focuses on the combination of breathing exercises and deep relaxation & visualisation techniques to induce a trance-like hypnotic state
A hypnotic state is a natural state for the human mind that we all experience on a daily basis without consciously knowing (ex: when we sleep or day dream)
It is a total natural phenomenon & thus is completely safe during pregnancy
What does Hypnobirthing feel like?
A hypnobirthing experience is a conscious, pleasant experience in which you delve into a deep state of relaxation to effect a positive, behavioural change. While there is no such thing as a ‘hypnotized feeling’, every individual has their own unique experience of hypnosis; but common sensations include:
A deep physical relaxation in all areas of the body
A feeling of heaviness or weightlessness
Slower, steadier breathing
While in the hypnotic state you may feel less aware of your surroundings. However, you will remain conscious and in full control of your body and mind at all times.
How will I benefit from these Hypnosis Sessions?
‒ Achieve a state of relaxation and calm well-being
‒ Replace any negative thoughts or feelings with positivity and confidence
‒ Cope with pregnancy discomforts
‒ Get better sleep
‒ Bond with your baby
‒ Practice deep relaxation techniques for use during pregnancy and birth
‒ Develop trust and confidence in your body
‒ Achieve a more pleasant pregnancy journey
DURING LABOUR & BIRTH
‒ Build birth confidence
‒ Feel more prepared for labour and birth
‒ Feel in control
‒ Cope better with the pain of childbirth
‒ Shorten the process of labour
‒ Reduce use of pharmacological pain relief during childbirth
‒ Have a positive birthing experience (whatever turn your birthing takes)
‒ Promotes a more positive psychological well-being
‒ Reduces the incidence of postnatal depression
‒ Assist in the transition to parenthood
‒ Creates a more positive postpartum experience
How does it work?
Hypnobirthing involves the induction of a hypnoidal state through guided relaxation in which you will become more focused and receptive to the powerful suggestions given to you - which are absorbed by the subconscious mind. This will help you to increase your
Endorphins & Oxytocin production
Will I hear everything?
The unconscious mind will hear everything. The conscious mind may hear everything, bits of or nothing at all.
What if you can’t hypnotise me?
Almost everyone can be hypnotised – as hypnosis is a natural state of mind.
Will I be in control?
Absolutely! If you are feeling uncomfortable you can always open your eyes or raise your hand and I will wake you up slowly.
What if something happens to you while I am hypnotised?
It is a natural sleep- you will wake up naturally whenever you want to.
Can you make me do anything that I wouldn’t want?
No, everything is to your benefit. No surprises at all. I will always explain what will be happening prior to every session. You will be in complete control and consciousness at all times.
What if I don’t remember anything?
If you go into a deep trance and doze off, it would mean that all the positive, powerful suggestions would have been absorbed by your subconscious mind – Excellent!
How will I know if it has worked?
You cannot know immediately. Should be reinforced through self-hypnosis and given recordings/affirmations.
WHEN YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU
THE WAY YOU BIRTH WILL CHANGE