Sound of Birth – Relaxing Sounds in Childbirth and Pregnancy
A method developed by Hilkka-Liisa Vuori, teacher en Doctor of Music
In het weekend van 25-27 januari 2019 komt Hilkka-Liisa Vuori vanuit Finland naar Amsterdam en Zutphen om ons een speciale klanktechniek te leren die ons direct in contact brengt met ons lichaam en een diepe ontspanning en heling teweeg brengt.
Vanuit deze klanktechniek heeft ze een methode ontwikkeld die zeer geschikt is tijdens de zwangerschap en bevalling.
We zijn blij om deze methode nu ook in Nederland te presenteren en nodigen jullie van harte uit!
Sound of Birth Verdieping Workshop Zutphen
Wanneer: zondag 27 januari van 10:00-16:30 uur.
Waar: in Zutphen
Kosten: 95,- incl. lunch en hand-outs.
De workshop is bedoeld voor zwangeren en hun partner, verloskundigen, gynaecologen, doula’s, obstetrie verpleegkundigen en kraamverzorgenden.
Na aanmelding ontvang je informatie over de exacte locatie.
Op vrijdagmiddag 25 januari vindt een Introductie workshop Sound of Birth plaats in Amsterdam.
Sound of Birth Workshop:
Your own voice can help you relax in childbirth!
On this course we can learn to use our own voice consciously and deliberately to ease the pain during contractions. You do not need to know how to sing.
The exercises are simple: we sing vowels (A, O, OE etc) and resonating consonants (like MMM). We can feel with our hands the resonance, which is our voices vibration. These sounds are a relaxation method: the vowels produced with relaxed jaws immediately relax the muscles of pelvis and cervix. Making conscious sounds relaxes the body, soothes the mind and induces deeper breathing. Through voice we learn to give ourselves physically and mentally. It opens our body for the baby.
With an intention to relax, every sound is also a healing sound. As our voice touches our body with respect, it opens the paths of our thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Sound is also communicating with one’s own soul and the baby. Mother’s voice is consoling. It is interaction with the child: the same sounds calm down the child before the birth as well as after it. The songs sung to the babies need not to be complicated; they can be humming and tender words. The important thing is the feeling that a singing parent conveys to the baby.
Sound of birth is about accepting oneself with a tender voice. All exercises are very soft, they are a meditation on the beginning of the life, the core of a woman. During the actual birth, woman’s voice will grow in strength and power as the contractions grow stronger. But the use of voice is controlled.
You do not need to know how to sing, and you need not be even pregnant. The course is suitable for everybody interested in the relaxation with one’s own voice.
”A woman using her own voice is centered and focused. Through the repetition of voice, her breathing gets deeper.”
”The woman’s voice gives information about the progress of the birth: I can hear from her voice, which part of the labour is going on.”
“Singing mother’s baby receives oxygen.”
Singing is also good for babies. Songs do not have to be complicated; they can be humming and tender words. The important thing is the feeling that a singing mother and father convey to a baby.
To whom is the workshop Sound Birth?:
In addition to expectant mothers, fathers and partners the courses are suitable for midwives, clinic and hospital employees and other healthcare professionals as well as students. And for anybody who is interested in the relaxing aspects of human voice.
The teacher, pedagogy and doctor of music,
Hilkka-Liisa Vuori has taught childbirth singing In Finland since 1998, for example in the natural childbirth ward at the Helsinki Maternity Hospital and in the school of midwifes.
You do not need to know “how to sing”. Your own voice is perfectly enough!
The Book, Available in Finnish:
Childbirth Singing – Relaxing Sounds in Childbirth and Pregnancy (Edita 2005)
Vuori also gives courses on chanting and resonance. “The sound in Woman’s body”, “ The sound – Soul’s dance in your body” and “ The sound of Silence – Meditative resonance”.
Op zaterdag 26 januari geeft zij de workshop “The sound in Woman’s body” bij Baduhenna Music in Zutphen.
Aanmelden voor de workshop Sound of Birth via onderstaande knop