Birthing with hypnosis
Using hypnotherapy for birthing is an amazing way to experience a relaxed, controlled birth. During the sessions conducted at 30, 32, and 34 weeks mum and birthing partner will be taught various techniques to help you achieve this. It has been shown that using hypnosis to help with labour reduces the length of the first stage of labour by hours, with the second stage being reduced by almost half for the average labour.
There is a common myth that childbirth is painful. This myth has been learnt at a very young age when mothers get together and start discussing their birthing experiences, and while all this is going on the children are listening and absorbing what they hear into their subconscious minds, thereby creating that belief.
Schoolchildren are sometimes taken to farms during the Spring where they can witness lambs being born; the sheep have not been told that birth is supposed to be painful, so nature can do what it needs to do without causing pain to the sheep.
Using hypnosis for help with Fertility Problems
For someone who is experiencing unexplained infertility it can be very upsetting, they can feel that nobody understands how they feel and can feel very alone. It could seem that all around you people are becoming pregnant; some may even try to hide the fact from you just in case they might upset you. Working with hypnosis can help to support you through this very emotional time.
There can be a variety of reasons for infertility if there is no medical cause. Stress can be an important factor when dealing with infertility problems. When we are stressed the brain reacts by producing chemicals which are released into the bloodstream, this then causes a reaction known as the fight or flight response. When the fight or flight response is active various changes take place within the body in preparation for action, the heart rate increases, arteries constrict to increase pressure. The reproductive areas are the least needed in these circumstances and so they are shut down. One way of helping the client is teaching them to use relaxation techniques, during hypnotherapy sessions and cd’s that can be listened to in the comfort of your own home, which take the body out of the fight or flight response, this can have a beneficial effect on the body’s ability to become fertile.