(Affiliated with the HYPNOBIRTHING® Institute)


Teaching mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying

birthing through guided imagery, visualisation, and special breathing.


HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. It is a rewarding,

relaxing, stress free method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies

 should come into this world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm and joy.

When a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally and

spiritually, she can experience that sort of joy, birthing her baby in an easier,

more comfortable, and often, even pain free, manner.


Through a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, and

education, HypnoBirthing® returns to a woman the art of birthing in a way that

allows her to summon her natural birthing instincts and to birth her baby in

safety and with ease.


HypnoBirthing® is based on the belief that severe discomfort does not need to

be a natural accompaniment of birthing.




  • Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome before, during and after birthing.
  • Reduces, and often of labour by several hours and allows the birthing mother to utilise the natural pulsations of her body to breathe her baby down to the crowning stage, rather than pushing for long, exhausting periods of time. Reduces the risk of pelvic floor damage.
  • Brings the mother, the baby, and the birthing companion (father) together in a wonderful prenatal, prenatal and postnatal bonding experience eliminates, the need for chemical anaesthesia, episiotomy, and other interventions
  • Lessens fatigue during labour, leaving the mother fresh, awake, and energised as she brings her baby into the world.
  • Shortens the thinning and opening phase.
  • The birthing companion is an integral part of birthing, not an onlooker.
  • Almost entirely eliminates postnatal discomfort and “baby blues”.
  • Babies are better adjusted and happier, resulting in better eating and sleeping routines.
  • Mothers don’t run the risk of hyperventilating from shallow breathing.
  • Birthing is returned to the safe, beautiful, peaceful experience that Nature intended.




Hypnosis is a naturally induced state of relaxed concentration – a state of mind and body in which we communicate suggestions to our subconscious mind. This part of our mind influences what we think, how we feel, and the choices we make. It can actually control pain.


There is no magic to achieving success with self-hypnosis. Almost anyone who chooses to can reach deep relaxation and redirected focus.


When having your baby with HypnoBirthing®, what you will experience is similar to the daydreaming or focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or staring at a fire. You will be conversant and in good-spirits, totally relaxed but fully in control. You will be aware of your body’s contractions, but will be able to determine the extent to which you feel the surge. You will experience your birthing in an atmosphere of calm and relaxation, without fear and tension that cause pain. Your body’s natural anaesthesia (endorphins) will replace stress hormones that create pain.


When it is time for your baby to be born, you will be fully awake and involved.







HypnoBirthing Group Class Schedule for 2017


Group Classes in JHB 2017


Venue: 85 St Patrick Road, Houghton


Time: 18:00 – 20:30

Teaching mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualisation, and special breathing.
















CONTACT: Karin Steyn (Counselling Psychologist, Hypnotherapist and HypnoBirthing Practitioner)

Tel: 082 902 6042; 011 726 8424

Email: Karin.m.steyn@gmail.com












Class 1

Intro to HB and the birthing body


Wed 1st

Wed 3rd

Thu 1st

Wed 2nd

Thu 31st Aug

Wed 18 Oct

Wed 22 Nov





Class 2

Bonding &

Birth options


Wed 8th

Wed 10th

Wed 7th

Wed 9th

Wed 6th

Wed 25th

Wed 29th





Class 3

Health and pain management


Wed 15th

Wed 17th

Wed 14th

Wed 16th

Wed 13th

Wed 1st Nov

Wed 6th Dec





Class 4

Fear release & Birth preferences


Wed 22nd

Wed 24th

Wed 21st

Wed 23rd

Wed 20th

Wed 8th

Wed 13th





Class 5

Revision & Birth Rehearsal


Wed 29th

Wed 31st

Wed 28th

Wed 30th

Wed 27th

Wed 15th

Wed 20th


Any suggestions or opinions voiced in these pages are those of the authors, and in no way to be constructed as final treatment advice. They are intended as a starting point to develop your own preparation and treatment plan. Please consult your medical and/or psychological experts or caregivers to fine-tune the advice and suggestions for your own unique needs.