Hypnofertility aims to teach clients methods of stress reduction which can be incorporated into daily life. Helps address fears and anxieties around conceiving whether naturally or with a little help.How does hypnosis work?
The mind has two parts, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind analyses, rationalises, it is where will-power lies, it is a working memory and it can only do one thing at a time. It is the part of our mind that chatters to us all day long. It can rationalise any behaviours good or bad and it can solve problems.
The subconscious mind holds the imagination, habits, emotions, permanent memory and controls all the autonomic systems of the body i.e. (regulates heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, etc.) It can do many things at once. Your subconscious is who you are, your belief systems, how your respond to things, every thing that you have ever experienced is stored in your permanent memory in your subconscious.
Hypnosis quiets the chatter of your conscious mind and allows the hypnotherapist to deliver positive suggestions into the subconscious. Your subconscious is like a computer. It can be reprogrammed for positive change easily and effortlessly.
Everyone enters hypnosis at least twice a day as the mind cycles down into sleep and as it awakens. Maybe you’ve been so into a book that when someone calls your name you don’t even hear him or her. Quite often people drift off into light hypnosis while driving. Let’s say you are driving along and your mind begins to daydream, and then before you know it you’ve reached your destination and you don’t even remember the drive there or maybe time has passed so quickly you can’t believe you are there .We all spend some time in a hypnotic altered state every time we have a daydream. That is hypnosis.
When you were driving your conscious mind drifted off into a daydream, but your subconscious mind kept you safe on the road. If someone had ran out in front of your car your conscious mind would have automatically come back into focus and you would have responded to the situation. That is how hypnosis works, your conscious mind can reassert control at any time.
The hypnotherapist first guides your body into a progressive relaxation, and then distracts your conscious mind, leaving your subconscious mind in a heightened state of suggestibility and increased awareness. Next, the hypnotist makes positive effective suggestions for change. Your subconscious accepts the suggestions and this reprograms your thinking. If the hypnotist were to make suggestions you didn’t agree with or like, your mind would reject them. The protective critical factor of the mind ensures that your morals, values, and beliefs are kept intact, and allows only positive suggestions into the subconscious.
Hypnosis feels wonderful and people really enjoy it. After emerging from hypnosis people feel rested even though they were not asleep. Fifteen minutes of hypnosis can feel like eight hours of sleep.
There are three requirements necessary for hypnosis to occur: a minimal level of intelligence, an ability to follow simple instructions, and a willingness to be hypnotised. No one can make you do anything against your will. So no clucking like a chicken!
Hypnosis is a learned skill. Some of us are better at it initially, but anyone can improve with a little practice. The mind does not have to be quiet or still during the hypnotic state, which often makes hypnosis preferable to meditation for some people.
When it comes to all areas of reproduction – sexuality, conception, pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding – the hormone oxytocin is highly significant. For oxytocin to flow, women need to feel safe and relaxed, and any stress or tension can suppress the release of oxytocin, inhibiting all areas of the natural reproductive process.
During times of stress, hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline are released. When it comes to conception, your body can interpret these stress hormones as a signal that all is not well in your environment and potentially delays pregnancy until it is.
It doesn’t matter if you’re stressed because of work, money, relationships, your past or previous attempts to conceive. To the body the cause is irrelevant.It simply recognises the stress hormones and draws the same conclusions of unexplained infertility, and the reason healthcare professionals use the annoying response of “just relax and it’ll happen!”.
The Guardian newspaper published in March 2014 recent research that indicated that too much stress can lead to infertility in women. High levels of pre-conception stress more than double the chances of a woman failing to get pregnant after 12 months of trying, scientists found.
It’s one thing to know you should relax, it’s another to be able to identify the causes of stress and to let them go. The HypnoFertility programme uses hypnotherapy and self- hypnosis techniques to give you invaluable tools to help you stay relaxed and positive whilst trying to conceive without medical intervention or while undergoing assisted reproduction.
HypnoFertility benefits include reduction in stress symptoms, a feeling of being more in control of life and reduction in negative emotions such as fear, jealousy and anxiety.
Each session is tailored for the individual allowing the visualisation of goals and, using a variety of hypnotherapeutic techniques, many barriers to conception can be minimised. Techniques can also be learnt which are aimed at reducing discomfort and anxiety during fertility procedures.
The unique HypnoFertilityTM programme was developed in Colorado by US Hypnotherapist Lynsi Eastburn. While focussing on pregnancy and birth hypnotherapy at her practice, Lysni found that she was treating more and more couples for fertility issues. The success of her programme ensured countless word-of-mouth referrals and soon her fertility programme became highly sought after. Lynsi has trained hypnotherapists all over the world to deliver this programme, and in so doing has helped many couples to find that wonderful, positive, relaxed state that allows for successful conception. In 2005 Lynsi was the recipient of the Hypnosis Research Award from the National Guild of Hypnotists, and
the Education & Literature Award from the HypnoBirthing Institute for her groundbreaking work in the hypnosis for fertility field. She is also the author of “It’s Conceivable”, chronicling various success stories of her private clients.