Have you ever wondered why something as natural as bearing a child should have to be so painful? Chances are, you’ve probably heard many stories and seen many images of women having horrific childbirths. What you probably haven’t seen are images of women having peaceful, even meditative childbirths. Women quietly breathing through their surges, feeling strong and confident in their body’s ability to do its job. There is another reality of birthing that many of us have never seen, but it is there. All over the world there are women giving birth on their own terms, feeling empowered, joyful, and not afraid.
This is what HypnoBirthing is all about: Helping women to trust in their own power and relax into the experience of birthing.
The body knows what to do, but sometimes we need to learn how to get out of the way. A HypnoBirthing class is as much about unlearning as it is about learning. Impressions of birth that are traumatic and fearful need to be replaced by positive impressions so that the body can relax and let go of tension. When there is less tension, there is less pain. This is how the mind can be used to work for the body, rather than against the body… the foundation of the HypnoBirthing method.