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HYPNOTHERAPY FOR FERTILITY ISSUES
The term ‘fertility’ refers to the natural capability of initiating, sustaining or supporting reproduction. There are a number of factors that can affect fertility, including mental and emotional issues, as well as physical imbalances. According to the HFEA, infertility issues affect 1 in 7 couples in the UK, and between 3-7% of couples worldwide. 24% of fertility problems are unexplained, having no obvious cause.
To be in a fertile state, we need to have mental, spiritual and physical balance, allowing the mind and body are in a state of wellbeing.
There are a number of factors that can affect fertility, including mental and emotional issues, as well as physical imbalances. According to the HFEA, infertility issues affect 1 in 7 couples in the UK, and between 3-7% of couples worldwide. 24% of fertility problems are unexplained, having no obvious cause.
When we are stressed, sensing threat and danger, the ability to conceive for both men and women can be dramatically reduced. In the ‘stress response’, we are trying to avoid danger – running from tigers and polar bears for example. All the body’s energy is channeled into helping us to run away. Therefore any bodily functions that are not immediately helpful for doing this may be ‘switched off’ or downgraded in terms of importance to a greater or lesser extent. (See also Sexual Problems.)
With hypnotherapy, we can help you to relax and move out of the stress response. this allows the mind and body to return to a state of balance, which is much more helpful for conceiving. Hypnotherapy can play a holistic and supportive role within the area of fertility issues. As we reduce anxiety and stress, so we activate the parasympathetic nervous system. This in turns allows you the best possible chance of becoming pregnant.
Hypnotherapy can also help you with confidence and self-esteem issues – something that can easily be knocked by unsuccessful attempts to become pregnant. Confidence will help you to trust in yourself and your body’s ability. It will also help you to remain in control and ask questions throughout the process of any fertility treatment you are undergoing. And of course self-esteem and self-worth are very important, so we will work on ego-strengthening and rebuilding your positive feelings of value towards yourself.
Hypnotherapy can also help you to deal with any disappointment or loss you have already experienced, as well as any trauma you might have undergone. We have special and very sensitive, non-intrusive techniques to help you manage and come to terms with past experiences that may be hindering your ability to conceive. You will be treated with the utmost respect, understanding and sensitivity throughout therapy, as we work towards ensuring optimal emotional, mental and physical balance for you.
I offer a FREE Initial Consultation, which your partner can also attend if you wish. We will talk about the most helpful therapy plan for you, concentrating on how you would like to move positively forward. I will also give you a free relaxation CD to get the process started. Please get in touch to book a consultation.