Classes with Tracy Bradley Doula
All Hypnobabies classes are currently run online until further notice.
Group Classes: June (Sunday morning 10-1), September (Tuesday Evenings 6-9), November(Tuesday Evenings 6-9), November (Saturday Evenings 5-8)- $350 a $50 discount for combined doula support. (Payment link here.)
When Covid restrictions ease, classes may resume at Grow Centre, 10516 - 82 Avenue.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or fill in this INTAKE form. Private classes available for $599.
If in-person classes won't work for you, click on this for home study options!
Group Class Fee 2018 classes (including GST):
$350 per couple, dinner included.
All class materials and MP3 audio tracks are included in the fee:
284 page Hypnobabies workbook
11 hypnosis tracks for the Hypno-Mom
1 hypnosis track for the Birth Partner
The Hypnobabies Quick Reference Guide for Birthing
The Birth Partner’s Guide Booklet
6 Hypnobabies scripts in a booklet
Perineal Massage Handout
Many extra Handouts (including our new “Becoming Dad” weekly handout)
Class 1: Introduction to Hypnobabies:
Introduction to Hypnobabies’ Philosophies and Positive Mindset; Pregnancy Anatomy and Physiology; Belief Systems; The Power of Words and How They Affect Us; How Your Mind Works – The Conscious and Subconscious; The Mind/Body Connection; What Hypnosis is and is NOT; Demonstrations of Hypnosis; How Fear Affects Comfort and Length of Labor; Fear Clearing for Childbirth; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 1; “Becoming Dad” – Part 1; The Importance of Daily Pregnancy Affirmations; The Gifts Your Body Gives You – Your Beautiful Uterus and How it Works; Creating Your “Mental Lightswitch”; Partner Communication Exercise and the “Contract of Trust”.
Hypnosis Script: “Learning Self-Hypnosis” (Entering hypnosis on your own and controlling all sensations in your body.)
Class 2: Staying Healthy and Safe:
Importance of Staying Healthy and Safe in Pregnancy; Nutritional Guidelines; The High Protein Advantage; Eggs, Salt and Calcium in Pregnancy; Hydration for Two; Avoidance of Harmful Substances; Safe and Comfortable Prenatal Sleeping and Resting Positions; Natural Comfort Measures for Pregnancy; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 2; “Becoming Dad” – Part 2; Introduction of the Stages of Labor including the “Baby-Kindness” Stage; New Baby Sensitivity Through Bonding; Using Hypnosis for Pregnancy Discomforts and Health; Prenatal Exercises for an Easier Birth; Birth Partner Assistance.
Hypnosis Script: “Creating Anesthesia”. (Modifying your hypnosis to include Hypno-anesthesia and “Eyes-Open Childbirth Hypnosis”.)
Class 3: Your Options in Birthing:
Birth Partner’s “Relax and Feel Confident” audio track; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 3; “Becoming Dad” – Part 3; The Importance of Making Excellent Birthing Decisions; the “Big Secrets”; Detailed Childbirth Choices – Risks, Benefits and Alternatives for Common Procedures; Getting Informed Consent, Hospital Forms and Your Rights; Questions for Caregivers – Consumer Issues and Positive Communication; Creating the Birth Plan of your Dreams; “Big” Babies; Packing Your Birth Bag; Touring Your Place of Birth; Benefits of a Professional Labor Assistant; “Hypno-Doulas”; Introduction of the Abdominal Lift and Tuck Birthing Techniques; Preparation for Comfortable Pushing.
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 1 – Birth Hypnosis Tools”. (Learning cues for deepening hypnosis and Hypno-anesthesia instantly.)
Class 4: The Onset of Labor:
Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 4; “Becoming Dad” – Part 4; Your “Guess Date” and Normal Length of Pregnancy; Preparing for your Birthing Day; Signs of Birthing Beginning; Amniotic Membranes Breaking – Your Safe Choices; True vs. “False” Labor; How to Time Your Birthing Waves (contractions); Your Birth Log; When to go to the Birth Place; Automatic Comfort and Relaxation on “The Drive” and Arrival at Your Place of Birth (if out of your home); Hypno-Guardians; Nurses – the Unsung Heroes; Using Hypnosis for Comfort During Internal Exams; Dilation, Effacement, Position and Station of Baby; The Beautiful Progress of Labor, Including Fast , Average and Slow or Stalled Labor; Artificial Induction and Natural Induction Techniques; Creating a Safe and Serene Birthing Environment; Nausea Elimination; Optimum Fetal Positioning.
Hypnosis Script: “Hypnotic Childbirth # 2 – Deepening Your Hypno-Anesthesia.” (Birth Partner Cues for instantly deepening hypnosis and moving anesthesia around to different areas of your body.)
Class 5: Birth Partners, Transition and Birth:
Birth Partners Training: Your Role During Pregnancy and Birthing Reviewed; How a Labor Assistant Can Help the Hypno-Partner; 4 Pages of Verbal Birthing Cues; Physical Comfort Techniques; the Change of Plans Hypnosis Script.
Late First Stage Labor – Transition…or “Transformation”; Hypnosis Deepening techniques; Trusting in Your Body, Your Mind and your Baby; Protecting the Hypno-Mom!; Effective Positions for Birthing; Benefits and Use of the Birth Ball; Exhale Pushing and Avoiding the “Ring of Fire” with Hypnosis; Safe Birthing of the Placenta; Cord Traction, Pitocin, Post-Partum Choices. Review: Membranes Releasing, Hypnobabies Tools, Using Your Mental Lightswitch, Fear Clearing for Childbirth; Avoiding a Cesarean Section; Mindfulness for Peaceful Birthing – Part 5; “Becoming Dad” – Part 5.
Hypnosis techniques practice: Using Hypnobabies in the Moment! Full practice of our Hypnobabies Lightswitch techniques, Peace cue, Release cue, Birth Partner’s cues, and Moving Hypno-Anesthesia around Your Body.
Class 6: Birthing Your Baby and Beyond:
In-depth Birthing Rehearsal using all Hypnobabies Techniques, Birth Balls, Walking, Positional Changes and Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis where our Hypno-Moms and Birth Partners practice their Hypnobabies cues and techniques together, in hypnosis, culminating with “giving birth” using Hypno-Anesthesia.
New Mother and Baby Care: “Becoming Dad” – Part 6; Support for the New Family during the First 2 Weeks Postpartum; Care for the New Mother; Baby Kindness; Normal Newborn Appearance; Creating a Newborn Baby Care Plan/Choices for Baby’s Care including Hospital and Homebirth Newborn Procedures, Bathing … or Not?; Vaccinations, Circumcision and Rooming In; Breastfeeding, an Overview; Breastfeeding and Jaundice, Latching, Non-Schedules, Laid-Back Breastfeeding; BF Resources, Attachment Parenting Information, and much more!
Additional Hypnosis tracks (in CD or MP3 format) included in the course materials: Fear Clearing & Deepening, Hypnobabies Relaxation Music, Birth Guide (Easy First Stage & Pushing Baby Out), two wonderful Affirmations tracks (Joyful Pregnancy Affirmations & Birthing Day Affirmations!).
Home Study Advantage:
If you have chosen to take the Hypnobabies Self-Study Course, I offer a special private class in your home to better prepare you for your Hypnobabies birth. The purpose of this class is to help you and your partner pull all of your Hypnobabies techniques and cues together and gain confidence in how to use them all. This includes a birth rehearsal so you can see your hypnosis skills in action in labour/birth positions (fantastic for visualizing your birth and helping you and your birth partner know how to best work together in your birthing time). We’ll also review the Birth Partner’s Guide together so your partner is very prepared to assist you on the big day. We’ll watch a few very inspiring Hypnobabies birth videos too. If you have a doula it would be very beneficial for her to attend this class as well.
Home Study Advantage Fee: $130
What is Hypnobabies?
Yes! These are babies whose parents choose to easily and naturally prepare for childbirth using the Hypnobabies method of Hypnotic Childbirth, which some might call “hypno-birthing”. Hypnobabies, however, is very different in that we teach real medical hypnosis techniques, creating an automatically peaceful, relaxing and more comfortable pregnancy, a calm confident Birth Partner, and an easier, more comfortable and sometimes pain-free birthing for our Hypno-Mom.
Hypnobabies is a very successful 6 week, 3-hours per week, complete childbirth education course that was adapted with permission from Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program” rather than using simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery. This allows our Hypno-Moms to enjoy “eyes-open childbirth hypnosis”, easily remaining deeply in hypnosis while walking, talking and changing positions; being as mobile as they would like to be during childbirth. Hypnobabies is well-known for helping women to create much shorter, easier and more comfortable labours, making childbirth the joyful experience it was meant to be.
Expectant mothers use our Hypnobabies Workbook, hypnosis audio tracks and scripts to train their inner mind that contractions in labour will be felt only as pressure, tightening, pushing, pulling and normal baby movement sensations. Women are fully in tune with their babies and their bodies during the birthing process, and as aware of everything around them as they’d like to be, easily able to communicate with their support team, and completely in charge of their own birth experience.
Hypnobabies uses the same medical hypnosis techniques that people employ when preparing for surgery without any drugs, which is called hypno-anesthesia. Our classes also teach Hypnobabies Birth Partners how to fully support the Hypno-Moms, and Hypnobabies is also used very successfully by single mothers. A willing Birth Partner is a bonus!
Including a very comprehensive childbirth education curriculum also ensures that our Hypno-moms remain deeply committed to their Hypnobabies training, since they need not go anywhere else for childbirth education. Other natural childbirth classes are wonderful, but many teach “pain-coping”, and “pain-management”, which is directly in opposition to our Hypnobabies suggestions that encourage an easier, more comfortable, joyful childbirth. For more information, please see our Classes Frequently Asked Questions Page or our Self-Study Frequently Asked Questions Page
Did you know?
There are people that have life-threatening allergies to anesthetics who successfully undergo medical and dental surgery with hypnosis as their only anesthesia! If hypnosis can create effective pain elimination for surgeries of all kinds, we know it can work for childbirth, and it does quite well. Your mind is much more powerful than you may realize, and right now you’re using only 10% of it. You can easily tap into that gold mine and you’ll be amazed at what you can do!
For more information on hypnosis and its uses for childbirth, FAQs about hypnosis, Therapeutic Hypnosis vs. Stage Hypnosis, and more, please visit our HYPNOSIS page where you can also watch a video about hypnosis by Scott Sandland, CHt.
Hypnosis is a safe and effective means for a mother to achieve natural childbirth in comfort, joy and love.
How does is work? Click here to find out: https://www.hypnobabies.com/about-hypnobabies/how-does-it-work
Want to know the benefits of using Hypnobabies? https://www.hypnobabies.com/about-hypnobabies/benefits-of-hypnobabies
How is your birth partner going to be involved? https://www.hypnobabies.com/hypnobabies-for-birth-partners/
Download your FREE Hypnobabies MP3 tracks, “What is Hypnosis for Childbirth” and “Relax Me” hypnosis session here: https://www.hypnobabies.com/free-mp3
(The above information was taken from the Hypnobabies official website. Please see https://www.hypnobabies.com/ for much more information and wonderful birth stories too!)
You can also watch real Hypnobabies birth videos on the Hypnobabies YouTube Channel.