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Certified Perinatal Hypnotherapist

The Perinatal Hypnotherapist Certification Program is designed to provide birth/postpartum doulas, healthcare professionals and aspiring hypnotherapists with specialized knowledge and skills to support expectant parents during the perinatal period.


This comprehensive certification program explores the application of hypnotherapy techniques to address the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals and couples throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. After completing this training, you will be certified to conduct hypnotherapy sessions with clients in the childbearing years. 


Hypnotherapists charge anywhere from $75 - $300 per session (in the U.S. depending on location).  Also, as a hypnotherapist, you can work 100% remotely if you choose! Becoming a Certified Perinatal Hypnotherapist is a wonderful adjunct or stand alone skill for anyone working with clients in the childbearing years.  No prior hypnotherapy training is required.


When: Fridays, March 8, 2024 - End of June 2024

Time: 11am - 1:30pm PST

Where: Virtual - Zoom Room

Time Commitment: 20-25 hours/month

               Goal: Conduct hypnotherapy sessions with clients in the childbearing years.

Taught by Liz Farmer


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By Liz Farmer


Course Objectives:


By the end of this program, participants will:

  1. Understand Perinatal Hypnotherapy: Gain a deep understanding of perinatal hypnotherapy, its history, the brain science behind it, scientific studies that show it is safety and efficacy and its relevance in modern childbirth support.

  2. Ethical Practice: Learn the ethical principles and guidelines specific to perinatal hypnotherapy practice, ensuring a professional and responsible approach to client care.

  3. Psychological and Emotional Support: Explore trauma infomed psychological and emotional aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, equipping participants with tools to address the emotional challenges faced by expectant parents.

  4. Hormonal Awareness: Understand the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and their impact on emotional well-being, and learn how hypnotherapy can help manage these changes.

  5. Prenatal Care: Develop skills in providing stress and anxiety management, pain management, and fear reduction techniques to promote a positive prenatal experience.

  6. Childbirth Support: Learn how to assist expectant parents in achieving a calm and empowering birth experience through hypnotherapy techniques, including birth hypnosis methods.

  7. Postnatal Care: Explore postpartum support strategies, including bonding, attachment, sleep, and breastfeeding support using hypnotherapy.

  8. Special Considerations: Address unique situations such as high-risk pregnancies, traumatic births, and cultural sensitivity when providing perinatal hypnotherapy services.  Trauma-informed perspectives will be first and foremost in the training.

  9. Practical Application: Engage in hands-on practice, case studies, and supervised sessions to develop proficiency in perinatal hypnotherapy techniques.

  10. Self Healing:  Learn how to use hypnosis to heal within yourself and become a more connected, calm and centered human.

  11. Business Skills:  We will learn how to market your hypnotherapy practice by starting fresh or combining it an existing perinatal business.  Being a hypnotherapist is extremely flexible - you can work online and/or in-person!  We learn the difference between online hypnotherapy vs in-person and how to adjust for both modalities.

  12. Certification: Upon successful completion of the program and a certification exam, participants will earn the title of Certified Perinatal Hypnotherapist (CPH).


Target Audience:

  • Healthcare professionals (e.g., nurses, midwives, medical doctors, birth/postpartum doulas, psychotherapists, massage therapists, PTs, acupuncturists, chiropractors, etc.)

  • Hypnotherapists and practitioners seeking specialization

  • Individuals interested in supporting expectant parents during the perinatal period


Course Format: This 4-month program is fully online with weekly lectures being live and interactive.  Classes consists of a series of structured lectures, real-time practice sessions, group discussions, case studies, and a certification exam. Each class is designed to be engaging and informative, equipping participants with practical skills and knowledge.

There will be a little required work outside of lecture, done on your own time, which includes:

- required reading

- listening to hypnosis audios/practicing hypnosis on yourself

- watching pre-recorded practice sessions between a hypnotherapist and client

- practice sessions (all participants will be asked to do ten, hour long practice sessions with practice clients in order to be certified)

- interactive platform to engage with other participants throughout the training

Time Commitment: 20-25 hours/month for four months

Schedule: Classes begin March 8, 2024.  Classes will be held Fridays at 11am-1:30pm PST with the first Friday of each month off.  The last class will be held June 14, 2024 and the final certifying exam will be held at the end of June 2024.

Lectures will be live and recorded in case you cannot attend one live.  In order to become certified, you must attend at least 80% of the classes live.  You must watch all missed lectures before the end of the course and turn in a short summary for each missed class.

Certification and Continuing Education: Upon successful completion of the program and passing the certification exam, participants will receive their Certified Perinatal Hypnotherapist designation. To maintain certification, ongoing continuing education and professional development are provided throughout the year.

Join us in this transformative journey to become a Certified Perinatal Hypnotherapist and make a positive impact on the perinatal experiences of expectant parents. Empower your clients to approach pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood with confidence, calmness, and joy through the power of perinatal hypnotherapy.

COST: $2,800 (one time payment)

Payment Plan: $499/month for six months


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