The Calm Birth School Hypnobirthing Instructor Training Programme

A unique, comprehensive, fully accredited, Level 3 Diploma course providing everything you need to become a professional Hypnobirthing Instructor for The Calm Birth School in under 12 weeks!


  • Earn an extra income!

  • Help to fill the gap with fantastic antenatal birth preparation that struggling maternity services isn't managing to do

  • Change lives! No joke, teaching hypnobirthing is a gift which needs to be passed on. Pregnant women and people who attend a hypnobirthing course grow in confidence in so many areas of their lives.

  • Teach The Calm Birth School’s method of hypnobirthing. We are the most current, down to earth, non vagina whispering, accessible, flexible method out there.

  • Educate pregnant women & people and their partners. From topics like the power of the mind to how the amazing birthing body works and how to work with it- they will leave your classes feeling knowledgeable and self-assured.

  • Instruct your clients on tools and techniques that actually work and make a real difference to their pregnancy, birth and beyond that too.

  • Pave the way for future generations of birthing women & people to experience birth in a positive way.

  • Create a plan for building a family friendly career you love by doing something that you are passionate about.

“When looking into learning about hypnobirthing for my own birth, I found The Calm Birth School and instantly connected with it. It's positive, empowering and very importantly, it's powerful for any type of birth. Couldn't love it more! Am so happy to be part of The Calm Birth School family. And if you're considering doing it online, I am based in Hong Kong and was able to do the course via Zoom. I felt completed connected and supported throughout, and still do one year later! Oh and you'll love Liz. Just do it!”

Lindsay Parfitt, Calm Birth Hong Kong

There is nothing like a recent pandemic, a rise in the cost of living crisis and a recession to make you re-evaluate where you are in life.

We have all found ourselves in the strangest and saddest of circumstances. The pandemic allowed you to evaluate that life pre-pandemic was not working for you. You were stretched beyond your own capacity, with balancing all that was thrown at you and then suddenly you were trapped in your own home with more time on your hands than ever before but feeling like you had no time (remember that?!). You probably swore to yourself that when life went "back to normal" you would never go back to running yourself into a zombie like existence of work, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep repeat...but here we are and you are probably already back on that hamster wheel of life. Only this time, we are now dealing with a cost of living crisis and a looming recession! A familiar response for you is to put your hopes, dreams and wishes on hold, until everything calms down and we go back to normal...the thing is...this is the new normal and we all have to start to work out how to live through this. You deserve to be able to fulfill your ambitions. To follow your passion and your dreams. You can become a successful Hypnobirthing Instructor, earn extra money and create more balance between career and family whilst feeling fulfilled and purposeful.

Will creating success be easy? I can't guarantee that! But, be assured that I pack in as much help and support as possible.

Get started on one of our courses beginning in


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September- November (live workshop 9th & 10th November) NOW TAKING BOOKINGS

All you need to succeed is the right support.

ARE YOU.......

  • Aching to feel proud of what you do and make a difference in the world?

  • Wanting to earn extra money?

  • Passionate about supporting women and pregnant people whilst they navigate through a broken maternity system?

  • Juggling the 9-5 treadmill or shift pattern, stressed out caring for babies, working, dealing with the ever changing goal posts of life? Hoping that one day you can pursue something for you?

  • Feeling uninspired at work and just not enjoying what you do. Do you have this nagging feeling that there is something else out there for you?

  • Looking to earn an income empowering people to have positive birth experiences?

  • Wanting to feel more fulfilled and use your unique qualities, talents and personality to inspire others?

  • Desperate to love what you do every day and never get bored of learning or “working”?

  • Looking for your tribe? An amazing community all aligned with you and supporting you on your journey?

I can help you create a new career that you LOVE!

With our training you'll get access to everything you need to confidently teach hypnobirthing, and grow your new business. There are too many women and pregnant people out there who don’t believe in themselves or in their body’s. Too many birthing women & people are experiencing births which make them feel out of control, undignified and frightened. You know that birth shouldn’t be like that. You know that birth doesn’t have to be like that.

It is time to change lives and start helping birthing women & people to create the most positive birth experience possible for their own unique situation

Training to become a hypnobirthing instructor is for you if...

  • You are excited about taking a new path, learning, growing and expanding.

  • You are ready to learn about the importance of the mind body connection and how the amazing pregnant body works.

  • You want to run your own business (but are probably a bit scared!) and to increase you own self-awareness and self-development.

  • You like connecting with people and you want to share how empowering birth can be and support others.

  • You are prepared to ask for the help you need to achieve your goals.

  • You aren't expecting to become an instant millionaire or an overnight success (it can take time to make your business a success)

  • You want to learn more than just hypnobirthing; my course is often referred to as a form of therapy in itself!


Headline that hooks people in, gets them excited and makes them want to sign up.

All for just a £200 deposit followed by £130 per month for 10 months OR pay £1300 in full (save £200)

Only very limited spaces are available for each round of training on the following 2023 dates;

January- March (live workshop 16th & 17th March)


March-May (live workshop 18th & 19th May)


May-July (live workshop 13th & 14th July)


July-September (live workshop 14th & 15th September)


September- November (live workshop 9th & 10th November)


All you need to succeed is the right support.


How does it all work?

Our fully comprehensive Hypnobirthing Instructor Training Program enables you to teach hypnobirthing in under 12 weeks and empowers you to create a business you love.

Let’s breakdown the course and show you how you're fully supported in every step of creating your own successful practice.

Each round of The Calm Birth School Instructor training includes;

  1. The Calm Birth School’s most comprehensive hypnobirthing instructor training course to date- it is classed as a Level 3 Diploma.

  2. A large part of the training is online. If you live in the UK you can join a face to face 2 day event to complete your training! If you are outside of the UK you can complete your training entirely online.

  3. Although a large part of the training is online and self paced it is fully interactive and mentored. You will receive feedback as you progress through the course.Free access to our group business coaching program, The Business of Hypnobirthing.

  4. A FREE Birth Trauma Competency Training which has been created by our resident Psychologist Rosie Gilderthorpe.

  5. Over £1000 worth of free business and marketing resources once you are fully trained.

  6. Our online hypnobirthing parent course.

  7. Access to our private Facebook groups, "The Calm Birth School Community", “The Calm Birth School Instructors” and a training group just for you and your fellow trainees.

Invest in your future with a £200 deposit followed by £130 per month for 10 months OR pay £1300 in full (save £200)

Limited spaces available

“ I chose to train as an instructor with the calm birth school because the fresh, straight talking, down to earth approach really appealed to me. So much info is packed into the 2.5 months of online learning and the face to face aspect really pulled it all together. Liz and the team are awesome - absolute fountains of knowledge and enthusiasm and they gave me the confidence to put myself out there. It paid off - I booked my first 3 clients within just a few weeks and can’t wait to continue spreading the calm birth school Joy. Highly recommend!"

Laura Scarlett, Laura Scarlett Doula

There are lots of training providers out there so what makes The Calm Birth School different?

I don't just give you a fully comprehensive hypnobirthing training course... I give you a full hypnobirthing training immersion experience (because the journey to success is more than just a certificate).

I know from my experience of training instructors and years of running my own business that the right support creates success.


We teach you everything you need to know about hypnobirthing and support you to begin to feel like a teacher right from the beginning. We will provide you with in-depth reading lists, video, audio and written resources, case study feedback and support to answer all your questions.


We help you to become the most effective teacher and facilitator that you can and encourage you to develop the skills needed to engage with your clients and work with group dynamics. You will feel confident facilitating groups, one to one sessions and workshops.


We help you succeed in setting up your business and getting clients. This is an important part of the course as we want you to share your excellent teaching skills and knowledge with as many people as possible. You don’t do a TCBS training course and never teach…you will be excited to share with others.

We also always add a very large sprinkling of love, confidence creation and amazing support into all our courses, and you will automatically receive;

  • An invitation to join our private Facebook Group to meet the course facilitators and other trainees there to support you. This is priceless!

  • FREE MP3's and resources for your clients.

  • An Instructors Manual to support you as you craft your own way of teaching.

  • Inclusive and diverse resources for your clients.

  • Ongoing support from me as your mentor in both our training Facebook Group and our group for fully trained instructors. I have got your back.

  • Feedback on your all your activities and assignments.

  • Invitation to join our FREE regular workshops to help you

  • Access to a range of expert masterclasses from industry experts!

  • Lesson plans for one to one sessions, workshops and specialist sessions.

The Fully Comprehensive Course


Comprehensive Course

The Calm Birth School Instructor Training Course- valued at £1500.

This is our all-inclusive hypnobirthing training course which includes everything YOU need to know in order to equip the couples you teach with the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques needed to empower them to have a positive birth experience.

You have lifetime access to all your training materials for the duration of your training and for as long as you remain a The Calm Birth School Instructor. It will take you around 12 weeks to complete the course which includes 10 weeks of online learning and 2 days of face to face training. Everything you need is online and your assessments are marked by one of my trainers (not a multiple choice test!) so you always have access to feedback and someone to answer your questions.

What's included Online:

The Calm Birth School Instructor Training Programme

  • Module 1 Hypnosis in Childbirth; Hypnobirthing & its evolution. What is Hypnosis? How does the brain work? What is the role of hypnosis in birth? And much much more!

  • Module 2 The Breathing Techniques; Learn all the core breathing techniques used by The Calm Birth School with teaching tips and easy to follow steps.

  • Module 3 Techniques for Relaxing the Mind & the Body – Explore the techniques we use to enhance relaxation.

  • Module 4 Techniques for Preparing The Body- the mind is so important to prepare but so is the body too!

  • Module 5 Birth Basics- Learn about topics such as anatomy & physiology, labour and birth, special circumstances and intervention in labour

  • Module 6 The Post Natal Period- Explore the feelings that might occur if birth doesn't go to plan, your clients options for feeding their baby and how to support them and investigate the how your clients mental health might be effected (with guest speakers Anna Le Grange & Sophie Burch)

  • Module 7 Consolidate your learning. Watch our online parent course to help you begin to understand how to format all the information you have learnt.

At the live 2 day workshop (whether you choose to join in person or online) you and your fellow trainees along with the course facilitators will spend the time you have together immersed in a learning experience. This will equip you to go out there and transform the lives of your clients. In a practical sense the weekend is full of learning and development which enables you to practice what you have covered so far, develop a structure and connect with your community.

Specific areas explored are;

  • Instilling confidence

  • Developing your teaching skills and strategies

  • Class one-four of The Calm Birth School Instructor Training Course

  • Hypnosis Script reading practice

  • Technique rehearsal

  • Enjoy meditation and affirmations written specially for you

  • Discussion, feedback and inspiration

At the end of the weekend you will feel confident, excited, inspired and ready to teach your first course!

Once complete you receive a certificate which enables you to teach as a The Calm Birth School Instructor

The Mentorship And Community Support

Your success is important to me which is why you continue to receive mentoring and community support even when your training has finished. Free access to the The Business Of Hypnobirthing Mastermind Programme (value £210).Accessed completely online and covering topics such as how to create balance in life and business to working out who your ideal client is and how to reach them- this course is the perfect way to get you set up and ready to attract your tribe and begin to make the transformations that your training has prepared you for!

The Business of Hypnobirthing package includes:

  • 2x modules (The Mindset Module and The Marketing Module) and a total of 8 classes

  • 3 x 60 minute mentoring calls

  • Access to me on email and in a private Facebook group

The Calm Birth School HQ Team

We strive to transform birth passionate people into successful hypnobirthing business owners. We provide hope that you can achieve your dreams of being in charge of your own time, earn your own money and most importantly create a difference in other peoples lives. We show you your potential and help you to fulfill your ambitions. We give you the motivation to keep going and growing and create a community and sense of belonging for you. We help to improve your own sense of wellness; some even compare the training to therapy whilst also having fun! We simplify the training and business set up process so they can start making money and passing on their knowledge as soon as possible. I couldn't possibly deliver this level of support on my own. So, it is about time I shared the team behind the name and introduced you to the TCBS Crew who support me in making this business flow as it does.

First up…that’s me! It’s my to job run The Calm Birth School and to love hard on our trainees, our instructors and our community in general ❤️ More about me as you scroll down through this page!

When you join TCBS as an instructor, you get the WHOLE team behind you helping you and supporting you to be successful!

Now, lets meet the rest of the team!

Sabrina Taylor- Resident Hypnotherapist

Sabrina’s role is to support our Hypnobirthing instructor trainee’s through their hypnosis module!

Her role extends to our trained instructors also, so any hypno Q’s that need answering- she is the woman to go to!

Sabrina is a huge positive birth advocate.

We met a few years ago on a retreat and I knew I had to have her in my life!

Jemima Theobolds- Resident Midwife

Jemima is our resident midwife.

As a Mum to 4 and a practicing midwife, I don’t know how she does it but she loves and nurtures our trainees through their birth basics and answers birth-y questions from our trained instructors too.

I met Jemima though a mutual friend and as soon as we spoke I knew she would be perfect for this role!

Sophie Whippy Community-Manager & EA

Sophie's role as community manager and executive assistant is to support EVERYONE (no pressure Sophie!) from our trainees to our instructors to me!

Sophie is a Mum to 2 and lives in Ibiza. She is Doula & Yoga teacher and just a general powerhouse of information!

Fun fact is that Sophie is married to someone I went to school with!

The FREE Practice and Business Extension Courses

Once you are fully trained and ready to get going- you will get access to our back catalogue of FREE workshops! There are currently around 20 classes- each valued at around £49.

These include Masterclasses by industry experts about sales, google ads, facebook ads, website development and instagram.

You can access Workshops about baby massage, birth trauma, breastfeeding and using aromatherapy oils in pregnancy.

I have also developed business extension courses about topics such as running successful hypnobirthing taster sessions, creating relaxation sessions for your clients and annual planning workshops

Birth Trauma & Competency Course

Dr. Rosie Gilderthorpe, a clinical psychologist and a Hypnobirthing instructor with The Calm Birth School has provided us with a course which gives an introduction to birth trauma.

The course helps instructors to understand what somebody goes through when they've been through birth trauma, what that might look like, but also help you to see how the wonderful work that we do when we teach Hypnobirthing can really help somebody who's had a difficult birth, and how everything that you do as a Hypnobirthing teacher is going to accelerate their recovery.

By the end of the training you will feel confident;

  • that you can support somebody who's been through a difficult birth

  • support birthing partners who have experienced birth trauma

  • to recognize and signpost when somebody needs extra support.

  • best practice for working with someone who has a diagnosed mental health condition

  • will receive a "Birth Trauma Competency Certificate"

Like what you see so far but feeling a bit out of your comfort zone? When you are thinking about changing direction, it is natural for fears to come up...

"I'm not sure I can run my own business especially if I have children"

"I've never taught ANYTHING before!"

"There are already teachers in my area"

"I'm worried about studying online"

"I'm scared to invest financially"

"Will this really work...for ME?!"

Let me assure you, those fears are totally normal- the fact that you are thinking them shows that you are serious about this next step. I can help you every step of the way with all these fears and concerns and soon you will see that you CAN DO THIS!

All for £200 deposit followed by £130 per month for 10 months OR pay £1300 in full (save £200)

Limited spaces available

Why training to teach Hypnobirthing NOW is so important;

  • Birthing women & people are more fearful about birth now more than EVER. A global pandemic has meant that many pregnant people across the world have faced (and are still facing) tough choices and feeling alone. From birth centers closing, to birth companions being restricted and home births not being offered in some areas- they need all the support and birth prep that they can get.

  • There were 613,936 births in the UK in 2020. If we break that down into regions, in the West Midlands for example, the latest available figures show that there were 67,282 births. In Birmingham there were 15,916 births…you see where I am going here? There are a lot of women and birthing people who need YOUR support to create the most positive birth experience possible. Have a google to find the number of pregnant women and people in your local area who could possibly need your support.

  • According to the most recent research, about 30,000 women and birthing people, experience birth trauma in the UK per year. And of course, we can't wave away trauma but The Calm Birth School are passionate about providing quality education, tools, techniques and support to help to lower these astonishing numbers and also to help those who have experienced trauma to have a subsequent more positive experience.

  • 1 in 7 people who give birth will develop Postnatal Depression with 50% of those developing symptoms during pregnancy (see Pandas for more information). Having certain expectations about how birth should be, feel or happen can create feelings of failure or despair in women if those expectations aren’t met which is thought to put them at a higher risk of post natal depression. The Calm Birth School Instructors provide a down to earth, relatable, accessible programme which can help women and birthing people to navigate their birth experiences- even if they don’t go to plan.

  • In the UK we are currently experiencing a crisis within midwifery. 60% of midwives are considering leaving the profession. 33% of midwives are suffering from PTSD and 96% of student midwives are experiencing mental health issues. If that doesn't tell you that the system is broken and that women and birthing people need ALL the support they can get, than I don't know what will!

  • Celebrities and Royalty (from Fearne Cotton to the Duchess of Cambridge) have used hypnobirthing to prepare for the birth of their babies. This means that there is more and more interested in hypnobirthing and more demand for teachers.

  • One thing lock down taught us, is that we are able to attract clients from all over the world and teach classes online in a very similar format to teaching face to face! We aren't limited to working in our local area if we don't want to.

The Calm Birth School is “The Gateway to a positive birth”. We are teaching birthing women & people and their partners to navigate their birth experiences in the most positive way possible with accessible, relatable hypnobirthing.


Ready to find out if you are the right fit for The Calm Birth School?

We are going to be working closely together so let me tell you a bit about more about myself..

I am Liz Stanford.

I am a hypnobirthing instructor of over 10 years, hypnobirthing trainer, hypnotherapist, a Mindset Academy Coach, business coach and owner of The Calm Birth School.

I became pregnant with my first child at the age of 27 and was so terrified of what lay ahead of me for the next 9 months (and beyond) that I began reading all I could about pregnancy and birth. I empowered myself with knowledge and felt more in control. I had a fear that the pain of childbirth would be so great that I would not cope and would need all the drugs going. The idea of this loss of control spurred me on to scour the Internet and eventually come across Hypnobirthing. I signed up immediately to the classes some 20 miles away and immersed myself in the philosophy and technique.

My beautiful daughter was born in August 2007 and although I did require intervention, I didn’t need any drugs and felt as in control as I could. I had the most positive experience possible for my situation.

In December 2009 I gave birth to my gorgeous son with whom I had the most wonderful calm, drug free, intervention free birth I had desired! As with my daughter the support from my birthing companion (my husband) along with all the preparation I had done was the foundation for creating an experience I felt positive and proud about. I was home from hospital the same day and felt fantastic..

I went onto have my 3rd child (a lovely boy) in February 2015. This birth was another wonderful experience (which certainly had some challenges!) and really encouraged me to pursue my dream even further. My births really showed me my true potential and I am passionate about helping other women and birthing people to witness their strength, power, courage and determination. What an amazing way to begin Parenthood! Feeling like you can not only take on the challenges of parenthood but also take on the world with a new belief about who you really are!

These days I have over 100 instructors passing on the secret that birth can be a positive empowering experience and I want YOU to come and join us in doing this very important work.

Could you be a The Calm Birth School Instructor?

TCBS Instructors have these values in common;

  • We help women & birthing people build up their confidence in themselves, their choices and their bodies

  • We help couples to create a positive birth experience no matter what the circumstances are

  • We support our clients in their decisions, respect their wishes and their choices.

  • We are supporters of women but we include those who don't identify as women too because everyone deserves access to resources that can help create a positive experience.

  • We invite our clients into our tribe. We build bonds, friendships and connection with all whom we work with.

  • We are knowledgeable, gifted teachers who inspire couples to become empowered through education, support, skills, positive mindsets and tools for life!

  • We believe in the power of the mind and we know that all birthing women & people have it within them to create positive birth experiences

  • We help the people we work with and their birth partners to ask for the support they need from their caregivers.

  • We remind our clients that their instincts are powerful and that they are the experts in their own bodies and babies.

  • If this sounds like you or who you want to become…then you could be a perfect fit for our team!

Let me empower you to begin to create your own flexible business around your family whilst empowering, inspiring and educating women to have a positive birth experience.

Join Us To Teach Hypnobirthing- The Calm Birth School way.

“I am LOVING the course so far! It’s so nice to have something non kid-related to think about, and I’ve really enjoyed the content of the hypnosis module. I feel a lot more confident about the key principles already. So much of hypnobirthing is useful for life in general! I also really like the format of the course. The ‘lives’ were a bit scary at first, but I think they’re such good practice for teaching and being able to see others’ and learn from their questions and responses too is just brilliant. I didn’t expect such a sense of community in the group, so that’s been such a nice bonus!”

- Anna Demetriou, This Mother Can


£200 deposit followed by £130 per month for 10 months pay OR £1300 in full (save £200)


Imagine in less than three months from now...

Being fully trained to teach The Calm Birth School’s method of Hypnobirthing

  • Feeling proud of yourself for having mastered new skills and developed a success growth mindset.

  • Being able to earn extra money!

  • Sharing your talents with pregnant people and their partners to make a difference in the world.

  • Begin the journey of being a business owner whilst feeling supported and understood

At the end of the course you will;

  • Hold a Level 3 Diploma certificate which enables you to practice as a hypnobirthing instructor for The Calm Birth School, hold classes, workshops and one to one sessions either live and online or face to face.

  • You will also understand how to create a business mindset, get your business started and begin marketing and promoting yourself.

  • You will have made a lot of friends and had lots of fun along the way.

  • Our courses are insured by Westminster Indemnity Insurance for professional practice.

And you can....

  • See a future where you could have more flexibility in your life and more time with your little ones or loved ones.

  • Feel proud of what you do and the difference you make in the world.

  • Create a 2-5 year plan where you can leave the 9-5 treadmill or the slog of pulling shifts and create a more relaxed lifestyle for yourself and your family (*if that is your goal, it might take less time it might take more).

  • Work as an instructor alongside your current job and earn extra money for your family!

  • Earn an income empowering pregnant women and people to have a positive birth experience.

  • Feel more fulfilled and use your unique qualities, talents and personality to inspire others.

  • Change your life and others!

  • Love what you do every day and never get bored of learning or “working”.

  • Find a community of amazing women all aligned with you and supporting you on your journey.

Quick summary of all that's included;

The Calm Birth School Hypnobirthing Instructor Training Program includes;

  • The Calm Birth School’s most comprehensive hypnobirthing instructor training course to date

  • Free access to my marketing and mindset program, The Business of Hypnobirthing.

  • A birth trauma competency course

  • Over £1000 of free business and marketing resources.

  • Our online hypnobirthing course for parents.

  • Access to our private Facebook groups, "The Calm Birth School Community", “The Calm Birth School Instructors” and a training group just for you and your fellow trainees.

Here is my promise to you...

This program has been put together with expert knowledge, experience and love. I want you to be 100% happy.

All I ask is that you do the work.

This program requires your commitment, time and energy. You need to be 100% invested in growing a business that will give you the lifestyle that you want.

This program isn't for you if you're not ready to expand, grow and create a successful teaching practice.

I will be with you each step of the way and so will The Calm Birth School team and our online community.

If there is something you need, I will create the resources you for you so that you can confidently teach how you want to.

We are not a franchise and we are not prescriptive. You have autonomy over how you teach your classes.

You can get all the support you would have from a franchise for only a small membership fee each year (£75)

You have COMPLETE FREEDOM to trade under your own brand but have the mentorship from me at the same time. Join hundreds of independent teachers all succeeding in their own right but supported by us.

Success Stories

Josette Sticher from The Little Nestling Place

Meet Josette Sticher! I am very proud to have this lovely lady as part of our community. Due to her experiences of being pregnant in a foreign country and not knowing the system or the language (Josette moved from the UK to Germany whilst pregnant with her first child), she decided that no mother should labour in silence, give birth in silence, or take their baby home to silence. The feeling of isolation and zero support was unbearable. This superwoman is on a mission to help empower women and birthing people in an unfamiliar setting a foreign country to have the birth they know they can have and to feel mightily empowered too. In both her hypnobirthing practice and her Baby massage business, she has now taught couples originating from Iran, Brazil, India, Bulgaria, Vietnam, China, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Spain, France, Lithuania, Argentina, Hawaii, America, England, Scotland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Australia, Hungary and Mexico! Wow!.

Lindsay Parfitt from Calm Birth Hong Kong

Lindsay is making waves in Hong Kong! Lindsay completed all of her hypnobirthing training online and despite having a new born baby was was soon filling hypnobirthing taster sessions, teaching 1:1 and spreading the word about positive, accessible birth.

She has and incredible spirit and bring calm and empowerment to everyone she comes into contact with

Jade Gordon- Sona Mum

Not all my instructors train with me in the beginning. Lovely Jade found TCBS after training with a few other methods and established herself in her local area of Aberdeenshire. Jade didn’t feel that the method she was teaching was totally aligned to her beliefs around birth and she wasn’t getting the support she needed to grow her business. She has blended her own wonderful style of teaching with some inspiration from TCBS to create something very special for clients. 3 years on from joining us and Jade has expanded her team to include two other instructors! Jade has done amazingly and I am so proud of her!

Let's get really honest and let me answer your questions...

You might have mentioned to friends or family that you are thinking about training to teach hypnobirthing and maybe they have thought that it sounds like a bit of a crazy or an "out there" idea or maybe they have never heard of hypnobirthing at all! They are probably telling you not to do anything right now!

I can tell you it does raise a few eyebrows when you introduce yourself as a hypnobirthing instructor but its benefits are becoming more and more recognised with the NHS and across the world! Even the Duchess of Cambridge as confirmed that she used hypnobirthing to birth all 3 of her children and rather than slow down the growth of hypnobirthing, the global pandemic we have all just navigated has highlighted how needed it is!

It is not a fad. It is an incredibly powerful way to help women to create the most positive and amazing birth experience that they can…isn’t that just the best way to start motherhood?

As more and more people hear of hypnobirthing and recognise how it can make a real difference to pregnancy, birth and beyond- teachers are more and more in demand.

How long does the course take?

The online course will take around 10-12 weeks to complete (depending on when you get started and how quickly you work, it could take less!). You can set aside a couple of hours per week to work on it. All the online classes are broken down into “bit sized chunks” so you won’t get overwhelmed. You have lifetime access to the course materials so you can always revisit it whenever you need to.

When is the 2 day workshop?

The live face to face workshops are below.

January- March (live workshop 16th & 17th March)


March-May (live workshop 18th & 19th May)


May-July (live workshop 13th & 14th July)


July-September (live workshop 14th & 15th September)


September- November (live workshop 9th & 10th November)


All you need to succeed is the right support.

You must be available to attend a workshop face to face if you are in the UK or online if you are overseas. In some circumstances it is possible to attend an online workshop (if in the UK) rather than face to face (this can be discussed on an individual basis). Dates for anyone completing their training online will be arranged on an individual basis.

Will I miss out studying online?

Absolutely not. Everything is covered and more. 100% of my students when asked said my courses deliver on value and exceeded their expectations. The great thing is that we have a face to face weekend so you get to connect with the course facilitators and your fellow trainees in person!

What other costs are involved in becoming an instructor?

The training costs between £1300 (paid in full)- £1500 (paid in installments). Unless you are a midwife, doula or hypnotherapist in which case it would be £250 less. We also have early bird offers available.

Every year to ensure that you maintain all your benefits and keep teaching The Calm Birth School method of hypnobirthing you are asked to contribute £75 as a membership fee.

As an instructor you will need to provide your clients with our accompanying materials which are The Calm Birth Method book by Suzy Ashworth and 6 MP3’s. You book is purchased directly from The Calm Birth School at £8 per book and sold in packs of 5, 10 and 20. The MP3's are given to you for FREE and you can pass these onto your clients. You can work these costs into your charge rates and as a self-employed individual these would be considered as expenses for your business.

Why do I need to book a call? Can’t I just pay now?

At TCBS we are all about quality over quantity. I want to get to know EVERYONE who is joining the family and I want to ensure that my current teachers feel appreciated and respected. This is why I offer an exclusive 5 mile radius to each instructor for the first 12 months (and beyond if they wish) and it is why we have an application process.

How does the 5-mile rule work?

The 5-mile rule runs from an instructors house. I cannot place a new instructor within 5 miles of an existing instructors home address for the first 12 months. The 5 mile rule does not restrict where you teach but it is a commitment not to over populate an area with instructors. Each instructor gets an exclusive 5 miles for the first 12 months.

How do I pay?

You can pay by bank transfer or by paypal. Once your application has been successful you will be given full payment details!

So are you ready to change lives?


£200 deposit followed by £130 per month for 10 months pay OR £1300 in full (save £200)


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