For Labor & Birth - Caitlin Philips
Imagine birthing peacefully and
comfortably, without the need for medications and with a sense of
control. This is just one of the benefits of birthing with hypnosis.
Hypnosis opens a doorway to the
subconscious mind, to its core beliefs and fears. When we feel
afraid and anxious, hormones known as catecholamines will dominate
the laboring body-mind causing restriction in the cervix and all
muscles in the physical body, including the uterus, thus creating a
more challenging, lengthy birth. Fear begets tension, which in turn
begets pain, hence, the “fear-tension-pain” syndrome, a phrase
coined by British OB, Dr. Grantly Dick-Reed, author of “Childbirth
Without Fear,” first published in 1933. Conversely, and with
consistent repetition, when you instill your mind with images of
sitting on the soft, white beaches of Maui, for example, your mind
will accept your input and your physical body will respond with
relaxation and a sense of serenity. The subconscious mind cannot
discern the difference between fantasy and reality, and will
automatically adopt whatever circumstances you focus on.
When in a relaxed environment,
(literally or imagined) as well as a relaxed mental and emotional
state, hormones known as endorphins will activate naturally.
Endorphins are capable of suppressing the perception of pain, and
are 200 times more powerful than an injection of morphine. It is a
revelation to know that through our conscious intention, the innate
wisdom of the body-mind will produce natural comfort-aids while in
process of labor and birth. Hypnosis helps to deepen this
Other benefits of birthing with
hypnosis include the reduction of laboring time by 25%, enhanced and
easy breast feeding, creating deeper bonding of Mother,
Father/Partner and Baby, reducing the possibility of complications,
cesareans and unforeseen circumstances, and creating a more peaceful
world through peaceful birthing.
Remember, “Where thought goes, energy
flows.” Through hypnosis, you can affirm and experience the reality
of a beautiful, empowered birth with optimal physical and emotional
health, Body, Mind & Spirit for Mother, Father & Baby
Caitlin Philips, M.A., MT
Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Childbirth Educator & Birth
Body, Mind & The Tao of Birthing®
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