Wondering what HypnoBirthing® is all about? Curious what to expect from your sessions?
The self-hypnosis techniques you will learn connect the conscious and unconscious mind. You can also use your imagination to decrease the fears and concerns that can occur surrounding pregnancy and birth. We all experience aspects of imagery, hypnosis and deep relaxation in our daily activities. Daydreaming is a light trance state. Your body is relaxed and your pulse is slow. In a moderate state of trance you are relaxed and aware of your breathing, perhaps experience imagery, and lose some perception of your environment. If someone sees you in a deep trance state, your arms and legs will be very relaxed, you will hear what others say, but your attention will be narrowed, and you will only be focusing on the sounds you want to focus on.
Hypnosis and imagery have been shown to be effective modalities for healing, promoting the release of natural ‘feel-good’ endorphins. You will be aware when you want to be aware, but very relaxed when you want to be relaxed.
HypnoBirthing® is a program that will give you exposure to a variety of tools and techniques so that you can achieve a more comfortable and sacred birth experience. You will learn how to build upon your inner resources and develop your own personal approach to labor, while being in charge of the process of hypnosis.
The HypnoBirthing® series is done either in a small group, or individually, depending upon the particular needs of those involved. You are always in control, and will never do anything you don’t want to do. Hypnosis can enhance and facilitate your labor and birth experience by helping you reach a state of deep relaxation and peacefulness. HypnoBirthing® encourages an increase in your natural endorphins while decreasing the catecholamines (stress hormones), to help you have a more comfortable and joyous birth.
You will find you will sleep better, feel more relaxed and confident about your pregnancy and birthing, and feel prepared to accept and care for your baby following birth.
Your partner or birthing companion are welcome and encouraged to come to the classes, as a way for you to have more support utilizing the tools during pregnancy and childbirth.
Materials include the HypnoBirthing® book, audio CD of guided imagery and birth affirmations; numerous informational hand-outs; as well as a guided relaxation with my voice – all available upon registration.
Click here to read a HypnoBirthing® birth story from one of my clients. For a sample of the type of guided imagery and relaxation techniques I use in class, check out my 10 minute demo below!
Please feel free to drop me a line with any questions or to schedule your private sessions.