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Body Centered Hypnosis For Pregnancy And Childbirth Audio, Cassette – March, 1997
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Peterson's enthusiasm can be overwhelming, at times, but for those timid about birth-it can provide strong support. Particularly useful: her comparison of childbirth to going down a slide. -Mary Jane Horton -- Fit Pregnancy Magazine summer 1996
Peterson-a family therapist specializing in childbirth-gives clear expression to the body's wisdom in her tape, "Body Centered Hypnosis for Pregnancy,Bonding and Childbirth". Messages such as "Family waits for you already" offer comfort, while the guided breathing and visualizations remind us in dreamlike ways of what we already know.Many women build shrines for the coming child: this tape domonstrates another way to connect with the baby within. -Joan Logghe _ -- Mothering Magazine, May 1992
More About the Author
Dr Peterson trains professionals in her prenatal counseling model, available online at www.makinghealthyfamilies.com and has produced a CD for helping women prepare for giving birth, "Body-Centered Hypnosis for an Easier Pregnancy and Childbirth", and a Training DVD for professionals in her method, "Body-Centered Hypnosis for Childbirth: A Training DVD".
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.
Gayle has written a monthly family column for the San Francisco Bay Area's Parents Press and is an expert on numerous parenting websites. She has also hosted a live Internet radio show, "Ask Dr. Gayle", answering questions on family relationships and parenting, as well as appearing on numerous radio and television interviews, including The Today Show and the Canadian Broadcast documentary "Baby's Best Chance". Dr. Peterson is also a former clinical director of the Holistic Health Program at John F. Kennedy University and has served as adjunct faculty at the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco.
Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Gayle currently lives with her husband in the California Sierra Foothills and enjoys playing music, writing, attending yoga classes and being a grandparent. She and her husband are parents of two adult children and proud grandparents to three lively boys, and one sparkly granddaughter!
Top Customer Reviews
Relaxing it is not. The sound quality is poor, doing nothing to diminish the pops, hisses, and breathing inherent in recording the human voice. There is no background music to help with this either. I found both the pitch and inflection of the speaker's voice to be extremely unnerving and annoying. Several times, the speaker becomes VERY loud and screechy, ruining any hope of relaxation and jolting the listener into a heightened state of tension. This is not the recommended way to end a self-hypnotic state.
With a professional speaker, a good sound mixer, and a little music, I think the guided imagery would be very helpful and I intend to use it in conjunction with other tapes I will be listening to. However, I can't see myself packing this particular cassette off to labor and delivery.
This tape developed no deeper bond between me and my baby than already exists, and it certainly didn't relax any of my anxieties about childbirth.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I must have acquired and read or listened to over a dozen books on this topic, and I found this one the most helpful. Read morePublished 7 months ago by L B
Editing issues aside, I rated this a 4 because I had a short relatively painless childbirth. When I was done I actually thought, "I could do this again". Read morePublished on June 2, 2009 by G Swan
This tape does nothing to induce a state of hypnosis. At best, the first side can be used for relaxation if you can tolerate the speaker's irritating voice, the silly imagery and... Read morePublished on August 12, 2001