"Jacki Pritchard has done an excellent job in writing her new book. The many scripts are immensely creative and wide-ranging. Any Hypnotherapist working with childbirth should have this book in their tool-bag; I totally recommend it." - Steve Burgess, Hypnotherapist and Director of Lionheart Training
This practical volume provides resources and guidance for practising hypnotherapy with pregnant women and their birthing partners.
Hypnotherapy for Pregnancy and Birthing begins with an overview of the topic and discusses a range of complex issues and vulnerabilities that might arise during sessions, before moving onto setting up and running group and/or individual sessions. Then, presenting techniques to work with pregnancy and birthing draws on a range of methodologies including solution-focused, metaphors (Ericksonian), Gestalt therapy, benefits approach and regression therapy.
* Hypnosis, pregnancy and birthing
* Getting into trance and relaxation
* Practising self-hypnosis and working on issues
* Preparing for birthing
* Bonding with baby
* Working with worries, fears and phobias
* Dealing with trauma and the unexpected
* Loss and bereavement
* Ego boosting.
Containing over 70 customisable scripts and designed to stimulate reflection, this book is a valuable resource for student, newly qualified and experienced hypnotherapists working with pregnancy and birthing.
||Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Jacki Pritchard works as a clinical hypnotherapist, independent social worker and trainer in social care.
Section I: Hypnosis, Pregnancy and Birthing 1.Using hypnosis for pregnancy and birthing: understanding vulnerabilities and complexities. 2.How to use the book and scripts 3.The importance of assessment 4.Running a group 5.Individual sessions Section II: Getting into Trance and Relaxation 6.The Rainbow Scarf 7.The Hypno Mat 8.Marshmallows 9.Counting Watermelon Seeds Section III: Breathing 10.Breathing 11.Visualisations 12.Fanning out 13.Brething with the Waves 14.Going ski-ing 15.Flying high in a plane 16.Let's imagine water Section IV: Practising Self Hypnosis and Working on Issues 17.The practice nest 18.Dad: You're important too 19.Exercising in the gym 20.The bathroom 21.The healing place 22.Body scanner 23.Tunnel of calmness 24.Sleeping blankets 25.Your very own hotel Section V: Preparing for Birthing 26.Be prepared 27.Birthing plan 28.A trip to the cinema 29.Journey to the hospital 30.Birthing room 31.Birthing at home Section VI: Bonding with Baby 32.Bonding on the beach 33.Message room 34.Portfolio of perfect photographs Section VII: Working with Worries, Fears and Phobias 35.The old mining village 36.Ice sculpture 37.The book of untruths Section VIII: Dealing with Trauma and the Unexpected 38.It is your Body 39.Distraction 40.The Shadow Section IX: Loss and Bereavement 41.Loss and bereavement 42.The angels' archway 43.Letting go of baby Section X: Ego Boosting 44.The emotional flowerpot 45.Superwoman 46.The rocky mountain 47.You can so do this 48.The ballerina 49.Sadie 50.Well done you
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