MindfullNess-for-midwives

Practical tips from creator of The Mindful Birth Group® hypnobirthing course

How are you today? The reason I ask, is because every day is different. You are a midwife, you do your job because you love it. But I know that your job takes you through highs and lows like no other profession can.

This is why I wanted to gift you a little lesson in mindfulness. It’s an easy to use tool that can help you through the days when things get a little (or a lot) overwhelming.

Firstly, you’ll find a short mantra that you can recite to yourself before and after your shifts. The positive reinforcement will work wonders in taking your mind to a peaceful space.

Secondly, you’ll find a relaxation technique that you can practice wherever you are and whenever you need a short time out. All you need is your hands and somewhere you can safely close your eyes for a few seconds or minutes.

Thirdly, you’ll find a sheet of positive affirmations that you can print  and cut out, then stick them wherever you can see them regularly. You might use all of them, you might find that just one or two really jump out at you. Again, the positive reinforcement around any anxieties you might have will go a long way to instill inner calmness.

I hope you enjoy this gift of mindfulness..I teach hypnobirthing to mums and feel strongly that the carers should also be cared for too.

For more information on my online, private and group hypnobirthing courses, please go to www.themindfulbirthgroup.com.

Thank you for all you do

Emiliana x

 

Mindful Mantras for Midwives

 

Before a shift:

Say aloud or in your head, repeat 3 times:

Today is a new day. I know that birth is unpredictable, but I trust in my ability and know I am going to provide the best care for my patients

 

After a shift:

Say aloud or in your head, repeat 3 times:

I take the positives from my day and hold them close to my consciousness. I take the challenging moments and know that I will learn from them and not let them consume me. Tomorrow is a new day

 

Mindful Moments Exercise

Do this exercise whenever you feel overwhelmed.

Close your eyes. Use a finger from one hand to trace the outline of your other hand. As you breathe in, trace up the finger, as you breathe out trace back down the finger and so on. Do this slowly and repeat as many times as necessary.

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TMBG Positive Affirmations

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