Hypno-psychotherapy and Hypnobirthing

What is Hypno-psychotherapy?

Hypnosis has long been used as a way of helping with many issues which cause us distress. It can help us access a deeper part of the mind where change can happen more easily and more quickly and whilst we are really relaxed. A session of hypnosis is extremely pleasant and can leave you feeling like you have had a refreshing sleep.

Hypno-psychotherapy is when a psychotherapeutic approach is used during hypnosis. Issues such as phobias, anxiety, exam nerves, depression, smoking cessation, pain management and many others are helped using this approach. Treatments are planned together with the client and are individual to that client.

What is Hypnosis for childbirth – Hypnobirthing (Mongan Method)?

Mongan Method HypnoBirthing has a long proven record of working with couples to have an easier, more comfortable, more normal and instinctive birth, no matter what the circumstances.

This five-session course teaches breathing and relaxation techniques, labour and birth positions, massage, visualisation, self-hypnosis and the important role the birth companion plays in the birth. This approach also has great advantages for the baby, as when mum experiences relaxation, the baby does too, which is wonderful.

What is Hypnosis for fertility?

As far back as 1999, in a study of 132 “infertile women”, counselling and hypnotherapy were found to increase a woman’s chance of conception to 42% (Journal of the American Woman’s Association 1999). In a second study, published in 2000, 55% of previously “infertile” women who met regularly in a mind/body programme conceived compared with 20% of the control group, who used no mind/body techniques. (Fertility and Sterility 2000).

We know that hypnosis affects certain parts of the brain which in turn affect the flow of hormones in the body and using this approach can be extremely helpful in assisting conception, whether on its own or when a programme of medically assisted conception is being considered.

Who delivers the therapies?

Renee Buchanan. Read more about her here.