Hypnobabies Instructor Training FAQs

***Our 2016 public Hypnobabies Instructor Training is now closed.***

After watching our Hypnobabies Instructor Training FAQs webinar, (please use Google Chrome as your browser) make sure to use your Training Interview Checklist (bottom of this page) to prepare for your application process. See below for a list of training and certification materials that are provided to Hypnobabies Instructor Trainees.

Q) Does everyone need to have Skype interview with Hypnobabies’ Program Coordinator before being accepted into the Hypnobabies Instructor Training program?
A) Yes. Kerry, our Founder and Director feels very strongly about training only people whose hearts are dedicated to making a positive impact on their community when it comes to childbirth and parenting issues! As Kerry says, Hypnobabies is not “adding a little hypno-birthing” to your current practice, childbirth class or doula meetings. Hypnobabies goes light-years beyond that and we need professionals with excellent training and personal commitment.

 We are now conducting our Training Interviews by Skype so that each applicant can see as well as hear the dedicated team members who conduct the interviews, and have more information to determine if teaching Hypnobabies is right for them. It allows us here at Hpnobabies to conduct a more personal interview with each applicant and get to know you better.

 Q) I’m a Labor and Delivery Nurse. Does that satisfy the Childbirth background requirements?
A) Yes, anyone with an L&D nursing background is eligible to apply.

Q) I’m a massage therapist, (or prenatal yoga instructor, prenatal exercise instructor, chiropractor, naturopath, aromatherapist, Hypno-mom, etc.) and am very impassioned to bring Hypnobabies to my community. Can I apply to this program?
A) Yes, and you will need to satisfy the requirements for both Childbirth and Hypnosis training. Those who have no background in childbirth can become trained by a doula organization, or take our Introduction to Childbirth Class, which is always held the day before each 4 day Hypnobabies Instructor Training.
Q) I currently teach another kind of childbirth education  course. Can I also teach Hypnobabies?
A) Yes, with the exception of any other “hypno-birthing” type courses/classes/education (see below).

Q) I currently teach another kind of “hypnobirthing” course. Can I also teach Hypnobabies?
No. Although we *do* accept HypnoBirthing, Hyp-Birth or other “hypno-birth” instructors (who want to switch programs) into our Hypnobabies Instructor Training Program, they cannot teach any other “hypno-birth” type of class or course than Hypnobabies after they have become certified with our organization.
Q) Where can I find a doula training organization?
A) There are many, but the main 3 organizations training doulas in the US are:

  • Doulas of North America – DONA
  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association – CAPPA
  • Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators/now called: ToLabor – ALACE
Q) I don’t have a hypnosis background. What can I do to receive the required training?
A) To satisfy the Hypnosis Background requirements for our training, you need to complete one of the following :

 1) Before your Skype interview, you need to have taken an approved 50 hour hypnosis course in your area from a reputable hypnosis school (approved by Hypnobabies – please e-mail us  for approval before you register for any hypnosis course). Some are 5 – 6 day courses, and some are 4 day courses with extra homework. They range in cost from around $500- $1800. You’ll provide to us a copy of your training certificate, and Hypnotherapy *certification* is not
required. You can find a school by doing a web search for hypnosis schools.
2) Take our Hypnobabies Introduction to Hypnosis Self-Study Course: a cost-effective yet very professional course with excellent content on the basics of hypnosis, including hands-on practice. Cost: $350.00.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have *not fully completed* 50 hours of hypnosis training with an approved (by Hypnobabies) hypnosis course by the time we conduct your Skype Interview, you are required to take our Hypnobabies Introduction to Hypnosis Self-Study Course; see above.
Q) Do you have a local hotel with discount rates for those flying in to the training?
A) Yes, our training is held at a hotel with special Hypnobabies group discount rates, free breakfast and Internet service as well as other amenities. After you are accepted into our Hypnobabies Instructor Training Program, you are provided with help and support for finding airports, shuttle services, restaurants, local attractions, etc. We also have a Trainees Facebook group and Roommate List, where you can request to be paired up with another trainee for your hotel stay, to help defray your costs. (Most of our out-of town trainees choose this option, if they have not come with their family for a vacation!)

Q) What does my $1295.00 Hypnobabies Instructor Training fee cover? Will I have to buy anything else to become certified, after my training is finished?
A) Included in your Hypnobabies Instructor Training fee are the following materials which you will need for the training process and to begin teaching Hypnobabies with:

  • Your Hypnobabies Instructor Manual
  • 6 Instructor Hypnosis Scripts
  • Quick Reference Guide and Birth Partner’s Guide Booklets
  • Our “Teaching Hypnobabies” Manual
  • All Hypnobabies Course audio tracks (18)
  • Approximately 115 handouts
  • Our Hypnobabies Power of Birth Language Online Course ($145.00 value)
Your Instructor Training fee also includes (upon completion of certification) –
  • Your Hypnobabies Instructor Certification Fee
  • Your Instructor Listing Fee, for inclusion on Hypnobabies’ “Find a Hypnobabies Class” page. (upon completion of certification)
  • A free listing on our “Find a Hypno-Doula” page for qualified doulas. (upon completion of certification)
  • Resource Links for Birthing your Hypnobabies Business
  • 1 Hypnobabies Class DVD
  • Your “Hypnobabies Instructor Confidence” hypnosis session and affirmations tracks on MP3
  • 3 Hypnobabies Student Sets ($171.00 value) These are the full sets of materials that all Hypnobabies Instructors need to provide for each Hypnobabies Student/Couple, to start you off teaching.
  • A package of Hypnobabies marketing materials. These are your materials that you will use to begin marketing your Hypnobabies classes and teach your first three Hypnobabies Students.
 There is nothing else to buy when your training is finished, however we do have a Certification Process; see below.

Q) When my Hypnobabies Instructor Training is finished, what is the Certification Process and how long will it take?
A) You will complete our Certification Exam after you have taken our Hypnobabies Instructor Training and pass with a score of 90% to become a Certified Hypnobabies Instructor. It is a three part process:

 1) An open-book exam that consists of you using your Instructor’s manual to answer the questions in your own words. It can take several hours to complete.
 2) Create a Detailed Resource List of the professionals in your community who will help your students to have the best natural childbirth and postpartum   experience possible. You will find and interview natural childbirth doctors, midwives, birth centers, lactation consultants and doulas, make sure that they are “hypno-friendly” and create your Student Resource List. After you have become a Certified Hypnobabies Instructor, you will give this list out to your Hypnobabies students after they have registered for your class. This helps your students have a better understanding of the best birth professionals in your area to choose from. Creating your Resource List also helps *you*, since you will get the opportunity to introduce yourself and Hypnobabies as you interview these professionals! Your Resource List may take only a few hours to complete if you already have contacts in your community to interview, or a few weeks if more work is necessary.

You will also sign our Hypnobabies Instructor Contract which states that you will uphold Hypnobabies’ Standards, Policies and Code of Ethics, and teach our wonderful course as directed, with integrity, etc.
**You have 6 months from the last day of your Hypnobabies Instructor Training to complete our certification process.
Q) Is there a yearly Re-Certification process after I become a Certified Hypnobabies Instructor?
A) Yes. At the beginning of each year all Hypnobabies Instructors who are actively teaching complete a Re-Certification Exam and Contract, and pay a $100.00 (US) fee. (This fee increases if the re-certification process is not completed within a two month time-frame)

Q) What do I need to do now to start applying for the Hypnobabies Instructor Training Program?
A) Before completing an Online Application for our Hypnobabies Instructor Training, make sure to complete your Training Interview Checklist:

 1) Have you viewed our Hypnobabies Instructor Training FAQs Webinar?
2) Have you researched your state/province/country’s specific laws regarding the practice of using or performing hypnosis or hypnotherapy and/or calling yourself a “hypnotist”?  Since there are hypnosis sessions conducted in Hypnobabies classes, it is your responsibility to find out what the laws are in your state/province/country/county or area before applying to the Hypnobabies Instructor Training Program. If your state/province/county/country or area prohibits hypnosis or hypnotherapy (with restrictions that include your hypnosis training and/or Hypnobabies training or practice), you may not apply to our Hypnobabies Instructor Training. Call your state and local hypnosis/hypnotherapy and government organizations to find out the hypnosis laws in your area before applying to our program.

 3) Do you already have a complete understanding of our Hypnobabies Childbirth Education Program; our hypnosis techniques, course curriculum, student materials and philosophy?

 4) Have you already cleared your calendar for our training days of April 1 – 4, 2016?

 5) Have you already made arrangements for childcare for your children during our training days (if applicable)

 6) Have you already made financial arrangements to pay for your:
• Training Deposit? ($750.00)
• Belly Mapping Workbook? ($16.95)
• Hypnosis Course if needed? ($350)
• Introduction to Childbirth Class if needed? ($175.00)

 7) Are you prepared to register and pay your fees within 30 days of your Skype Interview?

 8) Do you have your Skype ID ready, and have a computer with working camera and speakers?

 Ready to view our Hypnobabies Instructor Training FAQS Webinar? Your Hypnobabies Instructor Training Application will be at the end of the FAQs Webinar, so watch it now! We close registration for our 2016 Instructor training on March 4, 2016! (Please use Google Chrome as your browser)
If you need more information, p
lease fee free to call us at 714-894-BABY (2229). You may also e-mail us.

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