Hypnobirthing and Therapy sessions

What is hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing isn’t teaching you how to give birth. You don’t need to attend a course of any kind for that; your body and your baby already know how to bring that baby forth. What you are learning through hypnobirthing is how to gracefully step out of the way and let them get on with it.

That requires a few things:

  • Trust that your body and baby can do this
  • Confidence that you have the right people around you and you feel safe and comfortable enough to let go
  • Familiarity with that no-higher brain, no thinking, relaxed state that you can easily slip into and tune out distractions.

The process of using hypnosis for birth preparation can be misleadingly subtle. It is an amalgamation of lots of little things that, when brought together, create a huge shift in mindset. Sometimes couples say that their baby’s birth was so swift that they didn’t have time to use the hypnobirthing, as if it were a switch they forgot to press rather than the approach and preparation that led them to be calm, confident, empowered parents able to create the optimal conditions in which their baby was born.

This is not about having a ‘designer birth’ but instead equipping you with the psychological skills to adjust to whatever may be happening, and the confidence to use those skills. Whether you plan to birth at home or in hospital, hypnosis can help you have a positive birth experience.

Hypnobirthing the easibirthing® way

Easibirthing was established by founder and director, Sharon Mustard, 23 years ago, easibirthing was first designed in Salisbury, UK in conjunction with local birthing practices. However it is a flexible approach that is designed to adapt to wherever you are in the world.

At easibirthing® our hypnobirthing courses are termed 'advanced' as all our easibirthing® practitioners are already qualifed hypnotherapists, psychotherapists or psychotherapeutic counsellors so they have have an advanced expertise and knowledge of the psychological processes involved and how our brain works. This means that easibirthing® hypnobirthing training will not only teach techniques such as relaxation but will also teach how to manage sensations of pain and discomfort by re-programming the brain's response to messages from nerve endings.

“Birth is an experience that demonstrates that life is not merely function and utility, but form and beauty.”

Christopher Largen