Nicola Griffiths

Clinical Hypnotherapist & Psychotherapist

Cirencester Hypnotherapy & Health Centre

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

As a Mother myself, I truely understand the benefits of hypnosis, not only during childbirth, but during the pregnany as well.

 

The mind can be trained to experience discomfort as only pressure, and that is what is achieved in childbirth hypnosis. In addition, with labour, the more relaxed the mother is, the more comfort she will have.

 

Physical relaxation, using guided visualisations followed by positive hypnotic suggestions, is learned and practiced daily in preparation for birth.  Suggestion is given to the subconscious mind to believe that birth will be comfortable, easy and more enjoyable.

 

Relaxation for Mother AND Baby

 

There is a more and more research becoming available about stress that an unborn baby can experience whilst still in the womb.  The following link to Imperial College London explains why relaxation for expectant mothers is important: click here.

 

Fear and Expectation

In other cultures, childbirth is regarded as a natural, normal event in a woman's life. The women in labour is given support from other women, and children are often present to witness the event. In this way, birth is celebrated and honoured.  Young girls then grow up with the belief system that birth is a positive event and their expectations of childbirth reflect this attitude.

 

As a result, their births are similar to their predecessors; without pain and fear. They have a positive expectation of childbirth. In our culture, it is very much the opposite. For many generations we have been told that delivering a baby involves many hours of painfully agonising work, to be faced with fear and trepidation. We experience pain in childbirth, in part because we very much expect to!

 

Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth

These sessions will teach you how to enter into self-hypnosis instantly, and create your own natural anaesthesia whenever and wherever you need it. You will have control over your body, and be able to be an active participant in your birth process. As labour progresses, you relax even more, trusting in your body's natural ability to give birth with ease and comfort.

 

Too good to be true?

Can women give birth without experiencing pain? They can, but there are many variables in labour and birth that can affect the outcome, and couples need to have a positive but realistic view of hypnosis for childbirth.

 

I teach the benefits of self-hypnosis to enable a relaxed approach to the baby's birth and not necessarily working just with the Mum-to-be, Dads are invited too so they remain calm under the pressure and play an active role in the birth.

 

Please do call and arrange an initial consultation so we can chat through your individual situation.

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Research shows that there is more scientific evidence for Hypnotherapy than any other complementary therapy...by using hypnosis people can perform prodigious feats of will-power and self-healing.

 

 

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