MEDITATION IN PREGNANCY
What is it? is simply a way of calming the mind, making us more balanced and focused in our daily lives. It also enable us to awaken our spiritual potential leading to peace and contentment.
How is it done? there are many different ‘methods’ of meditation, from TM, repeating a mantra, mindfulness, and the list goes on.
Where is it done? anywhere you are comfortable and have a designated 15-20mins. DO NOT rush this process, DO NOT squeeze it in between meetings, appointments, or just before you rush out the door for work. Many people find early morning an ideal time, when it is more quiet and peaceful. Some routinely find the end of the day, just before bedtime, is most beneficial. Once you are well practised and you can effortlessly slip into a trance like state, you will find you can do it anywhere and anytime, as long as no-one will distract you.
What are the benefits? Meditation has been shown to lessen mind-chatter and enhance the natural healing process of the mind and body. It is often used to clear the mind and ease many health issues, such as high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. Meditation has a calming effect and directs awareness inward until pure awareness is achieved, like being awake inside and only aware of awareness itself.
Pregnancy? Meditation is particularly important during pregnancy. Often it is the first time a woman is introduced to meditation, which can be the beginning of an empowering life skill. Pregnant women are busy, with most working full time, endlessly attached to social media, Dr. Google, and speed reading as many pregnancy and birthing books as possible. A baby in utero reacts to his mother’s busyness and really enjoy’s his Mum slowing down and spending time connecting with him, quietly.
Inside Birth® is our wonderful new prenatal course for all pregnant couples, to attend at anytime of pregnancy. This powerful, deep hypnosis relaxation, will teach you to calm the mind, connect with your baby on the Inside, in preparation for meeting on the Outside. You will learn about the importance of being ‘present in the moment’, of enjoying each moment of your pregnancy, labour and birthing. These techniques, if practised daily, will lead to an amazing, peaceful, empowering birth experience for you and your baby.
40yrs of experience as a midwife, educator, trainer, author, hypnotherapist has gone into developing this program. Most importantly it works! If pregnancy, labour and birthing are enjoyable, with a heightened awareness and focus on your birthing body and baby, then once baby is on the Outside, his life will continue with trust, peace and connectedness. Breastfeeding works perfectly, there are no sleeping issues, there are no fears or concerns because women have started the journey, at the beginning of conception, with trust, belief and love.
Please join one of our groups and learn how to connect with your baby, and enjoy the benefits of learning skills to ‘still the mind’.