"You have powers you never dreamed of.
You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind"

- Darwin P. Kingsley

HypnoBirthing® –The Mongan Method- is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather a “rebirth” of the philosophy of birthing as it existed thousands of years ago and as it was recaptured by Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who, in the 1920s, was one of the first to study the concept of natural birthing. The method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.
You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony–as they were designed to–when your body is sufficiently relaxed and you trust birth. You will learn how to achieve this kind of relaxation, free of the resistance that fear creates, and you will learn to use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth.

HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in a format of five, 2 1/2-hour classes.

Unit 1 – Setting the stage
Introduction to the remarkable HypnoBirthing® philosophy
The History of Women and Birthing
Why and how you can have an easier, more comfortable, and safer birthing
How Nature perfectly designed women’s bodies to birth
How to assist, rather than resist, your natural birthing instincts
The vocabulary for calm and gentle birthing.
Visualizing gentle births by viewing beautiful birthing videos

Unit 2 -Pre-birth family bonding and preparing your mind and body
The remarkable mind of your newborn baby—Prenatal bonding techniques
Rapid and instant self-relaxation techniques and deepening techniques
Breathing techniques for labor and birthing
Hypnotic relaxation and visualization
Selecting the right care provider
The Birth companion’s role in birthing
Preparing your body for birthing with massage and toning

Unit 3 – Self-hypnosis visualization and advanced deepening
Preparing Birth Preference Sheets
Preparing the Body for Birthing
Light Touch Labor Massage
Your body working for and with you
Avoiding artificial induction and achieving a natural start to labor
Releasing negative emotions, fears and limiting thoughts.

Unit 4 – Overview and summary of childbirth
Onset of Labor – Thinning and Opening Phase
Birth explained simply
Settling in at the hospital or birthing center
Preparing for home birth – or baby’s choice of birth
As labor moves along – passing time through labor
If labor rests or slows – Companion’s prompts and activities
As labor advances – birthing with your baby
Protecting the natural birthing experience
Birth rehearsal imagery

Unit 5 – Birthing – The final act and bonding
Moving into birthing
Positions for descent and birthing
Breathing baby down to birth
Family bonding with your baby

What you will learn in HypnoBirthing® 
Private sessions available upon request and may be on zoom or in person.  

All class times are EST and meet for 2.5 hours. Class materials include: The HypnoBirthing® book and CD by Marie Mongan, Rainbow Relaxation MP3, and class workbook/ handouts including relaxation scripts and birth preferences template

Booking now :  Private sessions only.  Please call for pricing. 


Hypnosis is a natural, yet altered state of mind where communication and responsiveness with the subconscious mind is present.  If that sounds commonplace, it’s because it is. Most of us go in and out of the trance state regularly. If you’ve ever zoned out on your daily commute,  or found yourself immersed in the world of a book or movie, you’ve been in the trance state.  

Hypnosis is known for harnessing “the power of suggestion.”

Hypnotherapy is the practice of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. To understand the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy, think of hypnosis as a tool and hypnotherapy as the use of a tool. Hypnotherapy is to hypnotism as art therapy is to art.

Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy defined
WHY hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a powerful modality to address a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to

  • Addictions
  • Relieving Anxiety/Worry
  • Career Success Programming
  • Change/Eliminate Bad Habits
  • Pain Management
  • Creating and Manifesting
  • Relieving Test Anxiety
  • Overcoming Fears
  • Increase Motivation, Ambition, and Initiative
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias/Fears
  • Self-Defeating Behaviors
  • Increasing Self-Esteem
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Performance Enhancement
  • Stress Management and Relaxation
  • Surgical Prep and/or Recovery
  • Weight Loss
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy is effective with anything that affects the mind !

“Hypnotherapy services are offered within the confines of the Florida Hypnosis Statutes, where therapeutic conditions, such as medical, dental, or mental health, require the referral, supervision, direction, or prescription from an appropriate licensed practitioner of the healing arts.”
Pricing for hypnotherapy sessions available upon request. Discounts given for multiple sessions purchased at once. Each session is approximately 1-1.5 hours long. Late afternoon, early evening, & weekend appointments available. Free 30 minute initial consultations are available by phone, zoom or in person.


“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”.

I am a Certified Hypnotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, certified by the state licensed Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy. I am a member of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists and am certified through the HypnoBirthing® International Institute as a HypnoBirthing® instructor. I am a registered yoga teacher (RYT - Yoga Alliance) and a Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra practitioner.

I am honored to work in the field of healing. The profound reward of this work is that it creates change... whether it's working to help bring babies into the world in a more calm and peaceful way to helping clients work through issues to tap into the power of their own minds and to uncover their highest potential. I look forward to meeting you and talking about how you can harness the power of your own subconscious mind to create meaningful change.

I am honored to teach yoga to women in a local transitional housing program.  These women have walked difficult paths and are strong, wise & beautiful.  These guided meditations were designed because of and for these women.  I include them here with gratitude to my students for encouraging me to produce them.  To learn more about the difference between meditation and hypnosis, read more here on my Articles/Blog page