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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Shadow & Light Pubns (March 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962523135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962523137
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,992,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gayle Peterson uses vocal techniques, intonations and symbols to encode messages in the body and address emotional concerns which affect the pregnant woman during pregnancy and birth. Techniques for reaching the unconscious, such as tonality, phrasing and cadence are embedded. The language and images are a lovely form of labor poetry.An audiotape is an effective way to share this information. -Debra Davis -- The Doula Magazine, summer 1990

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

Gayle Peterson, MSSW, LCSW, PhD is an international expert specializing in prenatal and family development. She is the founder of: www.makinghealthyfamilies.com, an online resource that has won acclaim from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy for guidance about what contributes to healthy family relationships. 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, Fit Pregnancy and Parenting. She is also the author of "An Easier Childbirth: A Guide to Birthing Normally"" and "Making Healthy Families: A Guide for Parents, Spouses and Stepparents".

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!

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 25, 1999
Format: Audio Cassette
The goal of this cassette is to assist pregnancy and childbirth with relaxation techniques and guided mental imagery.
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.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 24, 2000
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My wife used this tape and I was able to listen and help her through the pain of contractions by using the imagery of the ocean waves making it safely to shore. It helped me, as well as her, to focus on getting through the contractions and resting, in between. I highly recommend this tape to all pregnant women and their partners.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 16, 2000
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I had read an article about using hypnosis as a technique for getting through labor. After a 24 hour labor with 3 hours of pushing with my first I was desperate to try anything (breathing through it is a joke!) I fell asleep every night with this tape. Yes, her voice is annoying but because of that it stays with you. Everything she said came back to me during labor. If you absolutely cannot listen to her voice, get her Easier Childbirth book. She has the text in there and you can either make your own tape or have a friend tape it. Regardless, the book is invaluable too. I just found out today that I am pregnant with #3 and the first thing I did was reorder the tape and book because I gave the originals to a friend when I thought that I was done having children.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 28, 1999
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I agree with the other reviewer from Maine. The speaker's voice is very annoying. She keeps saying, "go deeper, deeper down," with an amusingly nasal sound on the "deeper" and a harsh pronunciation of d-OW-n. She also gets loud and excited - one night when I was very tired, I fell asleep listening to the tape. I awoke with a start and nearly fell off the couch as the speaker was describing a ride down a sliding board - "DOWN you go!"
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.
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