Contemporary women in our culture hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth, too often associating it with excruciating pain, thereby causing their bodies to become unable to perform what should be a normal physiological function. HypnoBirthing® is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education enhanced by self‑hypnosis and guided imagery techniques that allow women to use their natural abilities to bring about safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing.
HypnoBirthing® teaches a woman how to release all prior programming about birth to free herself of limiting thoughts and emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and resistant muscles. When giving birth with HypnoBirthing®, a mother is not in a trance or asleep but instead in a state of deep relaxation—awake, aware, and fully in control.
The Five Techniques of HypnoBirthing
- Self Hypnosis / Deepenings
In a series of five confidence- building classes, they learn what makes labour hurt; but more importantly, they learn the logic behind why labor doesn’t have to hurt and what they can do about it. Moms and their birth companions study the physical and chemical changes that occur over a period of time when fear and anxiety are allowed to accumulate. This awareness of the fight, flight, or freeze response helps them to choose calm. They practice exercises in class, designed to help them see the relationship between fear and the possibility of pain. These exercises become life skills that also shore up their parenting skills. Armed with this knowledge, the pattern of calming techniques and steps that they learn helps them to create endorphins and avoid the effect of the negative hormones that cause their bodies to constrict, rather than open.
The overall effect is that birthing parents are better able to appreciate the benefits of calm, gentle birthing, making the experience a joyful one for mother, baby, and birth companion—benefits that can last a life time.
The five-week series includes a textbook, relaxation CD or Mp3, and everything you need to know to reconnect with your birthing instincts and create an amazing birthing experience.
What we teach week by week
Session 1: Building A Positive Expectancy
Session 2: Falling in Love With Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body
Session 3: Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby
Session 4: Overview of Childbirth—A Labour of Love
Session 5: Birthing—Breathing Love, Bringing Life
How do we do this?
• Breathing techniques that quickly create a state of relaxation and comfort;
• Positions and techniques to bring about a deeper level of relaxation;
• Visualisations to make birthing easier;
• Methods to bring about a natural start to labour;
• What to expect during the last few weeks, at the onset and during labour and how the body will work with you;
• How to clear anxieties, limiting beliefs or fear surrounding birth;
• How the birth companion can help and be a real part of the birth; and more….
We have many skilled, experienced and passionate Practitioners from varied backgrounds including; midwifery, nursing, hypnotherapy and counselling. Please accept our invitation to introduce you to this empowering antenatal course. You will discover it is not just about birth; it is a life experience.