Mental Wellbeing Practitioner (Certified) Training.

Bring emotional wellbeing to your parent-baby community.

If you work with pregnant couples or new parents, then this is for you.  

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Awareness are non negotiable when becoming and being a parent. This training helps you to build wellbeing into your offers and your own life - so you, your clients, and their babies feel happy, supported and secure.

Do you work with pregnant couples or new parents and babies, and see the real need for them (and you!) to stress less, cope better and feel calmer?

Perhaps you struggled with the challenges in becoming and being a parent and saw the gap in support for so many who need a little more TLC, coping skills and signposting.    

Raise your hand if you’ve seen clients anxious about bringing a baby into their arms, or so tired they dread nighttimes. At a loss because they are shouting and tearful and resenting their life as a parent - or worse, resenting their partner or baby?  

We have all experienced the tiredness brought on by new-baby sleepless nights, but that doesn’t need to lead to feeling out of control, reactive and feeling like you’re failing.  

The grief and disappointment when we compare what we thought parenting “should be” to what it’s actually like is real. And it can lead to negative thoughts spiraling and tensions rising.  

How equipped do you feel to help yourself when this happens? And what about the people that come to your classes?  

I created the Beyond Birth Sessions and the Beyond Birth Guide to help practitioners like you support parental mental health by bringing in simple, effective and enjoyable practices into daily life.

“Attending the Beyond Birth Groups has been such a positive experience. It has helped me with those stressful, sleep deprived parenting moments and given me tools to respond instead of react. It’s a journey in self-development. I always leave feeling empowered and that it’s ok to just be how I need to be that day”.


“I have just finished my online Beyond Birth training and I was blown away by the content. I can’t wait to start running sessions and have found such value in the training”

Ria @mamasmindgulness

“Attending the Beyond Birth Groups has been such a positive experience. It has helped me with those stressful, sleep deprived parenting moments and given me tools to respond instead of react. It’s a journey in self-development. I always leave feeling empowered and that it’s ok to just be how I need to be that day”.


Beyond Birth is a powerful addition to your practice that gives you and the parents you work with the skills you were not taught as a young child: how to cope better with stress, tiredness, poor relationships, big emotions and the mental load.

Becoming and being a parent is a stressful, vulnerable and transformative experience for everyone. Yet most of us are not equipped with ways to manage the challenges and overwhelm that comes with the role of being a parent.

Join our Collective and enhance the great parent-baby business you already have, learning to deepen relationships with yourself, your family and your clients whilst practicing what you preach to manage any stress, anxieties and cope better..     

I am looking for people who want a life and business with emotional wellbeing at the core.

Nurture & Continuity of connection is at the heart of what we do. 

  • Boost your offerings and emotional wellbeing skills for yourself and your clients 
  • Increase the power of connection and nurture for parents and babies 
  • A rewarding career that fits beautifully into your family and your life where and when it matters most. 

Nurturing you as you confidently nurture your family, clients and their babies for the best start in life… We need this now more than ever before!

Anyone working with parents in pregnancy, birth and parenthood should consider bringing mental wellbeing practices into their life and work as non-negotiable; we owe it to our clients to guide them to help themselves with their mental and emotional wellbeing at such an uncertain, transitional time in their lives. And in the stressed-out world we live in.

According to the mental health foundation report in 2018, 74% of us are so stressed we feel we are not coping.  In another report by The Princes Foundation, just 10% of people are considering their mental health when preparing for a baby, and yet we are seeing mental ill health in the perinatal period on the rise and not enough support for them with long waiting lists to access… 

The training is both educational and enjoyable!

Even if you’re super busy, you can learn over a few weeks and you’ll have access to everything you need to begin at once.  You can do things at your own pace and can start running groups as soon as you want to. The Collective Community is very supportive and there are 3 x monthly Nurture, Accountability and Reflection Sessions to keep you on track and connected to others training alongside you including those who are established practitioners already running the Before/Beyond Birth Mindful Early Parenting sessions.


Join the growing collective of kindred people

I can’t wait for you to experience this very special training.
Here’s some of the amazing content you will get to help you incorporate mental and emotional wellbeing safely into your life & business::  

  • Emotional & Mental Wellbeing & simple psychotherapeutic skills for you and your clients  
  • The Beyond Birth Guide and Audios  
  • 12 Before & Beyond Birth session guides and lesson plans to take clients through with you from pregnancy into early parenting.  
  • Wellbeing scripts & group discussion training  
  • Basic Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Training  
  • Training videos, materials and live virtual training - (14+hrs live prerecorded in person online group training sessions) and a Practitioner Collective Community.  
  • With the Nurture option: Ongoing Nurture, Reflection and Accountability coaching sessions from Sophie and perinatal experts in 3 x monthly group zoom sessions 
  • Optional extra: 10 x 1:1 Coaching/Therapy sessions with Sophie over 12 months; the perfect Nurture as you grow yourself and your business  
  • Listening skills, Safeguarding and Signposting  
  • Certification on completion of training, hosting 2 sessions (case studies) and self-reflection submissions  
  • Amazing Self and Business Development  
  • Marketing pack (branded materials, social media templates, strategy guide, guidelines, content ideas and tips).  

You will also receive…

  • TWO additional bonus workshops FREE including an Anxiety Relief Workshop  
  • 20 hours CPD points - the training is accredited by Think Tree Hub Ltd 
  • If you upgrade: 12 months Nurture 1:1 and small group Accountability to practice what we preach. 

Schedule your Connection Call to find out more:  

“I really think and feel the training and guide is such an amazing resource for parents to start with their own self-care, which will give them the tools they will need as they face the many challenges of parenting.”

Tara, Resilient Emotions 

“Wow!!! Every new parent should know about Beyond Birth. This guide is life changing. The messages, knowledge, wisdom, compassion, space holding, empowering activities, reassuring and transformational. I love this guide.”


What to expect and what you get from the training

With this training you’ll be able to ...

  • Expand on a family flexible business that you love - knowing you are doing something well meaning and healing.  
  • Earn more income serving parents and babies in a way you know they need that has lasting effects for life.  
  • Love what you do and work in a rewarding role that gives so much back.  
  • Find a collective of amazing kindred people all aligned with you and supporting you in your journey.  

I can help you achieve all this and more!

Are you feeling…

  • Like you need to continue the relationship you have (or begin one) with parents in your classes and help improve their connections with their babies and each other too?  
  • Like you are just getting to know your clients and then you have to say goodbye and work hard to find more people? And some of them needed longer to get to know each other? 
  • Like you find you have some parents in your classes that just need some extra TLC and you’d like to help them to help themselves at a deeper level? 
  • Like you have compassion and empathy for the parents you meet and have a desire to help them through the challenges of early parenting in a way that perhaps you wish you’d had yourself? 
  • Like you feel you must do something more for yourself, your family AND people living through such a vulnerable time with ongoing consequences for them and their children for life? 

Now is the time to follow your passion and that desire to do more for the parents and babies you help.  

From £299 (amazing value when compared with other popular baby classes training)

Included is:

  • 14+ hours of live online teaching with workbooks, audios, along with scripts and lesson plans to use in your own classes  
  • A private practitioner Community and Facebook Collective for ongoing support  
  • Monthly group accountability and reflection sessions so you get the work done  
  • 20 hours CPD accredited points   
  • You will learn how to apply Mindfulness and more to calm, focus, soothe and cope in pregnancy and with baby  
  • The Mind and how it works (incl. Parent & Infant Mental Health Awareness)  
  • Perinatal Mental Health Awareness 
  • Breathing, Relaxation & Anxiety Relief Techniques you can teach your clients and use yourself  
  • Using Affirmations and how to create your own & Journaling methods  
  • Aromatherapy use specific to pregnancy and early parenting  Being trauma aware  
  • Calming techniques and tools for parents and baby  
  • How to run the 12 Before & Beyond Birth Sessions (Antenatal & Postnatal), either group or 1:1, online or in person  
  • Ideas for marketing the sessions with templates  
  • Bonus workshops from leading experts 
  • Discounted online mentoring/therapy sessions with me  

My training is for you if, like me...

  • You are ready to help the people you inspire to have a more positive experience of their baby chapter and you want to make a difference for them and also yourself and your family too.  
  • You understand at a deep level the importance of maintaining mental wellbeing during the baby chapter for both parents and their babies and you want to know more about how you can help and learn more professionally too.  
  • You are excited about taking this new path, learning, growing and expanding in a way that will help yourself and others for life.  
  • You are ready to learn about the importance of mental wellbeing, self-love and connection for babies and parents and your own self development.  
  • You like connecting with others to share and support each other.  
  • You want to learn more ways to support your clients for longer that covers parent/infant mental health and development as well as supporting parents postnatally. 


  • You will be learning with me. I am an international perinatal therapist and coach. I have been training people for over 17 years and I love what I do. I am on several apps including the popular Nourish App. I have authored a book, parent support sessions and practitioner training courses including numerous well-beloved audios on parental mental wellbeing.  
  • Your Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Training will be from myself and optionally from leading Perinatal Experts and Authors, Dr Jane Hanley and Mark Williams  
  • You can understand the importance of emotional wellbeing, connection and early attachment and bonding in the creation of happy relationships.  
  • You look forward to learning useful knowledge and techniques to help parents maintain their mental wellbeing and connect with each other deeply, confidently signposting them if needed, from pregnancy through the first 1001 days.  
  • You can learn with me anywhere in the world, in the way that is most flexible and convenient for your lifestyle.  
  • You can work in a fulfilling and nurturing role extending your perinatal practice from pregnancy through early parenting and keep connections with your clients for longer. 
  • An invitation to join the inspiring, private Facebook Community “Beyond Birth Practitioner Collective” to meet the rest of the pioneering community to support each other. This is priceless!  
  • Ongoing support and reflection sessions from me as your mentor in our online groups. I have got your back.  No ongoing fees for the first year! (but you get loads of support from me anyway because I believe in being there for you)  
  • 10% discount on all future The Mamma Coach courses  
  • Mentoring and coaching to help you extend your services and for your self-development in an upgrade   
  • £1 of every Beyond Birth Guide sold via you will be donated to Pandas Foundation UK    
  • Access to expert masterclasses from parent and baby health and wellbeing experts so you can learn how to serve your clients more from the best professionals.

Want to know more? Here are a few FAQ’s

You can take as long as you need. It’s taught by me over 14 hours of live video presentations and you will need to take time to go back over the course content and practice each group session, which means you can be teaching in a very short time. You have 12 months access to the course materials so you can take your time.

The main training is 14+ hours of study and then I suggest spending another 10 - 20 hours to familiarise yourself with the content and lesson plans. You will need to add in time to create your marketing materials, update your website with the Beyond Birth information and host a few trial sessions.

Absolutely not. Everything is covered and more. I have been teaching groups and 1:1’s online for several years now and create materials all the time. 100% of my clients when asked said my courses overdeliver on value and exceeded their expectations. If you need additional mentoring, we can discuss this and arrange a day and time to suit you, for an additional discounted fee.

No, but it can help if you have experience in hosting group pre or post natal classes, or working with groups, teaching, coaching or 1:1 support. However, if you are keen to help your community by running these groups, you can do the training and book an extra 1:1 session with me to get you feeling confident.

Yes, however, this is written for both/all parents and I encourage you to reach out to Dad’s and Partners as much as possible to get involved.

There is no minimum. I suggest a maximum number of 10. It’s best to keep these sessions smaller to go through the exercises more personally, and keep distractions and noise levels down as much as possible. However, we don’t want to exclude people for any reason, so it’s up to you.

The guide is available online via the website and Amazon and £1 is donated to Pandas Foundation. 

You will be given training in how to manage these situations. Remember, this is NOT therapy. It's light and feel good!

At first, it’s advisable to do this, and each of the 6 sessions is mapped out for you. However, you may feel you can introduce the content into your other classes and this is absolutely fine to do, as long as people know it’s Beyond Birth content (it’s still my intellectual property and copy-written).

Absolutely. The online sessions have their pros and cons just as the local in-person groups do. Mindfulness and relaxation works particularly well online.

From birth to around 10 - 12 months. However, some people run groups or 1:1's for parents with older babies and children too.

You will get a certificate which will enable you to practice as a professional Beyond Birth Mental Wellbeing Practitioner and hold groups or 1:1 in person or online sessions.

I recommend that if you have a pregnant group, you wait until after they have their babies and don’t mix pregnant and new parents together. The guide is great to start in pregnancy though.I am working on an antenatal version of the course for your to offer - coming soon!

Definitely. You and your clients will benefit from running these groups either at the same time, or following.

We recommend that in-person groups are charged at around £50 for 6 sessions, and online groups around £40 for 6 sessions. However, if your outgoings are high, for instance, venue hire and travel, then you can of course charge more to compensate.

Yes, but I ask that you use the Beyond Birth logo and branding with the Group content alongside your logo.

The doors are always open for the training

This is an investment in yourself as well as your business and the people you will support in your parenting community. You will reap the rewards more than words can say. x  

Certified Training & 20 CPD Points.  

Self paced, with accountability and reflection for your self development and your clients emotional wellbeing. A great start for everyone.
What you get:

  • 8 x sections (14+hrs), of videos, downloads, information and all you need to set up and run your own Before and Beyond Birth Groups.  
  • Collective Group & Accountability ongoing  
  • Perinatal Mental Health Ecourse Discount  
  • Bonus workshops 
  • Marketing pack 
  • The BB Guide & Audios 
  • 1:1 coaching & therapy offers 

This is incredible value for money. It's priceless and life changing!

Your Investment from only £299

Saving yourself a considerable amount in bonus extras and coaching.

It's easy to secure your place and get started:

  • Make 1 payment of £497 (or 12 payments of £60) 
  • You will receive so much value and 17 years of knowledge and expertise with this course.   
  • Certified Training with lifetime members’ access.   
  • Self-paced, CPD accredited, and online for your self-development and your client’s emotional wellbeing. A great start for everyone.

6 reasons why you may wish to add this training to your offerings…

  1. 81% of families have said their mental health has been affected by COVID-19 (Motherdom Survey). Post Natal Depression and Anxieties have tripled (University of Alberta) and 1 in 4 new mothers and 1 in 10 new fathers are struggling. More than 1 in 10 women develop a mental illness in the perinatal period and 7 in 10 women will hide or underplay the severity of their perinatal mental illness. (Maternal Mental Health Alliance). Beyond Birth Guide and Groups can help prevent mental illness and preserve mental health.  
  2. Unicef estimates there are 353,000 babies born each day around the world. That’s a lot of parents needing nurturing and managing their mental wellbeing in a world that’s getting more stressful than ever before.  
  3. A recent study by the National Childbirth Trust suggests half of new mothers suffer mental health problems during pregnancy or within the first year of their child’s birth. Self-education through the Beyond Birth Guide (and other antenatal courses) during pregnancy on self-care, the importance of connections and practicing mental wellbeing techniques through into parenting has the potential to support new parents and help them support themselves or reach out when they need help. 
  4. The number of children having therapy for anxiety has risen by 60% in two years, figures in 2017 from the NSPCC show. Babies and children need loving support to thrive and how they interact with their primary caregivers in the first 3 years of life can, simply put, wire their brains for love or stress. Problems with emotional regulation in early childhood can cause stress and anxiety later in life. Alongside other classes such as Infant massage and yoga, Beyond Birth Groups teach mental wellbeing, responsive care and love from the start of the baby chapter and affect families for life. 
  5. We need more teachers to help support parents and babies worldwide, and more parents learning ways to manage and maintain their mental health. You will be part of something very special and worthwhile. 
  6. Parents and babies are missing out on this vital education and information due to the lack of understanding that it’s necessary and an availability of classes like this - there is nothing like this out there yet, so you will be the start of a new wave of parental and infant wellbeing practitioners.

Why trust me with your training?

Because like you, I am passionate, on a mission and work so hard to make sure that all my clients are happy and have all they need. If you train with me, I will be your teacher and mentor and I take that seriously (which means working long hours and late nights sometimes!). I have got your back…  

When I had my first baby, I made the jump from a career in feature film production after studying and training on and off over 16 years, to become The Mamma Coach. Do I have any regrets? Absolutely none! My testimonials speak for themselves. I put all I have into my work.  

I expect you are here because we share a similar outlook on life, parenthood and parenting. As you may already know, running your own family friendly flexible business enables you to be with who you love and doing what you love. Time and experience are so precious. It’s time to enhance what you already offer to help parents in a fuller, more balanced way that you know will make a fundamental difference for them, their children and you.

Fifteen years of working in person and online means that I know exactly what you need to feel confident when studying to become a teacher and coach. I have also taken extensive Higher Education training in many subjects such as Hypno-CBT and Mindfulness, Infant Massage, Birth Trauma, Aromatherapy, Holistic massage and Reiki. Beyond Birth draws from all my training and experiences and I know how to help parents and babies enjoy classes through creating great resources, learning activities, after course support and even little things like aromatherapy blends and take-home relaxation audios. It all helps to create a nurturing experience where parents and babies feel connected, valued, celebrated and nurtured.  

The mindful early parenting groups:

Are a unique blend of mindfulness, self-hypnosis, coaching and informative talks aimed to educate, connect and ground parents to build resilience, confidence and calm.

Are designed to help all parents find some mindful time for themselves - with baby, to maintain their mental wellbeing during the transitional period of the first year after birth.  

Are not just for parents who may be struggling but for everyone going from pregnancy through the first year with baby.  

Are not classes as such, more structured support groups, with a theme and format each week. There are 6 weekly sessions recommended but they can go from pregnancy (antenatally) through to the end of the first year with baby and we recommend parents come to as many as they can to benefit from creating new habits and deeper connections - continuity of connection is at the heart of what we do.