If you’re able to concentrate well enough to watch a 15-minute video, can focus well enough to follow simple verbal instructions, and if you have the type of imaginative thinking that allows you to become involved in a good story – yes, you can be hypnotized if you so choose.
Everyone experiences hypnosis differently, and even from session to session you will have somewhat different experiences. For some people, their conscious thoughts remain active during hypnosis -- not a problem, just take those thoughts as a signal that your mind is doing its job, and bring your focus back to the moment with simple tools that are part of the program. On the other hand, some people will enter very deep hypnosis right away and may not remember everything from the session, and that’s good too.
Most people are in the middle of the range of awareness, and feel deeply relaxed and comfortable within hypnosis, and as the session continues you may or may not remember all that was said in the session.
Optimally, you'll find time to listen daily, though it's okay to skip some days, and it's okay to listen at night on your way to sleep. With all of the programs, instructions are clear for how and when to listen to each recording.
Both of these, and everything in between, are okay.
Whether you go into a deep hypnotic trance and don’t remember much of the session, or find you’re mentally active throughout makes no difference to the benefits you receive from the hypnosis. The three ingredients to experiencing benefit are intention, permission, and the ability to follow simple instructions. If following the instructions causes you to enter a deep sleeplike state, trust that your unconscious is taking care of absorbing the suggestions. If following the instructions feels challenging or your mind sometimes wanders to something else, there’s no need to fight this, rather take these signals as cues to bring your focus back to the breath as instructed at the beginning each audio. Either way, your unconscious mind is receiving the information.
The mind can have a powerful influence on the conception journey. Hypnosis can help you internalize calm states that engage the parasympathetic nervous system, which in turn encourages physical balance and energy. At a deeper level, hypnosis can help release the cycles of dread, grief, and internal conflict, so you can begin a path of realistic hope that welcomes your baby.
Hypnosis is a wonderful tool for encouraging mind and body to create a loving connection with baby through all steps of IVF.
Yes. Although audio recordings are an integral part of the HypnoMothering program, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage in live online group sessions for encouragement, compassion, and resources you can use in the real world, in real time.
No. Everyone is different, and will experience their process uniquely. If there’s a session topic that you’re hoping for, please be in touch and I’ll endeavor to develop something that will speak directly to your need.
Yes. It’s a thorough childbirth education program that takes into account current evidenced-based practices. We’ll cover a range of hypnosis techniques that include relaxation and breathing, and we’ll also create a base of knowledge so you can make informed choices as you work with your birthing team.
In addition, live online group student meetings are available if you have questions along the way.
Absolutely yes. Ideally, your labor partner will take the entire course side by side with you. They'll learn techniques to support you emotionally and physically throughout labor and birth.
Yes, it can. Self-hypnosis is beneficial for all types of birth, regardless of whether you are choosing an unmedicated path, medicated pain relief, or having a cesarean birth. The techniques will enable you to discover ways of relaxing and ensuring a calm environment, all leading towards a positive and empowering experience.