Birth is always an intense emotional and physiological process.
Holistic Birth happens when your thoughts, feelings and physical self are able to work in unison to help your child be born. Holistic Birth requires specific elements to be available in your birthing environment and in your self. Qualities like feeling safe and confident, knowing how to cope with not knowing, how to take charge of your environment as much as possible and feeling well-prepared.
Our Hypno-Basics Workshop is designed to help you unlock the power of your thoughts and the Active Birth Workshop will explore the normal bodily process of birth as well as information for birthing in a medicalised context, leaving you with practical ideas and tools to use. Each workshop provides effective methods to help you manage your birth in your own way. Together they will give you a powerful mix of information and skills to approach your birth feeling confident and ready to meet your baby.
The Hypno-Basics Workshop
Birth hypnosis is a process of training your thinking mind to relax deeply so that the instinctual systems of the body can operate more freely.
We are often in a state of hypnosis naturally. For instance when we're engrossed in TV, a movie, etc. At times like that we can quickly and easily bring ourselves back to reality if we want or need to.
Some benefits of birth hypnosis are:
Fears and anxieties can be reduced or resolved through hypnosis.
Visualisation can be used to create a positive attitude.
Deep relaxation reduces perceived pain.
Deep relaxation can accelerate labour by reducing muscle resistance.
The Active Birth Workshop
Active Birth has changed birth from a process where a woman lies passively on a bed and ‘is delivered of her baby’ to one where she is upright and active and ‘gives birth to her baby’.
In this workshop, women learn the most ideal positions to use during labour and birth and how to keep active, moving and walking during labour and staying in upright positions to make the most of gravity in helping baby be born.
You will take away practical tools from each workshop that you can use to ease the challenges of labour.
You are welcome to bring two support people to the classes with you. We think it’s important to make sure that your entire birthing team is on the same page as you and know what you know.
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