Birth Hypnosis is a method of learning and practicing how to enter into a deep state of relaxation during labour and birth. When your mind lets go and you relax, your experience of pain is less, your stress levels are lower making labour shorter, more comfortable and less complicated.
In Birth Hypnosis workshops, you will learn simple but specific self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques designed to help your body be free from tension and fear so that labour and birth can unfold naturally. There is no magic to achieving Birth Hypnosis, it works with your body’s normal processes, almost anyone who chooses to, can reach deep relaxation and open their mind to positive suggestions through guided imagery and visualisation.
During Birth Hypnosis sessions you will:
> learn the process of hypnosis, what it is and how it works > learn how hormones work in labour and how relaxation and breathing lessens the experience of pain > learn a series of breathing techniques to use during labour to help you achieve relaxation no matter what is happening around you > be provided with a series of hypnosis CDs and scripts to listen and practice at home > have the opportunity to experience specifically designed hypnosis sessions to help teach and consolidate your new skills and to let go of any unwanted beliefs or fears about birth. More and more women are choosing to explore the option of using skills in deep relaxation to enhance their birthing experience. There are many methods available and whether you decide Calmbirth, Hypnobirth, Hypnobabies, Hypnosis for Childbirth or Birth Hypnosis as the right method for you, there is a growing body of evidence* that tell us these skills have many advantages during labour and birth. *Cochrane Library: Relaxation techniques for pain management in labour - Caroline A Smith, Kate M Levett, Carmel T Collins, Caroline A Crowther
Fee: $360 Birth Hypnosis is held over two sessions and includes Scripts and a set of CDs for home practice. Also includes a Gift voucher from Magenta Photography - for more details click here
“Imagine what might happen if women emerged from their labour beds with a renewed sense of the strength and power of their bodies, and of their capacity for ecstasy through giving birth” — Dr. Christiane Northrup