Birth has the potential to be one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives. Childbirth is a natural physiological process that a woman’s body is fully equipped for. Each birth is unique, and hypnobirthing is about empowering you to manage your individual experience before, during and after the birth and not fear it.
There has been lots of very good clinical research carried out which finds that the use of hypnosis during childbirth:
>> reduces the first stage of labour
>> significantly reduces and even eliminates pain
>> results in fewer interventions and surgical births.
>> reduces risk of post natal depression.
I train mums to be to use self-hypnosis, relaxation, visualisation and breathing methods to create mental and physical relaxation which enables them to prepare their mind and body for a natural birth. I teach hypnosis for pain management skills and to build trust in the body so mothers can enter labour feeling calm, confident and in control.
However, these skills are not just important for the birth, during the pre-natal period women can be more susceptible to general anxiety disorders and so it is really important for their general wellbeing and that of their baby to ensure they are as relaxed and happy as possible. Furthermore, research has shown a clear link between anxiety in pregnancy and post natal depression, making it even more important for pregnancy mothers to practice mental and physical relaxation.
Hypnobirthing is about women learning to reach a state of deep relaxation, maintaining perception of control over the process of birth and developing a really positive attitude. It is about changing expectation of birth so that you help rather than hinder the natural process.
The easibirthing® method seeks to enable you to have the active birth you want. So whether you are planning a home birth or birthing in hospital, this training is designed to suit you.
>> Hypnotherapy sessions designed for each client's needs.
>> 3 sessions
>> relaxing music
>> hypnobirthing sound files
>> positive affirmation sound files
>> course notes in paper and/or electronic form.
What you will learn:
>> An understanding of the pain/fear cycle
>> Self Hypnosis
>> Relaxation techniques
>> Breathing exercises for each stage of labour
>> Thought stopping techniques to deal with negative
images,thoughts or emotions.
>> Techniques to invoke calm relaxation
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