– A small British run alternative health clinic in Southern Spain has achieved a considerable level of success in helping women become pregnant, both when using IVF and without, which fits in with other research into the phenomenon world wide.
A team from Soroka University, Israel, found that in a control group, 28% of women who were hypnotised became pregnant, compared with 14% of those who were not. The study of 185 women was presented to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Berlin. http://www.eliteclinics.com/IVF.html
The Chinese had noticed several thousand years ago that women who had difficulty conceiving often had an underlying emotional issue preventing conception. Modern studies have now confirmed that psychological and emotional blocks can create infertility issues. There may be subconscious fears around pregnancy, labour, childbirth, hospitals, medical treatments, motherhood, loss of independence or individuality, questions about their husband's ability to be a good father, unresolved dysfunctional patterns from a woman’s own childhood, or even the fear that a new baby might be a threat to the relationship with her spouse.
Hypnotherapy can be a highly effective mind-body technique, often helping 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 childbirth and motherhood.http://www.eliteclinics.com/theclinic.html
Dr. Christiane Northrup in her book Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom says: "The mind / body approach to fertility is based on the premise that knowledge is power and that a change in perception based on new information is powerful enough to effect subtle changes in your endocrine, immune, and nervous systems. Regardless of what you’ve been told about your fertility, you need to know that your ability to conceive is profoundly influenced by the complex interaction among psychosocial, psychological and emotional factors, and you can consciously work with this to enhance your ability to have a baby."
So can hypnosis help to make you pregnant?
One in seven women seek medical help to aid conception. Inevitably, given this demand and the low success rates of conventional treatments for infertility, alternative practitioners have not been slow to offer therapies that they claim will increase fertility.
Dr Elizabeth Muir, a clinical psychologist who has specialised in treating infertility for seven years, uses hypnotherapy to help couples for which there is no apparent medical reason why they should not have a child. Muir believes that the psychological issues surrounding pregnancy are not sufficiently well addressed for many women with fertility problems, and she claims a success rate of 45 per cent for her clients.
"Hypnotherapy works on the premise that the conscious and subconscious minds may be at odds with each other," she says. "I believe that while a woman might consciously want a baby, her subconscious may be stopping her from getting pregnant. Most women I see have psychosomatic infertility related to conflicts or unresolved issues about having a baby. A combination of counselling and hypnotherapy can remove these problems." (Excerpts from an article by Suzy Greaves)
At the Elite Clinic in Fuengirola in Southern Spain they have started to receive telephone calls from across Europe from women interested in trying the comparably low cost treatment. The first session lasts approx 90 minutes, subsequent sessions (normally 3 or 4) last one hour.
Full details are available on their web site at www.eliteclinics.com