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Visualisation and Childbirth

Birth Preparation

Riki Copper is a Limitless Mindset Coach who has been working with Bob Proctor and the Proctor Gallagher Institute sinice 2017 to change peoples lives with results that stick –  helping people to live happier, healthier and wealthier lives.

“OUR MISSION is to assist in raising the level of conscious awareness of every individual who we come into contact with. We do this through facilitating key learnings in a number of self study and mentor programs,” says Riki. 

As a Mindset Coach, Riki uses some of these principles and shares his knowledge with pregnant couples to help them create the birth they want by using techniques such as visualisation in childbirth and tools to help pregnant couples change their thoughts, perceptions and feelings about birth – to help them create the birth they want by getting them to focus on ‘visualising what the birth they want actually looks like for them’. 

What it is Visualisation?

Visualisation is a naturally occurring process in the human mind. We are constantly visualising, and it is actually how our mind operates. If I were to say to you ‘think of a cat or of your car, you see an image that is relative to your experience of a cat or your car, and you don’t see the letters C A T.

What happens is the question has triggered cells of recognition in your brain, and that has caused an image to flash on the screen of your mind. Now the image I see in my mind will be different from the image you see, because of the difference in our past experience or belief.

Used To Aid In Childbirth?

Before we get into how you can apply this extremely powerful tool to create a positive Calmbirth® first, we must understand that you already have an image locked into your mind about childbirth.

This is your belief, which has been given to you both through heredity and also by the influence of societal opinions and preferences.

We won’t get into why these beliefs are created right now. However, it is extremely important to understand that you do have deep-seated beliefs in your subconscious mind that will only become realised during the time of experience.

The Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind or our Central Nervous System is responsible for the release of all of those amazing labour promoting hormones that allow your incredible body to do the exact thing it is designed to do. Bring forth new life into this world. Wow! Do you really realise how truly amazing and powerful you are as a woman?

Your answer alone to this question will give you some insight into your beliefs around your body and its capabilities to create a Calmbirth® experience.

Whichever belief you hold onto will determine the outcome of your experience, as the Central Nervous System will release hormones to promote birth or hormones to restrict the natural process of birth.

“If you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you are correct” – Henry Ford

The subconscious which is home to your beliefs does not have any filters meaning it must accept every idea that is impressed upon it.This means that if we can learn how to impress our Subconscious mind with an image through the use of creative visualisation, then we can re-program any existing negative beliefs with the belief that is aligned to your desired birth experience.

Creative Visualisation

Creative visualisation is the process of impressing a new image into the Subconscious mind. Rather than waiting for your experience of labour to realise what deep-seated beliefs you have about childbirth, you can learn to create an idea (image) of how you want to experience the birth of your child.

You can imagine experiencing a Calmbirth®; one that could be the most amazing and empowering experience of your life. The question is, are you willing to do what it takes to re-programme your subconscious mind? I hope you are saying, Yes! The cool thing is you don’t even have to believe this is possible, all you have to declare is Yes! “That is the birth experience I want to experience.”

I mentioned earlier that the subconscious mind has no filters. This is a wonderful thing. Research has shown that the subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between a real image or experience in the physical world versus an imagined image or idea.

So yes, through combining your imagination with your naturally occurring visualisation ability, you can re- program your subconscious mind prior to labour so that when the onset of labour occurs, your body and all those phenomenal hormones will kick into high gear to create the image or idea you have been impressing.

Just like the fact that you have not had to give any conscious thought to the growing of cells, organs and body parts of your baby in utero, your labour and birth can be just as natural and better still empowering no matter how it unfolds. Now that’s a nice idea, so let’s get to work on creating that image now.

Calmbirth® employs the relaxation response technique, which is extremely effective and one of the only ways to re- program your Subconscious mind.

However, for this technique to be effective, it must be matched with constant spaced repetition, in other words, regular practice.

Just like when you were a baby, for you to learn and respond to your name, your parents impressed your mind through repetition.

Repetition is how we learned how to do all of the things we now do habitually. Walk, Talk, Drive etc. Just like your body is preparing for birth naturally, you can help to prepare your mind and Central Nervous System.

Your imagination is, as stated by Napoleon Hill, ‘the most marvellous, miraculous inconceivable gift ever given to mankind’. So let your imagination run wild, get really involved in employing your imagination to create an image in your mind of your childbirth experience that you will be proud of and will be excited to share. You are a Woman, and you are more than capable of experiencing a Calmbirth®.

Accept this idea and enjoy experiencing and creating your new belief now.

Enjoy the unfoldment of your true power.

To connect with Riki and for more information email [email protected]



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