Assist clients to overcome extreme anxiety so they can experience freedom from fear of conception, pregnancy or traumatic birth experience

Tokophobia and Birth Trauma The National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy

Sharon Mustard

Founder and Director of easibirthing® and parenting online training Course Leader of Hypnosis for Fertility, Hypnobirthing, Post-Natal Mental Health & Parenting


Tokophobia is a pathological dread and avoidance of childbirth. It is a distressing condition which can often be overlooked by medical professionals. As well as specific phobias and anxiety, tokophobia may be associated with depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Fear of childbirth is common and more intense in pregnant women who have not had a previous experience of childbirth. Over 20% of pregnant women report fear and 6% describe a fear that is disabling.
Altogether 13% of women who are not pregnant report fear of childbirth sufficient to postpone or avoid pregnancy.
This is a 3 hours CPD course for therapists to assist clients to overcome extreme anxiety so they can experience freedom from fear of conception, pregnancy or traumatic birth experience.
This course will cover working with the following tokophobic clients:
  • Women who have had a previous traumatic birth experience (secondary tokophobia)
  • Women who have suffered a previous trauma such as sexual abuse or rape
  • Those who have had no previous first hand experience of childbirth (primary tokophobia)
  • Men and women who have witnessed a traumatic birth as a birth partner
  • Those who are avoiding pregnancy altogether or have subconscious blocks to fertility

What Are the Benefits?

easibirthing® is a registered trademark (the only one in the field in the UK) and any practitioner using this trademark has been fully trained and qualified, a reassurance for potential clients.
Your knowledge will help clients:
  • Be free from fear which could otherwise rule their life decisions about parenthood
  • Be free from perceived restrictions on choices about their future
  • Learn strategies to empower rather than feel helpless
  • Feel listened to and understood in a safe environment
  • Process and reframe previous trauma to manage risk of re-traumatisation

Train in the Best Model with a Renowned Expert

Sharon Mustard offers this course in addition to her popular courses in hypnosis and psychotherapy for fertility, hypnobirthing for practitioners, post natal mental health & early parenting relationships. These have proved to be some of our most popular CPD courses. The feedback from delegates is consistently enthusiastic for Sharon’s training course materials and engaging style. This CPD course is a valuable asset to you and your practice.

This Course at a Glance:


  •  Sharon Mustard easibirthing® and parenting training founder and director

Mode of Study

  • ONLINE course to work at your own pace including;
    • Audio visual lectures narrated by Sharon Mustard, your course tutor
    • Animated video to enhance your learning
    • Hypnosis audio tracks
    • Downloadable client tools, manual, hypnosis scripts

Hours of Study

  • 3 hours (awarding 3 hours CPD)


  • £75 (£65 for NCHP Alumni with entering NCHPALUMNI code at checkout)

Entry Requirements

  • This course is for qualified hypnotherapists, psychotherapeutic counsellors and hypno-psychotherapists. You are able to attend the course whilst still completing your core training

Course Time and Date

  • Continual availability ONLINE

What Next?

  • The easibirthing and parenting training online school provide a range of courses from 1 hour – 21 hours CPD to enhance your learning. Why not consider one of our longer courses towards attaining specialist qualification in working with clients towards their journey to parenthood
  • FREE Bonus Online ‘7 steps guide to building a successful therapy business’ course when you sign up to the online school.

“Ton of information, lots of visuals, inspirational stories. It left me feeling positive, inspired and confident as a function of both content and Sharon’s lovely disposition and experience."


"Thanks again for a great and very professional course-I have recommended it to a number of people already"


"Dear Sharon, I can only imagine the time and effort you put into setting up this quality training. Clearly a labour of love!"