Hypnosis, Hypnobirthing, Psychological Counseling
StarkSanftGeburt translates as „StrongGentleBirth“. The words “strong” and “gentle” are not opposites, rather they complement each other. One must have inner strength to allow for personal growth and gentle love. Read more below to see how you can benefit from hypnosis or hypnobirthing.
Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Learning to Let Go - Making Room to Grow
Some people who have only seen hypnosis on tv think that going into hypnosis would be giving up control. Wrong! Hypnosis is all about gaining more control over your life in a gentle, enjoyable way with no side-effects and in a short period of time.
Hypnosis is a trance-like state of focused attention. The participant is awake and in control the entire time. While in hypnosis people range from being moderately to deeply relaxed. It feels great! In this state of deep relaxation profound changes can begin to happen. Unhelpful behaviors and thoughts that are deeply rooted in the unconscious are accessible through hypnosis and replaced by positive beliefs and thoughts. In short, you learn how to use your own body and mind to heal your own body and mind. Those who have experienced the benefits of hypnosis once continue to use it for the rest of their lives.
Areas of Treatment
Depression, including postpartum depression
Increasing productivity and energy
Reducing stress and anxieties
….and much more
Uncovering Your Own Strengths and Resources - For a Gentle Birth and for Life
Hypnobirthing at StarkSanftGeburt teaches women and their partners how to naturally minimize potential pain and make birth a wonderful experience that both partners can be proud of. Couples also learn what choices they have about the birth (for example, where, with whom, in what positions, water birth or not and pain management). Best of all, the tools and techniques you will learn in order to achieve the birth that you want, can be taken with you and applied to other areas in your life – such as the challenges you will face as a new parent, in your place of work – so that you can become a more resilient and confident you.
The hypnobirthing program I offer is based on the original HypnoBirthing method as developed by Marie Mongan (United States). I also bring in other elements from the Wise Hippo program (Great Britain), as well as my own research on the parent-child-bonding process and maternal mental health. My classes are custom tailored to your needs and personal goals.
Topics Addressed in Stark.Sanft.Geburt Hypnobirthing
What is (self) hypnosis and how does it help during birth
Natural pain management
Breathing, relaxation, and visualization techniques
Fear of giving birth and how to manage it
The very important role of the husband/partner during birth
Birthing positions and preparing my body to give a gentle birth
Bonding with baby during pregnancy
What to expect for the first year after birth
How to address the medical staff to ensure my wishes are fulfilled
Possible Additional Topics
Hypnobirthing and a planned or spontaneous c-section
Trauma due to a previous birth or other experiences
Postpartum depression and anxiety treatment and prevention
SERVICES I OFFER
With You Every Step of the Way
HYPNOSIS and PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING
Guiding you toward better health
Hypnosis and counseling - per 90 Minute session, 100 Euros
*German public insurances do not cover these costs.
Pregnancy, parenting, wellbeing
Hypnobirthing can take place in my rooms or in your home. All sessions are private – that is with only one couple at a time. The price includes four sessions, each approximately 2.5 hours, the HypnoBirthing book by Marie Mongan, hypnosis scripts for expectant parents to practice at home, as well as telephone and email support.
Hypnobirthing course (4 x 2.5 hours) in my rooms (72127 Kusterdingen), 460 Euros
Hypnobirthing in your home (4 x 2.5 hours), 560 Euros
*No one has ever been turned away due to financial issues. Please feel free to call me and discuss a sliding scale policy if necessary.
+49 (0)1766 258 0290
HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Hypnosis sessions are 90 minutes. Hypnobirthing sessions are 2.5 hours each.
WILL INSURANCE COVER THE COSTS?
Most of my clients are required to pay out of pocket. However, some insurances cover some of the costs. Please ask your insurance provider directly regarding their policies.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Please feel free to contact me about a sliding scale policy if you feel you need hypnobirthing courses or hypnosis but are not able to afford my standard hourly fees.
CAN I BRING MY HUSBAND/PARTNER TO OUR HYPNOTHERAPY SESSIONS?
Yes! Please bring your birthing partner! Birthing partners play a very important role during the birth that should not be underestimated. In fact, one of the great strengths of hypnobirthing are the tools and methods that partners learn so they can support, help reduce pain, and guide a birthing mother.
CAN I BENEFIT FROM HYPNOBIRTHING IF I AM GOING TO HAVE A C-SECTION?
The tools and techniques learned in hypnobirthing to reduce fear and achieve a healthy parent-infant bond can also be applied during a planned or spontaneous c-section. If you are planning a c-section and desire a calm and beautiful birth for you and your baby, I can certainly tailor all hypnobirthing sessions to fulfill your individual needs.
DO YOU DO HOME VISITS OUTSIDE OF THE TÜBINGEN/REUTLINGEN AREA?
I am happy to do sessions in your home, even if you live outside of Reutlingen/Tübingen. I do ask for your understanding, however, that I will require an additional fee to cover the driving costs.
IS HYPNOSISRIGHT FOR ME?
“I do not think I can hypnotised?” Everybody who wants to can enjoy the benefits of hypnosis. Like all new things it can take time and practice, but so far I have not encountered anybody who did not start to profit from hypnosis by the second session.
“I do not think I will like being vulnerable or exposed while in a hypnotic state.” Hypnosis is a very relaxing and enjoyable to experience. At no time do participants lose control over their minds or bodies.
Dr. rer. nat. Marjorie Kinney
I was born and grew up in Wisconsin in the United States, but have enjoyed living in Germany now for over 15 years. I have three wonderful children as well as a patient old dog. In addition to being a hypnotherapist, I work as a learning therapist with children and teenagers.
A few things that really make me happy are: a good book, long hikes in the forest, hearing the birds singing in the morning, time spent with good friends, and a great meal. Oh, and as everyone who knows me knows, I love foxes!
My passion for hypnobirthing and hypnosis developed after working for several years in the area of early parent-child attachment. It was the obvious next step to start working with moms and dads BEFORE the birth of their child to ensure not only a great start for baby, from the very first day of life, but of course the very best birth possible. After all, a joyful mom gives birth to a joyful infant.
My eclectic, but extensive training has given me the experience and knowledge to make a real change in my client’s lives. And I love every minute of it!
The Wise Hippo, Instructor - Birthing Program instructor training, Essex Great Britain
HypnoBirthing Instructor – the HypnoBirthing Society of Europa, Sydney Sobotka
International Certified Hypnotherapist (NGH) - National Guild of Hypnostists and the Institute for Clinical Hypnosis, Magdeburg, Dr. Norbert Preetz
SAFE (Safe Attachment Family Education) Mentor - Prevention Project SAFE, Dr. Karl Heinz Brisch, University of Munich
ICEP-R (Infant Caregiver Engagement Phases), the Still Face Paradigm – Certification in the coding system ICEP-R, Dipl. – Psych. Daniela Noe, Clinic for Psychiatric Medicine, University Clinic of Heidelberg
Doctorate of natural science in clinical psychology, PhD – 2017 (University of Tübingen)
Masters in counselling psychology, MS – 2011 (Capella University)
Bachelors in German studies, BA (with a minor in psychology) – 2006 (University of Wisconsin-Madison)