Enhance Natural Fertility
Mind body programmes to naturally enhance fertility
These are a series of individual therapy sessions working with a woman and her partner to learn how to enhance fertility and conception naturally. This is an opportunity to learn relaxation and other techniques, explore the issues that sometimes prevent pregnancy, and enhance your chances for the pregnancy you desire.
The mind body connection
Research in behavioural medicine discusses the interconnectedness between the mind and body; that it exists and acts as a unified system, and how the mind and body interaction influences health. Many cultures throughout the world use a medical model that fully acknowledges the inter-connectedness between the different aspects of our being (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual).
The fields of psycho-neuro-immunology, neuroscience and quantum physics are currently investigating further about how the brain and immune system continuously signal each other. The resulting release of hormones and chemicals either maintain health or cause physical dysfunction including illness. (See results of scientific research programmes showing that mind body work will enhance the chance of conception and pregnancy significantly.)
Client centred programmes
Therapy sessions are tailored for each client, based on the individual needs of the families. The initial session helps to identify the areas of concern and what the clients really want and believe is possible for them. A care-plan is established based on the identified factors.
Mind body techniques empower men and women to feel confident, successful and hopeful. Three factors contribute to this success: a willingness to explore their whole person; a desire to discuss and understand the process; and the commitment to action, taking personal responsibility for changes required in how they think, feel and behave.
Mind body fertility programmes are especially helpful for families that are dealing with 'unexplained infertility'. This includes secondary infertility and habitual miscarriage. Learning and using these techniques helps to raise self-awareness and this provides families with insights about their unique situations, and frequently different levels of healing take place.
What about your fertility journey? The tools and techniques used and learnt can reduce stress, increase confidence and instil a sense of control and hope. This in turn will enable you to maximise your chances of conceiving naturally and/or increase the success of medical assistance.
Recommended reading and related websites
Take a look at Jeannine's article, published in "Pathways", the magazine of Fertility NZ, Volume 2, 2007.
'The Fertile Body Method' - Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer
'It's Conceivable! - Hypnosis for Fertility' - Lynsi Eastburn, BCH
'Conquering Infertility' - Alice Domar
'The Whole Person Fertility Programme' - Niravi Payne
'The Mind-Body Fertility Connection' - James Schwartz
'Spirit Babies' - Walter Makichen
Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer - www.thefertilebody.com
Dr. Alice Domar - www.domarcenter.com
Dr. Christiane Northrup - www.drnorthrup.com
Dr. Elizabeth Muir - www.elizabethmuirsclinic.com
Dr. Gayle Peterson - www.askdrgayle.com
James Schwartz - www.rmhypnotherapy.com
Lynsi Eastburn - www.hypnofertility.com