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Published October 14th 2020
Looking for help in all the wrong places was a country song
A friend's daughter relocated to a rural and remote part of Australia earlier in the year. Stilettos and satin sheets were stored in boxes and Akubras and mosquito repellant have since become the order of the day. When she advised that she had fallen pregnant, it was at the time when the entire country was in COVID lockdown. Living in the heart of an Indigenous community, this meant particular caution; consultations with the midwife by phone and staying in her own bubble with no visits allowed from her family.
My friend advised that she recommended Hypnobirthing to her daughter, which was able to be undertaken remotely. Shaking my head and muttering something about getting old, my friend explained that Hypnobirthing was an accepted relaxation technique used by women during labour and that the British monarch's daughter-in-law was a big fan.
I had to look it up. "Hypnobirthing is a birthing method that uses self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques to help a woman feel physically, mentally and spiritually prepared and reduce her awareness of fear, anxiety and pain during childbirth. While specific programs differ, hypnobirthing classes generally teach participants to practice and use a combination of music, visualization, positive thinking and words to relax the body and control sensations during labor. Keep in mind that hypnobirthing can be used in combination with many other birthing techniques" - www.mayoclinic.org.
My friend had recommended Sublime Nurturing, a Brisbane-based business, owned and managed by Tania Jones, a member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association to work via Zoom with her daughter in the Northern Territory. Tania's qualifications include:
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Holistic Gastric Band Hypnosis
Fertility by Hypnosis
Institute Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy
Hypnotherapy can be used to quit smoking, sleep well and sleep deeply, conceive a baby, feel confident, lose weight, feel less stressed, beat anxiety, and feel more motivated and focused.
As I've recently learned, it can also be used during childbirth. My friend assures me, however, it doesn't stop the pain level, though it does assist to control the pain by eliminating the fear factor and providing a sense of empowerment. The Sublime Nurturing website is full of fascinating information. See here.
I'm advised that when you make an enquiry, there is a form to complete, which provides the hypnotherapist with guidelines with which to work. The first session is generally a sixty-minute talk fest which allows Tania to develop a rapport to ensure that the process reaches its full potential.
Since learning about hypnotherapy, I've discovered that several of my friends have utilised the practice previously: one to assist with dental phobia and another who was anxious about singing in front of an audience. Once again, who knew?
Sublime Nurturing can be contacted on 0401 091 241 or via the website.