I came across hypnobirthing many years ago before my core training as a hypnotherapist. Back then, I was skeptical, but have since used it for the birth of my own son and seen many others experience the benefits.
Hypnobirthing is about empowering you to make informed choices, and feel confident, calm and in control during your birthing experience, whatever course that takes. Hypnobirthing prepares you for all scenarios of birth. It doesn’t guarantee the perfect birth, but it always makes a difference to your experience.
I stayed at home for the birth of my son this year (2019), and felt first hand the power of self hypnosis, using techniques to control and alter sensations in my body during surges. I felt like a lioness during my labour, I remember feeling strong, fearless, and in control. My mind and my body, were relaxed. I felt confident throughout my birthing experience and met my son after we’d worked 3.5 hours together to bring him into the world. Child birth certainly wasn’t “text book perfect”, and as we’re real people, nothing ever will be!, but birthing was an incredible and positive experience, one that I recall with a smile on my face and a wonderful warm fuzzy feeling inside.
I work with men and women at all stages during their preparation for and transition into parenthood. I am passionate about positive birthing and parenting experiences, and believe that everyone can experience these in their own way. I also run a private counselling and hypnotherapy practice, and you can find information about how we can work together on other issues that may be affecting you at www.therapyshed.com.