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Most of us are familiar with the use of hypnotherapy to help overcome fears, like flying. Similarly, hypnobirthing can help to remove worries, concerns, and negative associations in relation to childbirth. By developing a solid understanding of the biological and psychological elements of childbirth, you will come to realise how a woman's body is perfectly designed to allow her to birth her baby physiologically (i.e. naturally), so that any doubts and negative associations are replaced by calm confidence and a positive approach. (Try thinking powerful -vs- painful….).
Hypnobirthing teaches techniques which work with the natural, physiological process, to help you maintain a quiet, calm confidence as you progress through labour and birth. However, there may be times when nature needs a helping hand, and these techniques are of equal (maybe even greater) value, where labour doesn’t unfold so smoothly and intervention is suggested. By exploring the use of intervention and learning simple tools and techniques, hypnobirthing will also help empower you with the confidence to accept, delay or even say ‘no' to intervention.
These tools, combined with the simple and gentle self-hypnosis and breathing techniques you will learn together, can have a profound effect, helping labour and birth to be an empowering and joyful experience.
Introduction to hypnotherapy and hypnobirthing
Natural labour - how the muscles of the uterus work, the autonomic nervous system and the hormones of labour
Language & positive affirmations
The power of the mind & how the body follows where the mind leads
Upward stage (early & active Labour): breathing & visualisatios, positions, things to do, massage
Position of baby
Relaxation and scripts to work on at home
Recap of upward stage
Downward stage (from transition to birthing baby & placenta): breathing & visualisations, positions, things to do
Due date, induction & ways to encourage spontaneous labour
Pelvic floor & perineal massage
Cascade of interventions & the role of birth partner
Fear releasing & building confidence
Cost is for two people, and includes book and MP3 download.
We will also cover hints and suggestions for the practice of asanas during different stages of the female cycle. Namely:
• What to practice when suffering from cramps, aches and heaviness
• Which asanas are beneficial to alleviate pre-menstrual tension
• What to avoid during the blood flow and alternative options when practicing in an open class
• How to pick up your practice after the menstruation period
• How to utilise props to lessen the intensity of asana when energy is low
• How pranayama (breath techniques) can aid relief for different menstrual disorders
Our practice will celebrate the female energy and the important milestones in a women’s life, from puberty to menopause!
The workshop is open to women and men alike, anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge of the potency of yoga asana for females at any stage of life. It will also be beneficial for yoga teachers who want an insight in to how to offer variations and advice.
A four day intensive to be present to yourself... like a mini retreat!
December 28th - December 31st 2017, 10am - 1pm each day.
Immerse yourself in your practice with Iyengar yoga teacher Karen Long, and make the most of your Christmas holiday without having to leave town! Each day we will focus on a different group of yoga postures, starting with the more basic poses and working, progressively, toward some more challenging asanas.
The intensive is mornings only so you will still have time for family and friends the rest of the day and you may find that, after spending a bit of time working on your practice, you can appreciate that time more fully. The perfect antidote to an overdose of plum pudding!
All levels but not for complete beginners as you will be expected to understand basic alignment in poses. At least 18 months Iyengar yoga practice recommended.
Cost: £130 for four mornings, £40 for single mornings.