Guidelines and Treatments

Decrease Anxiety, Stress
Medical Procedures; Better Outcomes
Lessen Pain, And Pain Medications
Holistic Health
Hypnosis Services
Chronic Health Issues
Cancer, Heart Disease
Guided Meditation
Calmer Childbirth
Quit Smoking
Weight Challenges
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Childbirth Classes

Natural Childbirth Classes

This childbirth method allows for a more comfortable & safe birth through the use of hypnosis techniques, breath work and other modalities as created by The HypnoBirthing® Institute, and individualized to suit each couple.

Teaching mothers and birth companions techniques for safe and satisfying birthing through guided imagery, visualization and special breathing.

Classes are individualized, safe and effective for in-hospital births, at home or in birthing centers. 5 Classes. Each a 2 1/2 hour session. You will use the book “HypnoBirthing, the Mongan Method,” and CD “Rainbow Relaxation”. You will receive handouts for at-home practice.

An increased number of midwives, OB/GYNs and doulas are working with expectant families who are using HypnoBirthing®.

What is HypnoBirthing®?

Also known as the Mongan Method, HypnoBirthing® is a modern approach to childbirth with origins firmly rooted into the collective experience of billions of women over thousands of years. The modern practice of HypnoBirthing stems from the writings of the English obstetrician, Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, who developed the concept of “natural birthing” in the 1920’s.

HypnoBirthing is based on the idea that in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain is not a normal part of labor.

Awake throughout the process, you will be aware of your body’s contractions, but because you will have trained yourself to reach complete relaxation, you will be able to determine the degree to which you will feel the surges. You will experience birthing in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the muscles of your body from functioning as they were intended.

HypnoBirthing does not put the mother into a trance or sleep-like state. The experience is rather akin to the daydreaming or focusing that occurs when you are engrossed in a book/movie or staring into a fire. You will experience your birthing in an atmosphere of calm and relaxation, fully awake and present when it’s time for your baby to come into the world.

What You Will Learn
Relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques to eliminate the fear and tension that cause pain and a long labor.
HypnoBirthing® Advantage
Shortens the first stage of labor by several hours.
More rapid postnatal recovery.

What You Will Learn
Breathing techniques to produce a shorter, more comfortable labor.
HypnoBirthing® Advantage
Eliminates fatigue during labor, leaving the mother fresh, awake and with energy for actual birthing.
Eliminates risk of hyperventilation from “shallow” breathing methods.

What You Will Learn
The creation and control of the body’s own natural anesthesia.
HypnoBirthing® Advantage
Eliminates or greatly reduces the need for chemical painkillers.

What You Will Learn
How your body is designed to work in neuro-muscular harmony with nature throughout labor.
HypnoBirthing® Advantage
Returns birthing to the beautiful, peaceful experience nature intended.

What You Will Learn
To rid yourself of the myth that pain must accompany birthing.
HypnoBirthing® Advantage
Eliminates the Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome before, during and after birthing.
Promotes special bonding of mother, baby and birthing companion.
Creates a more integral role for the birthing companion.


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