The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme


The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour programme that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour classes. A workbook and 5 x mp3s are provided to our expectant clients to support their practice at home.


What is taught in each class is shown below.  To read more about the specific hypnosis sessions and mp3s click here.


Class One

• Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus

• The Picture of Childbirth today

• The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials

• Defining Hypnosis

• Acknowledging Pain

• The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear

• Mind / Body connection

• The Impact of Others

• Taking charge of your thoughts

Class Two

• Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort

• What is Relaxation?

• Positions for Relaxation

• Remember to Breathe

• Self-Hypnosis

• Eyes Open Hypnosis

• Time Distortion

• Anchoring

• Birth Partners Script

• Establishing a practice routine

Class Three

• Prenatal bonding

• Choosing where to have your baby

• Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby

• Alternative options for promoting comfort

• Medical intervention

• Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby

• Interventions explained

• Benefits of a natural birth

• Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices

• Physical preparations for birth

• The mirror mantra

• Fear release session

Class Four

• Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch

• Positions for birth

• Ligaments and pelvis

• Humming your baby down - birthing your baby

• Birth partner’s role

• Using the techniques during labour

• When baby arrives

• Sea of Serenity – Birth Hypnosis session

• Your practice and preparation diary


For further details and next availble course dates, please contact me


Isabelle Knight

Mind Zones

Whitton (nr Rothbury)

NE65 7RL

0796 722 6379


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