Psychological and emotional preparation for IVF brings numerous benefits including an improved likelihood of success -The Fertile Body Method

In this article we will introduce the Fertile Body Method (FBM), a mind-bodyapproach for fertility and look at how this approach prepares women for IVF and how that preparation brings numerous benefits including an improvedlikelihood of success.

Written by: Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer Hyp. Dip, HG Dip, B.A, Jane Evans NLP Pract, BSc, Sandra Znidar PhD, MA, MAS



Research showing the benefits of hypnotherapy for Fertility problems by Ruth Allen

In this paper I intend to show the benefits of Hypnotherapy for women with fertility problems. To research the programmes available to the hypnotherapist in assisting with the implementation of such a programme in to their practice.

This excerpt is taken from Fertile Body Therapist Ruth Allen’s paper, written for Institute of clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy as part of her Advanced Diploma.

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Another study Links High Stress Levels To Reduced Chances Of Pregnancy

HIGH-stress levels reduce a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant; with a new study released today showing that stressed or anxious women are 12 percent less likely to conceive a child.

The study was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility and then reported by NewsCore,
August 12, 2010

Real Life: From curse to blessing

Most women resort to painkillers to deal with period pain but there is another way to solve this monthly malaise — you just need to pay attention to your cycle.

An article published in the Irish Independent, 10 May 2010

How can hypnosis help fertility problems?

The following article was published in the BSCH (British Society of Clinical Hypnosis) Newsletter in March 2008

The benefits of hypnosis for people undergoing IVF

The following article was published in the BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association) Journal in Spring 2009.

Useful Sites

Adoption information line

The most popular adoption internet site in the UK, providing the most relevant information on adoption.


BFS – British Fertility Society

The British Fertility Society is a national multidisciplinary organisation representing professionals practising in the field of reproductive medicine.

BICA – British Infertility Counselling Association

BICA is the only professional association for infertility counsellors and counselling in the UK

BSCH – British Society of Clinical Hypnosis

The BSCH is a national professional body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the practice of hypnotherapy. Registration demands good quality training, ethical practice and adherence to a code of conduct. A list of qualified hypnotherapists is available on the BSCH website.

COTS – Childlessness overcome through surrogacy

Providing, help and support to intended surrogate parents.

Daisy Network Premature Menopause Support Group

The Daisy Network is a registered charity for women who have experienced a premature menopause.

EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques world centre

EFT is an emotional, needle-free version of acupuncture based on the connection between the body’s subtle energies, the emotions, and health.

EMDR institute – Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

The EMDR institute provides information and links about the EMDR worldwide.


Fathers-To-Be is an initiative to support men’s understanding of pregnancy, birth and early fathering and supports expectant and new dads by reinforcing their relationship with themselves, their partners, their babies, and the health professionals caring for the family.

Fostering information line

They provide comprehensive information on the fostering of children and foster care.


GHR – General Hypnotherapy Register

The GHR is a Professional Register of Hypnotherapists in the UK and is an administrating agency for both The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and The Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists

HFEA – The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

The HFEA is the UK’s independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research.

HGI – The Human Givens institute

The HGI provides information to the general public (via its website) about common areas of emotional distress and the best ways to treat them. It also includes information about the Human Givens Approach to emotional health and psychology including new insights into areas such as the causes of depression, the online register of accredited Human Givens therapists in private practice and a wealth of articles and case histories.


A complete antenatal education program Offering training to hypnotherapists, midwives and those who are interested in teaching couples how to use hypnosis for a safe and gentle birth experience.

Fertility Network UK

Fertility Network UK is the UK’s leading infertility support network, offering information and support to anyone affected by fertility problems.

Early menopause / premature ovarian failure

Offering information, help and support to women worldwide with early menopause premature ovarian failure.

META charity – Mind Education through Awareness

META is a young and dynamic charity dedicated to making psychological health accessible to every child, parent and adult.

MindFields College

MindFields College offers training in a broad range of therapeutic skills and the most effective ways to treat a wide range of emotional distress (such as depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, phobias, etc.) and work effectively with a variety of conditions. It also teaches a range of qualifications in Human Givens psychotherapy.

Miscarriage association

The miscarriage association provides support and information for those suffering from the effects of pregnancy loss.

NCT – the National Childbirth Trust

The NCT help over a million mums and dads each year through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood by providing antenatal and postnatal courses, local support and reliable information.

SANDS – UK's stillbirth and neonatal death society

Sands is an organisation which offers support to parents when their baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.

School of Movement Medicine

The school of movement medicine offers workshops and courses to help people discover and experience movement, meditation and ecstatic dance as a practice for transformation, artistic expression, wellness, personal growth and healing.

The Fertile Body Method Therapist register

For an up-to-date list of fully qualified Fertile Body therapists please visit the online register.

The HALE Clinic

The HALE Clinic in London offers men and woman with fertility problems a comprehensive mind-body approach to help support and enhance their fertility.

The Red School

The Red School website has articles, books, links, workshops and information about restoring the integrity of the menstrual cycle, including transitions of menarche, pregnancy and childbirth and menopause.


Fertility Road

Europe’s first and only Lifestyle Magazine aimed at helping women and men on their path to parenthood. Our goal is to make your journey down Fertility Road easier by offering the latest dos and don’ts on conception.

Hypnosis Mp3 Australia

Hypnosis Mp3 and Clinical Hypnotherapy Services, Articles and Information for Australia.

Hypnotherapy and hypnosis training courses in the UK (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds) and Scotland (Glasgow) from the LCCH Hypnotherapy and hypnosis training

Hypnotherapy and hypnosis training courses up to Practitioner Diploma / CPPD / PGDip / MSc level in the UK (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds) and Scotland (Glasgow), Malaysia and Singapore delivered by the LCCH, providers of professional hypnotherapy training.

Hypnotherapy and hypnosis training courses in the UK, Malaysia and Singapore from the LCCH

Hypnotherapy and hypnosis training including Certificate, Diploma, Practitioner Diploma, CPPD, PGDip and MSc level courses in the UK (London / Birmingham / Manchester / Leeds), Scotland (Glasgow), Malaysia and Singapore from the London College of Clinical Hypnosis – LCCH.

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