What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a safe, natural state of selective, focused attention. When we enter into this absorbed state of hypnosis, we can use our thoughts, talents and experiences in ways not usually available to us. Typically people in hypnosis feel fully aware and very relaxed. No previous background with hypnosis is necessary to get full benefit from HypnoMothering.
Who is HypnoMothering For?
Moms to be: The original HypnoMothering class format was created to prepare women for a gentle transition into motherhood. Taken while pregnant with her first baby, a mom-to-be maps a course to ease the adjustments of motherhood.
Moms with babies under 2 years: This version of HypnoMothering is designed to help mothers find balance and energy throughout the early years of motherhood.
Moms of preschoolers and beyond (Not available with Bellabirth at this time, stay tuned for preschool classes int he future); This extension of HypnoMothering provides all the basics of the original program, and brings special tools for mothers of preschoolers through early elementary age.
Is HypnoMothering More than Self-Hypnosis Techniques?
Yes. A HypnoMothering class provides insight and encouragement for every mom at any point on her mothering journey. HypnoMothering aims to equip each mom to clarify her basic needs during baby’s early months, and feel empowered to create her optimum support system. The class explores social and cultural pressures around mothering, and invites each mother to balance the information overflow while acting confidently on her own mothering instincts.
is hypnomothering for me?
HypnoMothering is for you if you’re looking to enhance your mothering with more calm, balance, and energy. No hypnosis background is required, and classes are available for women at all stages in the mothering journey.
What is HypnoMothering?
HypnoMothering is one 2.5 hour class for moms to be, new mothers, and moms of young children. Developed by two hypnotherapists, each a mother of twins, this fun, practical class teaches mothers easy and fast self-hypnosis techniques to make the most of limited sleep, keep calm and balanced on challenging days, and find focus and mindfulness amidst the myriad of feelings that mothers face.
How is Self-Hypnosis Helpful for Mothers?
Rapid Relaxation: Hypnosis provides easy to learn techniques to quickly relax mom’s body while creating mindfulness and balance.
Positive Emotional Resources: Quick self-hypnosis techniques allow mothers to tap into positive emotions even on difficult days.
Hypnotic Time Distortion for Sleep: Whether you have five minutes or five hours to catch some rest, hypnosis helps your mind and body make the most of the sleep you have.
Connection to Baby: Hypnosis helps a mother tune in to her baby and her own natural instincts.
Topics covered in class:
- Self-hypnosis to relax and find balance and calm even on very stressful days
- Easy techniques to shift perspective and take the sting out of tough emotions
- Introduction to hypnotic time distortion to super charge a power nap
- Fresh strategies for creating and flexing with motherhood’s “new normal”
- Learning to tune in to your baby to enhance bonding and mother’s intuition
- Coping confidently with the pressures of differing parenting styles presented by friends, family, etc.
How HypnoMothering Came to Be
HypnoMothering’s developers, Kira Dorrian and Tracy Adams, are each clinical hypnotherapists who are also moms of twins and childbirth educators. Over time, Kira and Tracy began to notice a pattern in the stories from the new mothers they worked with in their HypnoBirthing classes. As these women transitioned into their new role as “parent”, each woman seemed to have a unique experience with a broad spectrum of emotions that ranged from total elation at her new life to complete despair. Seeing the need to equip moms, Kira and Tracy created HypnoMothering — extending tools used in their hypnotherapy practices to moms to be, allowing women to prepare for and engage in the experience of motherhood as gently and as joyfully as possible.
HypnoMothering has grown to become an international program with Practitioners across the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Costa Rica, and Finland.