Fertile Body Method (FBM)

Online Practitioner Training Programme


The FBM Online Training Programme is for anyone who wishes to help men and women conceive and have a baby. In particular the course is aimed at hypnotherapists, NLP practitioners and other therapists who want to use mind-body approaches in their work.

The aim of the course is to give therapists a range of mind-body techniques and a well-structured therapeutic framework within which these tools can be used effectively. Through the training you will gain a broad ‘tool box’ of the most useful mind-body approaches for helping people to regain wellbeing and enhance their fertility. The course is skills based and provides essential psychological knowledge about fertility problems and the best ways to work with it.

The course can be completed within your own time frame, from the comfort of your own home/clinic. Upon completing the programme you will receive a certificate and be eligible to be listed on the Fertile Body Method Therapist register, so that members of the public seeking help with fertility problems can find you easily.


Who is the course for?

The online training programme is open to qualified hypnotherapists, NLP practitioners and counselors/psychotherapists who are familiar with guided visualisation and/or hypnotic skills. If you don’t have the aforementioned qualifications but would like to develop your skills and understanding of a mind-body approach to fertility please see below FAQ.

When does it start?

There are no start or end dates for the course. It is designed to be completely flexible for each person. You can choose when you wish to start your course and can study at your own pace.

What is the syllabus?
The online course consists of 10 lessons and is taught using; The Fertile Body Method Practitioner Manual and Training online DVD, teaching and demonstrations videos, audio clips, reflective questions, case studies, a practical assignment and Q&A webinars.
Introduction to the online programme
Overview of the course
How to get the most out of it
Getting started with a fertility case
Information gathering
Managing expectations
Setting a good therapeutic goal
Fertility and Infertility
Understand the causes and effects of fertility problems
Learn fertility jargon
The creative menstrual cycle
The FBM therapeutic framework
Mind-body medicine for fertility
Get to know the FBM framework
Learn howto apply the framework to a variety of cases
FBM techniques and scripts
Descriptions and demonstrations of 10 effective therapeutic techniques that can be used for working with fertility problem.
FBM self-help tools
Descriptions and demonstrations of 10 self help tools that can be used when working with fertility problems.
Four case studies
Recurrent miscarriage
Unexplained infertility
Multiple IVF failure
Support after miscarriage
To complete the course and become registered as a Fertile Body Therapist you will need to:
  • watch/listen to all the web based lessons
  • answer all the reflective questions
  • complete the quizzes
  • do the practical assignment
  • participate in one live Q&A webinar
  • There are no examinations or marked assignments. All course questions, quizzes and assignments are for revision and self reflection. You can get feedback on your answers to the reflective questions from Arty Amarisa during your one to one.
10 web based lessons consisting of interactive animated presentations, audio clips, video teachings and demonstrations.
Reflective questions
Answer approximately 10 reflective questions for each lesson.
Three quizzes to test your knowledge; Jargon Quiz, The 6 stages Quiz and the SFQ Quiz.
Practical assignment
Choose a technique from the FBM approach and use it with one of your clients. Complete the self reflection form to assess your experience and learning.

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes the course is accredited by International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) in UK, Europe, South Africa, Australia and USA.

There are no start or end dates for the course. It is designed to be completely flexible for each person. You can choose when you wish to start your course and can study at your own pace. You have four months to complete the course for the initial fee that is paid. If you do not complete the course within four months and at a later date you want to complete it then there is a one off fee for £50 to organise the one to one, receive the certificate and your details are added to the fertile body method register.

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for a minimum of a year – across any and all devices you own.

There are no refunds for this course. Please contact us if you have any questions before you commit to buying.

The training is aimed at hypnotherapists, counsellors and nlp practitioner’s, it is open to those who are familiar in working with guided visualisation. For example the programme is open to practitioners qualified in other modalities such as acupuncturists, coaching, fertility massage therapist, hypnobirthing practitioner, reiki practitioner, reflexologist and nutritionists. The FBM training does not qualify you to practice as a hypnotherapist or counsellor. However, many of the principles and practices of the FBM can be applied in other ways. For example you can integrate them into your existing reflexology practice. The course will give you deeper insight into the mental and emotional factors that affect fertility as well as simple self help tools you can teach clients for managing the negative effects of infertility. It does not include nutrition. Once you have completed the course you will be able to promote yourself as a qualified The Fertile Body Therapist, specifying that you apply these tools and techniques within your reflexology practice, for example. You will also be listed on the Therapist Register where your professional qualifications are named (i.e. coaching, fertility massage, hypnobirthing, reiki, reflexology) so that members of the public are aware of the modality that you work in. Should you wish to use the Fertile Body Method as a stand alone talking modality you would need a coaching qualification or counselling or something similar so that you can be insured as such.​

There are no examinations or marked assignments. All course questions and tasks are for revision and self reflection. To qualify you have to answer all the reflective questions, do the practical assignment, and attend an one to one. You can get feedback on your reflective questions during your one to one.

The Fertile Body Method is a mind-body approach to fertility. To get the most out of the course you will need to have a background in psychological approaches (counselling, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, NLP etc) and be confident in working with guided visualisation. Therapists who work with fertility problems using other disciplines (such as acupuncture, reflexology, herbs etc) can attend the training to learn more about the psychological and emotional aspects of fertility and to integrate some of the concepts and tools into their practice. But this course does not qualify you to practice as a hypnotherapist, counsellor or psychotherapist.

Essentially the course content is the same but it is packaged and presented in different ways. There are advantages to both options. The 3 day onsite training is with other therapists, so it will naturally involve more discussion, sharing and live engagement. You will see live demonstrations and be able to practice the techniques you learn with the other therapists on the course. The online training material is more detailed, there is more material (audio, video, reflective questions and demonstrations) and you can watch it as many times as you like. You will also have a one-to-one supervision sessions with me (which you wont get in the onsite training) and you can attend as many Q&A webinar sessions as you like. The online course includes The Fertile Body Method – A Practitioner’s Manual and The Fertile Body Method: Practitioner’s Training online DVD Ultimately though, with both courses you will come away with a good understanding of the Fertile Body Method and all the skills needed to begin applying the techniques and tools successfully with clients.

The Fertile Body Therapist Register is a free referral network that is marketed and promoted online and recommended by an increasing number of satisfied clients. To help you further market yourself I have created the Resources for Therapists area on the website which you will have access to. You will be able to download Fertile Body Therapist business cards, postcards, adverts, logos and flyers. You can customise these templates to suit your own needs. The free templates will give you a quick, easy, professional and well crafted way to present this work to potential clients.I am also available for one-to-one tutorial session to share my experience of what works and what doesn’t in terms of marketing and advertising in the fertility world.

You will have the Fertile Body Method Practitioners eManual and online Training. This includes, all the web sessions, videos mp3s, and recorded Questions and Answers Webinars.

Yes. The course is aimed at therapists but can be attended by people who are interested in it for their own healing. If you are not a therapist this course will not qualify you to work with clients. Only fully trained, qualified practitioners (hypnotherapists, counsellors, acupuncturists, reflexologists etc) will be listed on the Fertile Body Therapist register.

To do the course online you will need: • Internet access • Computer with microphone and speakers. • Headset with earphones and microphone is beneficial but not essential • A webcam is beneficial but not essential Throughout the course there will be technical support available to you by email.

The core text for the training is the Fertile Body Method: Practitioner’s Manual (Crownhouse, 2009). A list of recommended reading will also be provided in the Resources for Therapists.

All therapists who complete the training will receive an e-certificate and be eligible to be listed on the Fertile Body Therapist Register so that members of the public can find you easily.

The length of time it takes you to complete the programme will depend very much on how much time you are able to dedicate to it. A good portion of the time you will need is for reading the manual and watching the training online DVD. Over and above that, there is 1 compulsory hour long webinar (you can do more than one if you choose) and 1 practical assignment. There are also 10 web lessons with teaching and demonstrations videos, audio clips, and up to 10 reflective questions per lesson. The time needed for each lesson will vary but on average you will need a couple of hours per lesson. Student feedback indicates that on average people are taking between 90 and 120 hours in total to complete the course.

You can pay online through a secure Paypal checkout or credit card.

Yes you can pay by installments. 

The Full FBM Online Training Programme includes:

The Fertile Body Method: Practitioners eManual

The Fertile Body Method: Training online DVD

Web-based lessons

Audio clips

Case studies

Video teachings


Access to recordings of past Q&A webinars, reflective questions, quizzes, and a practical assignment.

Access to the Resources for Therapists: scripts, self-help tools, marketing materials

Free listing on the Fertile Body Therapist Register

The course counts towards 100 hours of CPD.

Arty Amarisa is the director of the Fertile Body Method. She is dealing with the day to day matters and you will have your one to one with her. The entire course is written Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer however she is no longer available to answer any queries. Arty Amarisa’s is a Qualified Life Coach, Advanced Reproflexologist, Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, Matrix & Birth Reimprinting and Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner.  She is the Founder Amarisa Training Academy and Birth Yourself Brave Podcast. Arty is a member of the Association of Reflexolgists, Association of Reproductive Reflexologist, Bach International Register, EFT International, EFT and Mindfulness Centre and Fertile Body Method Register.  Her background is a first-class degree in Psychology and she has over 15 years of experience helping women in their journey of mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and 6 years of tutoring. 

Soft Copy of The Fertile Body Method. A Practitioners's Manual

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