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Looking For An Effective Form of Fertility Medication?
Meditation Is Self-Medication When Trying To Conceive
We live in a fast paced world, a world where we are taught anything is achievable if we put our mind to it.
In today’s society it is normal for both men and women to use minds to focus on pursuing the ideal career, then the ideal partner, creating a secure financial situation and then choosing to have a family (or try for a second child). Each of these milestones have required commitment, dedication, drive, determination and energy to ‘make it happen.’
However, when we try hard for something we want and do not achieve it, we are left feeling deflated, exhausted and depressed. According to various statistics around one in seven couples struggle with difficulties trying to conceive and often this seems to be the one thing we want more than anything – not because we can’t have it, not because everyone else has a family, but because of the deep yearning within – we have to have it!
In today’s “quick fix” lifestyle it is easy to opt for medication… But this is not an option if you are trying to conceive.
Ever considered using meditation as self-medication?
Integrative lifestyle strategies can help reduce the impact of stress. Techniques that involve a meditative approach can also help you to be a much happier, content person.
Mindfulness is one of the meditative techniques I have been offering my fertility clients since 2007 and as part of a Fertile Lifestyle Programme at Awakening Fertility.
Where’s the proof meditation works?
The evidence on the benefits of meditation are demonstrable by first looking at the effect stress has on us. Human beings link stress to danger.
Stress induces the flight-fight reaction in the body and in doing so produces the stress-hormones adrenalin and cortisol. Our heart rate increases, blood pressure shoots up and our muscles, preparing for danger, contract and tighten. As a result the body takes its focus away from immunity, fertility and digestion.
You can now see the damaging effects that long term stress has on the body.
On the other hand, when you are relaxed you experience a state of rest, enjoyment and physical renewal. In this state your body produces good chemicals such as serotonin and growth hormones. Our muscles are relaxed, food is better digested. The heart remains steady and blood flows freely to the body’s tissues.
This restful state is good for fertility, as the body is able to conserve the resources it needs to generate new life.
A study by researchers at Harvard Medical School discovered that, in those who practiced relaxation methods such as yoga and meditation, far more ”disease-fighting genes” were active, compared to those who practiced no form of relaxation.
A study by the University of Western Australia found that women are more likely to conceive during periods when they are relaxed rather than stressed.
In Turkey, a study also found that stress reduces sperm count and motility, suggesting relaxation can also boost male fertility.
At Awakening Fertility I offer a whole body and mind programme, using specific meditations as part of the process, aimed at empowering my clients to have an increased chance of realising faster fertility success. My bespoke Fertile Lifestyle programmes have a 80% achievement rate*
I do use meditation for relaxation,
but meditation is so much more than relaxation
The power of the mind can not be underestimated
We start with a detox of the mind, then go on to detox the body.
Here are some of the meditative techniques I use:
Meditation to enable you to explore deep inside yourself
We delve into both the subconscious and unconscious levels of your mind. Through this, you gain an awareness of what drives your actions and what underlies your decision-making processes, helping you to become more centred.
The aim is to change a negative mind set, which says things like:
“I will never fall pregnant”;
“Why is it so hard to fall pregnant?”;
“When will it be my turn to fall pregnant?”
Concentrative techniques which focus on a single point
The aim is to refocus your awareness on the chosen object of attention, which could be your breathing, or staring at a candle flame. When you notice your mind wandering, instead of pursuing these random thoughts, you simply let them go. Through this process, your ability to concentrate improves.
Moving meditation techniques
The specific QiYoga®: for fertility movements are designed to strengthen your intuition and help you to ignite your confidence to follow through with intuitive guidance.
My clients at Awakening Fertility do and will experience meditation skills to achieve a sense of emotional and physical calm and resilience. As our society evolves, it gets more complex; the world gets louder, faster, and more demanding. The power of meditation as a form of self-medication is now being given recognition by medical professionals, who see it as a positive complementary therapy.
If you feel ready to “make a splash” with your fertility meditation (by developing your skills or learning new ones), you can:
- Join us for our next Fertility Meditation Course, here
- Join our Fertility Meditation and Yoga Retreats, here
- Enjoy the complete Fertile Lifestyle Course, and like many before you, you’ll see results in less than 90 days and feel the joy of life as you change the direction of your fertility journey to get faster fertility results with fertility meditations, fertility mind mastery and more. See here
* (This is an ongoing calculation since 2007 and past performance is not indicative of future performance).
Other Topics Worth Reading:
- Are You Ready To Be A Mum? – See the funny side of the end of your fertility journey – Read/watch more
- Re-Empowering Lifestyle Tips for Peace, Strength & Harmony – 4 simple steps – Read here
- Think Yourself Fertile –Powerful Ways That Actually Work – Read here
- Keeping on the Positive Path – Keeping The Belief You Will Fall Pregnant Despite Setbacks – Read here
About the author:
Fiona Boulton is a Fertility Specialist
(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in Fertility Mind Mastery, Fertility Meditation, Fertility Yoga and Fertility Coaching –
helping people take back control of their fertility, faster.
Fiona is the founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street (Harley Street Fertility Clinic), London; Concept Fertility Putney; Chichester, West Sussex and Perth, Australia
- Huffington Post Fertility Writer
- Fertility Coach
- Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
- Nutrition Counsellor
- Public Speaker
- QiYoga® Founder
- Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
- Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
- Fertility Support Group Facilitator
- Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through Fiona’s “transformation guaranteed” Fertile Lifestyle courses, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind and body to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile’; to change the map your mind has of your body and therefore change your physiology by clearing mental and emotional blockages to having your baby. Fiona’s work focuses on you taking back control by changing the internal and external environment of your cells so you can improve chances of fertility success.
Book your fertility consultation from the comfort of your home or come to the Harley Street Fertility Clinic for a transformative session with Awakening Fertility founder Fiona Boulton, here.