You may have heard the word associated with a natural birth but it might not be what you immediately imagine it is. Some people worry that the name is off putting and they will have to comply to certain ways of doing things. Hypnobirthing teaches women to have the birth they want but in a calm and relaxed manner. It also gives parents the tools and knowledge to be in control of their birth preferences. There is no right or wrong way to have a Hypnobirth.
A Hypnobirth can be at home, in a hospital, at a birthing centre or baby's choice!
A Hypnobirth can be in the water, in a bed, standing up, used during induction or surgery.
A Hypnobirth uses deep relaxation techniques to aid the birthing mother during labour.
Many studies have shown that the mind and the images held within it can largely determine your success or failure in life. Motivational consultants, Olympic coaches, Sports trainers as well as medical professionals are all starting to realise the importance of visualisation, which is the process of mentally producing pictures of a desired goal or result, in achieving that goal. So the use of self hypnosis and visualisations have become more widely used in their routines.
We have all probably heard negative birth stories and horror stories regarding pain in childbirth and labour. These negative images and fears become imprinted into our brains subconscious. When in hypnosis you visualise your ideal birth scene, it becomes strong...
Pregnancy PilatesExercise can have profoundly positive effects on your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing during pregnancy. Pilates in particular is a safe and gentle form of exercise that can help you maintain your existing strength, posture and flexibility, whilst helping you prepare your body for the demands of pregnancy and childbirth. Just some of the benefits of Pilates during pregnancy include;
strengthening your abdominal muscles - to help you cope with the weight of your growing baby
reducing back pain - by strengthening deep abdominal muscles that stabilise your back and pelvis
strengthening your pelvic floor - which will help to support your bowel, bladder and uterus as your baby grows
Firstly I would like to explain, as best I can, what the Law of Attraction is. The Wikipedia description is "In the New Thought philosophy, the law of attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. The teaching is based upon the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from "pure energy", and that through the process of "like energy attracting like energy" a person can improve their own health, wealth and personal relationships. "
The Law of Attraction is a Universal Law derived from the Ancient Egyptian principles of Hermetics. They are Mentalism, Correspondence, Vibration, Polarity,...
It was 15th Feb 2017 (9 days before my due date) as I strolled slowly and mindfully along Brighton seafront, feeling my belly swollen with pride. I acknowledged the inner life of my second son and how I was soon to lovingly receive him in my arms. As I inhaled fresh sea air, I began my walk of gratitude reflecting on how so many of my dreams had manifested in this colourful cosmopolitan city. I felt truly blessed that I had become a mum, yoga teacher and massage therapist all in the short space of time I had lived in Brighton. As I watched the seagulls fly overhead in what felt like slow motion I intuitively knew that baby would soon journey into this world. I felt an inner sti...
When you hear the word hypnosis many people will immediately think of stage hypnotists that give the illusion of mind control for the sake of entertainment. This is not the same as the natural state of trance that we can go in and out of several times a day. When we read a book, become engrossed in a film or we are driving our cars, our attention is completely focussed on that one thing and as our brain wave activity lessens we find ourselves in hypnosis. We don't realise this is happening as it is a very familiar and natural state, similar to when we drift off to sleep. We are always in control and know what is happening around us but we choose to concentrate fully on one thing.
🌟Hypnobirthing classes versus online course or book and cd.
🌟Why should I attend a five week hypnobirthing course?
There are many reasons why one option may suit one person or couple than another but I think the main two will be time and money.
Yes a five week course is more expensive than just buying the book and with the online course now available at a fraction of the price I see why these options may seem appealing to the busy pregnant mum who has to budget for the arrival of a new baby let alone antenatal classes. It is always worth checking with practitioners if you are on a low income or if you don't think you can stretch your budget as many hypnobirthing practitioners will do a reduced rate or they may have spaces to fil...
Your mind is more powerful than you can imagine...
In a recent HypnoBirthing class a pregnant mother and I were discussing due dates and she asked whether setting the intention to have a baby on a certain date would work. I replied absolutely!
I explained that when Ellis, my youngest was born, he came on the date I had written in my diary 9 months previously. Surprised by this she asked me to explain. It wasn't really intention setting but when I looked at the dates to see when he was due, I worked out it would be 9th March, rather than writing due date I just wrote baby born.
After having my 12 week scan the hospital changed the date by a day but I did not bother changing it in my diary. As my due date neared I thought that it wou...
Apart from controlling your breathing, regulating your temperature and ensuring your heart beats - your subconscious brain's primary function is to keep you safe. It relies on past experiences and beliefs to act upon what your conscious brain tells it.
Think of your mind as if it were a flower garden. Your logical brain or conscious mind is the gardener sowing seeds (thoughts) in your subconscious. If those seeds are given time, attention and nourishment they will flourish and grow into flowers. This is the case with both negative and positive thoughts. What your conscious mind thinks, your subconscious mind makes it happen, like a ship's captain navigating a ship.
During hypnosis we are giving suggestions to the subconscious mind...