The stress of infertility can be overwhelming and could even be making your problems worse. Extreme stress may cause further disruption to your delicate hormonal balance. Plus constant anxiety and worry can mean its impossible to make rational decisions about fertility treatment options. Not forgetting that the stress of trying to conceive for a long time puts massive stress on your relationship, which needs to remain strong throughout this emotional time.
So what can you do about infertility stress?
EFT is an easy technique to learn and use, for successful stress reduction and emotional well-being. Based on the same theories as Chinese acupuncture, it is stunningly effective for dissolving negative emotions including anxiety, worry, fear and anger. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques, and the principle behind it is simple:
The cause of ALL negative emotions is a disruption in the bodys energy system.
EFT utilises the meridian system which has been used in acupuncture for thousands of years. This modern development uses no needles, but instead a simple tapping technique on specific points on the face, upper body and hands while focussing on the emotional issues you want to work on and repeating words and phrases to help the process. The tapping on these special points balances the energy disruptions, releasing negative emotions, and helps you back into a state of balance where you approach challenges with a rational and logical outlook. Unnecessary negative emotion which is unhealthy and damaging is resolved with EFT and replaced with more healthy emotions that benefit our physical and emotional well-being. The tapping can seem a little crazy at first, but once you get started you will soon understand how quickly it can reduce, and usually eliminate, intense negative emotions.
So how can EFT help with fertility issues?
Anyone who has been trying for a baby for some time knows all about the rollercoaster of emotions involved. Common emotions include jealousy, anxiety, panic, fear, worry and sadness. And although you know that stress can further block your attempts at conception, its so difficult to switch off these emotions, especially when you get a negative pregnancy test, or your period shows up.
EFT is also a highly effective technique at removing psychological blocks to conception. Past traumas, memories, beliefs about pregnancy, birth and parenthood, can all affect how you truly feel about having a baby. You may feel ready to be a parent, but are there any hidden blocks that are stopping you from conceiving? EFT helps you identify and resolve these blocks, and move you towards having your baby.Fertility treatment such as IVF can increase your stress levels even further, as so much hope and expectation is built up around Test Day. You wouldnt choose to put yourself through so much stress when you are trying for a baby, but when faced with the challenge of fertility issues it seems inevitable. Or is it?
Many women all over the world are using EFT to improve their chances of conception. Its a popular technique because, unlike other methods, it can be used both in a therapy session and as a self-help technique. It often works very quickly which also makes it low cost, and the results can be outstanding.
Heres what some women said about their use of EFT for fertility issues. (They had all been trying for a baby for a number of years, and became pregnant soon after).
“It was hard to believe how quickly EFT worked for me. I had trouble dealing day to
day with issues surrounding my infertility problems. Just thinking about them brought
up so much anger and frustration and jealousy towards other women who were
pregnant or had babies. After using EFT I felt all the anger, frustration and jealousy
lift. I’m definitely much more relaxed now and people have even commented that I
seem happier.” – SM (now a mother to 2 children)
“I first used EFT on the day I got a negative pregnancy test after IVF and I could
barely talk I was crying so much. EFT helped me to relate what the emotions were
and enabled me to hope for the best at the next attempt.” – J (now a mother)
“I am a very anxious person and was aware that stress and anxiety can have an
effect of fertility. EFT helped me to identify my feelings of panic and fear at not
being able to conceive naturally and also addressed my feelings of envy for friends
who conceived easily. After using EFT I was surprised by the change in my outlook. I am now feeling far more positive about the journey I am on in order to have
family of my own and hoping for a blue line soon!” – AL (now a mother)
EFT can be learnt as a self-help technique at little or no cost. See www.TapIntoYourPotential.com for a free ebook EFT Basics.
To learn EFT from scratch and use it specifically for fertility issues to improve your chances of conception, the ebook Overcoming Infertility with EFT is ideal. It gives clear EFT instruction and is in a practical, easy to use format that is suitable for all fertility issues.
You may like to work with a professional EFT practitioner, either over the phone or in person, in addition to using EFT by yourself. Some people find that even more can be achieved this way, and more complex issues can be approached. Sarah Holland is a certified EFT practitioner who specializes in optimising fertility. She is based in the UK and works over the phone with people all over the world.