How come that some people have got a ‘high pain threshold’?
People who have a very high pain threshold employ unconscious behaviours which enable them to take their attention away from their body and become less aware of physical feelings. This means that they can experience pain and consider it a ‘slight ache!’ They do this automatically and don’t even know that they are doing this. They are just naturally good at avoiding physical pain!
Antonia Boyle at Alpha Waves PDS has carefully studied people like this and has analysed and ‘modelled’ what it is they are sub-consciously doing. On the basis of this knowledge she has put together a one-hour training session, to teach expectant mums to be able to do this too!
If an expectant mother has had a bad child birth experience in the past which has left a post traumatic response, we might have to see her more than once. If the earlier experience has been traumatic, it is possible that the expectant mother will go into labour whilst all the old memories becoming vivid again. This in turn can make the birth difficult. One or two NLP session will most likely shift that, so that the old trauma can be put behind her for good.
Why is it important to do the EasyBirth™ NLP Model?
During child birth it is especially important for the mother to be is as calm and relaxed as possible. If the mother loses control, and becomes stressed the whole birthing process will slow down. The body will go into ‘flight and fight response’. This means that the body notices the stress and fear, and hormones will flood the body instantly in readiness for action! This action is nothing to do with the work in hand, i.e. giving birth; instead the body gets itself ready to fight off the perceived danger or to ‘flight’ i.e. run away. This is an ancient inbuilt response to protect us from danger, whether real or perceived.
Meanwhile, because of the stress hormones that now flood the body, the contractions of the womb slow down and sometimes stop altogether whilst the rest of the body sorts out the ‘danger state’, which has been brought on by panic and the fear of pain.
In turn that means that labour goes on much longer than is necessary.
How does it work?
- About 4 weeks before EDD the expectant mother and birthing partner(s) arrange a one-off sessions with one of our fully trained EasyBirth™ practitioners.
- During the 1 hour session the mother-to-be and birthing partner(s) will learn a number of NLP techniques that will keep her as dissociated from her body as is necessary to give birth easily and safely.
- Her birthing partner(s) will learn how to support her in those techniques during the childbirth.
- In addition to this the birthing partner will learn an extremely effective relaxation technique. This technique includes some specific NLP practices that will be used to enable the mother to be exceptionally relaxed and comfortable.
- The birthing partner has to be committed to do these mental NLP exercises regularly during the time leading up to the actual birth with the expectant mother.
- The use of the powerful NLP techniques and the practise sessions before the actual birth means that the birthing partner(s) does not need to do the complete technique with the mother during childbirth, but can use the NLP triggers that are part of this programme.
* If an expectant mother has had an earlier traumatic experience during pregnancy, child birth or if she has a phobia associated with any aspect of childbirth, it might be necessary for her to make another appointment to help her to relax in advance of the actual birth. This is usually resolved in 1 to 4 sessions.
What some of our EasyBirth™ clients have said:
I just wanted you to know that our baby, Clare Jane arrived safely. A water birth and labour was beautifully short. The NLP was so beneficial, thank you.
It was an amazing birth of 2hrs.and 20mins., and I never thought I could do it without an epidural. I imagined your hand on my shoulder! My first born was 12 hrs and difficult.
Just to let you know that, yes, I have had the baby, and the NLP really did help. Dante was born at 6.34 am and I only went to hospital at ten to 5 and I only had to push for 4 minutes. I was home by 2pm as there had been no intervention or stitches. Thanks you so much.