Have you ever watched a hypnosis session play out on television or at a live show? In most cases, those hypnotized are seen barking like dogs or otherwise conducting themselves in unflattering ways. This leads to a common misconception that hypnosis requires you to give up control of your mind and body. This is unfortunate because hypnosis isn’t about external mind control. It’s more about internal mind control: the ability to change the way you think on your own terms.
Once you educate yourself on hypnotism and gain some experience, you realize that it allows you to control your own mind and body so that you experience life in a more fulfilling and satisfying manner. When the right hypnobirthing techniques are used, you maintain complete control over your own mind and body throughout the birthing process. You will also maintain awareness of your surroundings, though you may choose to remain in your relaxed state without interacting with others.
Hypnotism and the Birthing Experience
Hypnobirthing isn’t something that you decide to embrace as the contractions start to mount. There are two basic phases to your journey, and they both require some advanced preparation:
1. Hypnosis during Pregnancy
It’s natural to fear the birthing process, especially when carrying your first child. Rather than focusing on the new life you’re about to bring into the world, you find yourself worrying about the many things that might go wrong. Hypnosis can help you identify the negative thought patterns leading to fear, anxiety and other negative emotions. Those negative thoughts are replaced by powerful statements that bring about positive thoughts. You are put at ease and start to enjoy the excitement that naturally comes with preparing to welcome a baby into the world.
2. Hypnosis during Delivery
Once contractions and dilation begin, hypnosis will put you into a naturally relaxed state that allows you to remain calm and at peace while welcoming your baby into the world. You will connect with your body and your unborn baby to fully embrace the rhythms of your contractions, remaining comfortable throughout the birthing process. This is a powerful scenario where you and your baby work together to create a harmonious birthing experience that is quite pleasurable even without an epidural.
In order to go deep into that relaxed state and connect with your body on a primal level, you have to practice hypnosis before you start feeling contractions. That’s where a detailed home study course complete with recorded vocal guidance comes into play. The more comfortable you are going into that relaxed state, the easier it will be for you to connect with your body and enter a state of calmness when it’s time to bring your baby into the world.
The human mind is more powerful than most people realize. Hypnosis has been practiced around the world for thousands of years and more than a thousand scientific studies have been completed to discover the depth of its power. Everything you need for a successful childbirth experience is locked in your own mind. Our Hypnobirthing Home Study Course is your guide to unlocking that power.