Natural childbirth classes, group and private courses as well as Sedona Method private sessions and special programmes. Private sessions also available in Lewes.
Hypnobirthing is a birth education programme for both you and your partner, based on that childbirth is a natural, normal and healthy function, and therefore, can be experienced calmly and gently, minimizing any discomfort and allowing you to feel confident, relaxed, and remain in control of the experience no matter what turn your birthing takes.
The original HypnoBirthing™ programme was established in the United States by Marie Mongan, while now there are other programmes available all around the world as awareness has been growing and it has been gaining more recognition from mums as well as medical caregivers.
We have been taught to believe that birthing is one of the most painful and terrible experiences we could ever have, and this has been reinforced in our society for decades (although this was not always the case throughout history, and is not the case either in some non-western societies, who do enjoy and celebrate birth without fear!); we have been taught to expect and fear this horror and pain – this might be because of stories of well meaning family and friends, or the way birth is portrayed on TV and in the media…we might even be warned in other antenatal classes of all the dangers and complications we should be aware of!
Our partners also might expect to be standing, helpless, watching us scream in agony.
However, all this negativity is based on wrong ideas and misinformation, and this is not how it has to be!
Because of this belief being embedded in our subconscious, it is not enough to consciously educate ourselves, but we need to alter and release these fears on a subconscious level. Hypnobirthing, through self-hypnosis, guided imagery and visualisations, does just that!
Hypnobirthing teaches you the truth about how your body is perfectly designed and made to work during childbirth and how fear affects this natural function and the muscles of your uterus, causing them to not function properly. You and your partner will be surprised to learn all these truths, and that they are all based on physiological; medical and scientific facts!
Some couples arrive to class feeling sceptical (this is more true for dads-to-be, even though they have the best intentions of supporting mum); however, already by the end of the first session, they all leave assured and positive in their new knowledge!
The Hypnobirthing programme includes teaching techniques for deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, guided imagery and visualization, breathing techniques, bonding with the pre-born baby and with your birth-companion, practical information and much more! Gaining all this knowledge and techniques you will be able to relax and trust your natural birthing instincts, and the fact that the birthing experience can be calm, comfortable and natural, and not a medical event filled with stress and intervention as we have been taught for so long…