We see you. We see you, mama, mommy, mum. We see your yoga pants and that huge handbag. We see your weary eyes and aching arms, your sore breasts. We see the spot of spit-up you missed, and the feelings barely tucked in beneath your “I’m okay." We hear you. We hear your sureness and your wavering uncertainties. We hear what you say. And we hear what you don’t say . . . in everything you say. We’ve questioned ourselves too. We’ve secretly thought we were horrible mothers. We’ve secretly thought we might just be wonderful mothers one day. We’ve felt lost in countless hours. We’ve felt the power of having pieces of our heart walking the earth, and the fear that something could break them. We’ve felt the polar pulls to both run away and stay. The pulse and power of motherhood. The drained devastation of motherhood. A singular journey to be made without a map (or a nap!). We see you mama. We hear you, mama. And this…..this space is for you.
Kira Dorrian and Tracy Adams are Seattle-based Clinical Hypnotherapists and HypnoBirthing® Practitioners, each a mom of twins. Together they have created HypnoMothering®, a class designed to help prepare women for a gentle transition into motherhood, and a safe space for new mothers to be seen, heard, and supported.
What is HypnoMothering?
HypnoMothering is a 2.5 hour class for mamas to be, new mothers, and moms of young children. Developed by two hypnotherapists, each a mother of twins, this fun, practical class teaches mothers easy and fast self-hypnosis techniques to make the most of limited sleep, keep calm and balanced on challenging days, and find focus and mindfulness amidst the myriad of feelings that mothers face.
Topics covered in class:
Self-hypnosis to relax and find balance and calm even on very stressful days
Easy techniques to shift perspective and take the sting out of tough emotions
Introduction to hypnotic time distortion to super charge a power nap
Fresh strategies for creating and flexing with motherhood’s “new normal”
Learning to tune in to your baby to enhance bonding and mother’s intuition
Coping confidently with the pressures of differing parenting styles presented by friends, family, etc.
Tuition includes 7 mp3 downloads for relaxation specifically created to enhance skills learned in this class.
How is Self-Hypnosis Helpful for Mothers?
Rapid Relaxation: Hypnosis provides easy to learn techniques to quickly relax mom’s body while creating mindfulness and balance.
Positive Emotional Resources: Quick self-hypnosis techniques allow mothers to tap into positive emotions even on difficult days.
Hypnotic Time Distortion for Sleep: Whether you have five minutes or five hours to catch some rest, hypnosis helps your mind and body make the most of the sleep you have.
Connection to Baby: Hypnosis helps a mother tune in to her baby and her own natural instincts.
Is HypnoMothering More than Self-Hypnosis Techniques?
Yes. A HypnoMothering class provides insight and encouragement for every mom at any point on her mothering journey. HypnoMothering aims to equip each mom to clarify her basic needs during baby’s early months, and feel empowered to create her optimum support system. The class explores social and cultural pressures around mothering, and invites each mother to balance the information overflow while acting confidently on her own mothering instincts.
Who is HypnoMothering For?
Mamas to be: The original HypnoMothering class format was created to prepare women for a gentle transition into motherhood. Taken while pregnant with her first baby, a mama-to-be maps a course to ease the adjustments of motherhood.
Mamas with babies under 2 years: This version of HypnoMothering is designed to help mothers find balance and energy throughout the early years of motherhood.
Is HypnoMothering for Me?
HypnoMothering is for you if you’re looking to enhance your mothering with more calm, balance, and energy. No hypnosis background is required, and classes are available for women at all stages in the mothering journey.