Become and Relax and Breathe Birthing Instructor

Through our Relax and Breathe Birthing Instructors Training you will gain the knowledge, skills and resources to support women and their birth partners through birth preparation and regular relaxation sessions using hypnobirthing techniques.

We believe in making the hypnobirthing approach accessible to parents. You will be able to offer a full birth preparation course over 4 weekly sessions, or use elements of the course for providing day workshops, refresher courses and regular relaxation sessions for your pregnant clients.

You will also be welcome to use the hypnobirthing scripts in related services within your own practice. For example, during yoga sessions or massage treatments. This way your pregnant clients are able to gain the benefit of the relaxation approach, even if they are unable to attend a full Relax and Breathe Birthing course with you.

Relax and Breathe Birthing Instructors Training is accredited by the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).

What does the training involve?

Our Full 5-Day Instructor Training Course is comprised of three modules:

  • Module 1: Birth Physiology, Birth Preferences and Antenatal Education with Midwife, Jenny Patterson (2-days)
  • Module 2: Experiencing Relax and Breathe Birthing and Facilitation Skills with Relax & Breathe Birthing Trainer, Onie Tibbitt (2-days)
  • Module 3: Tailoring Relax and Breathe Birthing to Your Client’s Needs, Establishing and Promoting Your Practice with Onie Tibbitt (1-day)

Any prior experience necessary?”

You do not need to have any prior birth education experience to train as a Relax and Breathe Birthing Instructor. Our full 5-day training course is open to any passionate individuals interested in helping to support women during pregnancy and birth.

Already a hypnobirthing practitioner or birth educator?”

If you are already a certified hypnobirthing practitioner then you would still need to complete:

  • Module 1: Birth Physiology, Birth Preferences and Antenatal Education (2-days)
  • Module 2: Experiencing Relax and Breathe Birthing and Facilitation Skills (2-days).
  • Module 3: Tailoring Relax and Breathe Birthing to Your Client’s Needs, Establishing and Promoting Your Practice (1-day)

However, we offer a £150 discount to certified hypnobirthing practitioners or accredited birth educators to attend these modules.
So, the cost to already certified hypnobirthing practitioners or accredited birth educators to become a Relax and Breathe Birthing Instructor is £400 for the full 5-day training.

Already a Midwife?”

If you are a registered midwife then you would only need to complete:

  • Module 2: Experiencing Relax and Breathe Birthing and Facilitation Skills (2-days)
  • Module 3: Tailoring Relax and Breathe Birthing to Your Client’s Needs, Establishing and Promoting Your Practice (1-day)

The cost for a registered midwife to become a Relax and Breathe Birthing Instructor is £300 for Module 2 and 3. For private courses for midwives in your own practice, depending on numbers, we can offer the 3-day course for £300 per person.

What are the costs?

The cost of the Full 5-Day Training Course is £550.
This price includes:

  • A comprehensive instructor’s training course manual.
  • Access to an online drive containing all your up-to-date parent teaching materials and handouts to enable you to use them flexibly as per the needs of your clients.
  • Access to an online drive containing logos, photos, flyer templates and other resources for setting up as a Relax and Breathe Instructor.
  • Mp3 versions of all the scripts and background music for delivering the relaxation sessions.
  • A sample pack of the Relax and Breathe Birthing ‘Calm Birth Affirmation Cards’ and the opportunity to buy these at trade prices for your classes.
  • A Relax and Breathe Birthing ‘Positive Birth Stories Only’ badge and the opportunity to buy these at trade prices for your classes.
  • Educational links to recommended websites and DVDs.
  • Access to the Relax and Breathe Birthing Online Group where you can keep in touch with other Relax & Breathe Birthing Instructors.
  • A FEDANT accredited Relax and Breathe Birthing Instructors certificate.

Ongoing support”

Everyone who qualifies as a Relax and Breathe Birthing Instructor becomes part of a network of professionals who work to support and promote each other’s work. As soon as you qualify you will be given access to our private Instructors Zone and Online Group, where you can download resources and get help from like-minded people. We are always happy to be in touch by phone and email.

Training Dates”

We run regular training courses from our Edinburgh venue and are in the process of rolling courses out across the UK.

Upcoming Courses in Edinburgh

Our Edinburgh courses take place at KnotStressed Therapies, 40-42 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5DL We are a 5-minute taxi drive or 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station and based in an area with many B&Bs and hotels.

Our next 5-day course is split between two weekends one month apart. We hope this will make it easier for individuals travelling from further afield, and also give time between the Module weekends for completion of the take-home assessments:

Module 1: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018
Module 2: Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November 2018
Module 3: Sunday 25th November 2018

We are happy to travel to other areas to offer this training.
If you are in a position to host the course then we are open to offering you a place on the course in return for hosting the full 5-day training provided at least 4 others book onto the course. Midwives wishing to organise a 3-day course for midwives in their local centre are welcome to contact us.

Assessment

The training is accredited by FEDANT. Following the training, instructors are invited to complete a post-course module, a 500-word book review, preparation of course notes and session overviews for a full 4-week course (based on materials we provide) and a 4-week case study course with at least one pregnant woman and birth partner. Existing midwives are not required to fulfil these post-course assessments: we tailor the post-course submissions by midwives to suit their needs.

Find out what other Relax and Breathe Birthing Instructors say about our training course here.

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