Marie “Mickey” Mongan, founder of HypnoBirthing®, is an award-winning therapist withover 30 years’ experience in counseling and teaching on the college level and in the private sector. She holds several awards in hypnotherapy, including the National Guild of Hypnotists President’s Award and the coveted Charles Tebbetts Award. In 2005, she became the first woman ever to receive the Guild’s highest honor, the Rexford L. North Award.Early in her career, she was named one of five outstanding educational leaders in New Hampshire. And, in 1992, she taught in Moscow as a diplomat for the Bridges for Peace Foundation. She is the mother of four adult children, born in the mid-‘50s and early ‘60s, using the theories on which HypnoBirthing is based. Her widely acclaimed book, HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method, is the textbook used in HypnoBirthing® classes.