Articles and Handouts
related to hypnosis and relaxation
This track is designed to supplement doula services and is not meant to stand alone or to be used for any other purpose.
The endorphin release anchor should be listened to 4 or more times. Test to see if it is working by squeezing the anchor spot when you’re not listening to the track – you should feel the endorphin rush when it is working.
The relaxation script must be listened to at least 21 times, preferably 21 consecutive days. You may listen before taking a nap, before going to sleep, when you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep, or any time you need to relax. The track is less than 20 minutes long. The more you listen during your pregnancy, the more relaxed you’ll be during labor. Listen at different times and in different positions (sitting up, lying down, leaning over a birth ball, etc.) DO NOT listen while driving.
There is a relaxation script for nap time, night time, and night time with a background of ocean waves. If you fall asleep while listening, it will still work for you!
Endorphin Release Anchor
This is like a magic trick for pain relief in labor. You can practice this several times each day until it works wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, without having to listen to the audio track. Once you have mastered this, the other tracks will work better and faster! Test to see if it is working by squeezing the anchor spot – you should feel the endorphin rush within a few seconds when it is working. It works well when you’re stuck in traffic or waiting for customer support on the phone!
Taking a short nap is much better than a long nap. A short nap will energize you and leave you feeling rested. A long nap will leave you feeling groggy and possibly even more tired than you felt before the nap. Since labor most often starts at night, taking a short nap (or two) in the daytime will give you a huge advantage when labor begins. Listen to this track or the sleep track at least 21 times, either for taking a nap or any time you need to relax. The track is less than 20 minutes long. The more you listen during your pregnancy, the more it will help during labor.
This track is similar to the Nap track except that it won’t wake you back up. It will allow you to get a good night’s sleep. You should also listen to the sleep track at least 21 times before going to sleep, when you wake up in the middle of the night, or any time you need to relax. The track is less than 20 minutes long. The more you listen during your pregnancy, the more it will help during labor.
This is exactly the same as the Sleep track except that it has the sound of ocean waves in the background. For many people, the sound of the ocean waves is soothing and relaxing, so it may add to your experience. This one can be used interchangeably with the Sleep track.