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Managing your mindset for fertility and IVF

One thing we see so often in the clinic for women going through IVF or with struggling with fertility issues is a sense of uncertainty which they are trying to manage. While it may be true that conception is much more than just egg-meets-sperm, and that lifestyle and mindset make a huge difference, it’s much easier said than done to “relax and it will happen!”

At the Zita West Clinic, our resident hypnotherapist, Maureen Kiely, offers hypnotherapy at the clinic to help, as well as Skype sessions to manage your mindset in preparation for IVF or natural conception.

What is hypnotherapy?
It isn’t as scary as it sounds! If you’re having a session in person at the clinic, Maureen uses her voice to get you into a deep, relaxed state and teaches you how to do that too at home. If you have a Skype session then you will be taught self-help techniques to use day-to-day to help manage your mind.

What can hypnotherapy do to help?
If you’re struggling to cope with past experiences that have affected your fertility, or you’ve had many IVF cycles and are losing hope, one of the first things Maureen will do is to help acknowledge the past, set it to one side and help you get by day-to-day without it affecting your life as it has been. Whether with hypnosis or through her mind-management strategies, Maureen will help you become more optimistic and positive within your everyday life to enable you to look forward with hope rather than fear.

How does hypnotherapy link with fertility?
While there are many benefits to hypnotherapy generally, at the Zita West Clinic we have a focus on fertility and IVF, which means Maureen can give very specific places for you to take your thoughts and

feelings in relation to your own personal fertility issues. Maureen has helped many of our clients to enter a more positive place with visualisations and strategies to overcome the anxiety and worry around IVF failures and fertility struggles.

How many sessions will I need?
This can vary between clients, but one of the most important things about a session here is that you have strategies to take away with you. Maureen will teach you self-hypnosis which means that if you wake up in the middle of the night, you’ll have your own techniques to help calm your mind and soothe your thoughts. Some clients like to see or speak to Maureen regularly, whereas others prefer to check in when they need it.


For more information about a hypnotherapy session with Maureen, either in person or via Skype, please call 0808 196 4060