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Are you facing fertility struggles and are looking for a natural way to improve your chances? Would you like to move into optimal physical and emotional state for a healthy conception and pregnancy?

Perhaps you have suffered the devastating impact of miscarriage, or you may be preparing for fertility treatment and wish to improve your chances of success, (afterall it is a huge investment financially and emotionally!)


Getting pregnant is not just about getting the timing right or going through the motions of IVF; the mind can have a very powerful influence on the whole process of conception.  Negative thoughts, emotions and behaviours can lead to increased anxiety and depression, getting in the way of your goal of conceiving.  I’m sure you are aware that stress plays havoc with fertility and even the stress of infertility treatments can block their effectiveness, as evidenced by many anecdotes about couples conceiving children after the failure of assisted reproduction. It’s frustrating to keep hearing “just relax and it will happen”, but how on earth do you stay relaxed and positive during what can be one of the most stressful times of your life?

I use a number of techniques including visualisation and hypnotherapy.  These techniques are so effective in preparing you mentally and physically for conception that they are used by the major fertility clinics in the UK and trials have shown that hypnotherapy can double the chance of IVF success.

Pregnant woman sitting in her living room and relaxing

What is The Fertile Body Method & how can it help fertility?

I can help you whether you are trying to conceive naturally or undergoing fertility treatment.  I use techniques from The Fertile Body Method, a wonderful program developed by psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist Sjanie Wurlitzer from the Zita West Fertility Clinic in London. 

The Fertile Body Method is mind body coaching that offers a holistic approach to fertility and guides and supports you on your journey.  We have to take into account that your mind plays a huge part!  We use mind-body therapeutic techniques such as hypnosis/guided imagery/relaxation to create an optimum state for inner change to occur.

Sessions are tailored for your individual needs, using a combination of hypnosis, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural approaches and other mind-body techniques.  All of the techniques will enhance your physical wellbeing and mental and spiritual balance.

We can work through any emotions, experiences or fears that may be unconscious blockages to getting pregnant and I will teach you techniques to relax quickly, manage stress and gain control over unwanted emotions, giving you a toolbox to help and guide you through this difficult time.

How Can The Fertile Body Method Help?

The FBM can help enhance fertility by:

Reducing stress and increasing feelings of calm and relaxation

Restoring physical, mental and emotional balance and wellbeing

Balance can be restored through relaxation, positive cognitive changes, visualisation and changes to diet, exercise and lifestyle

Restoring hormonal balance, regulating the natural balance in the autonomic nervous system, regulating and restoring healthy immune system function

Creating balance in the body can be further enhanced by creating balance in thinking. Decreasing negative self talk and excessive worry will help restore emotional and physical balance and ensure that these changes are maintained.

Identifying and resolving issues which may be preventing conception (unconscious or conscious resistance).

Preparing the couple for conception by helping them:

to make necessary changes to lifestyle, diet, smoking, alcohol and exercise habits

to feel confident and ready for parenthood

to improve intimacy and sexual relationship (for natural conception)

restore menstrual health, or sperm mobility and count

prepare for IVF or other fertility treatment.

Providing support:

Teaching self help tools that continue to enhance fertility

To maintain the changes they have made

Supporting the couple if they do conceive, to help carry the baby to full term

Supporting the couple if treatment fails

The FBM can help to reduce the negative effects of infertility by:

Restoring self esteem and self worth

Working through emotions e.g. anger, jealousy, guilt, stress, anxiety and depression

Building coping skills and developing inner resources

Ensuring their needs are being met

Increasing sexual Intimacy and affection

Restoring trust in one’s body

Reducing the negative effects of fertility treatment medication

Restoring the body to good health after medical treatments

Providing emotional support and an opportunity to talk openly

Processing any death and loss

Coming to terms with infertility

How do I know it works?

Here are a few of the many articles about hypnosis and fertility.  Of course nothing is guaranteed but it will improve your chances, help keep you positive and relaxed throughout your journey and could save you a lot of money on costly treatments.
For recent research on Fertile Body Method Success click here and see this recent article.

Reflexology & fertility

I offer a special price if you wish to combine Fertile Body Sessions with Reflexology for maximum effect.  It is believed to induce relaxation and bring the body and mind back into balance.  Its effects can be hugely beneficial which is why reflexology is offered in most fertility clinics. Read about it here.

Where can I have fertility treatment?

Perhaps you are visiting a fertility clinic in Lisbon.  I offer treatments in Cascais/Sintra, however it’s no problem if you are far away, our sessions can be carried out over Zoom so everyone can benefit from the Fertile Body Method techniques whether you are in Portugal or anywhere else in the world.
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