One size does not fit all. 

Compassionate Hypnobirthing Teacher Training is as unique as you are.

To enquire about Private Tuition to train to be a Compassionate Hypnobirthing Teacher please call Nicola on 07904 658 664 or email

Compassionate Hypnobirthing Teacher Training is a comprehensive, personal training programme leading to a fully insurable qualification enabling you to teach Hypnobirthing Classes

Have you always dreamed of becoming a Hypnobirthing Teacher but never seem to be able to get along to the courses?  Perhaps you feel intimidated because you don't have any previous Birth Work experience?  Maybe there is a better way.

The 'Way of the Koi' means to stay fluid while swimming against the current if necessary; there is usually another way of getting to where we want to be.

Way of the Koi private training programme offers you a combination of on-line and face to face learning with your own personal mentor (Nicola, Midwife of 22 years and Hypnotherapist) and email / skype support.  Your course is built around you with additional learning around anatomy and physiology available if needed.  Reflective supervision is provided for you once you start teaching your very own classes.  The training leads to an insurable qualification so you can step out there and start teaching with full confidence, feeling totally supported.

Insurance available from Balens

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"Just as you will learn to hold space for and offer gentle, compassionate guidance to your clients, so too will you receive the same level of nurturing attention from Nicola as you travel your own path as a Way of the Koi Compassionate Hypnobirthing Teacher."

Compassionate Hypnobirthing was created by Nicola Nelson, an experienced Midwife, Hypnotherapist, Compassionate Mindfulness Guide and the UK's only Royal College of Midwives accredited Rebozo trainer.

As a Compassionate Hypnobirthing Teacher you will be equipped with the skills and tools and given good support to confidently guide the women you work with to explore their own, unique path through pregnancy and birth.

As a Compassionate Hypnobirthing Teacher you can offer your classes either:

One on one with individuals and their birth partners

In groups  or

Via Skype

You will be provided with a set of tools specifically designed for teaching clients via Skype. This unique set of tools is currently not available with any other Hypnobirthing training in the UK. This enables you to reach more women and make Hypnobirthing available to so many who otherwise may not have been able to benefit from it both in terms of accessibility and cost.

By training to teach Compassionate Hypnobirthing you will be empowered to guide your clients to use a simple yet powerful set of skills that will benefit them not only at birth but also for their pregnancy and the postnatal.

Compassionate Hypnobirthing uniquely combines Hypnobirthing with Compassionate Mindfulness and each training programme includes instruction on how to both use and teach Rebozo scarf massage from the UK's only RCM accredited Rebozo teacher.

Before embarking on the two-day face to face training event you will complete an online foundation in Hypnosis to ensure you have a strong foundation upon which to build your Hypnobirthing skills.

You will be trained to teach women to use the following techniques:


Focused attention



Progressive muscle relaxation


Guided imagery

Exploring and managing personal fears

Positive affirmations


Outline of the course that each Compassionate Hypnobirthing Teacher is trained to deliver to their clients:

Session 1

How Hypnobirthing Works (and how to manage an abreaction)

How birth works

Soft touch script

Optimizing your baby's position

Pregnancy and birth wellbeing


Session 2  

Bubble Breathing

Finger drop script

Comfort measures

Rebozo scarf massage


Session 3

Signs of labour starting

Working with birth professionals

Safe aromatherapy

Understanding interventions

Compassionate Breath

Introduction to Fear release


Session 4

Breathing your baby down

Creating your birth plan

Journey to meet your baby (script)

Signs of labour progress

What would your baby like?

Birthing your placenta

1st hour of life

Fear Release


To assist you in guiding your clients on their Hypnobirthing  journey you will have unrestricted, free use of:

All course notes and Hypnobirthing scripts to print and give out at your classes.  They combine to create a beautiful resource folder over the course of your classes.

All Mp3 audio recordings of the official Way of the Koi scripts. You are sent these files on completion of your course: no need to pay to download them each time you want to pass them on to your clients

Additional video resources for your clients demonstrating the breathing techniques. These are really helpful in supporting your clients in their practice after your course with them has completed

On completion of your training you will receive a set of ready built teaching tools (including power points, draft emails and homework sheets).

In addition to the unlimited resources listed above you will also be offered free, personal mentoring with Nicola (Midwife & Hypnotherapist) for the first year after completing your training. Face to face sessions with Nicola can be via Skype depending on your distance from Bristol.  After a year further sessions available at standard hourly rate £35.

You are also encouraged to reach out for ongoing support via the Facebook community and via email as you progress through your own journey.

Compassionate Hypnobirthing Teacher Training leads to a fully insurable qualification with Balens Insurance.

The cost of the course is £1000.  This includes:

  • any additional anatomy and physiology sessions (online): you don't pay extra for this.
  • the online Hypnotherapy module
  • two days Face to Face training
  • 6 reflective supervision sessions within the first year of completing your training (at my house if you live locally otherwise via Skype)
  • Personal mentoring from Nicola

Ideally you will travel to me in Bristol for your training. If I travel to you, my travel costs etc. should be taken into account.