Episode 348: HypnoBirthing, Manifesting & Breathing the Pain Away w/Chelsea Alders
We often think of childbirth as a physical process, but it’s a lot about the mind too. How can we find the balance between mind and body to make labor less stressful? What can a doula teach us about birthing, motherhood and shifting our paradigms about labor? How can a better understanding of manifestation help us to guide our thoughts and actions into the life we want?
On this episode, Chelsea Alders shares on her journey to becoming a mother, a doula, and a business owner.
The more your brain tries to jump in and interrupt, the less your body and intuition will take over.
– Chelsea Alders
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
The universe manifests what you ask of it (14:47- 15:09)
What you think and what you say out loud is a lot of what will manifest for you. You’ll find that the universe often seems to do what you want. It’s important that our actions line up with what we want in our lives.
Manifesting vs. gut instincts (16:17 – 16:49)
There’s always going to be a push-and-pull between creating our reality by manifesting it or following what our gut tells us we’re capable of.
How we can breathe our pain away (17:15-19:08)
When we’re scared and stressed, our bodies contract, which makes labor so much harder. Hypnobirth leans on the fact that we’re more at ease when we breathe, which decentralizes the pain. When we offer breath to an ache, it eases it. Our bodies let go, and they can be in a space to do what they’re meant to do.
We all have paradigms shaped by our experiences, and they can often be very limiting. The more well-rounded experiences we have, the more we expand our options and ideas about what works for us.
Chelsea Alders is a mom of 3, owner of Sun Dreams Productions, a corporate entertainment and artist agency, running and coordinating entertainment for companies like Nordstrom, UGG Australia, Ted Baker, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Dillards, etc. She is the Co-owner of Om Mamas Blog, Owner of Om Mamas Doulas, and a Labor Doula, Placenta Specialist and licensed HypnoBirthing® Practitioner.
Go to https://www.ommamas.com/ for more information.
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