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Visualisations and affirmations for pregnancy

Visualisations and affirmations for pregnancy

I’ve talked in the past about how some fertility programs/practitioners promise that if you visualise yourself pregnant, chant affirmations daily and really really believe then you will get your baby! I tried this approach while trying to conceive and ended up going slightly bonkers. I started berating myself for the fact I was still not…

Hypnosis for pain management

Hypnosis for pain management

This hypnosis for pain management MP3 is perfect for any situation in which you want to reduce physical sensations or numb an area of the body in advance of tests, scans etc. “Learning new techniques is very empowering. I especially enjoyed learning how to numb my hand simply through the power of my thoughts!!! The effect…

Fertility Massage

Fertility Massage

Fertility Massage is a unique form of massage for women, combining various techniques, focussing on the abdomen and digestive and reproductive organs. Self-help fertility massage is a wonderful way to enhance your health and fertility and connect with your body. I made fertility massage part of my nurturing and self care plan and really enjoyed reconnecting…

Hypnosis for coping and comfort

Hypnosis for coping and comfort

I have been writing and recording various hypnosis MP3s to support fertility, IVF and pregnancy following infertility  and I asked you (if you are not yet a member of the Embrace Fertility online support group come and join us) what would be really useful for you. You asked for support to cope with the heartache of a failed cycle. The words we use Even the language itself ‘a failed…

How to cope with miscarriage

How to cope with miscarriage

Having experienced a miscarriage at 8 weeks following 3 years of infertility and 4 rounds of fertility treatment I want to share some of the techniques that I am finding indispensable to my well-being and happiness. Everyone is different but I recommend the following ways of how to cope with miscarriage, be that one you…

Introducing Emotional Freedom Technique EFT

Introducing Emotional Freedom Technique EFT

  Are you feeling overwhelmed by infertility or IVF? Are you suffering from stress, panic attacks or repetitive negative thinking? Would you like to learn a simple technique that can relieve the above? Introducing EFT Emotional Freedom Technique EFT, is a type of meridian tapping that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology with startling…

When 2 became 3 then back to 2 again – coping with miscarriage

When 2 became 3 then back to 2 again – coping with miscarriage

My latest cycle of IVF was successful! After three and a quarter years I was pregnant. I’ve been visualising this moment in detail for months and I felt exactly like I thought I would, excited, relieved and so so grateful. However at our six and half week scan the nurse could not find a heartbeat…

What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is about paying attention, deliberately and without judgement, as best you can, to what is going on in your body and your mind and in the world around you. – Jon Kabat-Zinn founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) We spend the majority of our lives on automatic pilot, reacting to situations from habit and…

If you loved me then you would…

If you loved me then you would…

As part of the  Embrace online mindfulness/CBT/EFT course we discuss relationships, with our partners, families, friends, colleagues and even strangers. While experiencing infertility it is so easy to feel isolated and to distance yourself from people when actually the opposite would be more beneficial. I thought I would to share with you one of the most…

Meditations

Meditations

Information on mindfulness: What is mindfulness?  My blog on what mindfulness means to me. Listen to my interview on mindfulness with Molly Nichols that was recorded for the Mindbelly Connection Fertility Summit in January and experience two mindfulness meditations here: I invite you to take up the Embrace Fertility 5x6x7 Challenge. That’s 5 minutes of mindfulness, 6 days…

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