Pregnancy and Birthing Workshop for Couples
Assisting Pregnancy and the Birthing Process through Prenatal Yoga, Breath Work and Relaxation Techniques for a more natural, aware and manageable birthing experience.
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HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education Program
HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method
“This full childbirth education program is a practice in hypnotherapy. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. This meaning, it’s really up to the practitioner to learn to let go of the undesired and accept what is desired. It is used to assist the expectant mother in mental, physical, and emotional relaxation. This is not an intellectual approach. Mothers can learn this practice on their own, or with the cooperative participation of her birthing companion. The birthing companion learns to become the facilitator. They will practice leading the mother through special positive thought provoking scripts and visualization stories, enabling her to let go of the fear, tension, and pain syndrome. This program is a tremendous release of emotional baggage. You can experience a peaceful, calm birth. This program teaches you how to have it.”
“It is not only that we want to bring about an easy labor, without risk of injury to the mother and child; we must go further.
The HypnoBirthing childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of birthing.
HypnoBirthing teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn how to call upon your body’s own natural epidural and thus lessen or even eliminate discomfort and the need for medication.
When a woman is properly prepared for childbirth and when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner that it does with all other creatures. You will be fascinated as you view Hypnobirthing films showing laboring mothers, awake, alert and in good humor as they experience the kind of gentle birth that you, too, can know when you are free of the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome.
Hypnobirthing teaches you to release all prior programming about birth, how to trust your body and work with it, as well as how to free yourself from harmful emotions that lead to pain causing fear and unyielding muscles. HypnoBirthing will teach you the art of using your own natural birthing instincts. You will be aware and fully in control, but profoundly relaxed.
“My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a safe, satisfying birth for both her baby and herself--one she'll not need forget.”
"Deborah's prenatal and postpartum classes offer an oasis of peace and calm, this, even in a yoga class, cannot be taken for granted. One of my favorite qualities of her teaching style is a sense of space that she enables. Her instructions are given slowly and precisely with time given between poses to simply take a breath. This unhurried pace can make one and a half hours feel luxuriously long. There is also a great sense of safety and being taken care of that comes from her years of experience and knowledge of being a yoga teacher and of all the stages of change that we go through, during pregnancy and postpartum. The exercises themselves are simple enough that anyone can do them and are usually tailored specifically to the needs of the women in each class. You can rest assured that whatever issues your pregnancy raises for you, Deborah will have a useful technique that will ease you back to comfort.
Also, having experienced Hypnobirthing as taught by Deborah I simply cannot recommend it highly enough. The two techniques, Deborah’s Collaboration (Yoga and Hypnobirthing) compliment each other perfectly and as a birthing class Hypnobirthing is second to none. Its emphasis on relaxation during birthing is absolutely key and there is a host of information about the body that gives a real understanding of why deep relaxation and breathing techniques actually work. This, supported by affirmations, Deborah's amazingly relaxing voice and manner, and real ways of confronting any fears around birth make it a superbly effective class. Sign up now!"
“And the day came, when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."