“Your head creates your world” ie whatever you are thinking affects how you are feeling. The way you are feeling impacts on your perception of what is happening to you and in turn the way you react to those things.
There is a lot of negativity around women and their partners during pregnancy and in fact sadly there is a lot of negativity around us in general. This is why the first hypnosis session in The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme teaches our clients a fantastic technique called the ‘Cloak of Protection’.
It works because it isn’t words that hurt us but our emotional reaction to those words.
During the hypnosis session clients are asked to imagine wrapping a beautiful, long flowing cloak around themselves and filling it with all of their strengths.
Then any time they feel that they need to access those strengths they imagine pulling their cloak around them.
That in itself helps make them feel more positive, but from this place of strength, they can also imagine that others negativity bounces off of them so they don’t get emotionally affected by that negativity. It is amazing how affective this simple technique is.
You will find that when you attend a Wise Hippo course that all of the techniques are simple and easily integrated into your every day life. We want your practice to be easy and to provide you with tools for life and as well as for birth.
Other hypnosis sessions included in The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme are:
- Relax with Nature which takes you off to the beach where you will learn how to become an expert in relaxation whilst becoming more confident in your ability to achieve the right birth for you.
- Bond and Breathe during which you will learn a great technique for calming your mind and relaxing your body whenever you need.
- Cove of Confidence to help you let go of any difficult emotions.
- Sea of Serenity is the place that you will go to when in labour, your mind enjoying the experience of nature, whilst your body and your baby do what they know how to do best without interference from you.
Click here to find out more about these sessions.