Hypnotherapy

As a fully qualified hypnotherapist, one-on-one hypnotherapy sessions are also available. I am an associate member of the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association (A.H.A.).

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is an altered, but altogether natural, therapeutic state similar to the sensation of daydreaming or becoming engrossed in a book or movie. Whilst in hypnosis people can become extremely focused, even though in a relaxed state.

Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnotic techniques, to bypass the conscious or critical mind, in order to facilitate positive change. The critical mind is constantly distracted by environmental conditions, experiences and suggestions that are not always in our best interests. Therefore faulty habits, thoughts and beliefs are created and imprinted. The therapist will assist to activate the inner resources of the client to eliminate old, undesirable imprints and, in the hypnotic state of heightened suggestibility, replace them with new messages.

Thus, hypnotherapy can be used to replace old, mistaken beliefs or fears about pregnancy and birthing. This release from fear not only changes our perception of the experience, but the experience itself.

Hypnotherapy for mum:

·        Baby bonding
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Fear release
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Treatment of morning sickness
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Other pregnancy related  issues
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Breech turn
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Enabling resolution of sexual or relationship issues
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Stop smoking
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Alcohol cessation
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Emotional preparation if a surgical procedure is unavoidable
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Phobias

And for dad too:

·        Confidence building
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Baby bonding
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Fear release
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Emotional preparation for parenthood
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Smoking cessation

Research for improving birth outcomes using hypnosis:

·         Shorter length of labour and reduced use of drugs (Jenkins & Pritchard 1993)
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Fewer epidurals and less augmentation (Andrew et al  2006)
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Decrease requirements for analgesia, including epidurals and women were more satisfied with their pain management in labour (Cyna  et al 2006)
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Improved obstetric outcome (Mehl-Madrona 2004)
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Enhanced the patient’s sense of readiness and control. Fewer complications, higher frequency of normal and full term deliveries, and more postpartum adjustment (Schauble et al 1998)
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Shorter stage 1 labour, less medication, higher Apgar scores and more frequent spontaneous deliveries (Harmon et al 1990)
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Less premature births and improved infant weight (Omar et al 1987)

Emma offers private one-on-one hypnotherapy sessions by arrangement.

If you would like to organise private sessions or discuss with Emma how she can help you create a positive experience through hypnotherapy, please go to the contact page.