What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a naturally induced state of relaxed concentration
- a state of mind and body in which we communicate suggestions
to our subconscious mind. This part of our mind influences
what we think, how we feel, and the choices we make. It
can actually control pain.
There is no magic to achieving success with self-hypnosis.
Almost anyone who chooses to can reach deep relaxation and
How Does it Feel?
When having your baby with HypnoBirthing®, what you
will experience is similar to the daydreaming or focusing
that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or staring
at a fire. You will be conversant and in good spirits -
totally relaxed, but fully in control. You will be aware
of your body’s contractions but will be able to determine
the extent to which you feel the surge. You will experience
your birthing in an atmosphere of calm and relaxation, without
fear and tension that cause pain.
When it’s time for your baby to be born, you will
be fully aware and involved.
When Should I Start Having Classes?
It is never too early or too late to attend classes. However,
from 14 weeks onwards is when most women choose to start
Does My Birthing Companion Have
to Attend Classes?
Yes. Birthing companions are an essential part of HypnoBirthing®
success. Either your partner, mother, friend or sister can
be your birthing companion.
How Long Do Classes Take?
Approximately 12 hours in total.
Classes can be taken over a weekend, weekly evening classes
(one class a week, for five weeks), or, if you choose to
have private lessons in your own home, at days and times
to suit you.