I received this lovely email from one of my hypnobirthing clients:

Dear Kayla,

THANK YOU! At the very beginning of my labor I tried to do self hypnosis on myself and visualize my "camera lens and it going to blue for my pain. Even though the contractions got strong and may have been uncomfortable and every 2-3 minutes, I was completely fine and as soon as I felt it get strong in a contraction I just visualized my camera lens and turning the lens down to blue and it would help me refocus/redirect my pain and smooth it out.

At eleven and a half hours I thought wow this is not going as quick, smooth etc as I had hoped since I was still only 6 cm, but I was fine managing the discomfort. Once I hit that last 10 minutes when I completely dilated, in my head I actually thought, "wow there is no way this is happening, I can get through this! That was so easy I just went from 6 to 10 in less than 15 minutes and now I just have to push her out!" And then a minute and a half later she was laying on me. I realized all in those quick moments this was everything I needed and hoped it would be and that it could not possibly have been a smoother easier labor.

Even though it was 12 hrs and my other daughter's was 6.5, this one was actually much easier, quicker due to amount of actual active labor and less painful then my first birth.
So again Thank You, I feel that your support and guidance was a huge factor in such a smooth, easy labor. Oh even my husband said during labor once or twice, "honey are you doing your hypnosis, don't forget to use your camera lens." It was awesome!


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Distance Healing with Reiki

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Distance Healing with Reiki

A few years ago I was going through hard time, so I contacted my teacher for a Reiki session. To my surprise, she had moved to the mid west. She suggested a distance healing and we agreed upon a time and day. At the appointed time, I lay down my bed and began doing self Reiki. Simply knowing that someone else was also sending me Reiki was hugely comforting.

I do believe that all healing is self healing, yet one of the benefits of working with a Reiki practitioner is having the support from additional resources. The knowledge that someone was holding the space for me to do the work, sending me beneficial energy, and most importantly, holding the higher vision, was inspirational and insightful.

The next day she called to check in and tell of her experience, which I also found useful in my process. After this I began to offer distance sessions in my practice as I found it so personally beneficial.

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