About 186 million individuals across the globe struggle with infertility issues. It can be an overwhelming, emotional rollercoaster. Many people who deal with infertility are willing to go to great lengths to treat it and eventually conceive a child. However, it’s often a very long and frustrating road.
While hypnosis can’t directly help you conceive, it can be a positive addition to the treatment process.
Whether you’re already going through fertility treatment or you’re considering it for the future, you also might want to consider adding hypnosis to your treatment plan to make the experience a more positive one.
With that, let’s look at three things you should know about fertility treatments and hypnosis.
1. It Can Make Fertility Treatments Easier
Fertility treatments often feel invasive and can be overwhelming and stressful. Even during the treatments, you might be riddled with anxiety wondering if they’ll work.
IVF medications have also been associated with a range of side effects, including abdominal cramping.
While hypnosis can’t take these things away completely, it can help you reduce your stress and anxiety levels, and make you feel more relaxed during and after treatments. It can change the way you view your treatments, so they’re less stressful. You might even be able to change your perspective to look at them as something more positive.
2. It Restores Emotional Balance
There’s no denying that going through fertility treatments can take a toll on you, physically.
However, many women struggle more with the mental and emotional issues that can be caused by these treatments.
It’s not uncommon to feel a wide range of emotions at any given time. You might be excited and happy for a while, only to experience stress and anxiety only a few hours later. Fertility drugs release hormones into your body that can change your mood, or make your emotions feel more “extreme”.
Being on that emotional rollercoaster isn’t healthy, and it can even lead to physical health issues.
Hypnosis can restore your emotional balance and help you feel even-keeled more often. That doesn’t mean there won’t be moments when you feel like your emotions are rising and falling again, but they likely won’t feel so extreme.
3. You Can Improve Your Positivity
Fertility issues often come with a lot of shame and guilt. You might think there’s something wrong with you because you can’t get pregnant. Or, you might be so worried about conceiving that you place the blame entirely on yourself if you can’t.
That’s a slippery slope. Negative self-talk can reduce your confidence and self-esteem. It can also cause you to start thinking negatively about other areas of life, which might eventually lead to issues with anxiety or depression.
Unfortunately, that causes a vicious cycle. The more anxious or depressed you feel, the harder it is to get rid of that negative self-talk.
Hypnosis can relax your thoughts and help you see yourself more positively. You can learn techniques to banish that negativity, and think positive thoughts that will make the process less overwhelming.
If you’ve been struggling to get pregnant and you’re giving fertility treatments a try, consider adding hypnosis to your regimen – especially if you’re feeling a little nervous or apprehensive.
Being constantly stressed isn’t good for your body, and could even end up making it harder to conceive. Fighting back against that stress with hypnosis and taking advantage of the additional benefits will help you prepare your mind and body for all that’s to come.
It’s perfectly normal to have questions about hypnosis, even when you understand the benefits. If you would like more information about the process and what to expect from hypnotherapy for fertility issues, feel free to contact me.