About Hypnobirthing Workshop
Over the course of 12.5 hours, Brenda will take you through everything you need to know to achieve a safer, easier and more comfortable birth. Pain doesn’t have to be a necessary accompaniment to labour. We’ll explode this myth and show you have you can have a better birth experience, more control during labour, trust in your own natural instincts, and have less chance of medical interventions resulting in a safer delivery. Courses are delivered either in 2 days over one weekend or in 2.5 hour classes over 5 weeks.
You will learn:
- Mindfulness and Self-Hypnosis
Through deep relaxation, visualization and positive affirmations you will learn to release all prior programming about birth. To trust your body and work with it to achieve the birth you desire. You will learn to free yourself of the negative emotions, limiting ideas and unhelpful attitudes which lead to pain-causing fear.
- Hypnobirthing Companion Role
The role of the HypnoBirthing companion is crucial so it is important that you choose someone who you trust to assist you. It doesn't necessarily have to be the father or your partner. You and your birthing companion will learn and understand hypnosis techniques and practice them together. You will be amazed to find that hypnosis is safe, simple and a truly powerful tool.
Most couples that do the HynoBirthing programme together find that they enjoy the different kind of intimacy that is developed between them by practising deep relaxation together. Quality support in labour can offer many benefits so you will want to take it seriously.
Special breathing techniques designed to enhance the body’s natural rhythm in labour, to keep you calm, to enhance your surges and to gently nudge your baby into the world without the need for prolonged pushing.
- Mind-Body Connection
To understand the Laws of the Mind; how the mind affects the body, how your birthing body functions, and how your baby actively participates in the birthing process. By understanding these laws we realize that the mind governs the body and that we are the creators of our own experiences. When your body, your baby and your mind work together in harmony, your baby is nurtured and birthed according to nature’s perfect design.
- Trust Your Natural Instincts
HypnoBirthing will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts, to create and enhance your body’s own natural chemical relaxant through deep relaxation and a powerful message technique. You will learn natural ways to bring your body into labour and so avoid artificial inductions.
Hypnobirthing teaches you to release all prior programming about birth. You will be fascinated as you view HypnoBirthing films showing laboring mothers, awake, alert and in good humor as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you, too, can know when you are free of the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome. You can be a more full participant in your birth: engage with health care providers, participate fully in your birthing process and make informed choices. We also embrace the concept of pre-birth parenting and you will learn about this.
How the mind and emotions affect the body · Why labor hurts and why it doesn’t have to · Releasing fear, the enemy of labor · Preparing your mind and body for birthing · Avoiding artificial induction and episiotomy · Developing ultimate-depth relaxation · Understanding the stages of labor · Preparing your Birth Plan ·Tapping Nature’s own relaxant · Breathing your baby down for birth