How does hypnosis apply to birthing?
Hypnosis is useful in many ways:
1. Hypnosis enables us to deprogram ourselves of the negative beliefs surrounding birth, and replace those detrimental myths with confidence in a woman's ability to birth successfully. This is a powerful way to interrupt the fear-tension-pain cycle.
2. Regular relaxation and hypnotic practice enables mom (and her birth companions) to be more calm and centred, leading to better decision-making, healthier child development and, again, an interruption of the fear-tension-pain cycle. Without her reserves being drained in order to cope with high levels of anxiety and stress, mom is free to enjoy her experience.
3. Hypnosis can be used to affect the body and allow it to function optimally. Just as athletes use mental rehearsal and hypnosis to improve their performance, moms can use these same techniques to prepare their body for a great birth.
For more information about hypnosis, please see the FAQ page on my coaching & hypnosis website.
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