Hypnobirthing is hypnotherapy applied to pregnancy and birth. With hypnobirthing you explore your subconscious responses to pregnancy and birth, how they affect you and what you can do to change your experience into a more fulfilling one. Your partner takes the course with you so he can best support you in this method. Hypnobirthing focuses on the subconscious, psychological and emotional aspects, while childbirth education and pregnancy yoga focus more on the physical and spiritual aspects.
I am delighted to bring hypnobirthing as part of the holistic approach of preparing yourself for motherhood.
Surely you have heard stories about pregnancy and birth, you have seen movies or you read books, your mother gave birth to you, or you gave birth already. All these imprints are stored in your subconscious mind and they define your experience, behaviour, attitudes and the way you live your life today.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A HYPNOBIRTHING SESSION?
I trained with Mucha Mama® in the Netherlands. You subscribe online and receive all preparation materials to read and listen to with the instructions to work at your own pace. The Hypnobirthing audio sessions are relaxing and allow you to explore your mental images. Once you are familiar with the exercises, you and your partner join the hypnobirthing class with few other couples or you might take a private class. We will practice hypnotherapy techniques/tools such as breathing, direct and indirect suggestions, visualizations, anchors, metaphors and fear release exercises.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What does the course include? Your own certified teacher; 1-day course; 5 hypnobirthing MP3s; Online lessons; Hypnobirthing E-Book; Exercise Book; Birth Plan; Practising Table; Avoid Induction help; Breech support; Follow-up session.
Q: At how many weeks of pregnancy should I start? Somewhere in the second trimester is the best time to start hypnobirthing. The earlier you start, the more you can benefit from the exercises long before you give birth.
Q: How long does it take to see benefits? Preparing with hypnobirthing will not only help you during labour and birth but surely also in other areas of life for many years to come. For myself, taking the training has long-life effects as I have become very aware of my mind patterns, habits and attitudes and I know now how I can change the negative ones in more fulfilling ones.
Q: How long does the course last? The 1 day class is from 10 am to 5.30 pm.
Q: What should I wear? Light easy clothing, pants or shorts are best.