The success of hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming is largely dependent on a person’s motivation for change and results may differ from person to person.
The testimonials featured below are the experiences of the individual and may not necessarily be your experience.
Lasea and Marco attended for HypnoBirthing classes. The concept of meditation and hypnosis was a new experience for Marco but he embraced the programme and learned how to support Lasea throughout her labour; encouraging her to change positions to become more comfortable, guiding her through breathing techniques, light touch massage to help release the body’s natural anaesthesia and deepening her trance state where necessary.
“It was so amazing to go through Lisa’s birth while being there fully, not drugged or sedated in any way. When she came out, while under water still, her eyes were wide open and she was looking around. Magic! It was an amazing experience and it is difficult to convey this wonderful experience in words.”
Read Lasea’s full testimonial here
Pool Birthing At Home – Lasea, May, 2014
Charlotte and Robert attended for HypnoBirthing classes for the birth of their second child. Charlotte’s experience with the birthing of her first child left her feeling deep remorse because she had to have a c-section. It was a painful traumatic experience which resulted in her feeling remorseful and cheated. She was determined that this birthing would be a natural joyous experience.
Charlotte prepared for this birthing by attending HypnoBirthing classes and selecting Caregivers who would support her desire for a natural birth. In the last few weeks of her pregnancy Charlotte was devastated that her baby had not dropped down into her pelvis ready for birthing and there was some discussion from her Gynaecologist that she may require another c-section. However, in his quest to support her decision to birth naturally he gave her the time and space to let labour proceed once labour had spontaneously started. However, her baby was not in an optimum position to birth naturally which resulted in the necessity for another c-section.
Here Charlotte explains how HypnoBirthing helped her to recover from the trauma of surgery:-
“I felt very calm and comfortable during the whole experience.I have also had almost no pain from the c-section. With Thomas’s birth I could almost not walk upright and had to get a second round of pain medication. With this one, the pain never really moved beyond 2 or 3 out of 10. I believe it’s a combination of a gynae working very gently and my mental and emotional preparation beforehand.Thank you so much for all your help and guidance – I’m telling anyone who’ll listen about Hypnobirthing so let’s hope some small changes will begin to happen with the way babies are born in SA.”Almost No Pain From C-Section, Charlotte, May, 2014
Natalie and Jan attended for Childbirth Preparation Classes. Jan was very shy and sceptical about hypnosis and was somewhat resistant to participating. However, he continued to attend to support Natalie; His support enabled Natalie to practice the relaxation techniques to prepare for her birthing.
“They left me and Jan on our own and I was so calm and relax by the time we arrived at the hospital because I listened to the relaxation on our way to the hospital on the IPod that not even Jan or the midwives could tell when I was having a surge. I worked entirely within myself and Louka and everything went so well.I would like to thank you for all your help as the hypnoBirthing really helped me through such a big part of our birthing experience and at least I could have the natural birth as far as possible just could not breath our baby out. This was truly an amazing experience and next time I will try again if my blood pressure wont be a problem. The relaxation techniques is something I will definitely use in many aspects of my life.”Truly An Amazing Experience – Birthing Story – Natalie, March, 2013
Lily and Lee attended for natural childbirth preperation classes using hypnosis. This was her second pregnancy and she had a strong desire for this birthing to be different to what she had experienced when she had her first child. At that time she was young, unprepared and didn’t have a partner to support her. The Natural Childbirth preparation programme teaches the Mother’s partner techniques to play an integral role in the birthing process. This is what Lily reported about her birthing using hypnosis
“Having a partner this time made the whole experience possible. I would have not been able to be in so much in control if it wasn’t for Lee. I never felt alone and I always felt his support and love. It was amazing!! He knew exactly when to tell me to relax, he knew what to say, where to touch me, how to talk to me… It definitely made a huge difference all the techniques he learnt. I never felt so connected to anyone in my life, apart from my kids I guess. I was so much in control even when I was nearly fully dilated. Coral is in love with her little sister, and I am so proud of her. No rivalry or jealousy, it has just been perfect. I loved my birth so much, that I will be trying for the next baby in 4 months or so, I just want to give birth again, it’s unbelievable what you have done for me. Thank you so much!! ”Loved Giving Birth – Lily, February, 2012
Frances was crippled with feelings of inferiority. She desperately wanted to change her job but attending for interviews was terrifying and overwhelming. She never felt that she could portray her talents and give of her best in the interview process.
“Dear Linda The one session with you was powerful,I obtained my job with ease and confidence. Thanks to you I am no longer unemployed….GOD bless you …. Thank you for being my guardian angel….”New Confidence – Frances October, 2011
“Just a quick e mail to say “THANK YOU” for all you have done to help me. I feel like a different person and my life is already changing. Words are really not enough to explain my gratitude; everyday I listen to your cd and it makes me stronger. Thank you again and keep well. You will be getting quite a few people in the future using my name as I have been raving about you and I have a few friends that need “help”.New Person – Margaret, March, 2012
Jane was on a journey of coming to terms with her past hurts and understanding herself better.
“Hi Linda, I just wanted to say thank you SSSSOOOOO much for all you have done for me so far and will still do in the future. You have made such a change in my life I can not explain it.
There are a lot of people in my life that have helped me to grow and each person is like a piece of the puzzle. You however are the person that put all the pieces together and for that I will always be thankful.”
Michelle’s fear of public speaking was holding her back in her career.
“I want to say, thank you very much – that was the best presentation I have ever given! And, It can and will be improved on because I just started learning how to control my breathing, thinking and emotions all at once in one day. I am going to practice a lot from now on, and I would like to secure another appointment for next month for the same issue. To make sure I bury it forever.
Linda you are the best, I will be screaming your name throughout town, Even my colleagues saw a huge difference and complimented me, for the first time ever!”
“Before I decided to try hypnosis, I had many problems in my life. Linda took me back in time in my mind to where my problems started, and reframed the way I think of those issues. Changing the way I felt about those problems gave me the light at the end of my tunnel. Since then I have been able to target the problem areas and have managed to overcome most of them. It’s still work in progress but I have come a long way in a fairly short time. Linda is a wise woman and I would recommend a visit to her any day, no-matter what the problem.”Light At The End Of The Tunnel – Dennis, April, 2008
David had deep feelings of insecurity which caused him to be angry and agressive towards his partner.
I feel different: happy, light hearted, positive & free! My aggression/ anger/ insecurity has been beaten, & I’m able to deal with adverse situations in a rational manner. The change in me has brought us all closer than we could ever have hoped for.”Anger and Aggression Beaten – David, November, 2017