Hypnosis for Birth
Hypnosis for childbirth accesses the power of the mind-body connection to discover a deeper level of calmness, relaxation and control for birth. It has been recognized by the American Medical Association since the early 1950′s as a valuable tool for women and health professionals.
Regardless of a woman’s plans for birth (medicated vs. un-medicated) her most useful skill, is her ability to relax deeply and completely. Relaxation during the birth process is a woman’s greatest challenge. Hypnosis is extremely effective in conquering this challenge, while increasing relaxation skills and diminishing a woman’s perception of pain.
Everything starts with the thought process that creates emotions, and hypnosis and imagery are techniques to change a woman’s thought process, improve body process to help decrease anxiety during pregnancy & birthing. This prepares the mother to welcome your new baby.
As a contraction begins, you will able to quickly go into a deep focused state as you allow your body to completely relax. This helps your body to work smoothly and efficiently, which very often shortens labor, with less tearing and trauma to the baby.
Hypnosis eliminates fears as a result of conditioning by our society. Your body was born knowing how to give birth. Hypnosis is an easy way to create a peaceful, nurturing way to a gentle birth.
What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of mind characterized by an extreme concentration of attention. This happens naturally, and on a fairly regular basis in our daily lives. The feeling of hypnosis has been described as a deep daydream, sometimes a staring off into space, while driving and not remembering passing a certain point, or watching TV and not hearing someone speak to you.
The use of hypnosis is an efficient way to create a relaxed state of concentration. Similar to just before sleep, this is a very dreamy, pleasant state. During this time the mind is very open to visualization and creating a rich sensory experience.
Such extreme concentration opens the mind to what are called suggestions, positive ideas that may be planted directly into the persons thinking.
Hypnosis is actually a way of enhancing people’s control, of teaching them how to control aspects of their body’s function and sensation that they thought they couldn’t.
Despite widely held misconceptions about hypnosis, a growing body of research supports this ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of issues, from anxiety, creativity, sleep, chronic pain, concentration, natural child birth, weigh loss, phobias, ect.
Can hypnosis be dangerous?
Hypnosis is a completely natural state; it is most pleasant and relaxing. For anybody to in any way get hurt by hypnosis is totally out of the question.
To appreciate the enormous benefits of hypnosis, you first have to forget about things like swinging watches and hapless audience members who prance around on stage, crowing like roosters, and the old fantasy that it takes away your control.
Is hypnotic trance sleep?
No, trance is not sleep, on the contrary the client is more aware of what is happening in the surrounding world for the senses usually works better, but if a client would get so relaxed they fall asleep this is not a problem because some parts of the consciousness keeps listening to the hypnotists voice. A sleeping client can follow instructions like moving a finger, take a deep breath or wake up when instructed to.
Can I get stuck in a trance?
No. If the hypnotist would leave for a lengthy amount of time you would fall into sleep and awaken naturally.
I don’t believe I can be hypnotized.
Yes, you can, for some it takes longer then others. Anybody who is motivated towards positive change will be able to be hypnotized.
Every session is tailored to each individual client’s needs.
Hypnosis for Birth is accomplished in 3 sessions
1st Session: works with relaxation of the body & mind.
2nd Session: works with guided imagery of the birth.
3rd Session: incorporates sessions 1 & 2 with a deeper hypnotic state for maximum benefit.
I studied with Dick Sutphen, president of the American Hypnosis Association & I have over 10 years experience. My mission is to create lasting positive change one client at a time. I chose that mission because I believe so strongly in the work I do and in the ability of hypnosis to empower people to change their lives for the better.
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