural, peaceful birthing
  • HypnoBirthing® lets you discover and experience the joy and magic of birth and to reclaim trust in both your mind and body
  • You will learn how to put yourself in control of the birth of your baby instead of surrendering your birthing energies over to someone else’s control
  • There is a scientific basis to HypnoBirthing®: the first day of the course will thoroughly clarify the difference between normal healthy uteral muscle function as opposed to stress-related fuctioning and you will clearly see the huge difference this makes to one’s birth
  • HypnoBirthing® mothers have often reported that their babies are calm and contented
HypnoBirthing® doesn't mean you'll be in a trance or  somehow asleep. Rather, you'll be able to chat, and interact with those around you and be in good spirits - totally relaxed and yet in control. You'll be aware of all that is happening in you and around you.

HypnoBirthing® doesn't require any particular belief system, or any prior experience of relaxation. Some of our mums (and especially their husbands!) have been sceptical at first - until they experience it for themselves. Just imagine welcoming each surge! Feeling peaceful... relaxed... and even smiling as your baby comes ever closer to you! It is possible for anyone willing to openly embrace the philosophy and techniques of HypnoBirthing®.

In short, 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 fully as Mother Nature intended them to.
The good news is that you can now learn all these great techniques in Helsinki in English! If either you or your spouse doesn’t speak Finnish well enough, this is a great oportunity to join a group of like-minded people for two interesting and stimulating days and learn valuable techniques which will not only help you to have a calmer and more comfortable birth but that will also benefit you in your life in general.

Course content:

What happens in different stages of labour and how the uterus functions
-  Importance of hormones and how to enable optimum hormonal functioning
-  How the partner can help the mother to relax, using eg. light touch massage
-  How affirmations and visualisations can help in creating trust & peace
-  How to deal with challenging situations and re-create relaxation
-  Three different breathing techniques: between surges, during surges and when the baby is born
-  Effective positions in the birthing phase that use gravity to help the baby to come out
-  Perineal massage technique (helps the perineum to open and greatly reduces the need for episiotomy)

... and lots more!

Contact details:

Awital Zingg-Bollag
HypnoBirthing® Practitioner
Tel +358 (0) 45 349 1 349

Jaana Cowasji
MSc in Psychology
HypnoBirthing® Practitioner
Tel. 050 363 2546