Lets talk Birth, Fertility & Phobias with If Only They’d Told Me

Lets talk Birth, Fertility & Phobias with If Only They’d Told Me

I was thrilled to be invited onto the popular Parenting podcast (radio show) from ‘If Only They’d Told Me’ to talk about birth hypnosis with Nat Cutler-Welsh.  Nat interviews me about using hypnotherapy to: overcome phobias prepare for a relaxed childbirth overcome traumatic previous childbirth experiences enhance the bodies natural healing mechanisms for speed healing where a c-section is required create optimum conditions for boosting fertility and conception – whether natural or alongside assisted reproductive technology such as IVF To listen to the interview click the play button below or click here download this episode from...
Creating Calm ~ tips for an ecstatic birth

Creating Calm ~ tips for an ecstatic birth

It’s not often you hear the word ‘birth’ and ‘ecstatic’ in the same sentence. In fact, we’re more inclined to hear the birthing process illustrated in less-than-complimentary terms! You’re probably thinking that if you turned up to coffee group and described your birthing experience using words such as ‘gentle’, ‘pleasure’, ‘peaceful’ and ‘meditative’, that you’d likely get laughed right out of the cafe. However, contrary to birth stories from TV shows and well meaning friends , there is research to suggest that an ‘ecstatic birth’ is possible.  Sceptical?  You might want to hear more about what Dr Sarah Buckley had to say at her recent ‘Undisturbing Birth’ workshop in Auckland this month. Expectant mothers, celebrate! If you’re an expectant mother, then Dr Sarah Buckley has some good news for you. She believes birth can be gentle under the right conditions, and has invested considerable energy critiquing the current practices in pregnancy and childbirth birth and evaluating the scientific research and anecdotal evidence. As a result of her research and clinical practices, Dr Buckley believes that, like all other mammals, women need certain conditions to birth effectively – that is to feel private, safe and unobserved. When these conditions are met then our hormonal physiology creates an optimum orchestration of “ecstatic hormones” including Oxytocin, Beta Endorphins, Catecholamines, Prolactin, increasing and/or decreasing at specific stages to help both mother and baby to birth safely, easily and effectively – and, here’s the exciting part ladies, even with pleasure! Happy hormones In her book, “Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering”, Dr Buckley comments that disturbing or “interfering with this process will also disrupt this delicate...
Do your beliefs support or hinder your success?

Do your beliefs support or hinder your success?

I was honoured and excited to be asked to be on the Business Women Panel in the Venus Magazine – a magazine for New Zealand women in business.  The focus of this issue is beliefs and how they can impact your business and career. I have worked with several business women who felt they were limiting or self sabotaging their success – helping them to uncover these beliefs and replacing them with ones that supported them to achieve their goals.  Here’s my interview about beliefs for the Business Women Panel:   Have you consciously examined your own beliefs as part of your development as a business woman? As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I recognise the benefits of aligning conscious thought and unconscious behaviours with my goals.  Beliefs are held at a subconscious level so hypnosis helps me identify and transform beliefs that can limit my success, and gives me the confidence in my ability to make a real difference in my clients’ lives. Do you believe it is valuable for every businesswoman to become aware of her own beliefs and self-talk around her business? Absolutely! We unconsciously act in accordance with what we believe, so our beliefs determine our behaviours and success.  If you’re not aware of your beliefs and self-talk, how do you know if they’re supporting, limiting, or self-sabotaging your progress? In your role, what kind of beliefs have you noticed hold women back in business? A fear of public speaking or presenting to groups is a common belief which often results in missed business opportunities.  Undervalued self-worth is also common, by changing these beliefs business women become...