Fertility & Pregnancy & Birth


William James Therapy 

Hypnotherapy

William is qualified as a hypno-psychotherapist, and has since undertaken further training in the use of hypnosis for fertility problems (CHFP), and is registered with easibirthing® as a Fertility Specialist.   Hypnotherapy may help both women and men with fertility problems, not just in terms of conceiving, but also in terms of regaining control, reducing stress and returning to some sense of normality; of having a life outside infertility. It can help in dealing with the turbulent pattern of thoughts and feelings including anger, sadness, hostility, isolation, jealousy, confusion, denial, grief, and intense yearning. This emotional roller-coaster can lead to low self-esteem, self-blame (or blaming a partner), insomnia and depression, all of which are likely to make things worse if left untreated.   The significance of the mind-body connection is becoming increasingly recognised in healthcare: The mind has tremendous influence upon the body, with thoughts, beliefs and emotions altering the balance of the body's hormonal system, which in turn governs the operation of the body's reproductive system. This is particularly significant in terms of the effect of raised stress levels, something that hypnosis (and self-hypnosis) can help to alleviate. Reducing stress can also help when making difficult decisions, or when talking to a partner.  Hypnosis and psychotherapy can also be particularly effective in uncovering subconscious blocks, which may be a factor leading to infertility, particularly in cases of unexplained fertility.  And of course, it may also be able to help with secondary issues, such as needle phobia, weight control and stopping smoking.  All of these things may be equally beneficial, whether wishing to conceive naturally or with help from Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) such as IVF, (several studies have shown that hypnosis can be an effective adjunct to IVF treatment). The structure of therapy will always be governed by the individual's needs, and adaptable to suit any change in the client's situation or goals.   

William practices on Fridays - 9.30am to 6.30pm 

One hour sessions cost £75.00  

To book please phone reception on 020 7407 9910

Norah Jane Brassington 

Reflexology, Hypnotherapy, EFT

REFLEXOLOGY 

Norah is an holistic therapist with Reflexology being one of her skills and has undertaken specialist ‘Reproflexology’ training as she has a particular interest in fertility issues.  She is also qualified to work 

Conception is a complex matter of health and well-being and needs a number of things for both the mother and father to be ready and balanced in order to succeed.  A woman’s hormones must be correctly balanced for the egg to develop normally and she must be ovulating so that the egg is released.  There are only 2-3 days per month when a woman is fertile.  The male partner must have healthy strong sperm to reach the egg and fertilise it!  The embryo then has to implant securely in the lining of the womb, which in turn needs to have the right levels of progesterone to maintain a healthy pregnancy!

If you are struggling to conceive this is a difficult time for you and your partner and can be an emotionally exhausting time. It can be quite common for it to take two to three years of trying to become pregnant. Some couples may be fertile but just never have the implantation stage succeed, some may have perfect implantation mechanisms but never have a baby because fertilisation fails.  In actuality, having a baby is about the interconnection of the two systems to allow conception -, it’s all about balance! There can be many different causes such as age, diet & lifestyle and hormone imbalances but stress is a major factor. 

Reflexology is a holistic therapy both old and new that incorporates specific pressure techniques applied to the feet or hands to activate the body’s own healing power.  Through more than 7000 nerve endings on the feet and hands by stimulating these points we can link up to all the organs, glands & tissues in the body encouraging the opening and clearing of neural pathways to allow natural healing.

‘Reproflexology’ may help prepare your body for conception by ‘kick starting’ the body’s endocrine system, balancing hormones to help boost ovulation and to create the best body ecology to help achieve a viable pregnancy.  My aim is to support couples on their fertile journey; offering Reflexology as a relaxing time for you during this stressful time. We aim to create a healthier environment for your baby to grow, working together to balance blood sugar levels to help keep the rest of the body’s hormones maintained at the right level together with helping the body to expel environmental toxins and synthetic hormones to increase the chances of conceiving.

Sperm take about four months to mature so potential fathers need to be health-conscious for five months before conception so that they can produce healthy sperm; so reflexology treatments are also recommended for Dad too.

I will tailor a course of treatments depending on your cycles with follow up treatments at particular times of the month to stimulate ovulation.

I am also qualified to work with pregnancy too

Reflexology is safe throughout pregnancy providing you see someone with specific training in pregnancy reflexology.  The treatments in themselves are very gentle with no direct pressure on the Uterus reflex point during this time. Reflexology sessions are a great way to relax and give the internal organs a chance to ‘breath’ and may help to relieve some of the symptoms of pregnancy.

Birth

There is some anecdotal evidence to suggest that pregnancy reflexology can help to bring on labour, providing both mother and baby are ready.  We would always recommend that Mums-to-be start their treatments at least six weeks prior to their due date.

After 38 weeks to labour we use a much firmer pressure focussing on stimulating the production of Oxytocin to help‘naturally’ induce labour to help towards a natural birth, especially if the due date has past, this may reduce the need for medical intervention. Treatment at this time may intensify contractions during labour and reduce labour time.  Combination treatments of Reflexology & Hypnotherapy at this stage can be very calming leading up to and preparing your mind and body for Birth. Twice weekly sessions are recommended at this stage.

Single 1 hour sessions are charged at £65

10% discount  for X6 sessions when booked in advance.

Hypnotherapy and EFT

Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation that can be used to facilitate inner change.  It’s a productive state of inner absorption where a natural learning state occurs from within. While in this state there is a measurable decrease in heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, stress hormone levels and muscle tension leaving you with a wonderful feeling of relaxation.  Hypnosis used in conjunction with Life Coaching , NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) & EFT(Emotional Freedom Technique) together are powerful tools to get to the heart of the problem allowing the body to return to a calm and balanced state.

Fertility to Natural Birth 

During our sessions, my aim is to help identify and resolve issues that may be preventing conception, we will explore conscious or unconscious resistance;

- Fears about pregnancy, birth & becoming parents

- Concerns about work vs family, finance

- Relationship issues

- Previous miscarriage, still birth or birth trauma

- Previous terminations

- Unresolved grief & trauma

These internal issues can affect work, friendships, family and relationships. Identifying and resolving them may clear your pathway to parenthood.  Fertility coaching will focus on preparing you for conception by helping you deal with;

- Making necessary changes in diet, lifestyle, exercise and sometimes smoking cessation.

- Working through emotions such as anxiety, anger, depression, guilt & jealousy

- Resolving relationship issues and increasing intimacy and affection

- Restoring self-esteem and self-worth and trust in one’s own body and building inner resources

- Working through unresolved grief and sometimes coming to terms with infertility.

What is EFT?

 

Developed by Gary Craig in the USA, EFT is the leading technique referred to as ‘Energy Psychology’ and has been developed from the ancient Chinese Meridian energy system. It’s a form of emotional acupuncture without the use of needles and is based on the premise that ‘all negative emotions are a result of a disruption in the body’s energy system’.

 

How does it work?

 

It works by clearing blockages or disruption by tapping on the body’s energy meridians (while thinking about a specific issue). The tapping sends pulses of energy to rebalance the body’s energy system in relation to the specific issue you were thinking about. Tapping while tuned into the issue is like rerouting the brain’s negative response and shifts the energy. EFT also works in the same way to release limiting thoughts and beliefs that stifle your health, happiness and life.

 


Norah is available at Snowsfields Wellness on Fridays 3.30-7.30pm other times may be available by arrangement.

To book please phone reception on 02074079910

SHEVONNE FRANCIS NORMAN

Shevonne Francis Norman qualified as a Nutritional Therapist at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, with a particular interest in women’s health, fertility and pregnancy. She is passionate about personalised nutrition using food as medicine, to address the unique needs of each individual.  She addresses the underlying root causes of health problems, so that balance can be restored and health and wellbeing can flourish.

She can support people who are trying to conceive, to optimise their fertility and maximise their chances of a healthy conception in three months. 

She can also help mothers-to be promote a healthy and safe pregnancy all the way through to full term and beyond, as well as support women who are experiencing health problems at different stages of their life.

Shevonne offers personalised nutritional therapy with coaching to give her clients added support, and to help them progress further in their journey towards optimal health. 

 

Free 30 Minute Nutritional Therapy Consultation – Try before you buy!

Why not try before you buy? Shevonne offers a free 30 minute consultation in which she will address your health goals, and provide you with at least three key, personalised dietary changes you can make immediately in order to start getting the benefits straight away.

Price, Payment & Packages

Free 30 minute consultation: £0.00 via Skype or at the Clinic

Initial 60 minute consultation: £80 

Follow up 45 minute consultation: £60 

Packages           Packages offer better value and include consultations, coaching and supplements. payment plan is also available – please contact Shevonne for more information on shevonne@nutritionforfertilityandivf.co.uk or call her on 07958563905. 

Please note, payment is required 24 hours before consultation or unless agreed beforehand.

Shevonne practices on:

Saturday: Afternoon

To book an appointment or for more information, please phone 02074079910

Summary of Key Terms 

·       A fully completed pre-consultation form must be completed and submitted at least 24 hours prior to appointment.

·       Payment is required 24 hours before consultation or unless agreed beforehand.

·       Please provide 48 hours notice for any cancellations as we run a busy practice, this includes any Skype consultations also

To book please phone 02074079910

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