There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what therapeutic hypnosis is and what it isn’t. Simply put, hypnosis is the antithesis of stress. It is the most potent and rapid de-stressing method available. Stress is detrimental to fertility. And stress is a major culprit for people—especially women—struggling to have a baby. Physiologically, the state of therapeutic hypnosis amounts to the exact opposite of the fight or flight response. It involves the demobilization of the sympathetic nervous system (fight, flight, freeze) and a complementary mobilization of the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest/feed and breed). This results in the body’s return to conception-conducive homeostasis.
Multiple studies have shown the positive effects of hypnosis on embryo transfer outcome, reduction of stress and psycho-emotional issues contributing to infertility, anxiety, depression, amenorrhea, impact of the infertility diagnosis, infertility-related loss of control, effects of assisted reproductive technology, and more.