The Embrace Fertility Method
12 week online mind-body course
Let’s just say it, trying to get pregnant and not getting pregnant totally sucks.
It completely messes with your head
and your heart
and your body
and your work
and your relationships
No area of your life is left untouched.
All you can think about is the fact that you want to have a baby and be a mum.
You are SO READY to step into this next phase of your life and instead you’re stuck in this weird limbo land.
You are doing ALL. THE. THINGS. and still F all is happening. Or maybe you’ve been pregnant and then lost your much longed for baby. Either way your arms ache to hold your child.
You don’t know if you can take much more.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Join the other women who have enhanced their fertility by embracing their journey to motherhood.
Imagine feeling calm and confident that you are doing everything in your power to support your body in conceiving and carrying your baby.
Imagine not only living your life but loving your life even before seeing those two little lines.
Imagine once you are pregnant being able to really enjoy it rather than worrying and counting down the days until your next scan.
All of this is possible. I know because I did it and now I’m going to teach you how too.
The Embrace Fertility Method Starts
Introducing the Embrace Fertility Method – 12 week course
Giving you the tools to enhance your fertility.
Empowering you to feel calm and confident while trying to conceive and during pregnancy following infertility.
- Overcome anxiety and negative thinking to find peace of mind.
- Learn how to love and trust your body.
- Access your inner strength and build your resilience.
- Connect with others and forge new friendships with people in a similar situation to yourself.
- Prepare for your next step be that a lifestyle change, a treatment option or pregnancy itself.
- Build a toolkit to help you throughout your journey, to combat jealousy, anger, worry and fear.
- Strengthen your relationship with your partner
- Recapture the excitement of when you first decided to try for a baby.
- Develop patience, trust in yourself and your ability to handle anything in your life.
The next round of The Embrace Fertility Method will commence October 2020
“I’m enjoying everything about Embrace. I could shout about it from the rooftops! I enjoy watching/listening. It makes me feel less alone and like I’m talking to someone who really understands. I nod and smile as I’m listening.”
“I think the Embrace course has come at just the time I most need it for helping with the emotional toll of what’s been a much longer journey to start a family than we hoped, and I’m enjoying learning new ways of seeing and thinking about things, and also being part of a community of others going through similar experiences.”
Introducing ways of reducing stress can improve your quality of life while trying to conceive or going through treatment and studies indicate that if you alleviate anxiety and depression in infertile women it appears to make it easier for them to become pregnant.
“I really enjoy bringing mindfulness into my day, the shorter meditations are great at lunch hour and ‘detaching’ myself from my thoughts is making a real difference. The two key things I loved though, and that I feel helped me more than anything else, were your take on ‘positive’ thinking, and the attitude of ‘yes please!’ to seeing other pregnant women. I was lucky enough to have IVF at Guys, where the success rates for a blastocyst transfer for someone my age (33) was around 50%. It was so much easier to say to myself “well, it works for 50% of the people, so why shouldn’t that include me too?”, rather than “this will work, this will work!”. It meant that my husband and I entered IVF very positively, and managed to laugh a lot throughout. PS I started the course as I was beginning my first cycle of IVF, and I am very chuffed to say that I am now 14 weeks pregnant. I sincerely believe that the techniques you share, especially EFT (which, you are right, I did feel daft doing, but had a strange magnetic draw which meant I returned to it when things were tough) played a part.”
Fertile Thoughts Activation Process
Through my professional training, supporting women struggling with infertility for the past 7 years and my own personal experience of conceiving naturally following almost four years of infertility, IVF and miscarriage I have created the Fertile Thoughts Activation Process. Five steps that I use as the foundation of the Embrace Fertility Method.
Simple but effective acupressure and neurolinguistic programming exercises to instantly soothe your mind and body in the moment while rebalancing your parasympathetic nervous system and hormones.
Stress reduction cognitive behavioural techniques to allow you to cope with the emotional rollercoaster of trying to conceive.
A host of mindfulness exercises teaching simple lifestyle changes and meditation to allow you to connect deeply with yourself, your body and your partner.
Emotional freedom and hypnotherapy techniques to clear the thoughts, emotions and beliefs that may be blocking your ability to get and stay pregnant.
Powerful guided visualisations, journaling exercises and affirmations to instruct your conscious and unconscious minds to create the life you desire.
You may have tried some of these techniques in the past and loved them or loathed them. It’s not that they don’t work for you, you just need a tried and tested method of applying them in the correct order in a way that allows each technique to enhance and build on the one previous.
Why Choose Embrace Fertility
Coping ♥ Comfort ♥ Connection ♥ Clearing ♥ Creation
Week 1: Set the foundation
An introduction to the transformative techniques that you will be using for the next three months.
Week 2: Coping with a negative
Learn powerful ways to help you deal with a negative result, thought or physical sensation.
Week 3: Reconnect with Your Body
Our mind and body are interconnected. Begin to learn how to love and trust your body again.
Week 4: Clearing for Conception
Exercises to uncover and dissolve any energetic or emotional blocks to conception.
Week 5: Integration week
Giving you time and space to integrate the previous 4 weeks of content.
Week 6: Strengthening Your Support System
Infertility can cause us to isolate ourselves, this week will focus on reconnecting with your partner, friends and family and creating a support team around you.
Week 7: Letting Go
Letting go does not mean giving up, it is coming to a place of acceptance in your current situation and allowing life to unfold with ease.
Week 8: Visualise Your Future
We will be discussing why setting goals from a place of feeling is so important, taking inspired action and using visualisation to hone in on exactly what you want your future to look like including connecting with your future child.
Week 9: Integration week
Giving you time and space to integrate the previous 3 weeks of content.
Week 10: Setting Your Holistic Vision
Thinking about how you want ALL areas of your life to look both now and in your future opens up limitless possibilities and you can start to play with how you feel about things now.
Week 11: Vision Boards and Intuition
We practise an intuition enhancing meditation and I invite you to create a visual representation of what you would like to attract into your life.
Week 12: Moving forward
We will create an ongoing support plan for the next stage on your journey incorporating the tools and techniques you have learnt over the past weeks. We will be discussing how to keep yourself moving forward towards parenthood.
What is included?
- All content is accessed via the Embrace Fertility Method online hub. You will recieve a log in and can access from any device including your phone.
- There will be a new video each week in which I will present the topic. You will have tap along Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) videos on the same subject and a meditation or hypnosis MP3 to listen to.
- I will teach you how to use EFT and how to write your own scripts for supercharging your personal development.
- In-depth cognitive behavioural training with a multitude of techniques to help you feel empowered and master of your thoughts.
- Guided mindfulness meditations include:
Mindful body scan, attitude of gratitude body scan, sitting with the breath, loving-kindness meditation, the three-minute time out, 15 minute intuition meditation.
- Deep relaxation hypnosis for letting go.
- Powerful fertility visualisations to connect with and call in your baby.
- Weekly workbook and home practice assignments to further class learning.
- Membership to the Embrace Circle online group to give you daily access to peer support and a place to share your experiences with the group throughout the 12 weeks and beyond.
“The Embrace Fertility Method has helped me feel more at peace with myself and the process of getting pregnant. It also helped me release limiting beliefs around getting pregnant.”
“The course took me out of feeling depressed about my fertility problems. The biggest shift for me has been feeling like it was possible for me to be a mother and not so hopeless about what I have been through so far. It took way some of the pain.”
BONUS 1: The Embrace Circle online support community
A safe space to connect and share your experiences throughout the 12 weeks and beyond. Lasting friendships are made in this group.
“I joined Embrace as I wanted to find acceptance that I may never conceive or carry to term a child. What I got was friendship in general, and the friendship that Karen and I built when we were pregnant together and continuing into motherhood. Totally unexpected but I’m very grateful.” – Heather Embrace Member
BONUS 2: Coping with Jealousy
I have decided to include this bonus on coping with jealousy as for me this was one of the most difficult things to deal with and if you shift this your whole energy shifts.
BONUS 3: Supercharge your sleep
Nourish your mind and body with deep rest and replenishing sleep with this magical MP3.
“I’ve been resting/meditating/taking 15 mins out of my life with Naomi’s Yoga Nidra practice since October last year when I attended one of her One Day Retreats. The retreat was amazing, but the gift of Yoga Nidra I use almost daily. Never just before bed because I leave my phone in the kitchen, but normally immediately when I’ve finished work or early evening I will rest with the Yoga Nidra and then I always, without fail, feel refreshed! Thank you, Naomi, for giving me such a wonderful tool, which has had a big impact on the way I feel.” – Donna T.
BONUS 4: Surviving the holidays
Mother’s Day, Christmas, our birthdays, weddings and family celebrations are a time when it is really difficult not to think about how we had expected our lives to turn out. I share numerous techniques for not only surviving but thriving during holidays and family gatherings.
“Happiness is something I choose by counting my gratitudes. It doesn’t always make me feel happy but I usually feel more in control of my life and calmer.” – Amy Embrace Member
BONUS 5 : Healing loss and grief
Beautiful and comforting techniques to deal with the heartache of a infertility and miscarriage.
“The course took me out of feeling depressed about my fertility problems. The biggest shift for me has been feeling like it was possible for me to be a mother and not so hopeless about what I have been through so far. It took away some of the pain.” – Ruth Embrace Member
BONUS 6: The Connection Film
This is an amazing film about the mind-body link and I have arranged a license so that Embrace Fertility members can watch it as part of the course.
BONUS 7: Live Qoya Dance Party
Allow yourself to connect, release and create with this powerful class with Kate Taylor of Creative Living.
“To know that I can do things to make myself feel amazing is really good to know. It was BRILLIANT.” – Liz
“It was fabulous. Absolutely loved it.” – Suze
“I love twirling!”- Aisling
BONUS 8: Natural Cycle and IVF Cycle Hypnosis Packs
Coping & comfort (Days 1 – 5): Incorporating simple techniques to bring your body out of stress response, including one for pain relief.
Creating space & conception (Days 6 – 16): Releasing resistance and negative beliefs, enhancing feelings of love and gratitude, and visualising the process of conception be that naturally or with assistance.
Connection & support (Day 17+): Supporting you through the two week wait, bringing your body into deep relaxation and connecting with your body, your future child and your inner strength.
“This hypnosis package has been amazing, it has brought me back to a calm and relaxed state every time I’ve gotten anxious, particularly through the 2 week wait. It’s had such a profound impact that I now generally feel calmer. I recommend it to anyone who is pursuing IVF, it’s one of the best investments I’ve made. We have been fortunate enough to have a successful second round of IVF and just wanted to thank you for your help.” – Preet
BONUS 9 : 12 weeks of support from Naomi in Embrace Circle and 6 group coaching calls
“I had residual post traumatic stress from my first unsuccessful IVF 7 years ago and that scar has stayed with me, until it got healed completely early this year, partly thanks to the video Naomi recorded when she herself failed IVF. I have achieved post traumatic growth from that traumatic experience of IVF and the medical procedures. Thanks Naomi for being so real and honest about each step you have been through in the journey, that is encouraging and inspiring even though it has taken me a lot longer to heal through my part of the journey.” – Apricot Embrace Fertility Member
BONUS 10 : 3 x 75 minute Transformation Sessions with Naomi
In these three powerful sessions we work through the conscious unconscious physical and energetic blocks that may be preventing you from getting or staying pregnant.
“During our session my fears were completely released in both my mind and body. I had logically thought through my challenge, but I was still having anxiety. Afterwards my anxiety was fully released. It was truly incredible. I seriously love your coaching style and technique. You get to the root of the problem very quickly, you know exactly what techniques to use and your voice is so soothing.”– Nicole Embrace Member
Your fertility specialist
I have been supporting women struggling to conceive since March 2013 and completed my Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner training later that year with Emma Roberts and Sue Beer.
I then trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive Hypnotherapy at the renowned Quest Institute in London.
I am the creator of the Fertile Thoughts Activation Process and use these five steps in my work with one to one clients and this 12 week mindbody program.
I have articles published in top fertility and mindbody publications such as IVF Babble and I am a Fertility Road Magazine expert contributor.
The Embrace Fertility Method was created while I was going through infertility and IVF myself. It documents the shift I experienced, the learning to let go. Following the course I conceived my son naturally after 46 months of trying to conceive, four rounds of fertility treatment and a miscarriage. My daughter was also conceived naturally on the first try 23 months later.
How much time will I need to commit to the course?
As we know as a general rule the more effort you put in the more you get out but with mindfulness if you are forcing yourself to meditate in order to be more relaxed then it is unlikely you will feel the benefit.
You will receive a personal log in to gain access to all of the content online and will have ongoing access so you can watch/listen when convenient for you. It will be completely up to you how much you participate.
Some mindfulness courses ask you to commit to practice 45 mins a day. I tried to do this with the first course I took and found it incredibly stressful! I should point out that this course is neither a MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) or MBCT (mindfulness based cognitive therapy) course. George’s marvellous medicine concoction of my own creation rooted in the training and experience I have of specialising as a fertility support therapist and from my own personal experience of conceiving both of my children naturally following infertility, IUI, IVF, miscarriage and surgery.
I suggest you take up the Embrace Fertility 5x6x7 challenge. Practice mindfulness meditation for 5 mins a day, 6 days a week for 7 weeks. It takes 7 weeks to form a habit and you are much more likely to be able to commit to 5 minutes a day rather than 45. Every day you practise for 5 minutes you can give yourself a gold star, any longer is a major bonus. I will explain in week one how our minds are more likely to move towards reward and shy away from daunting goals.
Frequently asked questions
Will this course help me get/stay pregnant?
As mentioned above the techniques I teach have been shown to greatly improve the chances of conception. I deeply wish that I could say to each and every woman who joins my course ‘I promise that you will get pregnant’ but that would be unethical and untrue. Not everyone who joins the course gets pregnant. However what I can promise you is that you will feel different, feel stronger, when you make changes in your life then more change is inevitable. The women who have completed this course have made some huge shifts in their lives, but maybe more noteworthy are each of the small shifts in perspective which change how they feel in the moment.
When is the best time to take this course?
The best time will be as soon as you are ready to start the Fertile Thoughts Activation Process. I have created the course in such a way that the content and techniques will be beneficial for you no matter if you’ve been trying for 6 months or 6 years or more. You can use the course if trying naturally, as preparation for IUI/IVF or do alongside.
What if I join and then find out I’m pregnant?
Happy happy happy dance all round. The course will still be hugely beneficial for you during your first trimester. Members have fallen pregnant during the course and have enjoyed having the community and support as well as learning tools to manage any anxiety or worry that comes up in the approach to scans. I specialise in supporting women on their journeys to and through motherhood so I see clients during all stages of pregnancy. I’m very conscious of the fact that if you have been through infertility getting that positive pregnancy result can be overwhelming and women do need support through pregnancy especially if they have miscarried in the past.
It’s a big investment part of me thinks ‘Shouldn’t I save the money for fertility treatment?’
I totally get the additional pressure that having to fund fertility treatment adds to an already high tension situation. The techniques I share have been shown to greatly improve your chances of conception both naturally and through fertility treatment. Therefore there is a chance that taking this course may negate the need for treatment or reduce the amount of treatment required. More importantly these techniques are going to allow you to feel better now. Women going through fertility treatment experience the same levels of stress, anxiety and depression as those diagnosed with cancer, heart disease or AIDS. Learning how to support your mind and body fully is not only beneficial now while trying to conceive but will serve you greatly once you become a parent.
Who is The Embrace Fertility Method for?
This course IS NOT for you:
- If you are just looking for a few nice meditations to passively listen to.
- If you are looking for a quick fix to get you knocked up and you plan to ditch everything you’ve learnt once you are.
- If you have no intention of diving deep into the emotional and physical reasons why you are not able to get stay pregnant and would rather just stay on the surface level.
This course IS for you:
- If you are excited to learn powerful techniques that can improve every area of your life, your relationships, your work and your health as well as your mindset and fertility.
- You are prepared to do the work and invest in your own happiness.
- You are open to learning things about how the mind works and yourself that may be confronting in order to move forward and improve your life.
“As the months passed my excitement dwindled and my reaction to pregnancy announcements turned from joy to jealously. I felt lost and left behind. Was this really happening to me? Why couldn’t I get pregnant?
I felt ashamed and a failure. I didn’t want to talk about what I was going through as it was just too painful. I distanced myself emotionally from my friends and family while I dealt with my inner turmoil myself. I didn’t feel like me. I hated life and what I was going through.
The Embrace Fertility Method has helped me control my thinking and learn to love myself and my body again.
When I started Embrace I thought it was totally ridiculous that my thinking was causing my pain – it’s the situation I’m in, not me! But now I can see that it is my thinking. I accept that right now, in this moment, I am fine. Not dwelling on the past or the future makes my journey easier. My desire for a baby hasn’t gone but I know the best way to make it happen is to feel complete now.
Somehow, through the depths of despair and months of soul searching, I found a happy place. The only way I can describe it is I let go.
I stopped letting fertility define me and trusted my intuition that everything will be ok and I can and will get pregnant.
Meditation, tapping, 1:1 support from Naomi and most of all Embrace, have turned my journey around. My affirmation is ‘I am a young, fertile goddess!’
Keeping my mind and emotions on track isn’t easy. That’s what we’re all here to help each other do. Knowing I’m not the only one in this crazy boat is such a comfort. I have met so many beautiful, strong souls through Embrace and for that I’ll always grateful. I am doing everything in my control to welcome our baby by nourishing my mind, body and spirit.
Deep down I know that my happy ending is not a positive pregnancy test. My happy ending is embracing life and enjoying each and every moment. But please let it be a baby as well.”
“No-one deserves to have crap, after crap, after crap, piled on top of them. At some point we have to say enough is enough and we want to live again.
It doesn’t mean I’ve changed my mind on wanting a family, I want it more than ever but I can be and am happy without one in this moment (and there’s the key right? That ‘in this moment’…that’s all we’ve got).
One way or another, something will change and it will start to feel or look different. I can’t say how or when, but just something small will mean it changes, somehow, and it will be different.
I know I didn’t believe this, and I wanted to punch people who told me this, but it is true. It doesn’t mean there may be this amazing outcome (I have no idea, no-one does!) it does mean nothing stays the same, everything changes.”
The next round of The Embrace Fertility Method will commence October 2020
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