Integrated Fertility Counselling & Hypnotherapy

"Infertility can be an incredibly stressful life event that can impact all areas of your life. Helen used her hypnotherapy skills to assist me to use mind-body techniques to help create balance and harmony and become more confident in my body’s ability to become pregnant. Not only did I learn some valuable skills and hypnotherapy techniques, I am happy to say that I became pregnant. I wanted to build on the hypnotherapy skills Helen had taught me, so my husband and I have just completed Helen’s HypnoBirthing classes. We both enjoyed these classes and are excited to use the HypnoBirthing techniques as we welcome our first child into the world."

A.W. White Rock, BC

 

Often times, infertility is seen and treated as a physical problem.  This approach has the unfortunate consequence of artificially severing the mind from the body, it obscures the fact that there is intercommunication happening between the mind and the body and that what affects us emotionally also affects our body. 

People who experience infertility issues often experience a wide range of emotions such as frustration, powerlessness,  anxiety, anger, and even depression.  Left unresolved, these emotions can potentially take over our  lives and place undue stress and strain on our relationships. 

 

“Hi Helen, just wanted to let you know that I delivered a healthy baby boy last week.  Thank you so much for your help. You met me at a very, very low point of my life and I really appreciate the guidance you provided. Those strategies continue to come in handy as I continue to move forward and into child-raising instead of just baby-planning.”

K.S. – Surrey, BC

Research has shown that psychological distress may impair fertility and depressive symptoms may reduce the efficacy of fertility treatments.  When we experience stress, our bodies produce Cortisol which can inhibit the implantation of a fertilized ovum, delay ovulation and reduce the number and motility of sperm.

Furthermore, unresolved emotions that are connected to infertility often reside at the subconscious level, operating without our conscious awareness.  It is like an invisible force in the background wielding its powerful influence in shaping the outcomes of our lives.  Failing to address the emotional and psychological aspect of infertility can, therefore, potentially undermine one's effort to conceive. 

Recent studies suggest that by participating in a mind/body program, "infertile" men and women can improve their conception rate.

Dr. Alice Domar, a leader in mind/body medicine for infertility, conducted two studies that showed the efficacy of mind/body techniques in removing unresolved issues about having a baby.  In the first study, published in 1999 in the Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, 42% of 132 infertile women participating in a mind/body program conceived within six months of completing it.  In the second study, published in 2000 in the journal Fertility & Sterility, 55% of the previously infertile women who met regularly in a mind/body program conceived, compared with 20% of the control group who used no mind/body techniques.

"I didn’t know what hypnotherapy was when my TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) practitioner recommended that I work with Helen Tang as another modality to enhance fertility. Once I started to work with Helen I learned what a logical, compassionate, and effective therapy it can be when delivered by a skilled professional.

 

Although it would be going too far to claim that I couldn’t have become pregnant without Helen, it’s certainly true that I wouldn’t have wanted to. Her guidance through fertility, birth, and new motherhood has been both reassuring and empowering. I’ll be forever grateful for this opportunity to address so many aspects of my relationship with the ultimate human experience.”

  - Michelle S., PhD

 

The integrated fertility program I offer is a mind & body process that combines counselling and hypnotheray in one to help you to release mental and emotional blocks and achieve a more receptive state for conception and pregnancy.  The program can be used as a stand-alone or as a complement to other modalities (ART, TCM and etc.).

For more information please contact me directly to discuss a customized program for your specific needs.  You can reach me via:

Phone: 778-868-4094
Contact Form: click here
 
Email: Helen Tang
 (please include your contact number)

 

 

More Resources

Women Turning to Hypnosis for Pregnancy - CBS News Article

Couples Seeking Babies turn to hypnosis - Online Article