What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally induced state of relaxation – which is focused – in this state of mind, we communicate suggestions to our subconscious mind. This is the part that influences what we think, how we feel and the choices we make. It can control pain.


Achieving a state of Hypnosis is something we all do several times a day, ie right before waking and going to sleep – it is the alpha state we drift through getting in and out of sleep.  Hypnosis is completely a voluntary state of mind, and all hypnosis is a form of self-hypnosis. The person going into this state is always in charge and chooses to do so. Almost anyone who chooses to can reach a deep state of relaxation and redirected focus.


When having your baby with HypnoBirthing®, you will experience a similar feeling to daydreaming, how you may feel as you stare into a fire or are engrossed in a book. You will be conversant and in good spirit – yet, totally relaxed and fully in control. You will be aware of the physical sensations that your body is going through, but determine to what extent you feel the surge (contraction). Your birthing will be in an atmosphere of calm and relaxation and without the fear and tension which causes pain. Your body´s natural anaesthesia (endorphins) will replace the stress hormones that cause unnecessary levels of pain.

When the moment is there for your baby to be born – you will be fully awake and involved in the process.