I’m so glad you found me! Let me introduce myself. Years ago, I fell in love with fertility hypnotherapy and coaching when I helped a friend become pregnant after being told by doctors she should give up trying IVF. I completed specialty training in working in this area and became well known and in high demand for my work in London.
At the beginning of 2017 I closed my European office located on the prestigious Harley Street, London to be with my sweetheart in the Pacific Northwest. I was so happy to return to this beautiful part of the world because many years ago, I was a student at the University of Washington where I gained my master in social work degree. Since then I have gone on to study all forms of therapy, gained my clinical social work license and studied the modality of utilizing hypnotherapy to create powerful and fast changes.
Upon moving I maintained my busy online coaching practice with internationally based clients, but quickly discovered that I missed face to face work with women who are ready to become pregnant. So here I am, ready to help women in the PNW fulfill their dreams of creating a family.
I’m so excited to bring my unique hypno-coaching model for supporting women to the Bellevue-Issaquah area. I have such a passion for helping bring wanted children into the world that if you or someone you know would like support wherever you are in your family planning then please do get in contact.
What to Expect
Benefits of Fertiliy Hypno-Coaching
Reproduction is one of our most finely balanced biological systems in the body. Your body is highly responsive to the mind-body connection, which refers to the way that your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning, including your fertility. Stress, anxiety or unacknowledged negative beliefs about your body or being pregnant can create conditions which make trying to conceive even harder.
Gratefully, Fertility Hypno-Coaching can help you improve your fertility and IVF success rates…naturally.
First we meet for an intake session so that I may begin to understand your unique fertility desires and experience so far. We explore the ways in which Fertility Hypno-Coaching can support you. A plan for further sessions utilizing a blend of hypnotherapy and coaching is created tailored to your specific needs.
Fertility Hypno-Coaching has 3 main elements for support women seeking to become pregnant
Fertility Hypno-Coaching guides your unconscious to create the changes in your mind and body you need to improve your fertility naturally and maximize your ability to get pregnant by:
- Letting go of conscious and unconscious limiting thoughts or beliefs which interfere with conception
- Practical stress reduction techniques, including self-hypnosis to support optimal physical and mental readiness for fertility which scientific evidence suggests improves chance of pregnancy with IVF by over double (20% v 52% with stress reduction)
Fertility Hypno-Coaching isn’t just about relaxing for a moment, it uses WordWeaving™, the leading edge hypnotherapy language technique to naturally activate your unconscious mind in assisting you to improve your fertility:
- Creating a Fertile Body supports the unconscious mind in preparing your body for natural or medically assisted conception
- Egg Transfer is designed to help you relax during the procedure and scientific evidence shows hypnosis during egg transfer doubles the chance of becoming pregnant (28% with hypnosis vs 14% without)
- Connect with Your Growing Baby supports women during the waiting period post IVF transfer procedure, although many women listen throughout their pregnancy
Fertility Hypno-Coaching is a safe and confidential space where women can get the support they need to explore their feelings and personal fertility experience which results in:
- A greater sense of control over both your body and fertility process
- Confidence in fertility related decision making
- An increased sense of resilience during fertility treatment and an ability to maintain a positive mindset during set backs or when additional treatment is necessary
The scientific research that shows clear evidence for the efficacy of utilising hypnosis in preparation for becoming pregnant as well as during the egg transfer of an IVF cycle has been well documented in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility, which is a publication of The American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
Hypnosis During Egg Transfer Doubles Pregnancy Rate
Performing embryo transfer under hypnosis may significantly contribute to an increased clinical pregnancy rate. -Professor Levitas
Studies have been done before which claim that during this short period, there’s so much stress in the woman’s body that it may induce contractions, albeit tiny ones, which may interrupt or even expel the embryos from the uterus at the same moment we’re introducing them,” he said.
“We gave hypnosis to a group of our patients during the most stressful part of IVF treatment – the transferring of embryos into the uterus. It’s a crucial point of the treatment, and the point in which the embryos comes in contact with the womb of the woman. It all builds up to that special moment, which is not very painful but is very stressful. -Professor Levitas
According to Levitas, stress can cause complications during the transfer that can put the procedure at risk. Although Levitas points out that other techniques such as relaxants and tranquilizers have been used before, they have not worked well. Hypnosis offers a safe and effective method for helping women feel calm and relaxed.
Levitas, E. et al, ‘Impact of hypnosis during embryo transfer on the outcome of in vitro fertilization–embryo transfer: a case-control study.’ Fertility and Sterility – Vol 85, Issue 5, (2006), 1404–1408
Self-Hypnosis to Reduce Stress More than Doubles Pregnancy Rate
The study supports the theory that psychological distress may be an important detriment to IVF outcome… there is a strong indication that stress levels and IVF outcomes are linked and that intervening with mind/body therapies can help. -Alice Domar, Ph.D, OB/GYN
A study published in Fertility and Sterility, shows that women who participate in a mind/body program such as self hypnosis or meditation for stress reduction while undergoing IVF treatment have a significantly higher pregnancy rate than those who do not (52% versus 20%).
Domar’s team studied 100 women about to begin their IVF treatment at Boston IVF. All of the women were under 40 years of age, had normal hormone levels and none of them had participated in such a mind/body group to reduce stress before. Two groups were selected at random. One group participated in stress reducing mind/body program and the other, a control group, didn’t receive any stress reduction program. All the women underwent their IVF treatment and the study tracked their progress and outcome through two IVF cycles.
By the second IVF cycle the majority of woman in the mind/body study group had completed at least five sessions. “By that point, they had acquired some real life skills to deal with their stress,” said Domar. “And that’s when we saw the significant increase in pregnancy rates.”
52% of the women who completed the stress reduction program for infertility were successful with their second IVF cycle compared to 20% of the control group.
Alice D. Domar, Kristin L. Rooney, Benjamin Wiegand, E. John Orav, Michael M. Alper, Brian M. Berger, Janeta Nikolovski. Impact of a group mind/body intervention on pregnancy rates in IVF patients. Fertility and Sterility, 2011; DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.03.046
Life changing. I really do equate the work I did with Rachel with the successful outcome of my third fertility treatment.
I’m pregnant! Took a test last night, actually did 2 because didn’t quite believe the first one! …Anyways, wanted to touch base and let you know because it’s OBVIOUSLY down to the miracle hypno-voodoo-calming-Rachel words I’ve been listening to! Thank you! Thank you thank you!
Niki, Online Client
Aside from the fact that I went onto have a beautiful son the work I’ve done with Rachel has benefited a number of other aspects of my personal life, including my relationship.
Rachel listens, challenges and provides advice that helps you move forward – in every aspect of your life. More importantly for me is that she cares end to end – beyond the scheduled sessions.
Sessions by appointment in person at my private office in Issaquah, WA 98027 or for global clients we meet online
Call (425) 677-3136 to book your appointment today
Intake session is 65 minutes
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