Hypnosis is seeing a rise in popularity. People are using it to help with everything from performance anxiety to trauma.
It’s even becoming a popular option for women dealing with fertility issues.
While hypnosis can’t change any medical issues causing fertility problems, it can help you to cope with the stress, uncertainty, and even the grief often associated with those problems.
However, because of the lingering stereotypes surrounding hypnosis, it’s not uncommon to feel a little nervous.
If you’ve been on the fence about trying hypnosis for fertility issues but your nerves are getting the best of you, don’t worry. Let’s cover a few ways you can ease your mind.
1. Educate Yourself
You’ll find that a lot of your nerves are rooted in those negative stereotypes and assumptions.
Do what you can to educate yourself on hypnosis and what you can really expect during a typical session.
If you don’t want to do your own research, contact a hypnotherapist directly to ask about how hypnosis works and what your expectations should be. You’re not asleep during hypnosis, but you’re in an extremely relaxed state. If you’re worried about someone “changing” the way you think without your knowledge, that simply isn’t the case.
2. Remove Distractions
You might be excited to try hypnosis, but everything from daily stress to heightened expectations or hope is causing you to feel distracted.
Unfortunately, a distracted mind can disturb your thought process. Not only is that bad for a hypnosis session, but it can cause you to feel more anxious, or even depressed, putting the idea of hypnosis in a negative light.
Choose to remove or reduce stressful distractions in your life as much as possible. The calmer and more focused you are, the less nervous you’ll be.
3. Be Mindful
It’s perfectly normal to be a little nervous about hypnosis, so don’t ignore those feelings.
However, don’t let them completely overtake you, either.
If you’ve started to combat a lot of “what ifs” in your thought process about hypnosis, try to practice mindfulness.
Being mindful allows you to focus on the present, rather than letting the future or all of the “what ifs” that come with it cause you to feel anxious. Close your eyes, focus on your breathing and keep your thoughts in the present. Worries might still try to enter your mind, but it’s important to let them go as though they were clouds passing by.
4. Establish Realistic Expectations
Sometimes, nerves can stem from good things.
If you’ve been dealing with infertility issues for a while, you’ve probably gone to a few doctors. Maybe you’ve tried a handful of different treatments. Maybe hypnosis was far down on your list when it came to treating infertility issues.
However, it’s important to be realistic with your expectations.
Again, hypnosis can’t cure any medical issues contributing to infertility. What it can do is make you more relaxed and reduce your stress levels. If you’ve been struggling for a while, that can be a huge help. It can also keep you motivated and positive when it comes to your infertility journey.
As long as you go into your hypnosis sessions with an open mind and a willingness to focus on the words being said, there’s no reason it can’t work to reduce your stress, help you make the best choices, and develop a positive mindset about continuing on your fertility journey.
If you’re struggling with nerves or you’re still trying to decide whether hypnosis for fertility is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to answer questions or help you set up an appointment. Remember, you don’t have to go through this journey alone.