Welcome to the Bring Birth Home resident expert series. This is the first of six guest posts from Mavi Gupta, M.D., C. C.Ht. Board Certified Physician, Headache Specialist and Hypnotherapist & Jeremy Dyen, C.Ht. Certified Hypnotist, professional musician and teaching artist.
Part 2: Hypnobabies Review
Part 3: Hypnobirth Case Study
Many people have misconceptions about what hypnosis is and how it works.
Watch this video to learn the benefits of hypnosis. You’ll also discover common myths surrounding hypnosis. After you watch the video, read the short article below to learn how and why hypnosis works for childbirth.
Hypnosis is some kind of magic and hypnotists have special powers.
Hypnosis is a normal state that we all experience regularly. Hypnotists and hypnotherapists simply have training, knowledge and experience with human behavior.
Myths about hypnotists using special mind-control techniques come from Hollywood.
Hypnosis is some kind of mind control that puts you in a zombie-like state… that you can be made to do something against your will.
Hypnosis is simply a state of heightened suggestibility. YOU are in complete control of your mind and body.
You are asleep or unconscious during hypnosis.
Hypnosis influences your subconscious mind. Although you can fall asleep during a hypnosis session, you are fully aware of what you are doing and what’s going on around you.
In fact during childbirth, you can be in a hypnotic state and still walk around with your eyes open.
Hypnosis will only work for certain people.
Anyone can be hypnotized.
The success of hypnosis depends on a person’s motivation and willingness to participate, as well as the competency of the hypnotherapist, recordings or scripts.
Why Hypnosis Works For Childbirth
Relaxation during hypnosis opens your mind to powerfully positive suggestions about birthing. It also reduces stress.
Practiced regularly, hypnobirthing breaks the fear-tension-pain cycle so common in birthing. Very often, labor pain is caused by tensing during contractions. Hypnosis effectively gets you to relax during them, thus reducing pain.
The mindset shift you experience by practicing hypnosis during pregnancy empowers you to make clear-headed, informed decisions about your birth. It allows you to shift from fear-based birthing to positive, healthy birthing.
Finally, hypnosis is completely safe and natural for you and your baby.
If You’d Like To Continue Learning About Hypnobirthing…
Mavi and Jeremy have recorded a 50 minute informational presentation about hypnobirthing.
In this FREE presentation below, you’ll find out:
- Detailed and somewhat shocking facts about epidurals and how you can create “natural anesthesia” during birth.
- Why anxiety about birth has raised C-section rates and how you can avoid them.
- Unconventional techniques to shorten labor, decrease pain and avoid medical interventions.
- One easy technique to relax, sleep better and empower you during pregnancy.
- Motivation tips for positive birth and lifelong health.
Also included is a 40 minute interview with me and Mavi about further advice for expectant mothers who would like to consider hypnobirthing.
We’ll also send you -via email- more information about hypnobirthing including the following:
- The Science Of Stress: Why It Is Bad For You, Your Baby And Your Birth
- How To Relax In 5 Minutes With This Specific (and Easy) Breathing Exercise
- What Induction Can Do To Your Child’s Brain – A new study that reveals the truth about Pitocin and neurological diseases
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