Hypnotherapy & Fertility
Hypnotherapy for fertility can help whether you are trying to conceive naturally, preparing for IVF and/or during the IVF process.
According to a study presented to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Berlin in July of 2004: hypnosis can effectively double the success of IVF treatments. The study was conducted by Professor Eliahu Levitas and his team at Soroka Hospital in Israel to determine if hypnosis could improve the success of the embryo transfers stage of IVF. (Levitas , E. et al 2006 ‘Impact of hypnosis during embryo transfer on the outcome of in vitro fertilisation–embryo transfer: a case-control study .’ Fertility and Sterility Volume 85, Issue 5, Pages 1404 -1408)
Hypnotherapy treatment of infertility patients has been shown to both increase pregnancy rates as well as reducing psychological distress.
If you are trying to conceive naturally but thus far without success, hypnotherapy can help to relieve any stress which you may be suffering from which in itself has a negative effect on fertility. Hypnotherapy can also help resolve any psychological blockage to conceiving which sometimes can be out of the client’s awareness but will be resolved under hypnosis both safely and calmly.
Relationships may also suffer sexually and emotionally under these kinds of stressful circumstances whether trying to conceive naturally or through IVF. Simply put, trying to conceive can affect every aspect of life and in the case of an unsuccessful outcome, people may be left feeling devastated, disappointed, exhausted, stressed and without hope.
We hear repeatedly from clients that hypnosis has made such a positive difference to their experience that they can’t believe anyone would go through trying to conceive naturally or with IVF without it. Whilst some fertility units offer counselling to their patients, we think that the inclusion of hypnosis offers so much more than just talking about the problem alone.
Firstly, clients are taught how to achieve a deep state of relaxation using hypnosis, which will help to significantly reduce levels of stress. Secondly, hypnotherapy can be used to equip them with tools and inner resources, which will help them to cope better and handle an unsuccessful outcome more easily. Thirdly, hypnosis can be used to help prepare mentally, emotionally and physically for IVF. This preparation can range from positive lifestyle changes, changing limiting beliefs to eliminating a needle phobia. And lastly, hypnosis can help to increase the chances of a successful outcome using various visualisation techniques and self hypnosis.
How Can Hypnosis help with Fertility: