Meet the Woman behind HypnoBirthing®
Marie Mongan, M.Ed., M.Hy., of The Villages, Florida, is an award-winning hypnotherapist, who brings to her classroom over thirty years’ experience in education and counseling on the college level and in the private sector. As the most comprehensive birthing education program available, Mongan Method Hypnobirthing offers women and their partners opportunities to explore their choices and develop the
decisions-making skill necessary to achieve their birthing goals.
She is a former college dean who, early in her career, was named one of five outstanding educational leaders in New Hampshire and was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship to Harvard University.
Marie (best known as “Mickey”) is licensed by the State of New Hampshire as a counselor and is certified as a hypnotherapist, hypnoanesthesiologist, and instructor of hypnotherapy. She holds several awards for distinguished service and achievement in the practice of hypnosis and is the 1995 recipient of the National Guild of Hypnotists President’s Award. In 2000 she was presented with the coveted NGH Charles Tebbetts Award for her contribution in “shedding the light” and advancing the awareness of hypnosis. In 2005 she became the first woman ever to receive the highest award given by the National Guild – the Rexford L. North Award.
Mickey is the mother of four adult children, all born in the late ’50s and early ’60s. She experienced all four labors without labor medication, using the theories of Dr. Jonathan Dye, of Buffalo, New York, and Grantly Dick-Read, of the UK, two pioneers in natural childbirth. Two of her birthings were entirely free of anesthesia at a time when it was unheard of, and her husband was by her side in both the labor room and the “delivery” room. Her book HypnoBirthing®–A Celebration of Life, was written in 1989; her latest book, HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method, is now available in leading book outlets and through the HypnoBirthing® Institute.