When I had my first child over 12 years ago I was unaware of hypnobirthing, with my second I had a great pregnancy yoga teacher who introduced me to relaxation techniques which really helped during the birth and labour. With my third I once again used these techniques with success, but as life got in the way, I didn’t take them further.
So when I was invited along to Jade Gordon’s August Hypnobirthing Taster Session in the Aberdeen Wellbeing Centre, I jumped at the chance.
I was invited to do a short tea break demonstration on babywearing, but had the privilege of sitting in with the expectant mums to find out more about hypnobirthing.
Jade started the session with introductions, explaining that hypnobirthing was about self-hypnosis, not the entertainment style hypnosis often depicted on television, we then got comfortable and Jade led us into the first session.
With eyes closed, Jade’s relaxing voice led us through a visualisation focusing my mind and I felt the worries disappear. As she led us back to the room she then spoke about the fear of birth that has become embedded in our culture. She spoke about how hypnobirthing can help us take control of these fears and turn them into a positive.
Following the tea break and my demonstration, once again Jade led us through a longer relaxation session. I was taken aback by just how relaxed I had become managing to shut out the occasional noises and immerse myself completely in Jade’s words.
When for the final time she brought me back to the room. I felt a relaxation and peace I hadn’t experienced in sometime.
To be able to use these techniques during labour and birth must be truly empowering. After the session I could really see just how hypnobirthing puts the control back in the hands of the mother which can only be a positive.
I slept so well after the session, I am now hoping that Jade might consider doing session for busy and stressed out mothers!
To find out more visit Jade’s website Aberdeen Hypnobirthing
The next Aberdeen Hypnobirthing Taster Sessions at the Aberdeen Wellbeing Centre are on 6th Oct and 3rd Nov. Book now at Aberdeen Hypnobirthing. A taster session cost just £20 and lasts and hour and a half.