Hypnobabies Instructor Training FAQs

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Welcome! We’re so glad that you are interested in joining our Hypnobabies Instructor Team: you’ll love it. Our next public Hypnobabies Instructor Training is April 26-29, 2019, Albuquerque, New Mexico. We’d love to have you join us and bring a much easier way to give birth to the families in your community! 

Below are some FAQs about our Hypnobabies Instructor training process, and if you have more questions, please feel free to join our Facebook Hypnobabies Instructor Training Info Group where we can answer them immediately. Ready to fill out your 2019 Training Application? CLICK HERE

Q) What are the daily hours of the Training?
Fri – Mon, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, with 3-4 short breaks and 75 minutes for lunch. Our Intro. to Childbirth Ed. Workshop (only for those who have no background in childbirth education) is Thursday, April 25, 2019, 9 am to 5 pm)

Q) Do you have a local hotel with discount rates for those flying in to the training?
Yes, our training is held at a hotel with special Hypnobabies group discount rates ($89 a night), 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: Can a breastfeeding mom attend the Hypnobabies training
Yes – we love babies … and although they can’t come into our classroom during class time, there will be several breaks during the day when babies can be nursed and cuddled. Classroom segments are never more than two hours long, and pumping breastmilk in class is allowed as long as it is brief and quiet.

Q: Can I bring my entire family/children to the training?
A: Some trainees do bring young children and babies to our Instructor Trainings, however they cannot be in our classroom until break times, so those Trainees must bring a caregiver to take care of their children during the day and in the evening when homework is being completed.

Q) Are there any rules for how many couples we can teach in a Hypnobabies class?
A) Hypnobabies Instructors May Teach:
1) Group Hypnobabies Childbirth Classes of not more than 6 couples per class, and Instructors may charge no more than $500. per couple or single mom total, which includes the course deposit and materials fee.

2) Private Hypnobabies Childbirth Classes of one couple only, and Hypnobabies does not limit the private class fee.

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, CalmBirth 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 trained by Hypnobabies.

Q) What does my $1395.00 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
  • Your 6 Instructor Hypnosis Scripts
  • Your Quick Reference Guide and Birth Partner’s Guide Booklets
  • Your “Teaching Hypnobabies” Manual
  • All Hypnobabies Course audio tracks (19)
  • Approximately 115 handouts – Student and Instructor
  • 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)
  • Free Resource Links for Birthing your Hypnobabies Business
  • 1 Hypnobabies Class DVD
  • Your (2) “Hypnobabies Instructor Confidence” hypnosis session and affirmations tracks on MP3
  • 2 Hypnobabies Student Sets ($120.00 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?
A) You will complete your Certification Exam after you have taken your 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 and training notes to answer the questions in your own words.
 2) Create a detailed Student 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 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 provide this list to your Hypnobabies students after they have registered for your Hypnobabies class. This helps your students have a better understanding of the best birth professionals in your area to choose from. Creating your Student Resource List also helps *you*, since you will get the opportunity to introduce yourself and Hypnobabies as you contact and network with these professionals! Your Student Resource List may take a short time to complete if you already have some natural childbirth and hypnosis-friendly birth professionals in your area, or a few weeks if more work is necessary.

 You will also sign your 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.
Important: You have 4 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. Yearly, all Hypnobabies Instructors who are actively teaching classes will complete a Re-Certification Exam and Contract, and pay a $100.00 (US) fee. 

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 read all of the FAQs on this page and gotten all of your questions answered? If you still have questions, feel free to join our Facebook Hypnobabies Instructor Training Info Group and ask them! We are here to help.
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. 

You may also want to do additional Internet research for the most recent state/province and/or country hypnosis laws and regulations for your area at sites such as the Canadian Union of Professional Hypnotherapists  or the Hypnotherapists Union.

 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 May 4 – 7, 2018?

 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) 
• Hypnobabies Self-study Hypnosis Course, if needed? ($250)
• Introduction to Childbirth Workshop, 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?

Need some inspiration? Watch these 2 minute videos from our certified Hypnobabies Instructors, Melissa Furioli and Amanda Johnson!

Ready to apply? You can complete your Hypnobabies Instructor Training Application or if you need more information, feel free to call us at 714-894-BABY (2229). You may also e-mail us.

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