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What is Hypnosis?

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; heart rate is reduced, breathing becomes slower and deeper, muscles relax. Hypnosis is a tool with which one can gain access to one’s own inner resources and by doing so, one can achieve profound changes in life. Unhelpful behaviors and thoughts that are deeply rooted in the unconscious are accessible through hypnosis and replaced by positive beliefs. Hypnosis can be successfully applied to increase productivity and energy, reduce stress and fears, as well as to help in weight loss and quitting smoking. Most notably, hypnosis is successful in reducing or eliminating physical pain. Once a participant has obtained enough practice, he or she can reduce their own pain when and wherever they want.


In HypnoBirthing you and your partner are taught self-hypnosis, so that you can enter that state during your birth and any other time you want. In fact, many course participants use the techniques they learned in HypnoBirthing to better deal with stress and tension at work and in their everyday lives.

What is HypnoBirthing?

Birth is a natural process, but women and their partners who prepare for it, can have a better experience. It is comparable to running a marathon. We can all open the door right now and do a jog around the block, but, although running comes natural to humans, only those who have trained can get a good finishing times in a marathon. HypnoBirthing is a method of birth preparation that utilizes the power of hypnosis and positive thinking. You are given the tools to achieve a gentle and natural birth, with less pain and more self-assurance. You and the birthing companion of your choice will have fun and grow closer together while gaining incredibly effective methods of natural pain relief. By the time your due date arrives, you will confident in your own strength and ability to have a gentle birth without fear and anxiety.

Die offizielle deutsche HypnoBirthing Website: http://www.hypnobirthing.de

The official American HypnoBirthing Website: https://us.hypnobirthing.com

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What can HypnoBirthing do for me?

HypnoBirthing has become famous throughout the world simply because it works. It gives you the tools to achieve a birth in peace and love and more many women, a shorter less painful birth. In a study conducted by the University of Tübingen and the Westphalian Institute for Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, it was shown that women who had practiced hypnosis during pregnancy had less anxiety and reported less pain during birth, as compared to other women. Furthermore, these women had on average shorter births and asked for less pain medication (Hüsken - Janßen, Revenstorf & Tinneberg, 2011).

  • The fear-tension-pain syndrome known to affect women during birth is absent.
    •    Medical pain relievers are rarely needed.
    •    The first phase of birthing can be significantly shortened.
    •    Exhaustion during contractions is minimized, so that the mother can devote her energy to the actual birth.
    •    The risk of hyperventilation due to shallow breathing is minimized.
    •   The relationship between the mother, the baby, and the birthing partner is strengthened.
    •    The post-birth recovery period needed by the mother is shortened.
    •    The birthing companion has a central and supporting role during the birth.
    •    The birth is experienced as beautiful, peaceful. Just as nature intended.



Hüsken-Janßen, H., Revenstorf, D., und Tinnenberg, H. (2011). Hypnose in der Geburtsvorbereitung: Multizentrische empirische Untersuchung der Wirksamkeit der hypnoreflexogenen Methode nach Schauble. Hypnose. https://dgh-hypnose.de/presseartikel

A few of the things you will learn in HypnoBirthing...

  • Relaxation and self-hypnosis methods that will replace potential fear and discomfort with self-assurance and peace of mind.

  • Techniques that can shorten and ease the discomfort of labor.

  • About the natural production of pain reducing natural chemicals produced by your body.

  • Relaxation and breathing techniques for during and between birth contractions.

  • Ways of building a secure bonding attachment between you and your baby during and after pregnancy.

  • Discussions and tips on life with a newborn.

  • Tips on how to recognize, prevent, and deal with baby blues or postpartum depression.