It’s interesting to me when I hear anyone talking about Hypnobabies and the language we use as “hippie stuff”! It’s helpful to understand the way the mind works and how we can use that to our advantage, however these people think that what is unfamiliar to them is invalid, crazy, ineffective, etc. Not so! What is clear to me is that everything in life that is new is unfamiliar to us, and often takes time to get used to (think back to when you first heard how babies were created – people seems to have gotten used to that concept very well). The fact that we and/or the people we know have not heard of or experienced something does not take away from that thing’s validity, success or effectiveness. If it did, the world would still be considered flat! With Hypnobabies language, it is all there for reasons that were designed around the way that our minds process language to produce desired results. We learned a long time ago at Hypnobabies that the people who have the best births embrace our Hypnobabies language and use it every day, confident in their mind’s ability to create positive effects in mind and body by doing so. In our Hypnobabies Mindfulness articles, neuroscience, language and mindful connection meet, and our students are fascinated to learn about how their brains work, and how simple words used consciously and subconsciously can create a much easier birth experience! ❤
Perspective: noun /pərˈspek·tɪv/
A particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Perspective also means the ability to consider things in relation to one another accurately and fairly. If something is in perspective, it is considered as part of a complete situation so that you have an accurate and fair understanding of it.
We tell our Hypno-students: The point of changing certain language we use in Hypnobabies is in part, to avoid the negative connotations (emotional associations) that certain “pregnancy and birthing terms” have on our conscious minds and much more importantly, the subconscious, which is often just like a 3 year old and very impressionable. Saying that you “personally don’t have negative associations or issues with typical [obstetrical] wording” is fine, however *many* people do and don’t even realize it yet, and it is much more important how your inner mind is being affected by them. Learning, hearing and using Hypnobabies words hundreds of times alone creates a positive effect in itself on the subconscious, and as with everything in life, your perspective will determine how you feel about them. We encourage our Hypno-students to embrace Hypnobabies language fully, or change their perspectives until they can, if they want the best birthing experience possible!
And of course, since 95% of our Hypnobabies students give birth in a hospital and are considered “mainstream”, they all aren’t “granola crunching hippies” (not that there’s anything wrong with that!), as some people have called them. A change in perspective belongs here too. Most people, no matter where or how they will give birth, would love to experience less pain and more confidence, and that is what Hypnobabies is all about.
I love this quote from Dr. Wayne Dyer: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
And WHO takes Hypnobabies Classes? These intelligent people do
Founder/Director of Hypnobabies