Relaxation Hypnobirthing CD

Marie F. Mongan is the pioneering doctor responsible for the breakthrough technique called hypnobirthing. Mongan has written a handful of hypnobirthing books which also includes a hypnobirthing cd.    

“Move over, Lamaze. HypnoBirthers say their form of deep relaxation takes the panting and pain out of labor.”-Time Magazine HypnoBirthing®: A Celebration of Life  Childbirth is not something to be feared; it is a natural expression of life. With HypnoBirthing, your pregnancy and childbirth will become the gentle, life-affirming process it was meant to be. In this easy-to-understand guide, HypnoBirthing founder Marie Mongan explodes the myth of pain as a natural accompaniment to birth. She proves through sound medical information that it is not our bodies but our culture that has made childbirth a moment of anguish, and that….

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Hypnotherapy and Self-hypnosis for an easy, pain-free, relaxed labour and child birth

What is really happening in the body when we feel pain is just beginning to be understood by medical science? We do know that the process begins when our cells when our tissues emit a kind of ‘danger signal’, such as that stemming from tissue damage or inflammation.  These chemical are called Histamines.

When nerve fibers in our bodies sense these chemicals, they send an electrical charge along the spinal cord to a region called the dorsal horn. What happens at the dorsal horn is not fully understood, but this process of spinal pain signalling is often termed the “Pain Gate”. Pain Gate Signalling causes additional chemicals called neurotransmitters to be released, which convey the pain signal to our brains. If you can interrupt these messages and reduce the production of chemicals, you can close the pain gate, so in effect you are managing the pain rather than it managing you.

Pain is also very closely intertwined with psychology and we have all heard of anecdotal stories of amazing feats of bravely performed in extreme circumstance,  when people should have experienced extreme pain, but instead felt none until after the event.; this is a perfect example of the mind blocking the pain signals just when it most needs to.

‘Distraction’ also plays a large part in blocking pain information. We can only process a certain amount of information at any one time, so if you overload the brain with visual, auditory and kinetic information and imagery, there is no room for the pain messages to get through.

It is this knowledge of how the brain perceives pain that enables us to use Hypnotherapy to overload the mind, create a distraction, close the pain gates and cause the body to go into a mode of deep relaxation which reduces and often eliminate pain altogether.

Just knowing you have some control over your body’s physical reactions is relaxing in itself, and the more you can relax and drift into the state Hypnosis, the easier it is to close the pain gate with your subconscious mind and the more comfortable you will be during labour.

Hypnotherapy really can act as a anaesthetic, if you allow it to!

By using self-hypnosis pre-recorded material such as a CDs and mp3 downloads, you will have at the touch of button, a full Hypnotherapy session that can be used whenever you need to, as often as you need to. It’s as simple as that

How does Hypnosis work?

Whilst using Self-Hypnosis, you will become progressively more and more relaxed until you enter a deep, relaxed, hypnotic trance state. The deep relaxation process will distract the conscious, critical part of your mind, and while this happens, positive suggestions are given directly to the unconscious part of the mind, and this is where the fundamental changes take place. These changes then infiltrate through to the conscious mind, so that the changes experienced in the ‘hypnotic’ state become realties in the wakeful state.  This technique is used by sports psychologists with great success and it so simple and easy to use.

Everyone responds to Hypnotherapy and Self-Hypnosis differently, just as people do to any form of therapeutic intervention. Some will notice an instant change and for others it may take longer, but even when it feels that nothing at all has actually happened, you’ll be surprised at just how much has changed, but this is only noticed in retrospect, when you look back at how you were before you started using Hypnotherapy. Just give it time and don’t try too hard to make it happen. You will find that the more often you use self-hypnosis, the easier it will be to achieve a very relaxed state of hypnosis, and the deeper the hypnotic trance state will become.


Is Hypnotherapy safe?

Like daydreaming Hypnosis is a safe, natural phenomenon, you will always remain aware of your surroundings.  The hypnotic state can be broken at any time, allowing you to attend to anything that you need to.

Hypnosis has been used for centuries and is recognised by medical practitioners in the National Health Service, where it is being successfully used to control the symptoms of IBS. It has helped millions of people to stop smoking, lose weight, and conquer their phobias and fears, such as fear of the dentist and fear of heights.  Positive thoughts result in positive re-actions, which bring positive success and achievement.

When Hypnotherapy is used for improving health, the process can actually affect the way the body functions. By focusing on certain biological and physiological aspects of the body, whilst in a state of hypnosis, it is possible to cause blood to flow better, veins to dilate, heart rate to reduce, and white blood cells counts to increase, thus improving the immune system.

Self-Hypnosis is a powerful self-help tool for implementing change within your life.  Hypnotherapy is simple, effective, and non-invasive, produces long-term changes, and can be used by almost everyone.

Hypnotherapy sessions often include the benefit of soothing music at strategic points, helping you to relax even more, and absorb the information whilst the therapist guides you with gentle suggestions, positive language, and life changing imagery. You will always be in control at all times, able to awaken immediately should the need arise and attend to anything that you need to. Hypnotherapy cannot make you do anything or say anything that you would not normally say or do, and it will never coerce you to try to.

You will always be in control at all times, able to awaken immediately should the need arise and attend to anything that you need to. Hypnotherapy cannot make you do anything or say anything that you would not normally say or do, and it will never coerce you to try to.


About the Author

Sharon Shinwell. Dip Couns. Dip HP. Dip CBT. Dip Sup. MBACP.
Is a published author, UK qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Life Coach and Clinical Supervisor.

Sharon works in Private Practice in Manchester seeing individuals and couples. She also produces a range of Self-Hypnosis Audio CDs and mp3 downloads to improve health, and combat fears, phobias, unwaned habits, and for personal development. All these can be ordered direct online or by telephone so visit our website:


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