HypnoBirthing - The Mongan Method
South East London based Clinical Hypnotherapy practice
Christine Neillands DCH DHP GHR reg
Affiliated with the HypnoBirthing Institute


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About HypnoBirthing

About Christine

Benefits of HypnoBirthing

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HypnoBirthing: Taking The Birthing World by Calm

Teaching techniques for a safe, more comfortable and empowering childbirth.

ABOUT HypnoBirthingTM (The Mongan Method)

HypnoBirthing teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and the joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn to call upon your body’s own natural anaesthesia and thus lessen or in some cases eliminate discomfort. When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth, and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well designed manner that it does with all other creatures.

Please contact Crhstine for course dates and times. 


Christine has been a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist since 1994. She trained at The London College of Clinical Hypnosis, Birkbeck College, University of London where she qualified with distinction.

Along with her private practice in East Dulwich, she coaches and supervises students on the Foundation and Diploma courses at the Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy in London. Christine is also employed by the college to mentor students during these courses.

As a fully insured member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) Christine is committed to maintaining the appropriate and high standards of ethics.

  • Practice sessions allow you to bond with your developing baby. This can be very reassuring and relaxing for both you and your baby.
  • You may reduce or eliminate the need for chemical pain relief.
  • You can reduce the need for medical intervention.
  • These techniques may reduce the likelihood of needing an induction, epidural, Caesarean section or episiotomy.
  • No matter what course your birthing takes, you can stay in a focused and empowered state that can be very reassuring.
  • Many HypnoBirthing couples report that their babies are born more alert, can cry less, sleep and feed more easily.
  • Techniques of deep relaxation to help you to understand and reduce the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome.
  • How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, serene and joyful, rather than tense and stressful.
  • Gentle birthing techniques that help you to breathe your baby into the world.
  • To use your natural birthing instincts to give birth your baby in a way that most mirrors the way that nature intended.
  • Self hypnosis techniques that you and your birthing partner can use in many different potentially stressful situations, long after you have had your baby.
  • How to stay calm and focused even in a busy hospital environment.

All pregnant women and their birthing partners. Including: 1st Time Mums: Too often women are compelled to share their unhappy birthing stories with new mums to be. These HypnoBirthing classes help the first time mum to focus on what really can work, rather than what didn’t work for others. Mums who had a traumatic first time experience: Sometimes it can be hard to shake off a difficult earlier experience. Many women have really benefited from learning these techniques for their 2nd, 3rd even 4th baby. Busy working couples: These classes offer a wonderful opportunity for couples to take valuable time together to bond with each other and their unborn baby. Women who may be anticipating complications: Some women may be expecting more than one baby or may know in advance that there baby is going to be born with physical challenges. HypnoBirthing classes along with the opportunity to talk over specific concern with a professional who has therapeutic experience can be extremely helpful. The class schedule is 5-2 ½ hour classes. Individual Sessions: Not everybody is able to, or wants to, come to a class with their partner. Please feel free to speak to me about individual hypnosis sessions outside of the HypnoBirthing model. These sessions can be tailor made for your requirements.



HypnoBirthing is designed to work in unison with your medical care givers. Fortunately there are many wonderful Midwives and Doctors who are dedicated to excellent childbirth care while HypnoBirthing informs and empowers you to work together to make the most of your birthing experience. Just as every child is unique every birth is unique. It would be wrong to suggest that these techniques guarantee total pain free births for everyone, however there are many benefits on a wonderful spectrum of possibilities that can be achieved with HypnoBirthing. Even those women who talk about pain are able to do so with a strong sense of empowerment. As one woman told me: “ I could put the pain in a different room and stay focused on my baby and his birth - all thanks to HypnoBirthing”.   


“The HypnoBirthing certainly worked! - I was able to defy the ‘wisdom’ of modern intervention and have a calm and respectful birth. No fear, no tension, no pain. Five months later and I don’t think I have actually come out of relaxation. A wonderful start to this life for Elfrida. Thank you!”
Emma mother of Elfrida (Home birth, 1st child)

“HypnoBirthing was immensely useful and definitely made me feel more confident about giving birth for the third time. My confidence was knocked after the birth of my second. I have recommended you to my health visitor she was very interested in how hypnosis obviously helped me.”
Ruth mother of Tobias (Home birth, 3rd child)

“Thank you so much Christine for the course, it really helped in the lead up to the big day and although there was a fair bit of pain, I know the HypnoBirthing helped massively. I don’t think we could have done it as quickly or without pain relief and with as much focus without having studied HypnoBirthing .”
Jodi mother of Stanley (Hospital birth 1st child)

“Poppy arrived 30th November she was a text book birth. Thank you so much for all your help. I did it!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t praise HypnoBirthing enough.”
Vanessa mother of Poppy (Home birth 2nd child—1st birth was very traumatic)

“I had an absolutely fantastic birth at home and can not recommend homebirths, birthing pools and HypnoBirthing enough to anyone who will listen. My labour only lasted 4 hours from the first contraction to him being born, and I did it all without any pain relief (not even gas &air) so something must have been working for me! The midwife said afterwards that she couldn’t believe how calm and serene I was and that she was very impressed.”
Katy mother of Hadley (Home birth, 2nd child)

"Being pregnant with twins brought a lot of worry that things might go wrong, Christine helped me to relax and enjoy my pregnancy and I was confident enough to plan for a natural birth which I achieved - a beautiful experience with no unnecessary intervention'
Tracy mother of Toren and Mairead (Hospital birth, twins, 2nd and 3rd child)


christine@advanced-hypnosis-works.co.uk 0781 628 2291 | 0208 480 2742