Fertility & IVF

 

As a Hypnotherapist one of the questions I am regularly asked is: “How can hypnosis help with fertility?”

There is often an assumption that infertility is a physical or medical issue.  However, your fertility is much more than this, it’s a complex and very individual matter involving each couple as individuals.  This includes how you are feeling emotionally and what you are thinking, both consciously and subconsciously.

Your mind can have a significant influence on your body.  A positive mind-body connection is very important to fertility and this is where Hypnotherapy can play an important role.

Hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool to aid fertility.

My approach offers personalised sessions which are based on your needs and goals, where you are along your fertility journey and how I can best help you.

Below are some areas that Solution Focused Hypnotherapy may be able to help you.

Stress – Infertility can stir up a powerful concoction of emotions and affect your self-esteem and confidence. It can also affect relationships and drain financial resources.  Then there’s the endless waiting and the big decisions you have to make.  All this amounts to stress which can affect your hormones and body’s reproductive system, and upset the delicate mind-body balance.  

Hypnotherapy can help reduce anxiety and stress and increase feelings of calmness and confidence.

Fears – This is a common emotion associated with infertility.  Especially if you are worrying that the ‘clock is tickling’ and you will run out of time to have a baby.  Or for others it’s the fear of the medical procedures involved – needles, internal investigations, general anaesthetic, sedation – or fear of child birth.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help release any deep rooted fears which may be preventing conception.

Healthy Lifestyle – An unhealthy lifestyle can hinder male and female fertility. Excessive alcohol and caffeine intake, being overweight, over-exercising, smoking, having a stressful lifestyle and abusing drugs can all have an impact too.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you to make changes to your lifestyle prior to trying to conceive or before starting IVF.  This can can be a positive way of preparing yourself and enhancing your chances of conception.

Subconscious blocks or inner conflicts – Subconscious beliefs or emotions may be at odds with your desire to have a child..  Blocks could be related to unresolved past events, such as childhood traumas, abusive relationships, rape, termination, miscarriage, stillbirth and neo-natal death.  You may be unaware that such experiences have affected you.  Or you may have negative beliefs about yourself that are in conflict with conception – for example, my body doesn’t work, I’m never going to have a baby, I don’t deserve to have a baby, I had my chance before.

Or you may be have mixed feelings about becoming a parent, or are concerned about the impact of having a child on your relationship, your independence or your career.  Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can work at a subconscious level to help resolve inner conflicts, negative beliefs or deep rooted blocks.

Your Mindset – Having difficulties conceiving can affect your confidence, self-esteem, belief in your body and destroy any sense of your own fertility.  Having a positive attitude towards your chances of conceiving, being open minded, flexible and solution focused in your approach are all important mental facets for fertility.  Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help to strengthen a positive focus, your self-belief, and your own sense of fertility..

Positive Visualisation – Having difficulties conceiving and going through medical procedures can affect your confidence and belief in your own body.  Solution Focused Hypnotherapy includes visualisations whilst you are deeply relaxed that are relevant to your circumstances or needs – for example, a positive outcome such as fertilisation, healthy eggs, a nurturing womb, implantation, embryo development. Or it could be visualising or rehearsing a future event as you would like to experience it.

Emotional – Solution Focused Hypnotherapy sessions can give you time rebalance your emotions  which are not usually focused on as part of your medical care and yet they are a crucial aspect of your fertility journey.  Hypnotherapy can also teach you self-help tools to help you keep you calm and feel more in control.

Hypnosis is completely natural, safe & relaxing.  You will remain conscious and in complete control during the treatment.

We offer a free initial consultation before any treatment begins

Get in touch if you would like more information or to book your initial consultation.
By texting or calling me on 07835 019131
By emailing me at carrie@achievechange.uk
Via Facebook @achievechangehypnotherapy

Whether it’s to book in a free 45 minute initial consultation, or just for an informal chat – I’d love to hear from you