Why pregnant women should try Reiki

Reiki for pregnancy in Manchester

Unlike some holistic treatments,  Reiki is a completely safe method of natural healing. So safe, that not only can it be used to enhance fertility and to improve the pregnancy experience, it is gentle enough to be targeted directly at the unborn baby.

 But what can Reiki do for a pregnant woman and her baby? 

From personal experience and the experience of many of the pregnant ladies I treat, the main outcome of a Reiki treatment is deep relaxation with a feeling of bliss and elation. The Reiki energy creates a feeling of wellness and in those expectant mothers who feel physically “weakened” by pregnancy, a sense of vigour is generated. Regular Reiki sessions during pregnancy, especially in the later stages can be highly beneficial in ensuring that fears about birth and motherhood are reduced so that the  natural maternal instincts emerge and develop strongly, resulting in calmness, confidence and positivity for the future.

 For me, the biggest privilege of giving Reiki to pregnant women is the fact that when an expectant mother receives Reiki, this gentle, but powerful, energy is passed onto her developing baby. During the treatment, baby often responds with quietness and relaxation. The deep and loving connection between mother and baby can be developed in this way, greatly enhancing this incredible and miraculous pregnancy journey.

 Reiki works well alone, and also perfectly complements Hypnobirthing.

If you are thinking of trying Reiki and have more questions or would like to book a treatment contact me for more information.

This post was written by Dr.Gouri Laher, a fully qualified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master offering combination hypnotherapy and Reiki sessions in Manchester for a variety of issues such as stress and anxiety, weight loss, stopping smoking and pregnancy and childbirth.  My practice is based in The Burton Road Clinic, Didsbury, South Manchester, M20 and is within easy reach of Withington, Didsbury, Chorlton, Stockport, Cheadle, Trafford and central Manchester.  If you are interested in hypnotherapy and Reiki in Manchester or simply want to get in touch telephone me on 07837380665 or e-mail me, in confidence, at hypreiki@aol.co.uk

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Hypnobirthing in Manchester. A few quotes to keep you inspired for your natural labour

As my hypnobirthing in Manchester clients already know, words can be very powerful in inducing positive states of mind. So I have selected some quotes to keep you inspired for your natural birth!

Birth is as safe as life gets.

Harriet Hartigan

Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.

Barbara Katz Rothman

Sit! Walk! Stand! Squat! Get active – give birth.

– from a t-shirt

The power and intensity of your contractions cannot be stronger than you, because it is you.

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Offer hugs, not drugs.

Adina Lebowitz

We’ve put birth in the same category as illness and disease and it’s never belonged there.

Carla Hartley, founder of Trust Birth and the Ancient Art Midwifery Institute

If I don’t know my options, I don’t have any.

Diana Korte

The truth for women living in a modern world is that they must take increasing responsibility for the skills they bring into birth if they want their birth to be normal. Making choices of where and with whom to birth is not the same as bringing knowledge and skills into your birth regardless of where and with whom you birth.

Common Knowledge Trust

I have been taught where women are free, we will learn how they give birth best. They will show us. They will trust us. Look at them and listen closely.

Dr. Michael Odent – Obstetrician

The more births I attend, the more I realise how much we disturb the birthing woman.

Gloria Lemay – Birth Attendant

The parallels between making love and giving birth are clear, not only in terms of passion and love, but also because we need essentially the same conditions for both experiences: privacy and safety.

Dr. Sarah Buckley

If we are to heal the earth, we must begin by healing birth.

Agnes Sallet Von Tannenberg

Fear can be overcome by faith.

Dr. Grantly Dick-Read – Childbirth Without Fear

If one went to the extreme of giving the patient the full details of mortality and morbidity related to cesarean section, most of them would get up and go out and have their baby under a tree.

– Dr. Dermot W. McDonald, Neel J. Medicolegal pressure, MDs’ lack of patience cited in cesarean‘epidemic.’ Ob.Gyn. News Vol 22 No 10

All pregnant women have the ability to give birth in a comfortable, relaxed way. The key to a wonderful birth experience is to have faith and confidence in your own body and mind however this does not always come easily. Hypnobirthing courses in Manchester will enable you to eliminate negative self-limiting beliefs thus empowering you to take full control of your childbirth experience. If you are thinking of investing in ensuring that your childbirth is the best it can be, contact me for more information or to arrange your free consultation so we can talk through your worries and make a plan that best suits you.

 Dr.Gouri Laher is a fully qualified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master offering both group and one-to-one hypnotherapy and Reiki sessions in Manchester for a variety of issues such as stress and anxiety, weight loss, stopping smoking and pregnancy and childbirth.  My practice is based in Didsbury, South Manchester, M20 and is within easy reach of Withington, Chorlton, Stockport, Cheadle and central Manchester.  If you are interested in hypnotherapy and Reiki in Manchester or simply want to get in touch and book a free initial consultation, telephone me on 07837380665 or e-mail me, in confidence, at hypreiki@aol.co.uk

Your Childbirth, Your Responsibility, Your Success

What do you think your role is in the birth of your baby? Often in childbirth we are advised to rely on someone else for the delivery- the doctors, obstetricians, midwives and doulas.  Many people avoid the thought of childbirth, because they suppose that their responsibility is only to select the hospital or birth centre.

In actual fact, the responsibility for childbirth belongs to the mother and father to be. The parents are the ones who bear the consequences. When it is not clear who is responsible, then in effect no one is responsible, and complications can happen.

When everyone assumes that childbirth is someone else’s responsibility, it might turn into disaster. On the other hand, when everyone assumes full responsibility, the result is the most successful childbirth.

Responsibility creates the possibility for easy and empowering childbirth. Though others may also have  a responsibility, that’s no reason to reduce your own level of responsibility. When everyone makes the commitment to be fully present, giving, open and responsible, a truly wonderful birth can happen.

The most effective powerful kind of responsibility is full responsibility.

When you take on this kind of responsibility, you create the opportunity to experience the power of the natural flow of birth; you will be able to flow through any challenges and will be much more resilient. Whatever your particular situation, choose to take full responsibility for giving birth and you will experience the power of creation.

How can hypnotherapy help? Hypnosis can remove the mental obstructions to an easy birth, enabling to you fully trust your body. It is only once you have trust that your body knows what to do and trust that your mind can deal with anything, that you are able to take control and full responsibility for the successful birth of your baby.

Hypnobirthing in Manchester uses the easibirthing ® method of hypnosis for childbirth. A long-established proven method, easibirthing ® eliminates your fear of childbirth and increases your chances of a natural birth in which you remain relaxed, calm and able to manage any sensations. Plus, your baby will be calmer and your chances of efficient lactation will increase.

If you are thinking of investing in ensuring that your childbirth is the best it can be, contact me for more information or to arrange your free consultation so we can talk through your worries and make a plan that best suits you.

 Dr.Gouri Laher is a fully qualified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master offering combination hypnotherapy and Reiki sessions in Manchester for a variety of issues such as stress and anxiety, weight loss, stopping smoking and pregnancy and childbirth.  My practice is based in Didsbury, South Manchester, M20 and is within easy reach of Withington, Chorlton, Stockport, Cheadle and central Manchester.  If you are interested in hypnotherapy and Reiki in Manchester or simply want to get in touch and book a free initial consultation, telephone me on 07837380665 or e-mail me, in confidence, at hypreiki@aol.co.uk

Can Reiki Change Your Life?

 I was first introduced to Reiki when I experienced my first treatment about ten years ago and it was the most relaxing and inspiring and experience of my life. Since that very first treatment (and I believe, as a result of that treatment), amazing things happened in my life. In fact I was so blown away by the experience  that within 3 years I had become a Reiki Master myself. I have seen amazing changes in people that have come to me for Reiki treatments but it’s the changes within myself that amaze me the most. My attitude towards life itself has become so positive and Reiki gives me an inner strength and confidence that I never knew I had-  I find that I can cope with the challenges and knockbacks that life throws at me that previously I struggled to deal with. Reiki changes your life and it has been in my experience that it changes lives for the better.

More about Reiki

Reiki pronounced ‘ray-key’, is a complementary healing therapy, founded by Mikao Usui in Japan, in the early part of the the 20th century.  Reiki,  is a gentle and effective system of hands-on or distance healing which activates the body’s own natural ability to heal itself.  As a natural healing system, it can benefit everyone, from young babies to adults and is a safe, non-invasive treatment.

 Reiki is taught by practitioners who have been attuned, a procedure which prepares them so that they may be an open channel for the energy by an individual who is a  Reiki Master.  These ancient Reiki initiations open the door to grace and a deepening connection with both self and spirit.  They offer the gift of light.  It has been said that Reiki is like a very powerful light that fills each person illuminating the darkness within. 

 The energy of Reiki is so powerful that it inspires awe and yet it is so gentle that it feels like unconditional love.
Reiki works from deep within, balancing your personal energy so that emotional problems from nervousness to depression can be helped. Reiki helps to replenish your vital energy and strengthen the immune system. At the same time Reiki helps with both acute and chronic illnesses by reducing and relieving stress. It is ideal for promoting fertility and remaining balanced throughout pregnancy. Any one can receive Reiki to improve their life; you don’t necessarily need to be “unwell”.

If you are thinking of trying Reiki and have more questions or would like to book a treatment contact me for more information.

This post was written by Dr.Gouri Laher, a fully qualified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master offering combination hypnotherapy and Reiki sessions in Manchester for a variety of issues such as stress and anxiety, weight loss, stopping smoking and pregnancy and childbirth.  My practice is based in The Burton Road Clinic, Didsbury, South Manchester, M20 and is within easy reach of Withington, Didsbury, Chorlton, Stockport, Cheadle, Trafford and central Manchester.  If you are interested in hypnotherapy and Reiki in Manchester or simply want to get in touch telephone me on 07837380665 or e-mail me, in confidence, at hypreiki@aol.co.uk

Fear of childbirth can be treated with hypnotherapy

scared of childbirth hypnobirthing in manchester

Scared about giving birth? Many women have natural fears about childbirth, but for around 10% of women, the fear of childbirth is so crippling that they may avoid getting pregnant, despite their wish to be a mother. For those who are pregnant, many of those with such fear insist on C-sections or in extreme cases, termination of pregnancy. Such a morbid fear of labour is actually a serious condition, often referred to as tokophobia.

Why is a fear of childbirth still prevalent in today’s society despite medical advances? Some theories actually suggest that it’s actually the medicalisation of childbirth that causes or perpetuates the fear- visions of screaming women in extreme pain, medical equipment, drugs, bright lights, discomfort and of course, with any medical procedure, comes risk. Risk of infection, risk of things going wrong, risk of death.

Another reason such a fear of childbirth exists is the constant portrayal of childbirth in the media as a painful, frightening, gruesome ordeal. Films, soap operas, magazines and birth stories about horrendous birth experiences fill our mind subliminally from a very young age, and combined with our rational fear of the unknown so we truly believe that’s what childbirth is all about.

One of the most high profile ladies to voice her ambivalence about childbirth is actress Helen Mirren. She was shown a childbirth video in her early teens in school and said “I swear it traumatised me to this day. I haven’t had young children and now I can’t appear at something to do with childbirth. It definitely disgusts me”.

So, why do my hypnosis for childbirth sessions Manchester help people overcome a fear of labour?

More and more evidence is building to support the fact that tokophobia responds exceptionally well to hypnotherapy. Through visualization and other powerful techniques even the most deep-rooted and strongest negative beliefs about childbirth can be changed forever. So with a new, realistic belief that childbirth is a natural physiological process which your body is designed to carry out, you actually look forward to giving birth.

Hypnobirthing in Manchester uses the easibirthing ® method of hypnosis for childbirth. A long-established proven method, easibirthing ® eliminates your fear of childbirth and increases your chances of a natural birth in which you remain relaxed, calm and able to manage any sensations. Plus, your baby will be calmer and your chances of efficient lactation will increase.

If you are thinking of investing in ensuring that your childbirth is the best it can be, contact me for more information or to arrange your free consultation so we can talk through your worries and make a plan that best suits you.

This post was written by Dr.Gouri Laher, a fully qualified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master offering combination hypnotherapy and Reiki sessions in Manchester for a variety of issues such as stress and anxiety, weight loss, stopping smoking and pregnancy and childbirth.  My practice is based in Withington, South Manchester, M20 and is within easy reach of Didsbury, Chorlton, Stockport, Cheadle and central Manchester.  If you are interested in hypnotherapy and Reiki in Manchester or simply want to get in touch and book a free initial consultation, telephone me on 07837380665 or e-mail me, in confidence, at hypreiki@aol.co.uk