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How does Natal Hypnotherapy actually work?
Hypnosis is a natural state which we all experience many times a day. It is a time when your conscious (analytical, rational mind) subsides, and your subconscious (feelings, memories, emotions) comes to the forefront. This happens when you are day dreaming, reading a book – realising you have read the same thing over and over again, or driving on a long journey and not remembering sections of it, etc.

With intended Hypnosis, you purposefully take yourself into a daydream-like state using music, soothing images and guided visualisation. Once the critical and analytical part of your mind relaxes, you become more receptive to positive suggestions and affirmations. As the mind does not know the difference between imagination and reality, the more times you give yourself positive suggestions, the more real they become.

Natal Hypnotherapy uses the natural state of hypnosis, deep relaxation and the power of suggestion to enhance your pregnancy and birth experience. Using hypnosis, you tap into the subconscious, the part of your mind that is responsible for all your bodily functions including your heart rate, hormone production and elimination system, as well as the part which stores your emotions, fears and anxieties. To deal with fear, overcome anxiety associated with pregnancy and labour, to increase self confidence and trust in your body’s natural ability to give birth. Using and applying hypnosis techniques can therefore greatly reduce, if not eliminate the fear and tension which leads to severe pain during the birthing process.

The subconscious mind does not know the difference between reality and imagination, therefore, it gives you the opportunity to “experience” a calm natural birth over and over again in your mind. In this way, once the actual birth begins, your body is familiar and comfortable with the rehearsed responses and so reacts accordingly. During the birth you remain relaxed, involved and in control, being conversant and alert of the experience. You will be aware of your body’s contractions and will flow through the sensations using deep relaxation, breathing and your natural ability to tap into your body’s own pain killers (endorphins). Being able to enjoy the experience in a calm and relaxed way leaves no room for tension and fear which are the main causes of pain.

I have experience in Natal Hypnotherapy but I am not offering sessions in this modality at this time.

Clare Willocks

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