Hypnosis for ChildBirth
What is Hypnosis for Childbirth?
Hypnosis is a state of deep mental and physical relaxation that enables the hypnotized person to focus intensely on a thought or feeling, blocking outside distractions. In this state, the mind is more open to suggestions that change our beliefs and behavior. When a woman prepares for childbirth with hypnosis, these suggestions aim to replace fear and expectations of pain with confident expectations of a safe, gentle – even comfortable – birth. For example, a woman using this technique may concentrate on the sound of her deep breathing, taking her further into a hypnotic state, and visualize her baby easing downward with each breath. In childbirth hypnosis teaches a new vocabulary to describe labor and birth, to break the traditional association of birth with pain.
How Hypnosis works in labor.
When a woman feels fear during childbirth, her body releases stress hormones that trigger the body’s “fight or flight” response. This causes muscles to tighten and interferes with the birthing process. By training the subconscious mind to expect a safe, gentle birth, they say, women can avoid going into the fight-or-flight state, allowing for a smoother birth.
What are the advantages of using Hypnosis for labor? Mothers using hypnosis in childbirth use less pain medication and rate their pain as less severe.
Kelly Granite Enck, CHt, BA, Certified Hypnotherapist trained in Clinical Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming, (NLP), Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR). Depending on her client’s goals, Kelly may use one or all of the above modalities with her hypnosis sessions. If you have any questions call Kelly at 278 Paine Street in Doylestown, PA 18901. Doylestown Hypnosis is in the Historic District of Doylestown at 215-840-0684 or Book your In-Office or Phone Session by clicking the BOOK NOW button, and you will be directed to Kelly’s calendar where you can pick a time and date that works for you.
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