Title: BLISSful Birth Protocol (Birth and Labor Integrated Self-hypnosis System)
Presenters: Oksana Sivkovich Fagin   
the main building of AGH University of Science and Technology - A0
A0 Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej (al. Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków) 

Room 380B / Sala 380 B

Time: 14.06.2024 12:30-14:00
Language: EN


Antenatal hypnotic preparation has been reported as a technique that facilitates a relaxed state and decreases anxiety during childbirth. Moreover, it is considered one of the nonpharmacological instruments for relieving labor pain. The use of hypnosis preparation for childbirth is associated with the potential for significant benefits to birthing mothers individually and to the healthcare system in general.
The BLISSful Birth protocol is the first standardized antenatal intervention, which includes self-hypnosis training for psychological well-being and labor pain management. It can be used as an independent preparation tool or as an adjunct in hypnotherapy practice. Created as an online course, it offers self-paced training for expectant mothers, comprising twelve modules. Each module features written educational material and a hypnotic session recording. Additionally, the course provides training for birth partners.
The presentation will focus on the content of the protocol and its utilization in hypnotherapy practices.

Oksana Sivkovich Fagin serves as a psychology lecturer at BMCC CUNY (New York). She is a cognitive psychologist and researcher with an interest in hypnosis, its mechanisms, and its impact on perception.