mind+body birth is a series of 4 classes that will teach you how to use self-hypnosis to tap into the cellular wisdom of your body, relax profoundly, release pain, and enjoy your baby's birth. Through experiential sessions, you will learn:
- How hypnosis works
- How to find your "safe place"
- Progressive relaxation
- Anatomy and physiology of labor and birth
- Fear and worry release
- Affirmations for birth
- How to numb pain through directed anesthesia and other techniques
- Guided imagery for the best birth you can imagine
Class size is usually limited to 5 women. The first class in the series welcomes women and their birth partners, and lays the groundwork for the next 3 classes which are for pregnant women only. By creating a confidential, safe space for women to share and explore their fears with each other, and suggest new ways to understand those feelings, they can reach deeper and deeper hypnotic states. By week four, each woman has acquired the tools to give birth with confidence that her body and baby know how to birth.
During the mind+body birth course, you'll learn basic anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, discuss birth preferences and realistic expectations, learn how to deal with the unexpected, and how to work with your birth team. Simultaneously, through experiential hypnosis, you'll learn to imagine an individualized "safe place," calming breathing techniques, progressive relaxation, fear release, how to reframe using the right words for you, labor coping methods, visualization, directed anesthesia, and self-hypnosis. In mind + body birth there are no cookie-cutter terms, catch phrases, or one-size-fits-all rainbow inductions.