Claire is a Certified 'HypnoFertility' and 'Fertility by Hypnosis Consultant' with the US based HypnoFertility Foundation. She is also a 'HypnoBirthing Fertility Consultant' aswell as a 'Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner' with the world famous HypnoBirthing Institute. More recently Claire has researched and enhanced her work utilising Harley Street fertility expert Sjanie Hugo's 'The Fertile Body Method' and is now a trained practioner:
Can Stress Affect Fertility? YES!
An increasing number of both men and women are using hypnosis and hypnotherapy to help improve their fertility. The techniques used in hypnotherapy help you to remain calm and relaxed, whether you are trying to conceive naturally or undergoing IVF treatment. The ability to deal with stress when you are trying to get pregnant is very important as stress and anxiety are understood to be a significant contributing factor in infertility. Some women experience irregular periods due to stress, whilst in men sperm count can be lowered. Additionally, stress may lead to habits which are unhealthy, with the result that you are less likely to be able to become pregnant.
Hypnosis helps by enabling you to switch off from your fears and anxieties, allowing you to become relaxed, and teaching you techniques to do so wherever and whenever stress threatens to affect you. Hypnosis has been proven to increase the likelihood of conception by up to 50%
Mind-Body techniques aren't a magic wand that will make you pregnant.
But they are an excellent effective way to help you take back control of your life, cope with your infertility in a much more positive way, and prepare yourself to make choices
that will contribute to your happiness and good health for the rest of your life.
Hypnosis, IVF and other Fertility Treatment
If the reasons why you haven’t yet been able to achieve a successful pregnancy are known, then you may be using IVF or other fertility treatment methods to increase your chances of conception. Fertility treatment is very a stressful experience for many, for some because of changes in mood which can occur during hormone treatment, for some because of the anxiety about cost, for others because of the strain that undergoing – sometimes repeatedly – emotionally and physically painful procedures can bring. Many couples also experience anger, frustration, guilt and depression as a result of their infertility.
The experience of infertility may bring back other unresolved issues from your past. Many people struggle with the feeling of unfairness and “why me?”; others feel depressed and anxious. Hypnotherapy can help you to deal with all of the emotional issues around fertility treatment,
Whether you have unexplained fertility and are still trying to get pregnant naturally, or whether you are receiving fertility treatment, hypnotherapy can help you to remain focused, positive and confident. In addition to ways of coping with stress, you may wish to use guided imagery and visualisation to help you prepare for IVF treatment and pregnancy.
Hypnotherapy is an excellent way of helping you to prepare mentally for fertility treatment by use of visualisation and relaxation techniques. You will also be encouraged during hypnotherapy to address unhealthy beliefs and focus on those areas of your life which already give you happiness and satisfaction, further helping you to relax, to relieve stress, increasing the chances of a successful outcome. This positive outlook on your life, and the perspective this gives you, helps you to deal more easily with the emotional and physical challenges of IVF