HOW DOES HYPNOSIS APPLY TO BIRTHING?
Hypnosis enables us to deprogram ourselves of the negative beliefs surrounding birth, and replace those detrimental myths with confidence in our ability to navigate our experiences successfully. This is a powerful way to interrupt the fear-tension-pain cycle.
Regular relaxation and hypnotic practice enables you (and your 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 reserves being drained in order to cope with high levels of anxiety and stress, you're freer to enjoy the experience.
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, you can use these same techniques to prepare yourself for a great birth.