— HypnoBirthing® — 

The Mongan Method 

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The Gold Standard of Birthing with Hypnosis


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Birth is a normal, natural life experience, and most births are low-risk without complication. HypnoBirthing® is a way to prepare for a gentle, safe, and comfortable birth, where a mother (and partner) learn gentle and appropriate hypnosis techniques. These ideas help a mother relax, prepare for birthing, and welcome a child into their lives.

This amazing program teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You learn how to prepare for childbirth through practicing special breathing techniques and visualizations. You view films of laboring hypnobirthing® mothers to illustrate that you too can experience a gentle birth. You learn to trust your body and work with it. You develop a deep connection with your baby and anticipate your birthing day.

How Classes are Taught

HypnoBirthing® Workshops are presented in a series of 5-classes which meet once a week for 5 weeks. The classes are 2½ hours each. Classes are comprised of expectant mothers and their birthing companion (husband, partner, doula, friend or relative). Classes are taught privately. If two couples request class at the same time, it is possible to have a group class. Discount applies.

Cost for classes in Chico office: $399 private classes

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baby"Thank you for your support and coaching on our journey. We appreciate your role in this inspiring event. We are so thankful we delivered our baby without pain meds, surgery and artificial induction. Amazement, wonder, and love abound here." AK, California

"The breathing was all I needed and the most important. I gave into the process with no fear and breathed my way through. Never was there a time that I thought I couldn't do it or that it was unbearable. I really feel like all our classes helped us, and thank you." AP, California

What You Getbaby dog 2

• 5 information-packed class meetings, helping you to understand what happens in labor
• 3 professionally written scripts for your home practice
• Rainbow Relaxation recording for your relaxation, stress reduction, and bonding
• Handouts for planning your Birth Preferences
• A set of Birth Prompts for your birth Companion
• Demonstration and practice in optimal birth positions
• A complete hypnotic session in building birth confidence and eliminating fears
• A Guide to good pregnancy nutrition
• Several deep relaxation techniques for use during birthing
• Well-paced instruction designed to build your confidence and help you to have
   a safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing
• Special calm breathing methods for use throughout labor and during birthing
• Private instruction if desired
• Small classes for personal attention
• Body toning exercises and practice
• The advantage and confidence of the Mongan Method reputation for
   top-quality birthing preparation

Course Highlights

• How the mind and emotions affect the bodypregnancy2d• Why labor hurts and why it doesn’t have to
• Releasing fear, the enemy of labor
• Preparing your mind and body for birthing
• Avoiding artificial induction and episiotomy
• Developing ultimate-depth relaxation
• Understanding the stages of labor
• Preparing your Birth Plan
• Tapping Nature’s own relaxant
• Breathing your baby down for birth

Advantages of HypnoBirthing®

• Teaches deep levels of relaxation to eliminate the fear that causes tension
   and thus, pain
• Greatly reduces and often eliminates the need for chemical painkillers and drugs
• Shortens the first phase of labor
• Leaves mother alert, fresh, awake, and with energy
• Helps keep oxygen supplied to baby during birthing
• Reduces the need for an episiotomy
• Reduces and often eliminates fatigue during labor
• Empowers parents with techniques to achieve a gently, calm birth for
   themselves and their baby
• Gives the birthing companion an integral role in the birthing
• Embraces the concept of pre-birth parenting
• Teaches breathing techniques that allow a woman to gently breathe her baby
   into the world without the violence of hard, physical pushing

About Your Instructor


Julia Ferre is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified HypnoBirthing® practitioner, and mother of four adult children. She offers hypnotherapy sessions in private practice in Chico California and around the United States. Julia birthed 3 of her 4 children at home, using many of the ideas of HypnoBirthing, and brings her personal experience and therapeutic experience into her classroom setting.

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About the Founder

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Marie “Mickey” Mongan, is founder of HypnoBirthing® and is an award-winning therapist with over 30 years’ experiences in counseling and teaching on the college level and in the private sector. She holds several awards in hypnotherapy and has been named one of five outstanding educational leaders in New Hampshire. She is the mother of four adult children, (born in mid-‘50s and early ‘60s) using the theories on which HypnoBirthing is based. Her book, HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method, is used in HypnoBirthing® classes.

“My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a safe, satisfying birth for both her baby and herself—one she’ll not need to forget.”
– Marie F. Mongan, 1999

For more information on HypnoBirthing®, see: http://hypnobirthing.com/



Contact Julia

Office located at

2545 Zanella Way, Suite D
Chico, CA 95928

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Event Schedule 

Ongoing: Hynobirthing class, Chico, CA. Please contact Julia to schedule. Classes held on weekends. 

Ongoing: Kick Butt Stop Smoking Clinic. 5 week sessions held on demand. Please contact Julia to schedule.

Ongoing: Appointments in the Chico office for hypnotherapy and/or reiki sessions. Please contact Julia to schedule.

Zoom appointments ongoing: Please contact Julia for availability. Appointments held on weekends; note that Julia works in Pacific Standard Time Zone.