Using Sports Visualization Methods to Visualize Birth
For a few decades now, there has been a lot of research in the area of using visualization in sports to become a better and healthier athlete. As part of their training, elite and amateur athletes commonly visualize the outcome they would like to achieve in their major sporting events. They also visualize healthy muscles and bones; or for those athletes who have been injured, they mentally envision a healing process of the physical body.
For about a year now, I have been researching ways in which one could use these same methods as part of preparation in birth. I will be writing more about this topic, but wanted to share a recent article with my readers. This article pertains to how one of the best athletes in Canada, Kate Allgood, has been using visualization throughout her athletic career. Allgood also became a Sports Hypnotist so as to help other athletes learn the visualization process.
As in the case of sports, giving birth is a strong physical event that is connected to a mental state. Strengthening connections between mind and body, beginning with visualizations of positive outcomes, could be just as helpful in improving bodies for birth as in optimizing them for sports.
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