I consider myself a curious person who likes to explore new things. My main interests are ways of self-improvement & self-development. I’m also very keen on discovering secrets of conscious & subconscious mind. So this time I challenged myself to find out about Hypnobirthing. I took a Hypnobirthing course with Mrs. Katharine Graves May 5th-May 8th, 2011 and trained as hypnotherapy teacher/ practitioner. I really didn’t have any idea what to expect, so if you are curious too, let’s begin:
What is Hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is one area which comes under the umbrella of Hypnotherapy for birth. It is pre-natal series of classes using relaxation techniques, breathing, positive suggestion and visualisations to programme your mind to reach the state of relaxation and harmony. This will enable you to be calm and collected even in otherwise stressful situations.
“It is simply a way of releasing some of the un-helpful and debillitating beliefs and assumptions that we have acquired on our journey through life. It can actually control pain.
Almost anyone who chooses to can reach deep relaxation and redirected focus.
Hypnobirthing is simply words, used in a positive and focused way, to help you release your worries and concerns about giving birth.
You will experience your birthing in an atmosphere of calm and relaxation, without the fear and tension that cause pain. Your body’s natural anesthaesia (endorphins) will replace the stress hormones that create pain.” K. Graves
How does Hypnobirthing work?
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2. Tadeusz Barowicz (1979). Inhibitory effect of adrenaline on oxytocin release in the ewe during the milk-ejection reflex. Journal of Dairy Research, 46, pp 41-46
3. G. W. BISSET, BARBARA J. CLARK AND G. P. LEWIS:THE MECHANISM OF THE INHIBITORY ACTION OF ADRENALINE ON THE MAMMARY GLAND http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1557334/pdf/bripharmchem00015-0187.pdf
4. Childbirth Connection: Hormones driving labor and birth
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