Mind and Body Scotland has created The Use of Hypnosis in Childbirth Manual. It is suitable for Parents, Childbirth Educators, Doulas and Midwives
The aim of the manual is to enable Childbirth Educators, Doulas and Midwives to employ the use of basic hypnosis only for the purpose of preparing parents to become and remain calm in both body and mind during labour and birth. It is to assist them to be able to install suggestions of comfort, confidence and control, removing fear and apprehension in childbirth and parenthood.
The Manual is also written to enable parents to follow the manual on their own and to make use of the audios with a greater understanding. This training manual can be an additional learning resource for women who have already had the benefit of quality antenatal education and who are ONLY seeking the tool of hypnosis for childbirth.
We do NOT promise births that are free of discomfort as no mammal births are totally absent of discomfort. However, using The Use of Hypnosis in Childbirth reduces the use of analgesia, increases confidence and reinforces that labour and birth are natural processes.
It is not, nor never should be a denial of use of correctly assessed clinical needs and procedures.
When using hypnosis we distract and/or switch off the conscious mind to enable our subconscious mind to get on with its work.
What does the manual cover?
This manual will help you to understand how beneficial hypnosis can be for childbirth in making the experience more comfortable and manageable. In the manual we cover the following aspects:
Included with the manual are three hypnosis scripts that will help you prepare for labour and birth.
Here are some quotes from the hypnobirthing scripts to give you a flavour of the lovely places we take your mind to:
"That warm, comfortable feeling spreads out slowly and moves deeply into your body…… RELAXING your body… as it moves slowly through every muscle…, every cell…, every part of your being… YOU ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE RELAXED AND MORE COMFORTABLE TOO as the warm comfortable feeling begins to spread, filling every cell of your body as it moves through you with comfort and relaxation.”
“You are going to create glove anaesthesia and as I stroke your hand, you can see me stroking your hand in your mind’s eye… your hand is going to become numb… heavy… comfortable… and wooden like… You will allow yourself to enjoy the feelings that will be created… relaxing… comfortable… touch, and as I stroke your hand… you notice that it becomes number and number… you notice how much more comfortable it becomes…”
“Now imagine yourself waking up in a comfortable bed, in a comfortable room and feeling warm and lazy… a day ahead with nothing particular to do… no cares… no worries… And as you wake up and sit up in bed you look out of your window onto a bright, crisp, clean winter’s day…”
“…you walk down the steps back onto the beach… and as you walk along… listening to the sound of the gentle waves lapping on the shore… you realise that your body also has gentle waves beginning… deep inside…”
The manual also provides you with a number of positive affirmations - here are two of them:
I ENGAGE WITH BIRTH AS A SACRED INVITATION TO DISCOVER MORE ABOUT MYSELF. Just as nature is all around me so CREATION IS HAPPENING WITHIN ME NOW.
MY BODY IS FLEXIBLE AND STRONG. I AM CALM AND I DO NOT NEED TO FOLLOW A PLAN.
If you are looking to create a calm and confident labour and birth journey using hypnosis, then buy The Use of Hypnosis in Childbirth and the three accompanying scripts, in three easy steps.
1. Complete the form opposite
2. Make a bank transfer to the account. Details provided when you submit the form.
3. You will receive the Manual via email and the audio scripts via Whatsapp.
I have to start by saying this woman has changed my life and I wish I had met her sooner.
I wish everyone could be a little more open minded and give these classes a go. I feel I have learnt things I will use daily for the rest of my life. I have, and I will continue to recommend hypnobirthing with Renee. Thanks Renee, you are one in a million and I can't wait for you to be our Doula.
I had a short labour (3hrs 15min) and felt very relaxed. Whereas during my last labour I was very panicked. I was able to use the breathing techniques and recording taught by Renee to deal with the powerful surges without any medication (not even a whiff of gas and air). Afterwards one of the doctors said that she couldn't believe I had delivered so quickly. She had spoken to me 45 minites prior to baby arriving and didn't think my labour was as far as it was because I was easily dealing with the surges. I would definitely recommend Renee as a hypnobirthing teacher to everyone.