What is Hypnobirthing?

Hypnobirthing Australia™ classes provide women and their birth partners with the support, knowledge, education, preparation and tools you need to prepare for a positive and empowering birth that you deserve to have. Hypnobirthing Australia™ is a down to earth, straightforward and easy to learn program about inspiring women and their birth partners to have a beautiful and calm birthing experience no matter what turns their journey may take. 

‘Hypnobirthing’ is a childbirth process that focuses on preparing parents for a gentle physiological birth with the use of hypnosis for birth. Hypnosis for childbirth is not something new. In fact, many mothers have been using hypnotic tools for birth for centuries but were either unaware that they were doing it or what they were doing had a name. So to define ‘hypnosis’ it is a deep state of self induced relaxation, where you are in control. What if I also tell you, you have already been in a hypnotic state before? For example when you sleep and dream at night or daydreaming, when get lost in a fantastic book or really moving movie. Self Hypnosis is about accessing that state of mind while you are awake. 

As a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner our role is to guide you through the hypnotic tools and techniques while you are in complete control. Now I know some may be thinking how can I be in control of something that feels like it is happening to me or if you have experienced hypnosis before you might be thinking you felt you didn’t actually have control over it? Well let me now explain the secret weapon in achieving your calm hypnotic state for a gentle and positive birth is - your mind. 

Our mind is our place of programming and we can use our mind to change unhelpful or unwanted thought patterns and processes of our mind. The Hypnobirthing Australia™ program gives you a deeper understanding of how the mind works, the power our mind has over our body and how we can condition our mind to work with our body to achieve a calm and positive birth. Hypnobirthing Australia™ not only educates you about the physiology of the body and birth but has a strong focus on the mind/body connection and how to use that to help alleviate fear especially around birth with the use of hypnosis, an example is with the use of Hypnobirthing Australia™ fear release script.

We know from research women who don’t fear childbirth have shorter labours than those who fear it because we know when the body is free from fear it is able to naturally open and relax, inviting the release of endorphins. When a birthing woman’s body is flooded with endorphins, a naturally producing love hormone and pain relief, her ability to progress naturally and calmly through labour is increased. 

Now we know there is no such thing as the perfect birth, each is unique and different. Every woman has her own desires and needs for birth and how birth looks for her is different to anyone else, which is why Hypnobirthing Australia™ is about providing variety of tools and techniques to create your own personal birthing toolkit that supports you for what you want but also regardless of what turn your birthing journey may take. The tools used are evidence based, up-to-date and proven techniques for deep relaxation and self-hypnosis, including visualisation, breathing, positions, movement, massage, scent, music, affirmations, mindfulness and acupressure, which can all have a positive impact on birthing outcomes and designed to enhance your birth experience.

The Hypnobirthing Australia™ program covers the ‘what to expect’ and ‘what ifs’ so you know you have choice and the ability to ask questions, similar to what you would get in antenatal childbirth education class but we want you leaving feeling supported, engaged and calm. We aim to build confident parents with your needs being our focus so you can focus on being a family unit – which is so important when your about to welcome your precious baby soon. Offering workshops in a safe and supportive environment within small group settings or privately in the comfort of your own home. Both encourage your birth partners to be involved so you work together as a team. Hypnobirthing Australia™ course discusses safe effective ways for you to communicate with your chosen caregiver with the use of birth preferences and teaches you how to create a calm, comfortable birthing environment wherever you choose that to be. The knowledge and expertise you get from a Hypnobirthing Australia™class is priceless and the investment is invaluable for you and your baby.

By investing in the Hypnobirthing Australia™ program you get the preparation for your mind and for your body so they can connect and work in harmony together so you can approach birth positively no matter what turns the journey may take - what a great way to start off your parenting journey. 

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