For the Mother-to-Be and Her Birthing Companion.
Hypnobirthing Childbirth Preparation is offered as a private one-to-one course. This private condensed course of 4:30 hrs of tuition is available by appointment and is usually held over two sessions of approx two hrs each.
The Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing course promotes the empowerment of the mother by teaching her natural childbirth methods and self hypnosis.
Hypnobirthing is a relaxing, rewarding, method of childbirth education that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentleness, calm and joy.
Hypnobirthing allows you to experience birth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the birthing muscles of your body from functioning as nature intended them to.
Whether you are a first time Mum or already have children, the tools and techniques of Hypnobirthing, including breathing, relaxation and visualization, will help you create the joyful, natural birth experience that you desire.
With the help of hypnotherapy and self hypnosis, the birth of your baby can be a more calm and relaxed experience; one where you are in the drivers seat, rather than feeling like a passenger. This is likely to reduce the need for interventions during your birthing. Sometimes however, interventions are necessary and the tools and techniques learned in class are also able to be used.
Hypnosis has been used successfully for many decades to assist mothers in childbirth.
Hypnobirthing doesn’t mean you’ll be in a trance or sleep. Rather, you’ll be able to chat, and be in good spirits.Totally relaxed, but fully in control. You’ll always be aware of what is happening to you and around you.
Caterina has trained as a HypnoBirthing® childbirth educator and is a practicing professional hypnotherapist and adult educator with many years experience. This Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing programme, which she has developed is especially designed for New Zealand mothers.
-Introductions and discussion on calm birthing and techniques
-The power of the mind – Preparing your body and mind for birthing
-Fear – the enemy of the birthing room – How fear affects labour and the causes of fear
-How the words we use around labour affect our attitude
-Preparing your mind & body
-Relaxation & how to create your own endorphins
-How hypnosis/self hypnosis and deep relaxation can assist to create a positive birth experience
-The uterine muscles and how they work
-Breathing techniques for all stages of labour
-Relaxation techniques and triggers for relaxation including how to create your own peaceful place
-Your birth plan
The importance of practice in preparing your mind & body
-Learn self hypnosis and deepening techniques
-10x down relaxation and create a powerful trigger to go into relaxation
-Learn Lite Touch Massage
-Your body, working with you and for you
-Onset of labour – the stages of labour /Positions for labour & birth
-Hallmarks of advanced labour
-The birth companion’s role
-Releasing negative emotions and fears
-Breathing baby down to birth
-Releasing negative emotions, fears, and limiting thoughts
-Bonding with your baby
As part of preparation of mind and body for childbirth, Caterina highly recommends the following resources to assist you further for your pregnancy and birthing –
Kylie Phillips at Phillips Family Chiropractic – http://www.familychiro.co.nz/pregnancy.html
Kaylene Henderson at Her Health – Homeopathy Birth Kits http://www.kaylenehenderson.co.nz/homeopathic-birthing-kit.html
Jeff Clarkson – Peace & Quiet Album – The perfect relaxation music for practice and birthing – http://www.jeffree.co.nz/product/peace-and-quiet-double-cd/
Caterina also offers private sessions for mothers who require help to: