Frequently asked questions

What is imagery?

When we imagine something, our body responds immediately, like when we think of a sour lemon we salivate, or if we bring to mind a sad memory, we live that emotion again. Our body and mind are intrinsically linked and just imagining an event or emotion has the potential to change what neurotransmitters we produce, which hormones are activated,  how our cells function and ultimately how we behave.

When we imagine an experience we can evoke the same parts of the brain and body as if we were actually going through it. Studies show this can lead to improvements in activities & performance, so much so, that top athletes use imagery to hone their skills!

Imagery offers a way to nourish and focus the mind, body and heart. The DreamBirth® imagery exercises have been designed specifically for use in different circumstances at any point from conception to parenting. They are gentle, beautiful and effective at bringing your awareness to where you need to focus.

What does an Imagery session involve?

You simply need to be sitting comfortably and the exercises are usually done with your eyes closed. You will be guided through different specific exercises, usually just a few minutes long, and then you will get a chance to talk about what you’ve seen and be supported to repair and change your images if you wish to.  Classes are mostly taught online via live video so you can join from wherever you are! You can then start to practice exercises regularly through the following days which can help you integrate the imagery into your subconscious and create new patterns  in your thoughts, feelings and even habits.

Is imagery easy?

Yes! Some people find it comes easily straightaway, for others it becomes stronger over time. Most people find they are able to quickly use imagery and work with their own images, changing and adjusting what they see within. If you are pregnant, often the hormones can make you dream  and see more which can be helpful.

Are there exercises that my partner can use?

Yes, there are specific exercises that have been designed for partners. I often work with partner who want to be able to tune in better to their woman’s needs and optimise how they can support their family emotionally and psychologically.