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Find your inner strength

Unfortunately for some of us, getting pregnant is harder than imagined. This takes an emotional toll and in turn leads to significant stress and negative thoughts. As such, the time of the unfulfilled desire to have children is considered to be a very stressful and sometimes traumatic life event (1).

But there is no need to undertake the journey alone.

I would gladly assist you with my expertise, my high degree of sensitivity and my empathy. Providing a nurturing atmosphere, I lay the foundation for you to be yourself, let go of all the tension, and safely transition into your new fertile state of mind.

Direct your focus inward and connect with your vital force so that you can follow your own individual path to your dream baby.

Do you just want to feel like YOURSELF again? Don’t know if you would like hormone treatment? Are you unsure whether you should seek treatment abroad? Are you wondering whether you should accept a job promotion despite a strong desire to have a child?

The feelings that arise and the decisions that you must make when trying to have children are as diverse as you and your own personal journey. Listening carefully to what you need now is essential. I advise you based on your individual situation and needs so that you can live your life confidently in balance with your desire to have children.

What is needed? The number of sessions varies depending on the topic and the person. Experience has shown that 3 sessions are needed to achieve lasting changes.

When considering conceiving again after losing a child, you can be faced with uncertainties and conflicting questions. Feelings of guilt also often play a role, and you need to answer the question of when is the right time to try again.

You may experience a rush of conflicting emotions during your next pregnancy, and they can leave you feeling unsettled.

I provide you with competent and empathetic assistance so that you can air your fears and worries in a nonjudgmental space and navigate and sort through your feelings. You can regain confidence in yourself at your own pace, and you will renew your bodily strength for your next pregnancy so that you can meet it with joy and confidence.

What is needed? The scope of the required therapeutic measures will also vary depending on how intensively you have previously processed your own grief. I would be happy to advise you in a personal consultation. 

I will provide you with professional and sensitive support before, during, and after IVF treatment. After all, this unique time requires a special approach. My guidance incorporates the latest knowledge about relaxation, stress reduction, and health promotion on the basis of mind-body medicine and applies it to meet your individual needs through the different phases of IVF treatment.

The timing of your IVF support sessions is based on the medical process, and it is designed to ensure that you are optimally cared for during your IVF treatment.

What is needed? Experience has shown that 5 sessions of 60–90 minutes each that are optimally distributed over the hormone cycle are sufficient to ease your treatment so that you can become more self-reliant and confident. You can make independent use of the resources that you learn about during our sessions in subsequent cycles, should you need them.

Please contact me as early as possible as I have limited spaces that fill up quickly.

You may also experience that although you are deeply grateful for your child, the longing for another child almost tears you apart. This is a special kind of longing. Yet, it weighs just as heavily as the suffering of those who have not yet had a child.

A woman who has experienced the miracle of life often suffers from slightly different issues than a woman who is still childless. Perhaps the key for you is “why is it not working this time?”.  This question can have a deep impact and cause a lot of sadness as an answer is not forthcoming.

On top of that, women who are already mothers often experience less understanding for their sadness in their environment than women who are longing for their first child.

And that’s exactly why I am there for you at this time – to give space to this longing for another child.  This longing is legitimate – the desire to have children is the desire to have children.

What is needed? To achieve more inner peace and clarity, please allow 2-3 sessions.

It is a very personal decision to let go of your desire to have children.  In the beginning, the focus is usually on coping with pain and grief.

If you can arrive at this decision at your own pace and carefully cope with it using your own resources, you will be able to look forward to a fulfilling future.

I will support you sensitively through this process so that you can approach this decision and your new direction in life in the best possible frame of mind so that you can lead a fulfilling, meaningful life without a biological child.

What is needed? Experience has shown that 3 sessions over a period of several weeks are needed to begin to accept your new direction in life. We will also work in two half-day workshops on developing new outlooks on and goals for your life.

Client Testimonial

 

I want to thank you a thousand times, dear Simone, for your compassionate IVF support. After multiple failed IVFs I was discouraged and had lost confidence in myself and my body. The coaching and hypnosis, along with the audio hypnosis strengthened me throughout the entire treatment. During the sessions, I felt incredibly well and bolstered by your incredible professional support. As you know, I became pregnant during this cycle even though my hormone levels hadn’t been so very promising. Soon, I hope to be holding our small miracle in my arms. I am so grateful to you for guiding me along the way and sincerely hope that other women/couples will also find their way to seek your help.

 

Adriana, Zug

 

Coaching Approach

My coaching approach is integral, resource- and solution-oriented and based on knowledge, heart and a clear, mindful awareness. 

My approach is profound yet pragmatic, so that you can really put it into practice and start noticing changes in yourself very quickly!

I use evidence-based tools, methods and techniques from stress research, positive psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness research and mind-body medicine and apply them together with you wherever you need them. That is, everything is tailored to your individual needs.

So that everything can fully unfold its effect, I follow a 3-step approach developed by me to reactivate one’s own life force after I “work in the background”. By “in the background” I mean that you most likely won’t notice because our conversations will feel light and free and yet be very structured. There is no “theoretical blah blah”, but really helpful strategies and tips!

 

 

Step 1

Ground

Get to the Here and Now

 

Learn to accept negative emotions regarding your subfertility, embrace your fears and (re)build basic trust in yourself.

Step 2

Discover

Find your inner strength

 

Discover your own resources and learn new strategies to mindfully and resourcefully cope with the situation.

Step 3

Rewire

Integrate your mind, body and soul

 

Anchor your new mindset in daily life and apply your acquired mental and physical strategies.

The emotions that motivate your desire to have a child are a critical element for our starting point and what we’re working towards holistically. Below you will find a selection of methods and approaches that have proven themselves successful for clients. We usually touch on all these areas in order to develop truly sustainable and holistic solutions, ensuring that you can be truly well and happy once again.

Mindset

Negative thought patterns shape us all of us, to a greater or lesser extent. During my coaching sessions, I hear many negative inner thoughts, such as: “I’m not a real woman” or “If only I had tried to get pregnant earlier”. Many of the sentences begin with ” I really should have…If only…”.

Negative thought patterns often originate in childhood and were taught to us by our parents or have been entrenched through negative experiences over the course of a lifetime. They are stored in our subconscious, and make us anxious and aggressive in the face of stress and change. This causes us to make problems worse, rather than solve them.

If we change the thought patterns and beliefs within your mental framework, you will be able to deal with the challenging situation of trying to have a baby more mindfully, more freely, more clearly, and also in a more needs-oriented way.

Mindfulness and Stress Management

Practicing increased mindfulness in our daily lives, consciously experiencing existing and available resources, learning coping strategies for dealing with stress, as well as the stress reduction skills, will strengthen your self-efficacy and your ability to cope with this challenging phase of life. You will learn to better cope with triggering factors and reduce your feelings of pressure, anxiety, and stress.

This will allow you to find your way out of your feelings of helplessness from your attempts to become pregnant. You can find your way back to an enjoyable, self-determined life.

Hypnosis / Self-Hypnosis

Experience deep relaxation through hypnosis. Hypnosis not only helps to immediately and noticeably reduce tension, but you can also use it in the future. For example, your positive thoughts, you desired behavior, or your goals are firmly anchored in your subconscious.

The last part of a hypnosis session (the affirmation of new, positive thought patterns) is recorded via an audio file and can be repeated by playing it at home. I am also prepared to show you techniques for self-hypnosis so that you can use these positive effects in other situations at any time.

Hypnosis has been shown to improve both the fertilization rate and the implantation rate of IVF treatment. However, it is not a guarantee for a succesful pregnancy.

Breathwork

Our breath is much more than just air – it is pure life energy! It connects our cells and supplies them with energy.

Stress affects breathing. Breathing is accelerated and rather superficial due to the hectic pace of everyday life. With breathing exercises you can consciously influence this superficial and accelerated breathing.

Learning breathing techniques (“Breathwork”) is not only an optimal prophylaxis for health, but also an extraordinarily fast-acting, profound therapeutic method.

It has an extremely strong and positive effect on our mental and physical well-being, as it sets self-regulatory mechanisms in motion and activates our self-healing powers. The work of breathing has a direct influence on various biochemical and neurological processes in our body, such as:

  • The cells are better supplied with oxygen and can work better.
  • The lymph fluid is moved by the breathing movements.
  • Blood pressure may drop.
  • The metabolism is stimulated.
  • The vegetative nervous system is calmed down.

Conscious breathing is possible at any time if necessary. This makes the breathing exercises an ideal helper in everyday life to alleviate discomfort and master stressful situations.

More Health-Promoting Behaviours & Mind-Body Medicine

Certain health-damaging behaviors and lifestyle factors (such as smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet) can increase the  level of perceived stress and actually further impair an existing limitation of fertility (subfertility).

If needed, we can explore together which areas of your life could benefit from optimization. In this way, we can achieve great success on a physical level, with small, simple changes. 

Fertile Mind Coaching
Dr. Simone Sesboüé
Lavaterstrasse 75
8002 Zürich (near train station Enge)
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