The Mongan Method

5-Week Class on Zoom

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Gentle Birth

Gentle, autonomous birth is our birthright. But the fear and pathology that's been attached to birth in our culture undermines the physiological nature of our bodies. Birth is a normal, natural event that has millions of years of evolution behind its brilliance. 

Here, we approach birth from the basis of our biology and we acknowledge the effects of our thoughts and emotions on our physiology. Bridging the gap between mind, body and autonomy creates the space where birth can unfold gently and joyfully, as nature intended.

Class Details

Upcoming Series: Saturdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3

Class Duration: 2.5 hours

Time: 10am-12:30pm PST

Cost: $550


  • Book: HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method

  • Beautiful workbook

  • Audio downloads: Rainbow Relaxation, affirmations, meditations, guided breathing

  • Postpartum Wellness Toolkit

  • Reunion after babies are born

*Contact me if you're interested in a private class.

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  • UNIT 1

    Laying the Foundation

    • Clarify your values

    • Birth history

    • Hormonal blueprint for birth

    • The mind-body connection

    • Collaborate with your mind

    • Guided meditation

  • UNIT 2

    Preparing Mind & Body

    • Prenatal care & bonding

    • Birth setting & care provider

    • Breathing & relaxation techniques

    • Movement for optimal fetal positioning

  • UNIT 3

    Autonomy & Deepening

    • Birth choices & self authority

    • Birth plan guidance

    • How to advocate

    • Advanced self-hypnosis deepening techniques

  • UNIT 4

    Holistic Stages of Birth

    • Understanding the birth process

    • Partner's role in birth support

    • Avoiding interventions

    • Navigating challenges

  • UNIT 5

    A New Beginning

    • Positions for labor & birth

    • Breastfeeding guidance

    • Co-sleeping

    • Elimination communication

    • Nourished postpartum

    • Birth imagery meditation

"Celia's class was transformative to say the least. I have such a different perspective on what we are capable of a women. My husband and I learned way more than we would have if we stuck to the classes our insurance provided. We learned about every part of birth and how natural it actually is. Worth every minute, and worth every penny." - Katie

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"When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change." - Marie Mongan

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