Yesterday, I received my certification from Hypnobabies! That means I am now officially a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor (HCHI), and I can begin teaching Hypnobabies classes. This is a very exciting milestone for me, and I can’t wait to start helping families in my community experience better births.
My journey as a Hypnobabies instructor began as a dream and a goal that I set for myself just after my son’s birth in late 2014. After experiencing the power of childbirth hypnosis and enjoying such an incredible birth experience, I realized that I wanted to teach others to do the same. After settling into motherhood, I started to investigate my options, and set my sights on the April 2017 instructor training program. When the time came, I applied, was accepted, and began working on the pre-requisites. Those requirements alone represented many hours of work, and I felt a wonderful wave of accomplishment when I finished them! Then in April I attended the five-day instructor training in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was a challenging week of long days in the classroom and a lot of learning. After our trip I began working on the certification exam, and after about a month and a half of more hard work, I finished and submitted it. It was reviewed, and then I received the good news yesterday that I was certified. Crossing that finish line means I have completed a big goal on my life goals list, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!
Because I am now just over 7 months pregnant, I will be waiting until after my daughter’s birth and newborn months to begin teaching. I am excited to offer my first class in January 2018, and my second in March 2018.