Hypnoactive CD


Use the ‘hypno’ cues and keep your body and breath ‘active’

JuJu Sundin's weekly pain mastery sessions focus mostly on active resources to help the women participants’ block their labour pain. There are some other skills though, a little more passive in nature, that can be used in any way that helps on the day. Whether you are having an active birth or are planning a more passive ‘internal mode’ of handling your contractions, or a mix of the breathing, visualisation, and key words you will learn in Hypnoactive will be vital in helping you manage the pain and stress. The scripts on this CD will assist you with the management of childbirth and help you to gain mastery over the event. The general relaxation session can be practiced all the way through pregnancy. Start this as early as you can. The visualisation and breathing session for childbirth, to be used from 35 weeks onwards, builds extra skills for labour using key words, mantras and powerful imagery.

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1. Undoubtedly, the greatest stress in labour is the pain of uterine contractions. This is a primary stress and is experienced by most women in mechanical, local or referred form, particularly in the first stage of labour. You need to learn to release this pain and stress in labour.

Hypnoactive will help you with this.

2. Secondary stress may result from emotions such as fear, anxiety, frustration or anger. Such stresses may include fear of the pain, fear of body exposure, fear of the unknown, fear of loss of control and so on. The key words and mantras will help you stay focussed on the task at hand. Included, is a small cut out sheet of important key words and mantras for your partner to take into labour.

Hypnoactive will help you with this.

3. Pain hurts, yet in a strange way, it makes childbirth real. You will need acceptance of this healthy, yet challenging sensation. The relaxation, visualisation and breathing skills will help you have some command over the physiological and psychological stress associated with the pain. You will also be working to prevent the healthy stress from becoming severe distress.

Hypnoactive will help you with this.

4. Inability to deal with stress in labour can cause maternal fatigue, emotional chaos, and may even inhibit the progress of labour on a hormonal level (high adrenalin levels influence the ability of oxytocin to be released). As well, you may go into crisis mode as your expectations of command conflict with the reality and intensity of the experience. You need to prevent this ‘frozen state’ and use up the adrenalin with rhythmic activity, breath and vocalisation.

Hypnoactive will help you with this.

5. A critical factor in stress management in labour is your interpretation of the contraction itself. It is not just about the ‘challenging sensation’, it is also about the birthing process. This CD will help you with the reception and integration of the contraction as both a feeling and a purposeful process. It will help you develop a relationship to the inside of your body as it is working in labour. This will help with the fear and anxiety, as you will be focussing on the process, not the pain.

Hypnoactive will help you with this.

6. Stress management skills for childbirth will help you expand your self-image. They will give you courage to be a healthy human being in healthy human pain. When you go into labour, you need to behave as though you are in labour. You need to be well rehearsed in behaviours that help you control pain. As you prepare for labour, the concepts of surrender and letting go need to become reflexes at the ready, not just ideas that might sound good. You need to give yourself permission to express, rather than depress your pain and do this in an active and conscious way, using all the added tools of sound, position, water, heat, aromatherapy, music, massage, visualisation and movement - whatever it takes. In this way stress management becomes both an individual and dynamic force, and embraces each woman’s full potential as she journeys through this ‘rite of passage’ with her partner and her baby.

Hypnoactive will help you with this.

Some General Information on Relaxation

Relaxation in the true sense of the word is an experience of ‘total letting go’, in which you are free from physical and mental stress.

We mostly think of relaxation as a nice, quiet, activity in a reclining position. You may like to spend part of each day relaxing or this may not be a luxury you can fit in until later in the pregnancy.

Relaxation is more a way of life than an individual skill. Sure, the skill of relaxation has to be learned and applied in different situations, but the idea is to use the concept and practice of relaxation as a self help strategy to make you a more relaxed person generally – whether it be right at this moment, during childbirth, after the birth of the baby or during the many and varied stressful situations dotted throughout your life. You do not have to lie down in order to relax. Especially in labour. You can relax standing up, sitting down, when moving even when thinking.

Simply commanding your shoulders to be loose, when you are feeling very angry, for example, can help you deal with the situation and the resulting emotion. Applying relaxation to tight neck muscles when sitting at the computer can prevent overload, muscle fatigue and so neck pain or headaches. Loosening and releasing tension and anxiety with breathing and visualisation skills will help you manage the stress and pain of childbirth. Loosening and releasing more actively with rhythmic movement and vocalisation will release even more stress and pain and help you mobilise your endorphins.

You may begin labour relaxing as a nice, calm, quiet activity in a reclining position, but as the pain builds, you may have to become more active in order to relax.

Relaxation, on a chemical level, simply means depletion of adrenalin, so that you may return to a state of calm and equilibrium. So as the pain builds, and as the adrenalin builds, you may have to become more active in order to work your adrenalin off, in order to maintain some level of relaxation.

It is important to understand this. Many women go into labour with the misconception that they will easily be able to remain calm, quiet, reclining and relaxed, as the pain builds up. If this is possible, great! If it is not possible, gradually become more active. It will help enormously!

Stress is part of our daily lives. We all have it. It is not ‘good’, nor ‘bad’, it is just stress.

Remember that much of the stress in our lives is delightful and exciting.

There is enormous benefit to you in learning to deal with the more negative stresses in simple, common sense ways. Your well being in pregnancy, and indeed the rest of your life, will be enhanced.