WHAT IS HYPNOSIS? WHAT IS HYPNOBIRTHING?
Hypnosis is believed to work by changing our state of consciousness. The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation. Their therapist will focus on appropriate suggestions to help them make positive changes. In a hypnotherapy session you are always in control and you are not made to do anything. It is generally accepted that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Your therapist facilitates the experience.
Hypnotherapy aims to reprogramme patterns of behaviour within the mind. It works to overcome irrational fears, negative thoughts suppressed emotions and phobias.
What can hypnotherapy help with?
Hypnotherapy can be used for to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. It can help the disabled and those facing terminal illness. It can overcome addictions such as smoking and alcoholism. It can help people with weight control. It relieves pain in surgery and dentistry. It is even beneficial in obstetrics. 'Hypnobirthing' is a form of antenatal education. Self-hypnosis and positive mindset preparation for birth is reinforced during the course. Hypobirthing can shorten the delivery stage of labour and reduce the need for pain relief.
How successful is hypnotherapy?
People's success with hypnotherapy varies. It depends on the willingness of the patient. Hypnotherapy generally requires several sessions to achieve meaningful results. Self-hypnosis techniques can be practiced outside of hypnotherapy sessions, to reinforce the effectiveness. With the right practitioner permanent changes can occur.
What should you consider when undertaking hypnotherapy
If you would like to give yourself a positive and enjoyable birth experience, book a hypnobirthing course. It is a comprehensive antenatal class. It provides you all the pregnancy and labour information you need. And it also provides you with a toolkit for relaxation and calmness for labour. What's not to like about that?
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