I first trained as an EFT practitioner in 2003 during which time a lot of my clients were coming to me with fertility issues. I was lucky enough to train and work with EFT masters Emma Roberts and Sue Beer. My passion for EFT gathers strength on a daily basis as it can help to shift negative energy that you may be holding onto in your body, either conscious or unconscious. I’ve seen for myself the relief on a clients face when they have let go of something that they have been holding onto. I like to think of it as clearing debris from your pathway. The beauty of EFT is that I can teach you how to use it on yourself when you most need it which gives you a sense of being back in control, especially if you are struggling with fertility problems. Did you know that 25% of infertility remains medically undiagnosed which means that there is no certain physical cause. That in itself can cause stress and a whole myriad of emotions. If you are considering IVF or are already in a cycle, using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) as an additional tool can help you control your emotions and the stress that goes with your roller coaster fertility journey. Using EFT together with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) may help promote a more positive outlook which can only be a good thing for both of you.
HOW DOES EFT WORK? We use light tapping of acupressure points on the body and the repetition of certain prescribed phrases to effect rapid emotional and behavioural changes and shifts in energy. We may start with a ‘specific trauma’ that can have impacts that reach deep into our subconscious, sometimes causing behaviours or fears many years later on. My job is to be an emotional detective to help release past trauma so that you can live in the here and now. HOW CAN EFT HELP WITH INFERTILITY? When working with a client who has unexplained infertility there may be lots of issues that can get in the way of them becoming pregnant so my aim is to help identify and resolve issues that may be preventing conception either conscious or unconscious resistance. Following are just some examples;
- 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 - Perhaps your relationship to your own birth parents
Identifying and resolving these issues is a good place to start eradicating that stress that can affect conception. Follow up sessions will help you work through;
- Emotions such as anxiety, anger, depression, guilt & jealousy - Re-connecting your mind and body - 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
I use a combination of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), NLP and sometimes Hypnosis to help you to reduce stress and increase feelings of calm and relaxation to restore emotional wellbeing and I often give homework and self-help tools which may include and MP3 download/CD, EFT and affirmations to re-route old outmoded beliefs and negative self-talk.