Hypnosis?

What is Hypnosis … What is Hypnosis for Childbirth?
 
“Hypnosis is recognized by the American Medical Association and defined by the US Department of Labor as, “the bypass of the critical faculty of the conscious mind, followed by the enhanced ability to accept suggestion”. 

Clinical hypnosis for medical purposes is used to slow pulse and respiration rates, lower blood pressure, and lessen or eliminate pain entirely. Doctors and dentists use this type of hypnotic conditioning with their patients to create “hypno-anesthesia” in patients who are allergic to medical anesthesia. These doctors and dentists perform surgeries with no medical anesthesia, with no pain and with no side-effects. 

Hypnobabies teaches the same techniques to expectant mothers, allowing them to experience their contractions as “pressure sensations” or as “big warm hug, squeezing sensations”, greatly minimizing or eliminating labor discomfort. Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis is easy to learn, practice and use during childbirth. Expectant mothers throughout the world are now using the Hypnobabies program to safely prepare for a comfortable natural birth.Did you know?  There are people that have life-threatening allergies to anesthetics who successfully undergo medical and dental surgery with hypnosis as their only anesthesia! If hypnosis can create effective pain elimination for surgeries of all kinds, we know it can work for childbirth, and it does quite well. Your mind is much more powerful than you may realize, and right now you’re using only 10% of it. You can easily tap into that gold mine and you’ll be amazed at what you can do!Many people think hypnosis is like the stage hypnosis shows they’ve seen where people seem to be unable to control themselves, act goofy and provide entertainment for the audience.

1In reality it is a state of focused concentration where the body and mind relax together. Hypnosis is very simply: a natural state of mind in which the body and mind are extremely relaxed and yet the mind is also highly aware and focused. As you will read below, we are all in states of hypnosis many times a day automatically, so hypnosis is a very normal state of being that along with it’s ability to provide emotional and physical healing, has been widely and successfully used within the medical community for pain relief and hypno-anesthesia.

Your Amazing and Wonderful Mind!

The Conscious part of your mind is what you are reading this with, and when you are awake, it is aware of all that goes on in and around yourself, what you are feeling, thinking and experiencing, allowing you to know what you are doing and why.

Think of your Subconscious mind as an internal computer that houses thousands of computer programs on which everything you have ever seen, heard, experienced, thought or believed are stored. The belief systems housed here are what will actually create your reality when it comes to reprogramming for childbirth. You are not consciously aware of these subconscious processes, but they influence how you feel and think based on what you believe. It is here, in the inner mind, where positive change takes place.

These two parts of the mind actually mesh together nicely when we are children, up to about the age of 6-8 years of age, without any interference. That is why children are so suggestible; so easily influenced. They are literally in a state of hypnosis all of the time, open to suggestion.

After about 6 – 8 years of age we develop a division between the conscious and subconscious parts of the mind, called the Critical Faculty.

If you think of your conscious mind as the outer circle in the above diagram and your subconscious as the solid, inner circle, the Critical Faculty is the guardian that filters millions of pieces of information coming into the subconscious at all times. It only allows a few pieces of information to pass through at any one time, so getting to the subconscious mind is a process of distracting the “guardian”, so that we can create positive change.

In Hypnobabies, our goal is to make the guardian “rest” so that we can access the inner mind and give it new concepts! The fastest and easiest way is by using hypnosis. When you relax your body and then your mind, a state of hypnosis is achieved in which the Critical Faculty can get a rest and you can access and re-program your subconscious computer for your own good.

You are not taking anything out; you are simply giving yourself new belief systems that will help you to have an easy and comfortable birth. Think of yourself now as a computer re-programmer. Using hypnosis, as these new concepts become a part of your inner mind and belief system, your subconscious mind is like a child and will take everything literally, accepting them with ease as long as they continue coming on a daily basis. It is also kind of lazy and would like to just go back to thinking the way it always has, so you must constantly reinforce your hypnotic suggestions or it will only work partially for you. As much effort as you put in, that’s how much compensation you will reap. An interesting fact about hypnosis is that the more you practice it, the easier it gets. Each time you allow yourself to enter hypnosis, you will go in easier, faster and deeper. This is simply exercising your mind, very much like physical exercise works on the body, and it will get stronger and more effective with each session.

All Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis!

You are always in control of your mind and your body while in hypnosis. You choose to enter hypnosis,stay in hypnosis, accept the suggestions, and emerge from hypnosis at all times.

Hypnosis is a state of relaxation in which you are;

  1. In total control and.
  2. Can accept or reject any suggestions you hear

Hypnosis is not;

  1. Being controlled by someone else
  2. A loss of self control
  3. A state of unconsciousness
  4. A state of sleep

Examples of everyday hypnotic states which you have already experienced naturally:

  1. Driving the car
  2. Riding the elevator
  3. Watching TV, movies, computer screens or video
  4. Being bored by another person
  5. Waking up and going to sleep
  6. Daydreaming

So hypnosis is a very natural state of being that we all experience many times a day already.. to regenerate and renew…, and we are simply helping the process along during hypnosis sessions, just like programming a computer to produce a document, project or program that will produce positive results!

Watch our “What is Hypnosis” Video

Click here to access some Hypnosis FAQ.

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