Practicing Labor Coping Skills: Focus & Mental Distraction Techniques

1hr Drop-In – Multi Class Series

Pain-coping skills are life skills, not just labor skills. The more they are practiced, the more easily they can be accessed and used during labor.

Intense focus and mental distraction techniques during labor are powerful techniques which can be used to bring the birthing person’s attention away from the sensation or pain that they are experiencing.  By shifting focus our brains may experience labor sensations less painfully or uncomfortably.  Shifting focus can also reduce anxiety and bring a greater sense of calm during labor.

In this class, we’ll introduce you to and practice several different visual and audible focus techniques for labor which may help to reduce your pain during labor.  These techniques are useful beyond labor and can deployed in everyday life for any uncomfortable situation.