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Hypnosis to Promote Fertility

Barbara has been trained in the Mind-Body Fertility Connection® methods by James Schwartz.  These methods are based on hypnosis to promote fertility.  James Schwartz, who specializes in infertility hypnosis, wrote the book The Mind-Body Fertility Connection and has been endorsed by leaders in the fields of hypnotherapy, acupuncture and Maya massage.  Through his extensive work with infertility clients, James Schwartz has created and developed the Hypnosis to Promote Fertility program.  It includes a unique hypnotherapy protocol that combines stress reduction, visualization, meditation, mind-body healing, energy work, Eastern medicine, cellular work, and, most importantly, working to identify and process issues that may be preventing pregnancy.  This program is dedicated to helping women achieve full-term pregnancy.

Hypnotherapy can help women identify and process emotional issues within the subconscious that might be interfering with conception.

Fears that Might be Blocks to Conception:

  • pregnancy
  • childbirth
  • hospitals
  • loss of her independence
  • what will having a baby do to her career
  • will she be a good mother
  • fear of failure and the impact that has on her self-esteem
  • miscarriages
  • feelings of inadequacy
  • high expectations/perfectionism
  • labor
  • physical changes in her body
  • medical treatments
  • loss of her individuality
  • is she ready to be a mother
  • will dysfunctional patterns from her childhood be repeated
  • will the new baby be a threat to the relationship with her spouse
  • abortions

There are several scientific studies that show that women have a much greater chance of conceiving if they participate in a mind-body healing program such as hypnotherapy.  The main reason for this is because the biggest obstacle to conception and full-term pregnancy is stress.  When a woman's body is stressed, it can create several conditions that can interfere with conception and being able to carry a baby full-term: poor follicular production, inability to ovulate, hormone imbalances, excessive cortisol production, insufficient blood flow to the uterus, stimulating the sympathetic nervous system and those are just a few.

Hypnosis deals directly with the subconscious mind which holds all of our old fears, anxieties, memories and beliefs.  Reducing stress can dramatically change these dynamics.  One way to assist in reducing stress includes learning a personalized self-hypnosis program.

In this fertility program we also look at the underlying issues of infertility, such as old unprocessed issues.  For example, if a woman has a miscarriage, that very emotional and devastating event can plant a fearful seed in her mind.  That fear is likely to simmer within her every time she thinks about having a baby.  That very fear stresses her mind and body which, in turn, can block conception or full-term pregnancy.  Therefore, one of the most important parts of the fertility journey is to release those old issues which could be creating stress in the body.

Hypnotherapy is a highly effective mind-body technique which helps individuals identify and process subconscious blocks that may be interfering with conception. In a relaxed therapeutic environment, the hypnotherapist and the individual work together to bring about positive attitudes and beliefs regarding pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood.

Articles about Hypnosis and Fertility

Can Hypnosis Help to Make You Pregnant?
Some complementary therapists claim they can aid conception
Excerpts from an article by Suzy Greaves

Hypnotherapy to Promote Fertility
by Jim Schwartz, BCH

The Mind/Body Approach To Fertility
An Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Muir
By Jim Schwartz, Board Certified Hypnotherapist

The Overlooked Infertility Factor
by Jim Schwartz, BCH



Hypnotherapy is an educational and self-improvement process that facilitates access to a person's internal resources to assist him/her in solving problems, increasing motivation, or altering behavior patterns to create positive change.

Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy. Barbara Stafford does not practice medicine or psychotherapy and her services are not a replacement for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. No service or product provided is intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental health condition. Medical support hypnotherapy is used only as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment. Consultation with a licensed physician is required before medical support hypnotherapy services are provided.

Hypnotherapy is a proven, adjunctive method to complement such ongoing treatment and care. Because hypnosis and hypnotherapy are a series of self-help skills and their effectiveness depends on the client, no guarantee can be made regarding results of their use.