Learn relaxation techniques so that you can give your baby a welcome that is calm, gentle and safe. Hypnobirthing teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labour.
You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony – as they were designed to – when your body is sufficiently relaxed. You will learn this kind of relaxation, free from resistance that fear creates, and you will learn to use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth.
You will not be in a trance or asleep. What you will experience will be similar to daydreaming or being completely focused on one specific thing. You will be conversant, in control and aware of your body’s surges and your baby’s progress. You will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation and determine the degree and manner you feel your surges. Relaxed muscles function as nature intended – releasing your body’s natural relaxant, endorphins, replacing the stress hormones that constrict and cause pain.
Data provided by HypnoBirthing® Institute, between 2005-2010
The Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing® is the longest running community dedicated to using hypnosis in childbirth. It was founded in the United States in early 1989 by Marie “Mickey” Mongan, who is a licensed counselor and former dean of a small women’s college. The Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing® is the pioneer and leader in birth education with hypnosis. Several decades and thousands of classes later, HypnoBirthing® is the most widely used childbirth hypnosis program in the world. Today, there are HypnoBirthing® practitioners in 46 countries around the world who are helping women become aware of the benefits of calm, instinctive birthing for themselves and their babies.
Esther qualified as a Reflexologist and Massage therapist in 2011. Having ignited her passion for holistic therapies Esther went on to study for Diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Hypynobirthing®, BWRT®, Fertile Body Method, Aromatherapy, Baby Massage, Baby Reflexology, Reiki. Esther passion lies in fertility and maternity treatments and has studied extensively in Fertility and Maternity Reflexology. Esther is a member of the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists and Fertility Reflexology Network.
Susan is an extremely experienced holistic therapist, practicing complementary therapies since 1996. Training in some of the most prestigious colleges and with world leading experts of Chinese medicine. She is a fully qualified with Master Tung style acupuncture, Richard Tan, Giovanni Maciocia, Suzanne Robidoux and Jeffrey Yuan.
Susan holds Diplomas in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Korean Hand acupuncture and and abdominal acupuncture. Clinical Hypnotherapy, Hypnoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Hypynobirthing®, BWRT®, Beauty Therapy, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Reiki and Havening.