What is hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirthing is about birthing with knowledge, support, tools and preparation and focuses on the mind-body connection that has been around for thousands of years! It aims to restore the belief that women are made to birth, that everything needed for birth is within and that if women are successful in releasing and letting go of their fears, they are more likely to achieve their birthing goals just by trusting their bodies!
The Hypnobirthing Australia™ course empowers mothers to make educated choices and navigate the Australian medical system. As mothers become well informed, make confident decisions and prepare their minds and bodies leading up to birth, their confidence is likely to grow and their fear, if they have any, lessens – giving room for a positive birthing experience.
A common question is “what is the ‘hypno’ part of ‘hypnobirthing’?” The answer is that hypnotherapy is used during pregnancy and birth to release fears and condition mothers (and their birth partners) to prepare them for their positive, calm and empowered birth. Essentially, hypnosis is a very normal, relaxed and natural state of being. Think about when you are driving a car, reading a book, watching a movie or even falling asleep. Hypnosis is an intense state of mindfulness, being completely present yet receptive with all your senses ‘on’.
A recent study in 2016 by Levett et al. confirmed that independent childbirth education that focuses on non-drug comfort measures – such as acupressure, visualisation, breathing, yoga and massage results in less need for medical interventions during birth and better outcomes for newborns AND mothers! The Hypnobirthing Australia™ program incorporates ALL of these things – giving mothers and their partners a substantial advantage in their preparation for childbirth.
Why Hypnobirthing Australia™?
Because it works!
The Hypnobirthing Australia™ Course employs a range of tools and techniques that are adaptable to many different birthing outcomes, including caesareans, unplanned circumstances and even birth of multiples! The key for expecting mothers is to apply what she needs as the situation arises.
The Hypnobirthing Australia™ Course is taught in 12 hours where parents learn about creating and maintaining a positive mindset; be introduced to the Hypnobirthing Australia™ toolkit; learn how to prepare and make informed choices for an empowered birth; and birth itself – where everything is brought together!
It is the most up-to-date Australian birth course that takes the current Australian birthing environment into full consideration. Material is kept up-to-date and Practitioners are thoroughly screened and educated. The course is down-to-earth and is designed to be taught simply to achieve effectiveness PLUS it includes birth partners and empowers them to be the best birth advocates for birthing mothers!
About the Author – Julie (Founder, Hypnobirth Tribe)
During my first pregnancy, I felt this amazing empowerment and connection with my body, my husband and my baby. The experience was intense and overwhelming, but also so wonderful and I was grateful to have hypnobirthed as it kept me balanced throughout my pregnancy and during birth. The birth of my son was the best day of my life and from then I decided to leave my corporate career and focus on childbirth education!
As a mother and Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner, it has become apparent to me that positive pregnancies and birthing requires a ‘tribe’ – a tribe of like-minded, passionate advocates of the mind-body connection to achieve calm and positive births no matter the birthing circumstance.
There is a current urgent need for parents to be able to access positive birth support to feel empowered and ready for birth. I decided to address this need. And so, Hypnobirth Tribe was born.
2019 Hypnobirth Group Class Dates at Hampton:
January: Sundays 13th and 20th
February: Sundays 17th and 20th
March: Saturdays 16th and 23rd
For bookings: www.hypnobirthtribe.com.au/book-online
Group Class Bookings: https://www.hypnobirthtribe.com.au/book-online
Contact Number: 0406 231 071
Link on Hypnobirthing Australia™ Website: https://hypnobirthingaustralia.com.au/directory/listing/julie-christopoulos-victoria-melbourne-hampton