Getting pregnant is not just about having sex at the ‘right’ time or going through the motions of IVF; the mind can have a very powerful influence on the whole process of conception. Negative thoughts, emotions and behaviours can lead to increased anxiety and depression, getting in the way of your goal of conceiving. The hardest thing to hear when you are trying to address fertility issues is, ‘you must remain positive, try not to think about it too much.’ As true as this advice may be, many people need support in reaching this relaxed and optimistic mindset during what can be one of the most important and stressful times of your life.
Hypnotherapy is an extremely effective way of accessing the mental state that gives you the power to:
• Reduce stress
• Boost a truly positive mindset
• Release deep-seated fears and anxieties
• Work through emotional blocks
• ‘Re-programme’ unhelpful habits
Hypnotherapy is the process of inducing hypnosis and then making suggestions to the subconscious part of your mind as a form of therapy. The state of hypnosis is a naturally occurring event during which your body is relaxed and your mind is highly focused. Our team sees hundreds of clients a year with the sole aim of helping them achieve the best possible mindset in overcoming their fertility concerns.
What to expect
A typical session of hypnotherapy will begin with you letting the practitioner know a little about yourself, as well as your goals and objectives for the session. If it is your first session, the hypnotherapist will explain how hypnosis works and allay any anxieties. You will then be invited to make yourself comfortable, either sitting or lying on a couch.
The next step is the induction, which is the process of guiding you from normal waking consciousness into the hypnotic state. When you are deeply relaxed, the hypnotherapist may make suggestions, guide you through a visualisation exercise or help to reinforce thoughts of conception to make a positive impact on your subconscious mind. When you are under hypnosis, you are completely in control and aware of your surroundings. After your session, you will feel relaxed, balanced and able to carry on with your day feeling more confident about your experience.
The impact of hypnotherapy is cumulative, so we recommend that you agree on a number of sessions with your practitioner. During the course of your treatment you will be given a set of skills and techniques that you can then use on your own, empowering you to access the most positive state of mind possible, whenever you need.