Live Hypnobabies Class - 6 weeks
Live Hypnobabies Class - 6 weeks
The Hypnobabies live class is a very successful 6 week, 3-hours per week, complete childbirth education course. The live class can accommodate up to 6 couples per class. Or 12 total students. Your doula is always welcome and we also ask that you do not bring any older children to class.
The course was adapted with permission from Master Hypnotherapist Gerald Kein’s “Painless Childbirth Program” techniques rather than using simple relaxation, breathing or guided imagery.
This allows our Hypno-Moms to enjoy “eyes-open childbirth hypnosis”, easily remaining deeply in hypnosis while walking, talking and changing positions; being as mobile as they would like to be during childbirth. Hypnobabies is well-known for helping women to create much shorter, easier and more comfortable labors, making childbirth the joyful experience it was meant to be.
Expectant mothers use our Hypnobabies Workbook, audio tracks and hypnosis scripts to re-train their subconscious minds that contractions in labor will be perceived by their body as pressure or a squeezing-type sensations, and/or pushing, pulling and normal baby movement sensations. With the use of real, medical-grade hypnosis and the type of hypnotic compounding (repetition) that our Hypnobabies students learn, practice and use during labor, normal birthing sensations can easily be transformed into pleasurable ones. Our Hypno-moms are also fully in tune with their babies during the birthing process, and as aware of everything around them as they’d like to be, easily able to communicate with their support team, and completely in charge of their own birth experience.
Hypnobabies uses the same medical hypnosis techniques that people employ when preparing for surgery without any drugs, which is called hypno-anesthesia. Our classes also teach Hypnobabies Birth Partners how to fully support the Hypno-Moms, and Hypnobabies is also used very successfully by single mothers. A willing Birth Partner is a bonus!
Including a very comprehensive childbirth education curriculum also ensures that our Hypno-moms remain deeply committed to their Hypnobabies training, since they need not go anywhere else for childbirth education. Other natural childbirth classes are wonderful, but many teach “pain-coping”, and “pain-management”, which are directly in opposition to our Hypnobabies suggestions that encourage an easier, more comfortable, joyful childbirth.
Live class vs. Home study
I did the home study because I did not have classes in this area at that time in 2015, I loved it!! I had great success but sometimes felt a bit isolated and sometimes unsupported (we didn't have the support group which I created then). There were also no local instructors or doulas.
I had also had some trouble getting my birth partner involved as well. I also really yearned to have some other people who understood my successes and what I was doing. It was amazing though and I had a near perfect birth experience! My birth was calm, healing, and amazing!
I recently became an instructor and now totally and can see the benefits of having a live class!
Yes, it is a time commitment, but think of what you're getting by attending a class series:
- the opportunity to ask questions of an instructor and discuss the material as you go,
- bonding with other couples who are also using the same program
- more direct involvement of your birth partner in class and hypnosis practices (there's a weekly script that birth partner reads to mom every other day). This part is huge!! Your birth partner really gets involved in a way that we can't recreate with the homestudy.
- a birth rehearsal guided by an instructor which involves using hypnosis cues and techniques with your birth partner in a variety of birthing positions, simulating a birthing time,
- it's just really, really fun!
Even better is that I can offer you as HSA class, which is an option with home study to do the Home Study Advantage. It is $150 and covers everything you would miss in the live class! You can see the info on it here. This can really be the perfect way to pull a homestudy together.
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