Cognitive Hypnotherapy   

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With the use of Cognitive Hypnotherapy we work together helping you to learn how to release fears and anxieties about birth in order to prepare for the most positive birth experience possible.  I teach mothers-to-be to control their fears and anxieties in order to look forward to giving birth with as much confidence as possible. In the sessions you'll learn practical pain management and coping techniques, how to stay calm, in control and in communication throughout labour and birth. I will also explore with you how to harness your own strengths and resources to prepare for birth and motherhood.. This is brilliant for first time mums to have their first positive birth experience and this positive way of working is particularly beneficial for women who have had traumatic experiences in the past and would like assistance to enjoy their pregnancy without anxiety.I am a fully trained Yoga Teacher and can teach beneficial breathing techniques. I am also a Reiki practitioner and aromatherapy masseuse so all or any of these skills can be added to your sessions.


Why does learning self -hypnosis and relaxation help me in labour?

Oxytocin is the hormone in labour that keeps contractions strong and effective.

Adrenaline is the fight or flight hormone released in response to stress or fear (real or imagined). Adrenaline blocks the production of Oxytocin and endorphins, so that labour stops to allow you to fight or run without being hindered by contractions. I use Cognitive Hypnotherapy to teach self hypnosis and relaxation to help  the  brain to produce these chemichals  when you give birth.

I would recommend 3-4 sessions. During these  we will talk about any previous experiences and expectations or fears that you have. Sessions will revolve around pain relief techniques ,confident,positive thinking , EFT ,breathing techniques and learning self hypnotherapy. Some of these hypnotherapy sessions will be with scripts written specifically for you working with your own feelings about the birth and will be recorded for you to take home and back up the work we have done together.  If you would like to have a chat about what I do please call or email and I will arrange a convenient time for us to discuss how I may best help you  07877648634.