HypnoBirthing Course


A big thank you for the fantastic hypnobirthing course. It has given me such confidence that birth and labour can be a positive experience. They should prescribe your courses to every pregnant woman!

hypnobirthing wise hippoWhen/Where: This course is taught as a weekend course at the Active Birth Centre over a Saturday and Sunday. See dates and times below.

Cost: £195 per person/£390 per couple. This includes a manual and 5 MP3’s.

Get a headstart: The manual and link to the MP3’s can be send on request by registered post so that you can benefit from reading and relaxation ahead of time. There is a small additional charge of £10 for this, payable on arrival at the course. email info@activebirthcentre.com to request.

The materials were fantastic, and you were an amazing facilitator. I used the tools throughout my pregnancy and as a result, I was able to have the water birth I had hoped for.

* Special 2 Course Antenatal Package* – Save £100 per person!

Hypnobirthing plus Complete Active Birth! This combination of our two iconic birth preparation courses gives you everything you need for a wonderful, empowered birth experience. Book the Complete Active Birth Weekend Course together with a Hypnobirthing Weekend Course for just £285 per person / £570 per couple. (£100 discount per person/£200 discount per couple) To book for both courses at the special rate please call or email us.  Email: jb@activebirthcentre.com, or Call: 0208 3610124 or 0207 2816760.  For one course only you can book online.

We  recommend that you attend Pregnancy Yoga Classes with Janet Balaskas in addition to these courses to have the opportunity to practice the relaxation and breathing techniques regularly and up to your due date.

Book the course now for 2017

  • 20th & 21st May 2017 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Book Online FULLY BOOKED –  SEE BELOW*
  • 22nd & 23rd July 2017 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Book Online
  • 23rd & 24th Sept 2017 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Book Online
  • 18th & 19th Nov 2017 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Book Online

e-mail: jb@activebirthcentre.com or call: 0207 2816760 or 0208 3610124


As the May weekend is fully booked, there will be an extra One Day Hypnobirthing Workshop with Janet Balaskas on Sunday 4th June from 10.00am  – 5.30pm. Cost is £100 per person to include the course materials, which will be sent by post on booking, so that you can read the manual, download the 5 MP3’s and start working with the relaxation MP3 beforehand. Numbers will be limited to a smaller group for this workshop, so we are not able to offer this as part of the 2 course discounted package. Venue: Active Birth Centre. Booking enquiries are by email only to alice@activebirthcentre.com. Please include your phone number in case Alice needs to call you.

Private HypnoBirthing Classes

Janet offers private HypnoBirthing/Birth Preparation classes at her home consulting room in East Barnet. These may be for individuals or couples with content tailored to suit your needs, over one or more sessions lasting up to 4 hours. You are sent the materials ahead of time so you can read the manual and start practicing the relaxations. You are also given an individual practice routine for after the session until your due date. Although attending the course is preferable, if you are unable to do this, a lot of time and repetition is saved in a focused private session, so that one session is usually sufficient.

Individual session: Up to  4 hours based on an hourly rate of £95 per person/£110 per couple plus £30 for the manual which includes 5 MP3’s and registered postage. A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required to confirm your booking and the rest is payable at the session.

Bookings by arrangement with Janet:

E-mail: jb@activebirthcentre.com 

Call: 0207 2816760 or 0208 3610124

Thank you so much for the course last weekend.  Not only did we both hugely enjoy it but felt so much calmer about everything. It was amazing!

About HypnoBirthing with Janet: A unique combination of mind and body

This is a special approach to HypnoBirthing you will not find elsewhere, combining the Janet Balaskas’ experience with the latest HypnoBirthing techniques and resources. Janet connects self-hypnosis techniques with the body-learning of Active Birth to give you the most effective tools for an easier, relaxed and joyful birth.

In these sessions you will learn to:

      • hypnobirthing Use self-hypnosis, breathing and relaxation to prepare yourself to be calm, confident, and ready for labour
      • Change any negative conditioned expectations of birth, so that the powerful influence of the mind can work for you rather than against you.
      • Use the latest HypnoBirthing resources from The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme, receive a hypnobirthing handbook and gain access to a digital mp3 package of relaxation scripts, positive Hypnobirthing Coupleaffirmations and beautiful relaxation music.

Janet Balaskas is renowned for her highly effective birth preparation courses. She has a reputation for being both inspirational and realistic in her teaching and you will find what you learn on this course will not only be wonderful preparation for a natural birth, it will also be applicable and empowering in special circumstances when plans might need to change.

This course is complemented by Janet’s Complete Active Birth Weekend Courses,  Pregnancy Yoga Classes and Couple Yoga for Active Birth Workshops. These give you the opportunity to practice the breathing and relaxation on-goingly before and after the course.

I can highly recommend Janet’s knowledge of the body, experience and the life changing effects of these techniques both for me and my partner. Breathing, self hypnosis and relaxation techniques are taught so that the whole birthing process is much less painful and calmer, and we learn to ‘breathe the baby out’ instead of pushing . Victoria –  Pilates teacher

Thank you for teaching us Yoga and HypnoBirthing which enabled our daughter to have the best possible entrance to this big wide world and made us very relaxed as parents. Her birth was really beautiful. Jo and Raph


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