Originally Posted by madiesmommy
I'm curious too. I'm still practicing, but my gas pains hurt so bad I can't see how my 'surges' won't!!
I worried a bit about that, but I don't think that's the perfect test. I have found that the techniques do seem to work better with contractions than with random pain, or pain around which there is a lot of fear. (My stab wound to the belly of 3 weeks ago, for example.)
Actually, I've had good (noticeable) results with things like terrible Charley horses (leg cramps) and the whole stab wound/E.R. experience....the hypno training definitely, definitely makes a difference. But it seems even better at or for managing the tightening uterus. It seems so easy to relax around that, and for fear to be absent. Of course, I have not gotten into the thick of it, but those affirmations are so good when it comes to that phase, I think. I keep thinking of the powerful ones bringing my babies that much closer to being in my arms. It's a wonderful take on it, I think.