Infertility issues are much more prevalent than you may think.
Infertility among couples wanting to conceive is more common than is generally known. In fact, the World Health Organization has indicated that around 12% of couples worldwide experience infertility up to some point.
The diagnosis of infertility puts an emotional burden on most patients – male and female alike. The incidence of those seeking help with depression because of fertility hassles has grown quite significantly over the years. Fortunately many couples now have a more positive attitude towards getting psychological help in the form of behavioural therapy, as well as couple’s and infertility counselling.
Research has shown that women who want a child but have trouble conceiving, may experience the following negative emotions:
· Relationship problems.
· Sexual dysfunction.
It is clear that infertility can affect mental health, and that these issues can also impact on a woman’s partner.
The mind body connection.
There is a mind – body link in every sphere of human life. And the link between mind and body should not be underestimated when dealing with infertility problems. Negative emotions such as stress and anxiety can affect the hormones that regulate ovulation, which will make it even more difficult for a woman to fall pregnant.
A study conducted at Soraka University in Israel, found that hypnosis for fertility actually doubled the success of IVF treatment. Of those in the study group, 28% of the women who were hypnotised conceived, compared to 14% who were not hypnotised.
How hypnotherapy works.
There is no magic and no mystery about hypnosis. Hypnotherapy helps you to attain a completely relaxed state of consciousness, where your body is absolutely relaxed, but your mind still very alert. You will not be asleep or unconscious in any way, and you cannot be made to do anything you do not want to do.
While you are in this relaxed state, your mind is open to suggestions, and your therapist works with you in a positive way to change your perceptions, feelings, behaviour, and clear negative emotions.
This therapy is often used to reduce stress and anxiety, promote mental calmness and put you more in control. Some studies have suggested that this could help to counter the intense feelings you have when trying to conceive.
Hypnotherapy works in conjunction with conventional medicine, and this includes any fertility treatment you may be having. As studies have shown, hypnosis supports the success of fertility treatment by reducing the anxiety often associated with the treatments.
If you are struggling to conceive, and all the associated emotions are beginning to tear the nerves of you and your partner to shreds, then it is time to move on to a more positive future.
Seeking help from a competent, well-trained hypnotherapist, will be an excellent way to settle you emotions, reduce stress, and give you a positive perspective on the whole issue of fertility.
A knowledgeable, compassionate therapist will teach you how to shift your focus from infertility to fertility, and to positive emotions that will lead to successful conception.
Hypnotherapy can help you to get pregnant as your therapist works with you to clear negative feelings, and help you change your thought patterns so that you feel better about yourself.