Mother and Child by Mary Cassatt
Centered Hypnosis for Childbirth
course meets the qualifications for 8 hours of
continuing education units
We are pleased and honored to offer courses by Gayle Peterson, LCSW, PhD, a renowned family therapist, prenatal and child development specialist.
hypnosis for decreasing anxiety has proven an effective tool for many
of childbirth and
post traumatic stress syndrome resulting from physical and/or emotional trauma.
While dissociative hypnosis has been used successfully to reduce chronic pain in patients suffering from disease, a body-centered or associative hypnosis (associating to the body’s sensations and working with pain and the individual woman’s psychological profile) has proven to be a superior method of hypnosis for childbearing women.
hypnosis is more successful than traditional hypnosis due to the nature of changing
sensation of labor pain versus chronic pain, and due to the individual nature
of anxiety related issues in the pregnant woman.
Additionally, the author has successfully applied this approach to other clinical issues, including:
1) test anxiety
2) post traumatic stress
3) to ease anxiety related to upcoming medical operations for both children and adults
4) to normalize blood pressure, prevent premature labor and other medical conditions
Clinical applications for perinatal psychology
Therapists will learn how to identify and treat anxieties arising in women clients, during pregnancy and childbirth. Through on-line material and a case study on DVD, Dr. Gayle Peterson will present an introduction to her method of prenatal assessment, based on 25 years of research and clinical experience. Clinicians will learn how to use body-centered hypnosis to help women master anxieties related to this crucial developmental period, largely overlooked by even family therapists.
The student interested in working with pregnant women and their families is highly encouraged to refer to the author’s book, An Easier Childbirth for further study of Dr Gayle Peterson’s Preventive Prenatal Counseling Model, on which this course for body-centered hypnosis is based.
In this 8 unit course:
*A $75 discount will be applied to Dr. Peterson's full training course, should you wish to pursue further study within 30 days!
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This course meets the qualifications for 8 hours of continuing education units
Board of Registered Nursing (#13620)
maintains responsibility for the program.
|This course consists of a post-test based upon reading online material as well as viewing a DVD. After you pass the post-test, you may print out your own certificate.|
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"...Gayle Peterson uses vocal intonations, symbols and visual imagery to encode messages in the body and address deep emotional concerns which affect the pregnant woman during labor and birth. Therapists will learn the power of body-centered hypnosis and the techniques for reaching the unconscious, such as tonality, phrasing and embedded commands." Deborah Davis, The Doula Magazine
“Dr. Gayle Peterson is a nationally recognized leader and author in the field of perinatal psychology and family development. Those already familiar with her ideas from her books, Birthing Normally and An Easier Childbirth will welcome this opportunity to see her in action. Body centered hypnosis, as developed by Dr. Peterson is a powerful technique for resolving past childbirth and birth trauma, facilitating normal delivery, decreasing risk of prematurity and increasing maternal-infant bonding. This DVD makes the principles of holistic prenatal care, which she has pioneered, accessible to mental health practitioners who are in a unique position to work with families during this pivotal family transition.
The DVD is well-made and held my interest. This is a great medium for gaining an understanding of these techniques, which can be applied by mental health professionals who work with pregnant women.” Rahima Baldwin, Educator, Author, “Pregnant Feelings”
Dr. Gayle Peterson--a family therapist specializing in perinatal and family development--gives clear expression to the body's wisdom. Messages such as "Family waits for you" offer comfort while the guided visualizations remind of us more dreamlike ways of what we already know. Many women build shrines for the coming child: this tape represents another way to honor and connect to the baby within" Joan Logghe, Mothering Magazine
Peterson, LCSW, PhD is a family therapist
specializing in prenatal and family development. She trains professionals
in her prenatal counseling model and is the author of An Easier Childbirth,
Birthing Normally and her latest book, Making Healthy Families.
Her articles on family relationships appear in professional journals
and she is an oft-quoted expert in popular magazines such as Woman's
Day, Mothering and Parenting. She is a clinical member of
The Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a Diplomate with
the National Association of Social Work. She also serves on the advisory
board for Fit Pregnancy Magazine.
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