The 'hypno' bit!
Contrary to what some people think, the'hypno' in hypnobirthing is nothing to do with stage hypnosis. It's actually a variety of techniques used to enable you to, at a moment's notice, engage in a period of 'trance', or deep relaxation.
We all go in an out of trance every day, for example, have you ever driven home and then wondered how you got there? Or perhaps, you've found yourself daydreaming occasionally? This is trance. It takes us away from what is happening in the here and now, our subconscious takes control, our mind become distracted and we are 'elsewhere'.
This is an important ability to harness during birth, and one of the reasons that we teach you to become an expert in relaxation with hypnobirthing.
We also teach you to use the natural state of trance to educate yourself to believe in a positive birth experience, using positive and empowering tools to help you build your confidence in your ability to birth calmly, with joy and excitement, while remaining completely in control.
The course encourages you to believe in a positive birth experience, giving you the tools to achieve the right birth for you and your baby on the day. The theme of the course is very appropriate for us on the Isle of Wight, as it centres around the sea and its relaxation properties!