After I birthed my second child unassisted at home, Wai Han and I became close friends as we discovered we shared the same passion for childbirth. She urged me to take the practitioner course so that I could give classes. At first I was hesitant because I wasn't sure if it was allowed Islamically. However I checked with a trusted Ustaz and he said that if it helps people it is generally allowed. And so I registered myself ...Best decision I ever made! The course taught me, in many ways, things that I ALREADY KNEW, but couldn't quite put a finger on or access easily. The principles are so simple and basic, yet we tend to overlook them. Now I use HypnoBirthing techniques in my everyday life and use the principles in any situation.
Here's a great article (albeit slightly old one) in TIME about HypnoBirthing. http://www.time.com/time/connections/article/0,9171,1101040301-593553,00.html